we just want a happy healthy baby!! via Sarah Neal Photography
This is the first question people ask me once they find out I'm pregnant..."do you know what you are having!?" (Well....we find out soon...next week actually!) The second question is typically..."do you want a boy or a girl!?" Which I find to be a terrible question...because...well...we'll be excited about either!
Yet the truth is, when we first found out we were having a baby, I could really only picture myself raising a little girl...I grew up surrounded by girls - with sisters and female cousins...all my best friends as a kid were girls and almost all the kiddos I ever babysat were well behaved little girls.. I still have my childhood dolls and stuffed animals at my parents house somewhere...and nearly all of my favorite childhood books had strong female characters (Anne of Green Gables, Nancy Drew, any of those American Girl books, Little House on the Prairie, Harriet the Spy...you get it.)
Not to mention, little boys kindof intimidate me. I've never really been around them too much...I feel like I would have no idea what to do with one. How do you ninja?? Or tonka truck rally? Plus...I recall all the trouble makers in every class I was ever in as a child were little boys...and aren't little boys suppose to have reputations as being little terrors?
Then. I started seeing the most well behaved little boys around town. I'm not kidding...everywhere. Even little baby boys in the hospital. Even respectful jr. high school aged boys in clinic. I kept hearing such sweet stories about sons from the nurses and staff members I interact with. And something kindof clicked in me....because now I'm confident that I would love to have a little boy. Especially if he grows up to be a nice man like his daddy...that would be so wonderful.
I'm just so excited to be a mother at this point....a happy healthy baby is what we want. Either way, it will be love at first sight. I just know it!