We had our 20-week ultrasound this morning and found out that we’re having a boy! Even though Nic kept insisting that the baby was going to be a girl, I know that he will have SO much fun having a brother. My cousin has two little boys who are close in age, and I loved watching them together at Christmas time. It’s like having a built-in best friend.
As much as I’ve adored having a little boy, and despite knowing that brothers would be such perfect playmates, there is part of me was secretly (and selfishly) hoping for a girl. We’re on the fence about a third baby, and I definitely don’t want to do it just to try for a girl. I’m not disappointed that we’re having another boy, I guess I’m just grieving a little for the things I may never get to do with a daughter—braiding her hair, prom dress shopping, wedding planning, not to mention all of the cute clothes and hair bows! But I do know that with all of these things also come knotted long hair, teenage drama and wedding expenses.
So, I’m focusing on all of the wonderful things Nic will get out of having a brother, how much I’ve loved having a little boy and all of the drama that girls can be. I know I’ll still have moments when I wish I had a daughter (like when I walk into Janie and Jack and see the Easter dresses), but I also know that I’m going to love being the mother of two little boys.