Monday, October 15, 2007

Boy Reflections

Another boy...I'm in awe of your reactions, thanks so much for all the sweet comments!

As I've probably stated before, I was really 50/50 on the whole thing. I had my hopes up for a girl just because this pregnancy has been different. But, like I said before, girls scare me! They don't love their mommas when they hit adolescence (I know because I didn't). And I was always a bit of a tomboy, so how would I rear a "girly girl"? And of course, as you all have reminded me, that's one less wedding to pay for. ;) And clothes, and accessories. Our family will be much happier because Chuck won't have to get a second job, or a second mortgage, to pay for all the girl stuff we'd need! (Just kidding).

Of course, we had a girl name picked out, but not a boy name...And we're still not sure what to name this little one. Chiquita is my favorite! (JK!) It does bug me that he's nameless, even in utero, but I'm sure that's just my nesting hormones kicking in. I don't think he'll be traumatized too much if we don't think of a name for awhile. And thank you for all your suggestions, too!! We've got some good ones, now if I can just talk Chuck into one of them. Speaking of Chuck, while I know that man had his heart set on on a daughter, he hasn't shed a tear over it being a boy. Maybe that's because he had to console Charlie in the doctor's office. And I know I mentioned that in the last post, but really that couldn't have gone any worse! haha! I debated about bringing Charlie to the sonogram, but I thought he'd like to see "his baby," although he's not calling it that anymore. I really don't know why he wanted a sister so bad. Just last week he saw a Barbie commercial, and he said "Mommy, when my baby comes out of your tummy, she can play with that, and I'll play with the boy one (Ken) with her!" He really had big plans for a sister. But once this one gets to walking, I think Charlie will have just as much fun with him as he's had with Chance.

And one of the main responses I've heard from folks is, "You'll just have to try again." I just want to say, you people are cruel! haha! I have one friend who's raised 5 boys, and she told me soon after Chance was born that she dreamt I had another boy. I told her to cut that out! Well, this weekend when I told her the news, I glared at her and said, "You know, this is your fault!" LOL Her husband said, "You'll just have to try again." And then she said wisely, "Yep, and then she'll have 4 boys!" So for all you people who told me I couldn't possibly stop at 2 -- please let me stop at 3. No more jinxing me, or you might just get a baby on your doorstep! (Just kidding of course!! But really, I don't want to be the Old Woman in the Shoe someday...).

All that to say, I think it's really my fault - hehe. Long ago (like 5 or more years ago) I wrote Chuck a little note and on it I quoted Psalm 127:3-5:

Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate.

The only problem is I used the NIV version, which says "Sons." No other version says "sons," the others all say "Children...are a heritage." What was I thinking?! I should've been more specific! ;)

But as much as I joke about another boy, I'm really excited about it. I know God will give me (and us) the strength we need to raise three boys, although the task is a bit daunting at the moment. And will we stop at 3? Only God knows (I've learned that much from all this! haha!). But if you're praying for another one..."Cut that out!!" hehehe.

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