Thursday, October 21, 2010

Little Women

Well, believe it or not...we're going to have  4 girls!  Our own, live, version of Little Women.

A long time ago, as we discussed plans for our family, Ryan reminded me why I love him so much when he said..."Really, we just have to decide if we're going to be Sense and Sensibility (3 daughters), Little Women (4 sisters) or Pride and Prejudice (5 girls)"  His comical resignation and how he tries to help me see the positive side cracks me up.  He's also the best daddy a girl could want.  So, Little Women it is!

Bring on the same old, but adorable, pink dresses, lace, and bows.  I'll add a few more minutes to my morning routine to style one more head of hair.  More baby dolls, ponies, princesses and feelings!  We can keep all the bedroom curtains pink.  And one day I'll sit back and watch them experience the sisterly-bond that only sisters can have, and be so happy that they were all girls!

And Ryan doesn't have it too bad.  He's made sure he's got girls that will hike, explore and camp with him.  They all love some of his favorite cartoons and spend good times laughing with him.  After getting into Star Wars Clone Wars (cartoon), Ryan decided it was time to introduce the real Star Wars movies.  The girls are everything Ryan could have hoped for.  They get so excited--I hear squeals of delight and excitement and then at dinner I get reenactments of the races and battles.  Alice even turned to me with an imitation of Jar Jar's tongue wiggling!  Pretty hilarious!  Really...what daddy needs boys when you have cool girls?!?!




To be honest, I've been more disappointed than I had expected today.  Tears?  Yes.  It would be exciting and different to have a boy around here.  Hayley and I shared some tears, and then decided..."lil' lady" is probably going to be extra cute so that we can't help but love her!

Ryan and I went to the ultrasound appointment alone.  Since Hayley was in school we promised we wouldn't tell any of the kids until they were all together.  We copied a cute idea from one of your blogs :)




Excited to dig into the news...


Anticipation


Hayley knows.  "Really mom?"


Hayley is depressed.
Maya is almost through the chocolate layer.
Alice just thinks it's fun to hold a knife!


Maya: "It's a GIRL!"
Alice: "[scream of joy]"
Hayley: tears are starting to flow


Reality sinks in...some are happy, others not so much.


But the cake sure tasted good!


14 comments:

Paul and Nancy said...

Oh JaNae, That was the best series of pictures!! I loved it! Yes we were all hoping for a boy, but I guess this girl is just a little extra special and needs 3 big sisters!! Way to be good sports about it all! Love you guys!

Jeni said...

Poor Hayley. She can come visit our boys any time, and I think she'll appreciate her sisters after some time with a house of boys. Vivi was really sad that she was having another brother, but now that he's here she wouldn't trade him.

Charissa & Don Bishop said...

Call or email Sarah, she has 5 girls and is a pro at it, but you seem to have a handle on it too! Loved the story and the pics. Was there something in the cake to indicate you were having a girl?? I'm just a little confused as to what the cake had to do with it.

Miss Beevers said...

Poor Hayley!!! I hope she recovers!!! Congratulations and you must be feeling better with all this blogging!! Would love to see photos of the kitchen wall someday!! Maybe I can add to it next year......

Anna said...

great news - there's a family in our ward having their 4th girl in February! Love the cake idea, the pictures are hilarious, poor Hayley, at least she has a bit of time to get used to the idea. Ben is convinced we are having all girls too so we'll have to make a club!

Krista said...

Loved the pics! So cute. Hayley was adorable. And it's true...you do have really cool girls!! Congratulations! We are so happy for you!

Eh said...

If only I could get some of your girly vibes! I thought for sure you were going to have a boy. It was fun meeting up with you at the ultra sound. Dear Hayley is precious and I loved the Messick announcement method. Wish I had thought of it myself. Your a good mommy, and FOUR little girls are blessed to have you.
-jenny

NattyBatty said...

I know you and I don't really know one another, but my family was good friends with yours when we lived in England. I saw the pictures of when you announced to your daughters that your were having another girl and I totally feel for Hayley, haha, but she'll be ok and love her sisters so much. Once this baby is born she won't trade her. I am the oldest of 5 and the other 4 are all boys. When we found out the youngest was a boy I cried...I was 15. I love him to death though and wouldn't trade him for all the sisters in the world.
Hope she'll be happy again soon and realize it will be really fun to have another bundle of pink to oogle over. :D

Kayelynn said...

I absolutely loved the series of pictures! All those feelings! I think it is so wonderful that you will have your own "Little Women"! That is adorable! Congratulations!

melbel said...

You sure make cute girls though! Don't you love the cake idea? It's way fun! And that's a great idea to have your kids find out that way! (and yummy too). Can't wait to see Messick girl #4!

Lexie said...

Love the cake pictures, what a fun idea. I'm so excited for you guys and your 4 cute girls. I'm sorry it wasn't what you were expecting though. I have a feeling you and your "Little Women" will cherish and laugh at these pictures some day.

brinanbrack said...

Congrats from St. George, coming from a family of all girls... I think it's totally great. Bryan suggests that you don't rule out the "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" version.

Jana said...

Cute cake idea! Ryan said it perfectly "Little Women" adorable! I don't think you could've gotten a better series of pictures. Thanks for sharing. Congratulations! Fun to read your post of snacking. I'm kind of in the same transitional phase right now. Send me your link and I'll let you know if I have any other ideas.
Thanks JaNae! So glad you're feeling a little better and hopefully the pregnancy just gets easier :)

Diana said...

JaNae, I've read this post a few times now and just love it. You are such a wonderful mother and I am so glad to have you as my sister.