Thursday, January 7, 2010

What We're Having...

Let me start off by saying that this baby was a surprise. I was 10 1/2 weeks along before even considering that perhaps this nagging "flu" the kids had given me, might be something more. As soon as we confirmed it, I threw up. Ooooohhhh, the excitement.

Though we are backing into this, it is with great anticipation that we welcome #4. I was fairly certain that I knew the sex too. A girl. I was right with my first, Abigail. Then Benjamin, I predicted with my inner pregnancy eye, had to be a girl as well. As did Sam. And after my OB confirmed my suspicions a few months ago, saying that he was 60% sure that THIS one was a girl, it all seemed to fall into place.

Why? Because the Good Lord knows that I DO girls. I do hair, I do ruffles, I do ribbons & tutus. I do clothing colors that match skin tone, and I also did summer camp with 10 JAP's ten-year olds rather successfully.

Abigail's younger girl cousins have been enjoying a plethora of Daisy Kingdom dresses with sparkles, tulle skirts, bloomers and full slips. I also have ample advice on getting that perfect 'do. (Put 'em on the edge of the sink with their feet IN the sink so the fear of falling makes them not squirm as much when you do their hair...). I am courted by Gymboree, Wooden Soldier, Pottery Barn Kids, and Chasing Fireflies. So, the two boys were a surprise - but we worked it all in.

You see, in my 17-yr-old Life's Plan, I figured that it would play out this way; marry the awesome guy (check!), then have 4 kids in this order: girl, girl, boy, & girl. Putting the boy between two girls would ensure that he was raised to put the seat down and flush, or face their communal wrath. So, the girl, boy, boy was... not as planned, but okay. This last one was sure to finish out the set. Even Stevens. Two of Each. Matthew thought so as well. It's time for a girl... TLC, Tatiana Lisbon Crane. :D
So, ultrasound day, the sunny sonographer asked if we wanted to know what we're having. Heck yes! Show us that cute face! So, she goes immediately to the area and announces: it's a boy! (Imagine here a really long pause that can only be described as shock...) My three sons. You could have knocked me off the table with a feather - I nearly fell without the feather.

What the HECK! My last child will be a fashion dead end of bugs, dinosaurs, jobs and automobiles? The balance has shifted, irrevocably, to more males than females?! This is WACK. Matthew has 5 sisters and 1 brother! I have 3 sisters and 2 brothers. I did the math! The odds were in my favor!

I don't understand the Eternal Meaning of all this, but this is for certain; there's gonna be a lot of scouting in my future. Camp-outs and Pine Wood Derbies. The triumvirate of S's: Spit, Sports, & Scatological humor. All three boys will be within 5 years of each other. Based on the first boy, I believe that they will, collectively, destroy the house... all together; all at once. I'm cringing already. But, if they even THINK of rabbit hunting, i.e. dating a young, stupid airhead, they will go into an immediate course of Women's Studies from their mama.

But, for awhile, this baby will be mine. He will get loves and cuddles. I will swing him around, laugh with him, and tickle his tummy. He'll wear hats with bear ears, matching outfits, and have to put up with mom kissing him a lot. He'll be my baby, and our last. Welcome Lil' Baby Boy, to our nutty family. Hang on tight, and brace yourself, you're gonna fit right in kiddo - simply because you have no choice. :D

6 comments:

Meredith said...

Oh Katrina!!!! hang on to him while you can - you will have your hands full! Tonight, I have had my fill of 3 girl drama. If this helps any at all. I was so furious when Lindsay announced (by getting undressed) that she was taking her shower NOW instead of finishing tidying up the family room. I made her tidy up nekkid.

Danika said...

You are so funny! I thought I would have two perfect girls followed by two perfect boys! Obviously the Lord has a sense of humor...

Danika said...

I expressed exactly the same sentiments to my coworker who has a little boy and a brand-new little girl. She said something I'll never forget, "Let me tell you a secret... little boys love their mama's." Much as I love doing Liesel's hair and dressing her in tutu's, I have to admit she's a Daddy's girl. Someday I hope to have a little boy who gives me the same amount of attention.

We can't wait for this one!

Sarah said...

Yea! A little boy! Advice, Don't paint, update or buy new furniture for the next 8 years or so! You are such a great mom. And we all know that the world needs more of those boys who have been raised right. (Army of Helaman growing lowder in the distance....)

Erika said...

How fun and just like us! I felt the same as you and thought they were all girls. I was only right once! Not that I'd trade my boys...just weird. I come from a family of lots and lots of girls, on both sides so I thought I had it all figured out. I can't wait to see his cute little face. Good luck and congrats.

Lisa said...

OH my dear, this was decided long, LOOOOONG ago and YOU really didn't have a say in it. There's a reason you get what you get, and we may never know why until we are greeted on the other side and know all. I couldn't be happier with my boys. Would I love to dress a girl? Of course! But then again, I do know that by the age of three they have a taste of their own and dress how THEY want to dress. I thought Noah was a girl, the rest I knew were boys. Without a doubt. I never prayed for a certain gender, but more for great personalities. I do believe my prayers were answered. I wouldn't trade any of them for a girl, and I wouldn't trade any of their personalities for a different one. And Danika speaks the truth.....little boys prefer their mama's most of the time. Savor it. I'm betting the minute you meet him, you wouldn't be able to even imagine having another girl instead!