Monday, April 11, 2011

Pants for my sweet boy

I can't make this sound pretty, so I'll just say it. When I found out I was pregnant the second time, I really hoped for another girl. And those who know me, know that it took me some time to come to terms with the fact that I was going to have a boy.

In my mind, I had good reasons for only wanting girls..  Firstly, I knew 'how' to be a girl and secondly, I already had a little girl and loved that Mother / Daughter bond that we shared.  People with boys told me I was crazy, and that I would regret wanting daughters when they reached their teens. But my fears were mostly about not knowing what goes on in a boy's head - and wondering how I would help any son of mine through those awkward teenage years.   It was never that I wouldn't love him as much as I would a daughter, it was all about whether I could be a good mum to a son - without having had any experience as a 'son' myself.

But since having Andrew 4 months ago - a lot of those fears of mine have gone. I don't look at him and worry about whether I'm making the right decisions for him, and if I'm doing a good job as his mum.   Instead, I look at him and wonder how I could ever have lived another day of my life without having met him.

And so because I love him so much, I made him some pants. The pants are cute (they're from Anna Maria Horner's book), but they're nowhere near as cute as he is.


  1. You're right those pants are very cute (good job!) but not as cute as your son.... I love those cheeks!!! Kisses to that 2nd child beautiful son XXX

  2. and here you thought you wouldnt find things to sew for him!! great job Jul's!

    Michelle, Zachary and Jake.

    PS I was more than happy to have boys both times! lol