So with Mariah knowing our "secret" I was convinced the whole world would know by the end of the week. Can you believe a four year old actually kept a lid on it and didn't tell? Shocking, I know. In fact, she even said she wouldn't tell Dad until I let her know he already knew the secret :)
When we delivered the news to Zach the reaction was a little different.
His response was "but I love Clay!" I explained that we could still love Clayton and the new baby but he said "we already have a baby!" Wise boy I tell ya. If only Mom realized this very important truth her life may be a little easier. We do have a baby and now we get to have two. Breathe! Just kidding, they will be nearly 2 years apart by due date.
Fast forward to the gender reveal. My appointment was during preschool so we got our news sans Mariah. It's another BOY!!! Not going to lie, my heart broke a little and it took me 3 days to get up the courage to break the news to Mariah. When I finally did, her reaction made me cry. I said "Mariah we went to the doctor and found out if we are having a boy or a girl." She interrupted and said with an elated face "it's a girl!!!" I said, "no, it's a boy" and immediately her face dropped. I explained how that means that she will be the ONLY PRINCESS and she didn't buy it. In fact she ran from the room to be by herself and I could hear her say to herself, "I just really wanted a sister". Seriously heart wrenching. Especially because I really like having my sisters in my life but I also realize that she's not the only one to have to deal with this [not so big] trial in her life.
She actually got over it pretty quickly and something tells me she will be just fine. In fact, one of my best friends, Danielle, just had a baby boy and I took Mariah over to meet him with me. She was in seventh heaven...boy and all.