Brothers

  1. Boys are so much fun! I have four of them (and two girls) and am pregnant now. Many people have said they hope I have a girl but I’m secretly hoping for another boy. πŸ˜‰

  2. Good for you for seeing the bigger picture! I do have one of each – one girl and one boy. My daughter was born first and when I got pregnant the second time, I promise you I did not give one care if I were to have another girl. All I wanted was another healthy baby. All I wanted was two CHILDREN. Whatever gender mattered not. Now, of course, when you find out what you’re having, you start getting used to it and LOVING it. So yeah, I did love going out to buy blue baby stuff. Doesn’t mean I wouldn’t have enjoyed buying new pink baby stuff. Bottom line is, there are pros and cons to every scenario. We as moms are charged with loving them. Just love them.

    • Courtney says:

      That’s my thought process. I want two healthy, happy children. Boy or girl, it didn’t matter to me. I couldn’t be any more excited about having a boy.

  3. Laura Jane says:

    Very well put. We don’t know what we’re having yet, and my gut is telling me girl, but I would be OVER THE MOON about having another boy. Besides, who wouldn’t want to stay the ONLY girl in the house? Then everyone knows who rules the roost. =)

    • Courtney says:

      EXACTLY. That’s what I told Josh. At least (for now) with only boys in the house, I get to be the queen and have my boys take care of me. There are definite pros to that situation.

  4. Mandy@a sorta fairytale says:

    Love love love this. Boys are the best, and that’s all I will say about that. He he

  5. Rachel J says:

    Since I have a girl and a boy, I get the “Oh, you’re so lucky. Perfect family,” comment. But that’s just silly. I feel blessed beyond measure that I simply have two perfectly healthy children. We hope to have another one someday, and our family will be just as “perfect” when that happens. I’m a firm believer that God knows what He’s doing, and families are created in all sorts of amazing ways. πŸ™‚

    You are so right – raising Godly men is an incredible privilege that you’ve been chosen for!

  6. Laura says:

    This makes me glad I didn’t find out what we were having. People used to ask me if I was hoping for a girl. I would say “A girl would be fun, but I really think it would be awesome for Cameron to have a brother”. And it is true. I have loved being a boy Mama to Cameron and I was simply thrilled to have another Mama-Son relationship with my new baby.

    Boys are awesome. I’m thrilled you’re having a second boy. πŸ™‚

    • Courtney says:

      I told Josh that if we do have another, I don’t think I’m going to tell anyone what he/she is. The comments this time were annoying; I can’t imagine what it would be like with a THIRD.

  7. Rachel says:

    I can’t believe people are being like that! We are (80% positive) having a girl this time round but I would’ve been stoked if it had been another boy. It’s such an awesome and scared privilege to raise men of God. Being a little boys mama is so wonderful. Congratulations again on your new little man!

    • Courtney says:

      It really is. Being chosen to raise boys is such an exciting and precious job. I feel so blessed to be raising two men instead of one. πŸ™‚

  8. Oh Court – you know if I was into my blogging like I am now back when I was pregnant with Lucas, I would have written an entire post about this too. I was so annoyed with all the people thinking I was sad about it being a boy. Unlike you, I just “knew” Lucas was a boy from early on. When people would ask if I was hoping for a girl, I’d say – “Nope, I know it’s a boy and it will be GREAT!” And you know what – it IS great! They play together, rough-house together, and love on each other. Just ignore the comments, but be prepared if you DO have a 3rd bc that’s all anyone ever thinks you want if you already have 2 boys. ha ha.
    xoxo

    • Courtney says:

      Oh I can imagine that the comments are CRAZY with baby #3. I have friends with three boys and she almost went postal on people when they gave her that whole “Oh I’m so sorry you aren’t having a girl” bit.

  9. Alison says:

    You know how I feel about the matter. From one boy Mama to another, I can tell you that you will love to watch Noah and Jonah bond and grow together. And yes, everything you wrote up there.

  10. Julie says:

    I have to say, even though I always thought I would have a little girl, I LOVE being a boy mom. Sure, I missed out on buying dresses and won’t have that mother/daughter bond like my mom and I do, but it really is nice to have all of the same gender. I did think my #3 was a girl and since I knew he was our last it took a little bit of time to mourn never having a daughter. Now that #3 is almost 2 I am pretty much over it.

    You will love having brothers! It is the best πŸ™‚

    • Courtney says:

      If we decide to have a third (which would be the last…if we even have a third), I think I might would mourn a bit over not having a girl. I think that’s natural for most women. But, there wasn’t the least bit of disappointment this time; which truthfully surprised me.

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