. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Boy mom

May 2, 2016

Boy mom

I always find it kind of funny when people post boy mom after their son is playing in the dirt or climbing something high because I feel like Addi (and many other girls) do just the same.  But I'm sure as Isaac grows there will be lots of experiences that are different in parenting a boy than a girl. Hello diaper changes and spraying pee, right? 

If I'm being honest there was a greater part of me that wanted this baby to be a girl. I felt comfortable with the idea of raising two girls, thought how great it'd be for them to have sisters, and let's be honest, I wanted to use all Addilyn's cute clothes and headbands again.  I knew I'd be excited either way, boy or girl, but leaned more towards a girl.  When we found out we were having a boy, I was excited but a little nervous too.  

It didn't take me long to become more excited as I planned his nursery, started collecting boy things and dreamed of what it would be like to have a son.  But I was still nervous about having a boy.  
But now? I can't imagine it any other way.    

Of course I knew I'd love him more than I could imagine, but I am so thankful we have a son.   I know that there is going to be a different kind of bond between me and him, as there is between Addilyn and I.  He makes my heart so happy and so full.  His full head of hair.  He beautiful eyes, and his sweetest little sounds.  I feel so lucky I get to experience mothering a daughter and a son and can't imagine it any other way.  

Isaac Jordan you are a dream come true and make your mama so happy.  I could not love you more!

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Ginny Clothed with Grace said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I couldn't agree more!

The Girl who Loved to Write said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That picture is so sweet!

Jo said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I share these feelings completely! A small part of me had hoped for another girl - there is nothing like a sister!- and I don't think I completely fell in love with the idea of a boy until I was holding Tell in my arms and now I am such a smitten kitten!!

JJ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I feel the exact same way. Our stories are so similar. After IVF, we had a baby girl in June 2013 and then a surprise pregnancy resulted in our baby boy in July 2015. And yes, a part of me also wished the second would be a girl, because I knew what to expect (and we could use the same clothes and headbands over again). But this little boy has his momma wrapped around his little finger. It truly is a different kind of love -- no better than the love for my daughter, but different. I'm so happy you are having this experience as well! Blessings!

Erin LFF said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love this! Since our first is going to be a boy, I have nothing to compare it to- but I still feel some of the same nerves you described. I only had a sister so boy stuff is all new to me, but I'm so excited to learn it all! :)

Haley Opdycke said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I can completely relate to your post. I have a son and I can remember wishing and praying for a little girl, because I knew nothing about boys or how to raise one. Up until the day he was born there was a little part of me hoping for it to be a mistake and for me to have a girl, but after holding him for the first time I was so in love and happy to have a little man. Thanks for sharing this!

Allison said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Aw I just love that picture of you two! You will love being a boy mama.