Let’s Hear it for the Boys

Thursday I found out I’m having ANOTHER BOY! I was… Certain. Positive. Undoubtedly. Having a girl. I have guessed my other 3. I felt different than when I was preggers with the 2 boys, the doctor thought I was having a girl and so on. I was pretty much convinced. So when, “It’s a boy,” was spoken, I was, oh, a little shocked. There were a few tears. I mean, I couldn’t help it, they just fell from my eyes. And I’m hormonal, so that should be reason enough. I couldn’t quite focus on the rest of the ultrasound. In fact, I had some major crazy thoughts. Like, “Now I’m going to have to adopt a Chinese girl.” And ….”maybe I should adopt one now and raise the babies as twins!” {pause: ok, this isn’t a random crazy thought. I’ve always thought about adopting a little girl from China. And even these past few days my hubs has been talking about the possibility later on down the road}. And then I did my best to stop my crazy thinking thoughts (4 is def enough to focus on at this point). Which then decided to roam on to…. no more pink, no more tu tu’s and no more tea parties. Sigh. I feel guilty writing these words but I’m just keeping it real. Some of you have felt this way too, yes? I thought so.
Of course . . . most of all I’m just grateful for this little life and healthy is all I could ask for. I love my 2 boys so dearly…more than I thought I could. I am just the girliest girl there is. I like pink. I don’t like sports. I’m not quite sure how the girl who likes to decorate somewhat feminine and with lots of white ends up with 3 boys BUT I take a deep breath and remember that God knows. He knows things I don’t and He must know that this is the perfect plan for me and my family. Ella (my oldest) told me she was stressed about 3 boys (she was certain she was getting a sister) and I told her not to worry because while they are playing sports and making a big old rumpus around the house we would sneak off to shop or get our nails done or just go look at the color pink wherever we may find it.
I really wanted to play the name game with Mackin Ink (I love the ones she has suggested for Mrs. French & the Lil Bee). She comes up with some killer girl names. Karey.…do you have any good boy names up you’re sleeve? Say you do.

PS – so the video is of my favorite big boy. I had no idea he could do this or that he was doing this in the house. But I love it…
So here is to boys!!!!!!


  • MissPosy
    Commented on January 9th, 2011 at 11:23pm

    Ha! I remember doing that as a kid.. Oops.

  • Linda
    Commented on January 9th, 2011 at 11:59pm

    "In fact, I had some major crazy thoughts. Like, "Now I'm going to have to adopt a Chinese girl." And …."maybe I should adopt one now and raise the babies as twins!"

    Ouch. Umm, yeah…as an adoptee, I can say those are some crazy thoughts- but sadly, many adopt girls just for that reason.

    I was a little disappointed when I found out my last baby was a girl, after having 2 previously. My husband is a "man's man", lol. But, now he has 3 princesses to dote on him, and whom always seem to get him to see that I am wrong, lol.

    Congrats on your new baby!

  • Melissah
    Commented on January 10th, 2011 at 12:05am

    I just discovered you blog & loved it. I'm an interior designer from Melbourne, Australia & I found it very inspiring. Blogging is all new to me but I have just set up my own blog
    You may like to check it out because I had so much fun doing it. It's got a bit of everything fashion, interiors, food, travel spots – hopefully you will find something in there that you like.
    Thanks for providing me with such great entertainment!

  • Karena
    Commented on January 10th, 2011 at 12:10am

    Wonderful site! My brother Joe, who is a Man's Man has three girls he adore them all!

    I do have A Great New Giveaway from Blydesign! Come and enter!

    Art by Karena

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on January 10th, 2011 at 12:10am

    Linda- sorry maybe I should have expounded more. those weren't totally random crazy thoughts. i've always thought about adopting a little chinese girl. I think it would be an amazing thing to do. Now that I'm going to have 4 children, I'm not sure I could handle 5. But my husband and I still keep talking about it as a possibility down the road.

    Melissah – thank you. congrats on starting you're blog.. it's lots of fun!


  • Sara Mueller
    Commented on January 10th, 2011 at 12:32am

    Congrats! I too have talked about adopting a little Chinese girl. I tell that to my husband all the time.

  • Sundari
    Commented on January 10th, 2011 at 7:23am

    Oh that is such a funny experience. My Mum had a son, then another, then when I came out she was so disappointed cause out of the corner of her eye my umbilical cord made me look like I was a boy but she got her baby girl finally. Then she had.. another boy. I was sandwiched between 3 boys and my Mum and I were a team. She made sure I didn't get hand me downs, she lived through me when she updated my wardrobe, she spent special time with me, and I never really missed the idea of having a sister. Then I was 15 and she announced she was having a baby and this was the first time she was going to find out the gender at the ultra sound (she always liked finding out the natural way), and it was…yep..a little girl. I got a little baby sister, and I made sure I spoilt her, gave her toys I never got, had tea parties with her, and was the best big sister I ever could be. And funny thing is, all along I never minded being the only girl, and we never thought there would be 5 instead of 4 of us. And my Mum has really enjoyed starting all over again. So… you never know! ;)

  • Sundari
    Commented on January 10th, 2011 at 7:25am

    P.S. My mother is adopted, and although she didn't have such a great experience (because she wasn't the girly girl that they wanted), I am definitely for it. I think you would be a terrific mother to any little one that came along.

