“You’re having another one?”, is a question frequently asked of me when I was pregnant with my third child. Looking back, I know their intentions meant well, and I usually laughed it off. “Yes, I am having another little boy”, I’d say. I usually received
responses such as, “Wow. All boys!” Or, “All boys? Heaven help you!” Really? What is wrong with all boys? Did I secretly want a little girl? Yes. Was I upset that I was in fact having another son? Not in a million years. The best I could hope for was a happy, healthy baby.
The moment I found out I was pregnant with baby number three, I just knew in my heart he was a boy. Of course, the thought of it being a girl occasionally crossed my mind but truthfully, this made me a little nervous…little boys are all I know.
The day we confirmed baby number three was a boy was June 10th, 2011. It was a hot, humid day. I left work to drive to my OB office and was filled with so much excitement I could barely stand it. Finding out the sex of your baby is truly both an exciting and joyous moment. I arrived early and waited. The baby before us wouldn’t cooperate for the paparazzi eagerly awaiting to find out his/her sex, so I waited some more.
“Jessica.” Ahh, finally! I thought. I got comfy on the exam chair, rolled my shirt up over my miniature basketball, and got ready for the cold, blue goop. The ultrasound technician asked me if I wanted a girl or a boy. “A girl, ” I answered, matter-of-factly. “But I will love my child just the same. All I want is a healthy baby.” She began peeking around in my belly, pointing out fingers, toes and even showed me his face. Then she looked at me and said, “I guess you didn’t want a girl badly enough.” We both laughed, and I explained to her I knew he was a boy. When you know, you just know.
Then she said something I will never forget.”Look at it this way, now you won’t be stepping on Army Men AND Barbies.” We both laughed hysterically!
Yes, I am a mom to boys and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I may be the only girl in the house, but I am okay with that … I am the Queen.
By: Jessica ~ Owner: http://www.boys-oh-boys.com
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