This pregnancy we found out the gender of our second little Bee, and we’re pretty damn excited. Well I know I am!
And with this, and everyone sort of asking if we are finding out the gender, we’ve had the inevitable question “are you hoping for a girl this time?”
And for some time I really did think I was hoping for a girl.
One of each is the dream right? A boy and a girl.
And part of me does still really want a girl. I’m one of three girls, my sister in law has two girls, and well I’m a girl, so it’s what I’m most familiar with. I want to buy the cute dresses, and the thick woollen tights, the Mary Jane shoes, and hair bows. And I would love to share Polly Pockets and dress up dolls and all the other very stereotypical girly activities.
But I also don’t mind at all that were having a second boy.
I’m just as happy being a boy mama. I’ll be perfectly happy with two little boys. And I think a lot of that comes from Henry being such a great little boy. If I can have a second boy who is as lovely, kind-hearted and warm as he is, I’ll be one happy mama.
I mean it is more convenient to have another boy. We already have loads of “boy” clothing (as well as gender neutral) and “boys toys”, so from a practical point of view, a boy would save us money.
So I guess ultimately it didn’t matter. All I really want is a happy, healthy baby. It’s gender doesn’t really matter to me. I’m just really excited to know what our future holds.
That being said, I think I’m going to love being the Queen Bee and the only girl in the house for a while longer, even if I am now seriously outnumbered!