It looks like after decades (or so it seemed to Ezra) of an estrogen-fueled household, testosterone wins the war at last! We'll be adding another BOY to our family this September, bringing our grand total up to 2 girls and 3 boys!
We took all 4 kids with us to the ultrasound so they see the baby for the first time and find out the gender with us. Ezra was super-excited it was a boy, the girls were pretty bummed, and Oak was just trying to figure out what the heck that lady was rubbing all over Mom's belly. The girls, fortunately, are coming to terms with it.
When Ezra found out it'll be our last baby, he started doing quite
the little happy dance. I was kind of taken aback, until he explained
that he was so excited because that meant that boys would out-number the
girls for.ev.er. The girls were less-excited, obviously ;)
As for me, I'm saying baby and pregnancy goodbyes all over the place. Because I know that I'm going to miss the pregnancy and baby stage, I'm trying to mentally prepare for it as much as possible. I tell myself all the time, "this is the last time you'll do ________." (fill in blank with morning sickness, hitting 12 weeks, wearing that maternity sweater, getting a peek at the gender, etc.). It's a little sad, but I'm glad I'm having the chance to say good-bye. That was the one hard thing about finding out it was a boy. I'm not really sad about the boy, exactly, especially since I think it'll be great for Oak to have a brother so close in age, but there's a part of me that gets a little down at the thought that I'll never have another girl. No more giant bows to put on teeny-tiny heads, ruffle-bum bloomers, and tiny patent-leather Sunday shoes. I'll never get the chance to talk Spencer into naming a girl Tallulah (my absolute favorite!) or Cecilia. With previous pregnancies, even if the gender isn't the one I was hoping for, there was always a next time. This time, there's no next time, which is something I'm trying to wrap my head around.
Anyway, overall, we're all very excited to for this next Little Man and can't wait to meet him! Now we just have to get through our uber-busy Spring and Summer first!