things i love thursday: MY SON! (march 1, 2012)

For those of you who aren’t following me and the hubs on our pregnancy blog, we found out this week that our little baby is a BOY! His name is Dax Arthur and we love him so much already it hurts, so this week’s TILT is appropriately all about him.

Check out our little man, currently spending his days rolling around in my belly!

Are those cheeks not the cutest little cheeks you’ve ever seen? And that NOSE! How are you not swooning already? Ladies?

(Also, yes, in case you didn’t know, my real first name is Helen. I’ve gone by my middle name all my life. Anywayyyy.)

Despite the fact that 90% of my friends and family were positive I was carrying a girl, I knew better. I’ve always said that God has been preparing my heart to mother boys ever since I was born. The pets I’ve raised on my own (Romeo and Hamlet) are boys. I was the only girl in my family. As a matter of fact, I used to think I could actually be a boy if I tried hard enough. (Oh, did you miss that? You can read about that nonsense here.)

For me, mothering a boy is a huge blessing. I don’t know the first thing about girls. I mean, I obviously have the girl thing down to some extent, what with being pregnant and all, but I think that trying to live up to what a “real” girl is supposed to be (fashion-forward, gourmet cook, a “gentle and quiet spirit,” all the things I’ll regrettably never be) would be overwhelming if/when I have a girl. While everyone says girls are “easier” to raise and that boys are “a handful,” I say bring it on. The fact that my first go at motherhood isn’t going to be associated with perfect girliness but rather messy rambunctiousness is (believe it or not) a huge relief for me. If and when we do have a girl, I’ll already know what it’s like to be a “mom,” and I can focus on figuring out what it means to be “feminine.” (SIDE NOTE: I’m currently thinking of my poor mom on my 4th birthday, desperately running around town to try and find the sole My Little Pony in existence that wasn’t pink or purple but blue. Sorry about that, Mom.)

Bottom line? I’ll take fart jokes and little league over… what is it that girls do? Good Lord, I don’t even know. Playing with non-pink My Little Ponies?

Dax, your mommy and daddy love you so much! We can’t wait to meet you and play with you!

What do you love this week? Is it my kid? I wouldn’t blame you if it was. He’s pretty great!

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12 thoughts on “things i love thursday: MY SON! (march 1, 2012)

  1. Ha . . .I can attest and I bet your mom is with me on this one that girls are NOT easier than boys. But they are both loved equally by the moms who have the lucky enough to have the chance to rear both.

  2. Firstly, loving my mom’s comment about being terrible to raise (haha. I probably was. Love you mom!). Secondly, YES. THINGS I LOVE THIS THURSDAY IS DEFINITELY DAX ARTHUR.

  3. Love it!! I’m not sure exactly how I’m going to raise Briley, but I figured I was pretty boy-ish and I turned out alright, so I’ll just do the same things my mom did with me, or rather the tom boy things I chose 😉 I guess we will see.

  4. I agree with Denise! Boys and girls are equally hard to raise, just different is all.
    And that’s ok about the pony, I would do it all over again if I could 😉
    And the thing I love the most this week and forever more is DAX!!! They say that your grandkids are even more enjoyable than your kids. I can’t wait to meet his cute self!!!

  5. Super fun and joyful post! As we are expecting our second boy, I can say, boys are awesome! I do wish I had a girl to put a purple tu-tu on..but that’s me. Love the name Dax. Enjoy the time as you prepare to meet your little guy. They melt your heart daily. I just did a post on the joy my son, Micah, brings us.

  6. Yay for baby Dax, and taking on the challenge of raising boys. (I’m excited to find out if we’ll be in the same boat come my due date in April.) And don’t think you’re completely off the hook when it comes to teaching about “girliness”…he’s going to learn what it means to be a REAL woman from YOU and learn how to treat other amazing women (you included) when he finds one, from Dan. You guys are going to be an awesome team!!

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