Part One of this story has been read more than 140,000 times. I have no idea what made it so popular (I’ve written much better stuff). I can only assume there are thousands of mums and dads who have been weighed down by society’s disappointment in their inability to produce at least one child of each gender. Utter failures. Commiserations.
The text messages were flying thick and fast.
Has she gone in yet?
Why is it taking so long?
My sister was having her third baby and we didn’t know if it was a boy or girl. She already has two boys so it was a tense time waiting to hear if she was destined to be a Mother Of Boys (MOB). This child is her last. This was her last chance to produce that elusive and coveted daughter.
My phone rang at about 9.30am.