I’m Having A…..

BOY. Working titles: Little Leroy.  Wayne Sanchez Junior. Baby Oops. Found out at 11 weeks when we got the CVS results back.

Fia Gets a Brother

Fia Gets a Brother

I knew from the moment I got pregnant that it was an XY. I am usually not one of those people with a second sense for this sort of thing. But somehow I just knew.

When the genetic counselor called to tell us that the chromosomes looked normal (whew), she asked if we wanted to know the sex. Yes!  I had rehearsed this moment for the past 2 days. I know she is going to say boy, but maybe just maybe, she’ll say girl.

Nope. My instincts were right. Boy. Oh boy.

If I’m being honest, there was a moment of disappointment, of mourning. Maybe it’s because I think we have a better chance of another great baby if it’s the same sex as Fia. Maybe it’s because I wanted her to have a sister. And maybe it’s because I am already so familiar with her.  Change is scary.

There’s also a nagging fear with a boy: the most modern of medicine still can’t test for Autism and the rates are so much higher with boys. My husband’s nephew is severely autistic, which I know adds to my worry. But I know there is nothing I can do about it, so just like this “unexpected” pregnancy, I am going with it. I have to. I’m grateful for the tests we could do. And if something is wrong, we’ll deal.

In the weeks since the CVS I have wrapped my head around “boy” much more. Boys love their mammas. They are big snugglers. And puberty will probably be easier to deal with.

But in the meantime, do I really have to look forward to a penis peeing on me when I change his diapers? That doesn’t sound like very much fun.

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  1. by Courtney

    On August 25, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Congratulations! Yes, he will pee on you. You will love being the Mama of a boy though, there is something very sweet about a little man being so open wish his affection (a rarity in big men).

  2. by Melanie

    On August 25, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Congrats! I have 2 kids (older girl, younger boy), and I have never been peed on! Don’t give it a second thought! I too wanted my daughter a sister, but it wasn’t meant to be, and she is over the moon about her brother. Your family is as it was meant to be, REJOICE!

  3. by Lindsay

    On August 25, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    I also had a moment of disappointment when I found out my second was a boy. I felt I was completely unprepared to deal with a boy. But he is an absolute joy. He is the funniest, sweetest, snuggliest (my daughter was NOT a cuddler so this was a nice change), happiest little boy I know. He’s 19 months old now and I really feel that our family is complete. I’m not sure I would feel this way if I had had another girl. Congratulations to you and your family!

  4. by Heather Morgan Shott

    On August 25, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Congrats! I LOVE my boy and you will too:) xx

  5. by Berit

    On August 26, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Oh, you will LOVE your boy! They do love their mamas. I was nervous, too, but it’s so awesome that I was *slightly* wishing for another boy the second time around… (but of course am absolutely thrilled to be having a baby girl).

    The peeing thing isn’t a big deal. It’ll happen here and there, but you’ll either have to be a fast diaperer or you can just put a second diaper over it if you’re too slow :)

    CONGRATS!

  6. by Julia

    On August 26, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Ahhhh congrats!!! One of each, that’s basically the American Dream right? I’m pretty sure it is. It might even be in the Bible somewhere.

  7. by Lauren

    On August 26, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    I read the title and I was sooo waiting for the first word in your blog to be “puppy!” I got tired during both of my pregnancies of people constantly asking what we were having….so that’s what I finally started answering. It got a lot of laughs and hopefully taught a few people to remember that I am not just an incubator, but a real live person first, then an incubator! haha

    So great for you! I can’t wait to read stories of Fia being a big sister!! My 2 are 19 months apart and my son is the best helper with my daughter!! It’s so amazing to watch their nurturing side come out!
    Congrats!!

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    Now how are you going to get the name Suzanne to work with a boy’s name. Maybe just use the letter
    S like the Jews do to commemorate their passed loved one. Boys are great, but I’m ready for a grandaughter after 2 sons and 2 grandsons. Take care, Jill

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