Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A-Z challenge-B is for Boy

Day 2 of the month long blogging challenge! So far so good =) The letter B for me is, without a doubt, BOY. Nine years ago, when I found out I was pregnant, after the shock wore off I just "knew" I was having a girl. There was no doubt in my mind-I had her name picked out, the crib bedding, the theme to her nursery...it was all planned. When I went for my ultrasound I couldn't wait to see my baby girl. When the ultrasound tech got my baby up on the screen, I fell in love. So deeply in love. There was this perfect little baby moving around, healthy and just so beautiful. She then announced that that I was actually having a BOY. I said "No, no. I'm having a girl. You're wrong. It's a girl". She said "Oh no sweetie you're having a very proud boy-there is no doubt about it". That's when all I "knew" crashed in and deep panic set in. What would I do with a boy??? I know the color pink, I know princesses, dolls, tutu's...and at this point I was already a single mom. What could I teach a boy? I have the athletic coordination of a bull in a china shop. I felt like a failure before he even got here. Then, I looked at the screen and I swear to you his little hand moved in a motion like he was waving. I looked at that little miracle and everything else subsided. As with everything else in my life, I would figure it out. It wouldn't be easy but we would learn together. Now I'm not 100% girly girl, I do love the Red Sox and Patriots. So I went out and picked out new crib bedding, a new theme (All Star)and got every little sports outfit I could find. The day he was born and the doctor put him on my chest,I fell so completely in love that I knew whatever this little boy needed, whatever life would throw at us, I would handle it because he was the single most important thing on the planet. It hasn't been easy and to this day I still struggle with the "boy" stuff. He's loud, active, messy, always on the go, and LOVES to play all sports. He's a boy in every sense of the word. But he's also sweet, sensitive, and has a heart that I swear is made of pure gold. He has such a capacity to love and empathize with people that he sometimes takes my breath away. That little boy has changed my life in every way possible. He is my walking/talking heart and soul and I could not imagine my life without him. Girls are great and all but I've learned that nothing compares to the love between a mom and her son. #TeamBoy!!! =)

12 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing a lovely personal story, you really can't image how much you love a child. Nice to connect and follow through A to Z
    http://aimingforapublishingdeal.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I found it! Her link doesn't go to her web version. Go to the bottom of the page and click on Web Version. Then click on her title and you will get to a "regular looking" page that has a follow button on the sidebar. I was lost for a while, too!

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    2. Thank you so much!!! I will work on this when I get home tonight-I'm new to this blogging thing but thank you for commenting!! I will be reading yours as well!!! =)

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  3. This was such a nice post! My first child is a son, the second a daughter. I couldn't imagine loving anyone so much before they came along!
    BTW I sent an email to the AtoZ team to see about getting your URL fixed. This one doesn't get you to a "good place" on your blog. It is hard to navigate from there and will affect your ability to get followers, though it is on the bottom of your first screen. You have it set to display on a mobile device.
    You want it to link to http://kellye1020.blogspot.com (not http://kellye1020.blogspot.com/?m=1).

    Donna Smith
    The A-to-Z Challenge
    http://mainelywrite.blogspot.com/
    Mainely Write

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    1. Thank you Donna-when I get home from work tonight I will figure this out!! THANK YOU for taking the time to email them and to get me that info. I TRULY appreciate it!!! Cannot wait to read yours!!!

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  4. What a wonderfully sweet post. I have a little boy too and he's the light of my life. :) Good luck with the Challenge.

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    1. Thank you so much Christine-good luck to you as well!!

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  5. Has the farting started? I would hope so, farting is nature's humor for boys.

    whowouldathought-kevin.blogspot.com

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    1. Has the farting started-you should ask if it has stopped??????? Hahahahahaah. Boys are gross! lol

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  6. I felt the same way, when after two+ days of labor they handed my husband a boy! I'm not exactly a girly girl either but I wasn't sure I knew what to do, LOL! He's 3 and I'm still out of my element in the playing trains department, but otherwise I am so happy to have my boy :)

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    1. Two + days of labor!??!?! You're my hero!!! Awwwe yes there is still stuff I struggle with too but there is nothing like a mother/son bond. It makes up for all the Minecraft, War game stuff I have no interest in but have to pretend I do!!! =)

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