Confessions of a First Time Mom- Boy Mom

April 19, 2017

I always imagined my first baby to be a girl.  In the beginning of my pregnancy, all my friends and family were convinced that I was having a girl.  People thought that I was just too girly and could only picture me with a girl.  Well that was not what God had instore for me.  


When I found out that I was having a boy, I was completely thrilled.  I love little boy babies!  They're so cute and always love their mommy's.  I wanted to have a mini version of my husband, and that's just what I got.  I know that my husband kept his parents extremely busy, and that's what Jack is doing for us.  He has been giving me a run for my money since day one.  I knew when I was pregnant, that he was going to be an active little guy.  He never stopped moving.  Sometimes he moved so much that I would worry he was trying to kick his way out.  After he was born, Jack was always moving around and kicking his little feet.  He started rolling around the house at 4 months, so we had to baby proof the living room quickly.  At six months, he was army crawling and by seven months he was full out crawling, standing and running on all fours.  On his 10 month birthday he took his first steps.  By 12 months I had a full on toddler, which makes for a very long toddler stage.



I have nothing to compare Jack to, since he's my first, but I will say that having a little boy has already saved me money when it comes to shopping.  Boys don't need very much.  Whenever I go shopping for Jack, I always get distracted by all the cute little girl clothes.  There are so many cute dresses, bows, shoes... I'd have a hard time controlling my spending if I had a little girl.  For boys, their clothes are simple...pants, shirts, shorts.  The down fall of shopping in the boys department is the selection.  I can never find the cute things I want in Jack's size, especially when shopping in the clearance section.  Even when buying sippy cups or pacifiers, they never have enough of the boy colors.  I guess the stores think that boys don't need as much as little girls.
 


Overall, I'm having a lot of fun being a boy mom.  Jack has been a really good baby.  He's smart, cute, loving, funny.  He's also extremely curious, stubborn and wants to be independent.  He's so busy, it's hard to get a cuddle in these days.  I recently had someone tell me that "the days are long, but the years are short, so enjoy it while it last".  I find this to be so true, so I take in every little snuggle I can get from this little boy.

If your a mom of both a girl and boy, is there a big difference?

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8 comments

  1. I absolutely LOVED my 5 years as a boy mom! My boys are so sweet! But I really had to have that little girl. And the last 4 years being a boy&girl mom has fulfilled me. I'm really girly too and you're right, I buy her way too much but that's ok since she's my last. She's 100% different from my boys and I'm complete now that I have her.

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    1. I'd love a girl one day too! It would be great to experience having one of each.

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  2. It's so funny to see how different moms and babies are; I grew up with 4 brothers and all I wanted to have was boys. But right now, I have the most adorable baby girl and I love being girly with her! haha. Enjoy all the crazy :)

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    1. Girls are great too! I'd love one of each, but if I get two boys I'd be happy with that too!

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  3. The reason that there's probably less boy colors available in the stores is because you have moms like me that usually buy more "gender neutral" colors so they'll work for all her kids. ;)

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    1. I try to keep it gender neutral too. When I registered for my shower, I made sure to get things that would work with a girl too.

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  4. I love my boy! I love my girls, too, of course, but you're right about little boys loving their moms. He melts my heart!

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  5. I had a girl first and a boy second so I've experienced both worlds. They are definitely different. My little boy is more the sensitive, cuddler, which surprised me, but I'll take it!

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