Almost exactly five years ago, although in a way it feels like a lifetime. In between then and now we've both graduated college (her undergrad, me grad school), gotten married, had babies, but still, after all the changing and growing, we're still the closest of friends. When we were little we each had a quote hanging in our respective rooms- "Sisters by chance, friends by choice." I think about this often, and how lucky we are to have had each other through all of it, through all the stages and chapters of our lives. And how lucky we are to have that one person who knows exactly what it was like to grow up the way we did in that small town, in that yellow house in the middle of the woods, to share all of the funny and silly memories no one else would ever get, to belly laugh over things only the other would understand. And so on Tuesday when Hank and I find out what this next baby is, although news of a girl would be so amazing, it would be just as wonderful to know that Henry will grow up with a brother. There's just something special about that kind of brother-brother or sister-sister relationship, either in the ones we find in our family, or the friends that feel that way.