When WhatToExpect approached me about contributing a post for their Word of Mom community not only was I excited about the (unpaid) opportunity but I was also a bit leery about what exactly I would write for them. After all, I kind of like writing in this little old space of mine- it's comfortable. I'm familiar with it. It's kind of like snuggling up with your favorite blanket while sitting on your favorite seat on the couch.
But I did it any way and I decided to tackle something that has been on my mother heart for a long while now- the answer to questions that many moms field, no matter if they are mothers to all boys, all girls or a mix of both.
For me, it's tackling the oft-asked question of, "So, you going to try for a fourth to get that girl?" And how I never, ever want my three sons to feel as if they aren't enough for me.
"We had barely stepped foot outside of the ultrasound room after learning our third baby (and very likely our last) would be another boy, and we heard it: The question that I've not only become accustomed to hearing but also one that I knew was coming.
"So, you're just going to have to try for four to get your girl, huh?"
I looked up in the direction of the offending question, shrugged my shoulders, and half-smiled. Yeouch. "I almost can't believe it myself. Three boys! How crazy!" I replied quietly back.
Looking back, that's not even the part that stung the most. That part quickly followed was when the very pregnant woman with two boys playing happily at her feet said, "You poor thing."
My heart sank when only seconds earlier, I was on cloud nine. Another boy! Another beautiful, bouncing bundle of blue to complete our family. "How lucky am I," I thought to myself, "to be given this gift of raising three gentlemen..."