Saturday, February 11, 2012

Congratulations - It's A....

BOY! Those of you who have been reading along know that my husband and I always find out the gender of our new babies. Last week, we went in and found out that we are expecting our fourth boy! He's healthy and active and apparently very proud of his boy status :)

I'd be lying if I said I didn't shed a few tears when we found out that it wasn't the little girl that we were hoping for. I was looking forward to buying dresses and decorating a little girl nursery, but I'm equally thankful for another healthy baby to add to our little clan.  You can read all about my husband's reaction to the news here.

The hardest part of the day came when we had to tell our friends and family. I was expecting their reactions, but still hearing "Are you sure?" and "Well, there's always next time" still hurt. I know they mean well, but what I hear is "Oh, you didn't get it right this time, but maybe next time you will". The truth is that we're not sure that there will be a next time. My husband and I are still seriously considering adopting in the future, but for right now we are thrilled with our little testosterone-filled family :)

Our plans have changed a little and I'll now be turning the old office/crafting/junk room into an upstairs playroom for the kids and we'll be bunking the youngest boys together. At least, they'll be bunking together after he moves out of our room :) Be sure to check out our Pinterest page for the plans I have for that room!

All in all, I feel nothing but blessed that God is entrusting us with another little boy - another little one to treasure.  I know He has big things planned for this one and I can't wait to meet him soon!!

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  1. I am thankful for the four respectful, honest, God-fearing boys you are raising to be wonderful and loving husbands to all the daughters out there! Congrats!

  2. It's great to know ahead and chances are you are getting a boy. But sometimes people are surprised. My mom worked for a doctor who had an ultrasound one day saying she for sure was having a boy and the next day she delivered a girl. I have a friend who was about to deliver her fourth girl a few months ago and she happily came home with a little boy.

    Personally I found out with my last because I had two boys and I wanted to know ahead of time if I was going to be a mom of only boys. Like you said, there's no room for tears on delivery day. I was fully into having my little girl but I had to keep in the back of my head that no matter how sure the technician was only God knew for sure. We did have our little girl. She is full of life. She is beautiful. I love her so much. She also has no fear and scares me to death. I wouldn't trade her for anything but I'll also admit that up to this point my boys have been easier. I hope you get a little beauty someday too. It's so fun to see just how different the two sexes are from the moment they are born.

  3. I sympathize, Tina, but on the other side of the gender coin. You see I married into a Chinese family, (I'm Hispanic), and they prefer boys over girls. I just gave birth to my 2nd daughter in 2 yrs and although my in-laws are more liberated than lots of Chinese, I still get comments like, "If only you'd waited longer between births, you could've had a boy." (We didnt plan either birth.) My husband's god-mother is the worst, even though she has no kids of her own, and makes me feel like each daughter is just a consolation prize! Worse, in Asian culture, you basically have to keep your mouth shut and not disrespect your elders by contradicting them, so I have to sit there and stew in my rage and offense while I take on more insults about how pretty my girls are or not compared to each other and others. GRRRR!!! I have to remember that they arent believers and do not realize the gift that God has given us in each of our daughters. Still, it hurts and angers me.

    May God bless your new baby and your whole clan! Adoption is on my heart, too. May God lead us to children who need Him and us to care for them. =)


  4. Congrats!! I had a feeling it was another boy. :) I have one of each so I can't pretend to know what it's like to have four of the same gender. I do think a house full of boys sounds like a lot of fun though!