Tuesday, January 18, 2011

An Island of Pink in a Sea of Blue

I mentioned last week amid the flood crisis that we had our 20 week scan with the baby. Everything was fine, bub is looking good, everything in the right places and all that. We dropped the boys at a friend's place for the morning so that Matt could come too (Thanks Saminda! xx).

Despite my objections, I promised Matt that we would find out the sex of the baby. And I really did need to keep this promise as I reneged on a similar promised when I was pregnant with Archie! During Elliot's pregnancy I had promised Matt that if we didn't find out with the first, we'd find out with the rest. Well, I'd told him all of Archie's pregnancy up until the scan that yes, we'd find out. Then, on the drive to the scan I just couldn't do it. I felt so bad for him because he really wanted to find out but I just couldn't. I absolutely couldn't break my promise to him again!

So, as by the pretty obvious title :) we're expecting a baby boy! We are very excited, the thought of parenting a girl after two boys was pretty daunting. I'm excited that they'll all be growing up relatively close in age, give or take two years between each one. I'm relieved we don't have to go out shopping for a whole new wardrobe of pink! I'm not a girly girl and I cringe when I walk through the girl's clothes sections in the shops, so many frills and lace and pink everywhere! Not that I'm anti-pink, I'm just not a fan of those super sugary girly girl clothes. A teeny part of me is disappointed that if this is the last baby for us I'll miss out on those mother daughter moments that are so special and unique.

But, I am preparing myself for a mothering life that is full of noise, fun, activity, energy, early mornings, train tracks around the house, cheekiness, adorableness, laughter, mess, running instead of walking, yelling instead of speaking quietly and food. Oh the food. They eat so much now, Lord help me when there are three teenage boys to feed! Luckily, the kitchen is my favourite place to be, cooking for my family! :)

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  1. From one Mama of three boys close in age to another.....
    prepare yourself for the wildest of wildest, but oh so wonderful rides!
    Congratulations again.

  2. You have just got to train them to be considerate of people and places and things. You're already well on the way with that but boys are just more noisy and energetic so it will be an uphill battle sometimes!!
    With love and tolerance and patience you'll get there.

    Have fun along the way too.


  3. Oh congratulations Vic! What a wonderful adventure for your sons to have brothers to grow up with. They are lucky indeed.

    I'm with you on the girly clothing. It drives me nuts! But I actually think boys clothes from the shops are no better - all those skulls and army fatigue prints.

    Hope you're able to get enough rest during the last half of your pregnancy - mustn't be easy with two little ones!

    x Sarah

  4. I just wanted to let you know that I took a notebook and a Good Taste magazine (it arrived free in the mail for some unknown reason) to a cafe for a quiet coffee yesterday, and did my week's meal planning. I feel a little more peaceful about mealtime because I've already done half the work (we all know that half the work of cooking dinner is deciding what to have!). I really don't know why I haven't done it before. Thanks for the nudge.

  5. Thanks! It is very exciting!
    Oh, Sarah! Good job, I love a meal plan! If only I could do mine in the peace and quiet of a cafe! I bet it was bliss xx

  6. This is going to surprise you but I am actually looking forward to Friday morning. "Now, what are we going to have for dinner the next couple of nights". I even have some suggestions. :)

  7. So happy for you my dear friend. You are one special family! xx

  8. That's such exciting news Vic. Congratulations on the wonderful news, the boys will be so happy to have another brother to hang out with. xo