[BOY MOMS] Paula from Then Comes Marriage and Then Comes Babies

Monday, November 3, 2014

Hey, everyone! My name is Paula and I blog (occasionally) over at Then Comes Marriage and Then Comes Babies about life and my baby. I'm so happy that Elizabeth is letting me share my story with you all!

Like many other women, I always saw myself with having a girl. I've always loved the idea of dressing a little girl in ribbons and bows, and having tea parties. I was always hoping for a girl first, but knew the "odds" (yes, they are 50/50 each time) were against me (mostly with those Merrill genes, I wanted to "guarantee" that I get a girl). Out of all of our nieces and nephews, we only had one girl (now are going to have another niece coming in another couple of months). Growing up with a younger brother (and generally liking hanging out with his friends more than other girls), I am VERY used to what it's like to "raise" a boy. Long story short, I would be completely fine and comfortable with either, but I just wanted my girl.

For our entire pregnancy, I wondered and dreamed about what we would be having, and how our lives would look. I couldn't wait until we were in the delivery room and I found out what reality would be (I'm one of "those people" who were Team Green!). I couldn't be more happy than hearing my husband tell me that I just had our son. Boy, did I find out how exciting it is to have a boy!

There are so many wonderful things about having a son, and of course, each baby is different, but here are some of my favorite things about Jacob (spoiler alert - I love everyone of these!) :

1. It's in a boy's nature to play with cars and balls. It's funny how they just love to pick those toys up and know how to drive cars around the floor! It's just so adorable to watch him learn and play with things, and just explore. It makes me so proud watching him do all of it!

2. He will give the best hugs. I love these so, so, so much. It's so wonderful when he wakes up in the morning and I get a big hug. It's also so great coming home from work to him running up to me and giving me a big hug!

3. He won't care how clean things are. He will actually just make things dirtier. He doesn't care that my floors haven't been vacuumed in 2 months. He'll still play on them. He'll play under the table, where he's dropped lots of food that I let Daisy clean. Our floors are covered in toys. I usually try to clean up at the end of the day, but recently, I've just cleared the path through the house and left it. Someday it will get better.

4. He will be a mini version of your husband. This one also makes me really happy. {Side note: I've always hated when anyone (especially family) would always make comments that my children would be like my husband, and not in an uplifting tone. Usually it is when he's doing something silly or annoying, but it's always bothered me. I know my children (especially my sons) will more than likely be just like their father (as well as they will also be like me), good or bad. But, that's why I married Josh and wanted to have kids with him. So we could raise kids together that were like us.} I LOVE seeing Jacob play drums, laugh like his daddy, and just have a little personality that's just like my husband's. It's funny to see that even though he hasn't been around long, he's picked up (or inherited) certain traits, abilities and talents that are just like ours.


5. He will be the perfect addition to your family. Whether you have many children, or few children, all one gender, or mixed, all children will be the perfect addition to your family. They are who is supposed to help make your family complete. As much as you'll think that one gender or another would be perfect, you forget all about that once they get here, and you couldn't possibly imagine your family looking any other way.

Thanks for listening to our story!


If you would like to share a post about you and your son, email me at chasinmasonblog@gmail.com .
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