It’s been a few weeks since we found out we are having a baby boy! Or as we like to call him, our Boisterous Boy (a nickname adopted from Calvin.) Baby J is a little energetic peanut, constantly moving around.
I am surprised that I have a little boy inside of me. Since we found out we were pregnant, Seth was 90 percent convinced we were having a girl. My husband is so intuitive and his gut instinct is almost always right, so I started to think we were having a girl too. I was actually slightly disappointed when he told me he thought we were having a girl, as I was secretly hoping for a baby boy.
But lo and behold, Seth’s intuition was off, and we have a boy joining our family in May!
This little boy is going to arrive at such a special time. I found out I was pregnant right around the three year memorial of my dad’s passing. Then we found out the baby was due a few days after my dad’s birthday in May. When we found out he was a boy, I just knew that he was a precious gift from my dad in heaven.
I have no idea what it will be like to raise a boy. I only had a sister growing up and I was always such a girly girl. I played Barbies and taught school to my stuffed animals. I liked to give makeovers to my friends and dressed up in my mom’s old nightgowns (Or negligees? You should have seen some of these pieces!).
Having a boy will be an entirely new experience for both Seth and me. Will he be like Seth and love tools, motocross and playing guitar? Will he be like my dad, and love to play baseball, hunt and fish? Will he be like me, and enjoy cooking and playing games? I hope he is a perfect mixture of all of us and also shows us his own unique interests. May cannot come soon enough!
The little teddy bear at the top of this post is very special to us. It was made out of my dad's flannel shirt and blue sweatpants, which he always wore. This will be one of Baby J's first stuffed animals and we hope he loves it a lot.