If you read my original announcement then you know I’ve suspected this little baby’s sex all along, and it turns out, my suspicions were correct. It’s a boy!! We found out this morning and while I’ve never even considered the possibility that it was a girl (because I didn’t want to be disappointed) I did have a 30 second moment of “oh-my-gosh-what-if…” right before he put the wand on my belly. However, as with the others, it was fairly easy to see right away that we do indeed only make one kind of child. My little boy looked so strong and healthy and, really there’s nothing else to hope for or consider, he’s exactly who God wanted us to have.
One small glitch I did find out about, apparently, my placenta is sitting really low. Have any of you moms encountered that? I’ve never even heard of it before. The doc says there’s a 90% chance it will correct itself and “pull back up” but until then I have to take it easy, and well, not engage in any of the activities that got me here in the first place. 10 weeks off with a medical excuse?? If only he’d prescribe a nightly foot rub to increase circulation this pregnancy might start to pay for itself!
Now down to the nitty gritty… HOLY CRAP I HAVE THREE BOYS!!! I’m a little nervous because right now, as tired as I am, these current little men seem to require so much energy. The thought of adding one more rough and tumble Hollis male is slightly overwhelming. I’m sure, as with everything else we’ll just figure it out as we go along. In the meantime, I brought the boys home a “gift” from the baby. Blue cookies with a note that said “guess what?” it took them a minute to understand. Jackson was thrilled, Sawyer cried and cried. When I asked him why he was crying he said he wanted a girl, and when I asked him why he wanted a girl he said because Jackson guessed it was a boy and he guessed it was a girl and he wanted to “win”. I felt a little better that he wasn’t really ticked off at a boy, just of losing the game. Our nanny Martha on the other hand was just devastated. She raised her own sons, and now helps raise mine and she was POSITIVE this were her girl. She immediately asked when we’d try again, and I told her if she’d like to carry the baby herself I’d be happy to let her have a go.
Martha not withstanding, everyone is really excited about the news. It’ll be nice to not call him “it” anymore. It’s also nice because, believe it or not, I’m half way through with this pregnancy! I’m excited to dream up a beautiful nursery and start buying this little gentlemen a handsome wardrobe.
I’m curious though? Any moms out there with all boys?? Love to hear how you handle it.