Monday, September 24, 2007

A boy?. . .


When I learned that the baby in my wife's belly was a boy, I was too busy worrying that he had Down's Syndrome to express my thoughts about him being a boy.

It's true, I really wanted a little girl. I had 3 sister's, I dote on my nieces like crazy, I never even liked other little boys when I was a little boy. Little girls, to me, are sweet and nice and cuddly. Boys are sweaty and rough and. . . well not cuddly. I wanted a girl bad (look at some of my old posts). So we're having a boy. . .

I'd like to say I thought I'd be ok or upset about learning I was going to have a son, but neither is true. . . I never thought I'd have a boy at all. Not even for a moment. SO, again we're having a boy. . .

The only experience I've had with boys is my nephew Kevin. . . some slightly pleasant, but mostly with my boy experiences, I still really want a girl. I don't do boy things. Boys need men to help shape them, I knew girls growing up, I don't know boys. So yeah, we're having a boy. . .

And already I love him more than words could describe.

Even if he is a boy.

7 comments:

Janice said...

Dont worry about it. You will be a great father to your little boy. I wanted a girl as well and I am still learning to accept that I am having a boy. I am already attached to him and love him more then anything in this world.

Amy said...

I was VERY surprised when we found out we were having a boy. But I've gotten really excited about it and now I can't wait. You'll be a great dad...boy OR girl.

We are having another baby. said...

You are going to be such a great dad. I don't think it matters if you have a boy or girl, it just comes naturally to you. I always thought of myself having boys because I was never the girly girl growing up. It was weird though because I had 3 sisters and no brothers. I guess I was the tom boy in the family. Your son will grow up loving all the things that you will do together, and maybe you will create some new things together. Just know that boys can be cuddly. I have a cuddle bug myself. He just loves to give hugs and kisses and just recently started telling us that he loves us too. It melts your heart.

JJ said...

well let me tell you as a mom of two boys, my husband has soooo much fun cuddling and kissing them

The youngest (now 2 years old) is pretty rough, loves to play in the dirt and is typical BOY, but boy does he loooooove being hugged and cuddled. He eats up affection.

Both boys love it when my hubby tickles them and plays puppets with them. They go for walks, he takes them to the park, and for one on one time, and they have a blast together.

You'll be pleasantly surprised. Trust me. Hang in there!

Let's just pray he is healthy. That's what really matters anyway right? :)

Rodney said...

Your free will extended only to choosing to create a baby. You don't have a say about the baby's sex. That's one of the mysteries of nature (and some might say, Nature's God). But all will be well and your little son will be so wonderful.

Anonymous said...

okay, i know it is rather late for me to be responding to this entry but i am still figuring out all this "blogging" stuff so forgive me :) i just wanted to say that i was actually the opposite...despite being a girl, i didn't know what to do with one so i wanted a boy. i wasn't sure how i felt when i found out that i probably was having a girl...now, nearly four years later, i can't imagine having anyone but her! she is my world! and she is testament to the fact that it doesn't really matter whether your child is a boy or girl... he or she is your child, your family! that is amazing! besides, you and your son's own individual personality will shape him more than his gender ever will. after all, my daughter loves tractors,cars, dirt, AND princesses! :)

Anonymous said...

oops - i didn't mean for that to be anonymous! jamie and jennifer, that was from becca :)