  • ruby
    Commented on January 10th, 2011 at 7:47am

    Thanks for being so honest, I too have 3 boys and long for a girl, if I am lucky enough to get pregnant (3 yrs and trying!)I would love a girl but I think I would prob have another boy, would I feel like you do?, Yes def, would I be happy to be having a baby no matter what sex? yes but I would love pink things and tutu's!!!
    I always wanted to adopt a chinese girl and a dark skinned boy, I even have names for them, but our home isn't big enough and until we move it's not likely so your not alone in your thoughts, CONGRATULATIONS on your pregnancy xxx

  • christine {bijouandboheme}
    Commented on January 10th, 2011 at 10:30am

    Trina, I totally understand your feelings- I felt the same way when I found out my second was a boy- for some reason I just always thought I'd have girls and when I found out it was a boy, all I could think about was how I'd never have all that girly stuff again and how my little girl wouldn't get the joy of a sister close in age that I had- all these thoughts and I was honestly not as excited as I was with my daughter, which made me feel guilty and awful. Now though, I honestly thank every god there is or might be for my little guy- I think you're right, you get what you need and now I think of how lucky I will be to have a son who grows into a man- just think, you're going to have three boys who will grow up to be men who adore their mom…and you have a daugther who will surely be your closest friend-perfect. You are so lucky to have 4- I would love to have more but hubby is not into the idea at all so again, I have to think I have what I'm supposed to have. Congratulations on him- he's a lucky boy!! xoxo

  • Miz.November
    Commented on January 10th, 2011 at 11:57am

    Aww, Trina. I love what you told your little girl about sneaking away to be girlie girls. That is so sweet. You will be fine with another boy. You're right. God knows what He's doing.
    Hugs to you.

  • karey m.
    Commented on January 10th, 2011 at 2:45pm

    i did! http://mackink.blogspot.com/2010/04/about-boy.html

    let's name him wild! xoxo

  • Genni
    Commented on January 10th, 2011 at 4:47pm

    It takes a special woman to be the mother of multiple boys. I can soo relate to you!I cried when I found out Dylan was a boy because the thought of a boy was soo scary, then when my #3 was a boy too, I figured it was just meant to be. Now that he's here, I couldn't imagine it any other way.
    Congradulations on #4 and a healthy little boy!

  • Maria
    Commented on January 10th, 2011 at 7:10pm

    Oh congratulations Trina!! I didn't know you were pregnant so please accept my belated congratulations! I'm also pregnant (with my first), 25 weeks this week. We have no idea what the sex is (keeping it a surprise) but I can relate to how you're feeling. I have always wanted a girl so would be disappointed if I never had one. It's wonderful news though, such an amazing thing isn't it? It's a miracle even just being able to sustain another life! xx

  • pretty pink tulips
    Commented on January 10th, 2011 at 9:32pm

    Gotta love boys. I too am a girly girl, loving pink, pretty things and have only boys. I completely understand the initial let down when you would love to have a girl….The day I found out my 2nd would be a boy, I shed a tear and decided to take myself shopping since I couldn't shop for baby girl things.

    My sweet mom is the grandmother to 4 grandsons…no grand daughters.

    Your little fella is just meant to be!

    Here's to the boys and the joy and laughter they bring!
    xo Elizabeth

  • Becky
    Commented on January 10th, 2011 at 10:21pm


  • la la Lovely
    Commented on January 10th, 2011 at 11:09pm

    Thank you all for the sweet sweet comments! You all are so lovely!

  • Callie Grayson
    Commented on January 11th, 2011 at 7:44am

    Trina!!! Congrats!!
    I am really excited for you. Karey does come up with beautiful girl names…… I will try to think of a few and send them over for a boy. Boys names are tough. I love Brave's name!

  • Katie, Trevor, and Baby Probandt
    Commented on January 11th, 2011 at 11:02am

    Oh I understand all to well!!! We just found out we are having another boy and I was just positive it was a girl. And yes, I was sad knowing I don't get to decorate in frills and bows and buy cute girlie things but that's alright! I love my little boys and my son will be excited to have a permanent playmate! :-)

  • Leslie
    Commented on January 11th, 2011 at 8:15pm

    Same thing happened to me and I have three girls (6,5 and 2). I swore the second and third were boys and we were so sure. I even bought some boy things the second time b/c I was so sure. I have held onto a few of them but the decision has been made like 99% that we are done. I'm soon to be 44 and got a late start. I've thought of fostering though. My husband thinks I'm crazy. But, that longing is there for a reason in my mind. Congrats!

  • Exquisite Accessories
    Commented on March 25th, 2011 at 6:32pm

    hee Trina they have been sprung!! My Son would do that in fact I have a picture some where of him walking up a wall in a small corridor hands one side feet the other having palpitations thinging about it!!!
    Another boy yay!! I am sure as you read this you have got your head around having another boy & loving waitting to welcome him into the world :))) I love the name Joshua thats my son's name I also love Jacob & if my first born Sophie was a boy I would have called her James (she wasnt happy when I told her that story hee)
    Hope you find a gorgeous name!! :)

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