Monday, September 14, 2009

It's a Boy!

Newsflash: there's a baby in there. Seriously. There really is. And it was kicking and holding its hands and moving all around. Can you believe it?

(Yes, I realize that you all are thinking that I am being silly, I mean, of course there is a baby in there. Didn't I tell you months ago that there was a baby in there?)

But, folks, really: there is a baby in there!

I know this sounds ridiculous but as much as I know there's a baby and I've even heard it's heartbeat and I've started to feel some fluttering movement and I have to pee all the time (seriously, like every 15 minutes, especially at night), somehow it just really sunk in on Friday morning when I was looking at the screen that...there's a baby in there!

And that baby is a boy.

Pretty much everyone knows that I was hoping for a girl. I even have Lucas using female pronouns to refer to the baby (note to self: need to break that) but now we know with pretty good certainty (we definitely got the money shot if you know what I mean) that baby #2 is also boy #2.

So I lose out on pretty, pretty girl clothes. But, I gain, too.

I gain brothers. And I gain the fact that every single article of clothing in the many, many boxes in our attic will not only be the right color but also the right season.* And, of course, I already know my trucks and am learning my dinosaurs. And I don't mind bugs or mud and do allow jumping on the furniture. I gain the phrases "the boys" and "my boys" and I get to be the only girl (for now). Yeah, I definitely gain.

It will, however, most likely take every single day of the next 19 weeks to come up with a name. We were all set for a girl and for a boy, we've got nothing. Well, I have a name that I love and adore and think is perfect which Abel has strongly vetoed.

(Lucas has suggested "Lucas." It's a great name, he tells us. No, there won't be any confusion. "I'll be Lucas and my brother will be Lucas." Hmmm....)

*Note to self: money not being spent on pretty girly clothes should now be spent on massages, pretty new diaper bags or some other girly-pampering for the only girl in the family! Don't you agree, dear readers?

Original post by Smiling Mama. Thanks for reading!


  1. I definitely agree that all of the money that you are saving on girly clothing should automatically go to pampering you!

    That's so cute that Lucas suggested his own name:). What a wonderful sign that he's offering to share already.

  2. Congrats! We hope to visit soon (maybe post- baby boy #2) and you can get a girlie fix with Maevy.

  3. I was hoping for a girl too! This new little darling will be wonderful. I think George Forman has 4-5 sons with the same I wouldn't rule Lucas out just yet.

  4. this post was funny and katie's comment was even funnier. haha. I love that Lucas was offering up his name.. I definitely think you should spend mucho buckos on pampering yourself, and I can't wait until this baby BOY is born!

  5. Two boys together will be great! They'll be the best of friends, or the worst of friends (and the days when that happens, then go get your massage!)

  6. Congrats!
    2 boys will be awesome- you'll always be the queen of the house :)

  7. Pretty girl clothes = money suckage from the checking account. So, it's a win.

  8. Congratulations! I also, at various times, was interested in having girls. Clearly I do not have any. And I couldn't be happier. Brothers are the best. I love seeing my guys interact with each other. Congrats!

  9. Okay, so I'm late with my congratulations, but here it is--congrats, hooray!, yippeeee!!

    Nicole is right--you will be the Queen of the house and your boys--every single one of them--will love you more than they'll ever love anybody else.

    Oooooohhh, I'm so happy for you, Aimee!!


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