Monday, April 22, 2013

snips & snails & puppy dogs tails

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  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!


Cheyenne Holyoak said...

Well I'm super excited about the new little man!! And as for no more girls that's what you have sister-in-laws for! Because we all know if it wasn't for you three sisters my little girls would get slim to none of the bows, ruffles or curled hair!! So fret not! But I really I'm so excited for you! Five little ones... YOU ARE MY HERO!

sharon said...

don't be to sad. One day your children will grow up and give you little girls to put bows in their hair and ruffles on their bottoms.

Kim said...

I was right...Just saying...Also, Tallulah Lifferth would be a maybe its best you got a boy;)

But in all seriousness, I am so so so excited! I'm sad this is the end of your baby making years, but I'm super glad because you have so much wisdom to share with me! when I start having kids! And I think Ben might just be cursed to only have girls (his sisters are weird and only produce one gender) so you can help me dress them! Deal.

Now...Ben and I are going to have to plan this just right so we get all your baby stuff before the other siblings do...;)

Adrienne said...

Yeah for boys! You'll do great! You're right. It'll be a busy year with school starting. I think our first day is the 21st and i'm due the 23rd and have yet to actually make it to my due date.

I can't decide if I should try for another girl or just go with it. I am sure tired of being pregnant. You're lucky you got two to dress up :) You sure have cute kids!

Melanie said...

Ooh- yay for babies! That is so exciting, and good to remember to savor these 'lasts'- remember that when it's your last night with false labor contractions and last night of going to the bathroom 16 times! Congrats!

Aubrey said...

I'm so excited for ya! Congratulations - still think you should have waited to find out and held everyone in suspense. It's been kind of fun... :)

I'm glad you're cherishing this pregnancy and saying all your good-byes, heaven knows you deserve it, what with this being your fifth kid and all. If you want to talk names give me a call, we still haven't narrowed anything down. Sigh.

holyoak said...

Baby Doll, There are Grand Children in your future. It only gets better. And it would not be heaven if you can't put bows on tiny spirit daughter heads. I think your views need to broaden my dear one. There are so many great things just over the horizon!!