Thursday, February 7, 2013

on being a boy mom

i have always been nothing but honest on here, so i of course wouldn't stop now...

i love being a boy mom, something i never imagined would happen for me, but it has and i have never felt more in my element. i was meant to have a boy, be a boy mom.

let me stop right there...don't get me wrong, i love being mama to my girls too, our relationships are unparalleled. there is just something about having a son.

i am scared a little when i think about what the teenage years with the girls will be like, especially since i will be repeating that season for about ten years, starting here just in a few. i was a nasty teenager, i guess it is only fitting that i get paid back by the universe. 

it is crazy how much i love my kids but this time around it feels a lot different - a friend and i were talking about this over dinner the other night, she just had her second baby, and we talked about how you love differently, how we are loving differently this time and the next time and so on. my best guess is because as parents, the longer we are at it and the more practice we get, all these crazy feeling and emotions become more recognizable and they aren't so scary, so you can relish in them better and enjoy them for what they are.

my son is the sweetest baby - sometime when we are chatting after a nursing sesh and he is giggling and trying his best baby attempts to touch my face, i really can't think too much about how i love him or i get overwhelmed...how weird is that? my heart is so full for my family that i feel i need a good pinch - is this real life? this has to be too good to be true.

i can't wait to play cars and pick out action figures. i can't wait to go to football games and break up wrestling matches. haha, it totally understand a boy moms heart now. i jokingly tell robin all the time that i am never letting him go, no woman will ever be good enough for him. there will be one though and i already know it will be hard to let him go then.

i can't wait to see the boy he becomes. the first boy after three sisters has something to be said for it. will he be more nurturing and sensitive? my older sister has four girls and one boy, the youngest, he will help robin out along the way, teach him how to survive all these females.

i love this boy to the moon and back.

8 comments:

melissa rohr said...

Oh my gosh, that picture is just too cute for words!!!!!!! :) Being a boy mom is definitely different than being a girl mom (I have both!) and not that I love one more than the other, but our relationships (even at only 7 and 3) are very different with each of them. Being a mom is just awesome (most of the time! ;))

melissa rohr said...

haha, yes! the love is the same...just different, i kind of love having the different dynamic though!

melissa rohr said...

Ok, first of all - he is the CUTEST! Second, I'm so glad you are getting to experience both sides. I love being a boy mom - i'm so excited to have 2! Girls scare me a little but that's probably just because I don't have one. There's nothing like seeing a little mini-man get super excited about a logging truck...

melissa rohr said...

I love being a boy mom too! I am TERRIFIED of being a girl mom here very soon, absolutely TERRIFIED. I am hoping it becomes second nature, just like being a boy mom did immediately.

melissa rohr said...

I don't have girls to compare to, but my two boys are my LIFE. Being a boy mom is absolutely incredible. The bond that a mother has with her son is unlike anything else in the world. I'm so happy you are experiencing that!!! He's just a doll, Melissa!

melissa rohr said...

thanks ;) haha, i would seriously have one more if it would for sure be a boy!

melissa rohr said...

we have our moments and how you navigate life with them changes yearly, it has been interesting finding a good balance with my nine year old, but we have amazing fun - having girls is really something else!

melissa rohr said...

haha, well you are a girl so you would have that in your favor ;) i am so excited you're having another boy! ps, i want to hear about what your doing for the nursery - i have a craft up my sleeve i am making for you but need more info!