Guess who's foot?
My Next Little Man! Yes, its a boy :)
I've been sitting on this news for a week now but have been telling people that have asked me via IM or email. I know there are many more friends and family members that visit my blog so I wanted to share it here too.
Admittedly, I've had some apprehension in sharing because the responses so far made me wonder if broadcasting this widely was a good idea after all.
A couple of months ago, when people first heard that we were expecting No. 2, there were huge smileys and congratulations all round. It was fantastic news!
A little under half the responses this week were along the lines of:
"2 monsters huh?"
"The next one will be a girl."
"WHAT?! Another boy?"
"You can have another one."
He hasn't even been born yet and already people are overlooking him, feeling disappointed (on behalf of us I suppose), categorizing him and continuing their wait for a girl. So what if I don't have a pigeon pair? He's not a temporary fill-in for a future baby girl!
The first question people asked after I told them we were expecting again was "Do you want a boy or a girl?". Actually, some just jumped straight in to say "I bet you want a girl". My response from the start has always been "I want a healthy baby." And he's healthy.
So to answer the question again, because of course, I did spend time wondering what the gender was....
I couldn't decide. I knew that if it was a girl I would be able to go crazy shopping for all the cute baby girl clothes. But, I also thought a boy would be a good mate for Aaron. And, maybe I've already learnt a few things being a mom to a boy and another boy would be easier. In the end, I really didn't care.
Now that we know its a little baby boy, we're excited over all the fun two boys can share. Maybe I should invest in some more Thomas & Friends stuff now. I'm feeling a little protective over him, wanting to shield him from those who may not immediately send of cheery vibes but I know that nobody was intentionally being insensitive. I can see how their responses may be 'natural'. So, I'm hoping that sharing it here will get rid of the bulk of those responses before the baby actually arrives.
To those who shared in our joy and helped balance things out, "THANK YOU". You can't imagine how much appreciate it.