Friday, June 24, 2011

The Luck of the Draw

Little Boozle 2011

We didn't find out the gender of any of our babies in advance.

I am essentially an old fashioned girl at heart
and the modern world has so few real suprises left
that Mr Boozle and I didn't want to know.

Little Boozle 2011

When our first born was a boy,
I was kind of shocked.
I had always visualised myself as a mother of girls.
I spent 2 years of early high school at a very small, all-girls school
and I believe that this is the time, as an adolescent, that you learn to relate/deal with/interact with boys.

Ever since then,
I have always found it easier to communicate with girls.
Or more so, I struggle with guys.

Still, he was very cute and kind of defenseless
so we took him home anyway.

Little Boozle 2011

When number two arrived, another (very cute) bouncing baby boy,
I thought how nice it would be that 20 month apart siblings were the same sex.
They could find common interests
or, failing that,
at least all-out-warfare would be on pretty even terms
(unlike the all-out-warfare between my older brother and I as young kids)

Little Boozle 2011

I decided that I wanted a third before number two was born.
So it wasn't about having a girl.

(I just had to persuade Mr Boozle that he wanted a third)

I had read that,
once you have either two girls or two boys already,
statistically speaking, you are 75% more likely to have another child of the same gender.

So we went to hospital without any girls' names on the list
and without any girlie clothes in the suitcase.

Little Boozle 2011

When the little goddess popped out,
we were seriously in shock
and after 4 years of boy's colours in our house,
it took 6 months to get used to having pink in the house.
(It really, really did.
And whodathunk that there were so many shades of pink?)

She is a girlie girl.
But she is also her brothers' sister.
A tiara-wearing, pink-lovin' princess in commando boots
who is right in the middle of the muddy scrum.

It is one of life's little card games
that we can peek early to see what cards we have been dealt if we want
but it is up to the shuffle as to what we get.

Squishy Love cowl- Amanda Keeys.


Kate said...

I love that coel sooooooooo much!
I love yours in those gorgeous pinky browns.
Unfortunately I just cannot justify knitting one as we are skipping the likes of this winter in the next few weeks.

Oh and after being one of four girls and having three nieces I kinda assumed. But boy oh boy, little baby boys make me clucky these days.

have a fab weekend.

CurlyPops said...

That's so cute! I've been waiting and waiting and waiting for a niece but still no pink ones for me to dress up.

Liam's Mummy said...

I'm a relatively new arrival to the "two-boys-and-then-a-girl" club. I also am a believer in waiting for the surprise at the end. I must have had some idea though, we went to hospital with no boys names this time around. 75% though, really? Of my friends that had a third child after two boys, it seemed pretty evenly split.

Sally said...

Oh so pretty!

(and a lovely post too!)

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

lovely post, I thought for sure I was having a boy. then a girl came out and she is a daily reminder that she looks up to me, I feel the weight of the responsibilty of teaching her to be a woman. I am struck by how much she wants to be like me.