Last week Tuesday, after my Dad had 'woken up' from his near-dying moments the previous weekend, I was in his room talking to him.
He wasn't able to speak, but he could look at me and raise his eyebrows, as though understanding. I told him that he was going to have another Granddaughter, and I even told him what we were probably going to name her. He raised his eyebrows, as if he understood what I was saying. I told him not to tell Mom. :)
Since I was his only child, and my husband has decided we must stop at two, all of my Dad's descendants seem destined to be female. I don't think he would have minded too much.