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Another Baby Boy

December 13th, 2013

I’ll be honest, this pregnancy has totally stunk!  It’s been so much harder than my other two.  I went back and forth with thinking maybe I was having a girl, but I never really believed that.  I had talked to many moms whose pregnancies got progressively worse, which is the case with me.  I’m technically considered of “advanced maternal age” and I’ve felt like that every single day.  I had my 20 week ultrasound appointment yesterday and we quickly found out we are having our 4th (and last) BOY!

My first thought was, darn and my first words were “Seriously? You’ve got to be kidding me!” I didn’t say this because I’m dying to have a girl, because honestly I’ve never thought I’d make the best mother for a daughter.  I don’t put a seconds thought about what my boys wear, I don’t like pink, glitter or princess anything.  I would rather be on a soccer field or basketball court any day than a dance recital and I am literally the worst crafter and party planner.  I know a lot more goes into having a daughter and not all girls are into that, but I just love almost everything about raising boys.  I was also a total brat as a little girl!  :)

My concern was that Ian will be my middle son.  My second thought was, Ian will hopefully have a buddy.  My biggest hope for all of them is that the 4 of them and their families are close throughout their lives.  I envision the twins always being closer, just because they are inseparable and always have been.  I hope Ian and this little guy develop a relationship similar to that.   He asks more questions about the baby and is way more interested than I thought he would be.  We have a church group at our house every week and he takes such an interest in the little ones now.  I worry about him way more than I need to.  He is definitely the most secure and has never seemed bothered by being left out even a little bit.  They all seem thrilled with another boy and even the sweetest little girl wasn’t going to calm them down!

Anyway I really wasn’t disappointed.  I had this exact same 20 week ultrasound 7 years ago with my twins on this exact same date.  It’s easy to remember because it was my grandmothers birthday and it was a horrible day I will always remember.   They did find a minor issue with this babies kidney (dialated ureter), but it does seem very minor, especially compared to Samuel’s diagnosis.  I’ll get another sonogram next month and will stay off of the internet.

This little guy will hopefully be the perfect addition to our very loud and energetic family!


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  1. Pat Lohrding
    December 14th, 2013 at 00:40 | #1

    …love hearing your thoughts and know that a healthy baby has always been your greatest priority! We praise God for the good report! So excited and thankful for another grandson!! One thing nicer then 3 boys is 4 boys!!! Sending hugs to the big brothers!! love and prayers to all of you from blessed grandpa and grandma!!

  2. Hilary
    December 14th, 2013 at 13:03 | #2

    Congrats! I got on here just to see your news. Just sticking to what you do best huh? I am so happy for you! I always have to remind myself that it’s all Gods plan, not mine! His plan for me is a house full of girly, cheerleading, artsy, dramatic girls! Molly said we should trade some girls for your boys because Joe is very lonely! lol
    BTW…you would be a wonderful Mom to a girl too! :-)
    Hope you feel better!

  3. December 17th, 2013 at 08:28 | #3

    Thanks Hilary! We need to send our city boys to your house and you send your country girls to mine for a week!! @Hilary

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