It sort of funny to think that my grandparents, who raised four sons, were grandparents to so many girls. As a family, I think the older generations always assumed two things: between all those girls surely ONE of us would marry into money and when we started having families of our own the pendulum would swing the other way and our family would once again be swimming in a sea of boys.
The count on those theories? Zero for two.
On Wednesday, my cousin and her husband welcome two beautiful baby girls into the world. Miss Lila Jane and Claire Marie arrived earlier than expected but are absolutely perfect in every way imaginable. They became great-granchildren numbers ten and eleven. At current count, my grandparents are the proud great-grandparents of two great-grandsons and nine great-granddaughters with another one waiting in the wings due to arrive later this summer.
So much for that theory that boys would rule with my generation. I guess we can't find guys with deep pockets but we can certainly pick a man who knows how to make beautiful baby girls.
Jenny and Jake, congratulations on the birth of Lila and Claire. I'm checking Facebook every day for updated pictures of their sweet little faces, and I can't wait to meet them in person. I'll try to contain myself, although I can't promise anything. Being in the presence of two newborn babies makes me just a little crazier than usual.