4.13.2012

a boy mom...

today, i'm linking up with kelly's korner for "show us your life: boy moms connect." i'm so excited to find new mommy blogs who live similar lives as me!
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i am one of 3 girls and 8 of my 10 cousins are girls. i was the definition of a girly girl growing up...i loved dress-up, make-up, playing baby dolls/house (until i was 12...ha), bows in my hair until 5th grade, hated being dirty, and the list goes on. when i pretended, i always had little girls. it didn't help that i was 13 when we adopted my baby sister and i got to play dress-up with a real life baby. i always envisioned having my own baby girl! my husband is one of 4 boys and he has numerous boys cousins. lane is the epitome of all things boy!
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fast forward to my grown up life when my husband and i found out that our first baby was a boy. i was shocked...and, honestly, terrified! i remember tearing up as we were driving away from our ultrasound. i voiced that i had no clue how to raise a boy or what to do with him. i can still hear lane's answer in my head so clearly 4 years later. he said, "boys are SO easy. you stick them in the backyard with a stick and they will entertain themselves for hours." it's so true!

of course, once canon was born, i fell madly in love with him. i slipped into the role of being his mom rather easily. when we found out we were expecting #2, i was at peace knowing i could handle a boy or a girl and would love either one until it hurt, but i still held out hope for a little girl. when we found out it was another boy, i quickly fell in love with him and the idea of he and his brother being the best of buds. 

last spring, we found out we would be adding a third baby to our family. this time around, lane and i actually voiced we would love to have another boy for several reasons. a few being that we LOVE boys and have found our boys to be pretty easy. also, it would be more cost effective since everything baby we had was for boys! our doctor had us believing we would be having a girl for 2 weeks and that made me nervous since by that point, i was so used to boys. obviously, we would have LOVED a little girl to pieces and lane would be an AMAZING girl dad! at my next appointment, it was confirmed that we would be adding another little boy to our family. i had an immediate peace. a boy mom i would be and i loved that thought!
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canon is our oldest and will be 4 next month. ledger is 2.5. they are 2 days shy of 18 months apart. this freaked me out at first, but has been just the best thing. i love watching their friendship blossom. they are inseparable. knox is our 3 month old baby. he and ledger are 25 months apart. i always say how thankful i am for god's perfect timing. i would not have planned having my kids this close together, but it has worked out great. i, also, wouldn't trade my boys for anything. we live in a constant state of superheroes, balls and dirt! i so love that god knew just what our family needed. you can read in the sidebar more about each boy!

thanks for stopping by!

25 comments:

Tara said...

Hi Kelli!

Just stopping by from Kellys Korner! Love your blog and family...your boys are adorable!! And love their names! I have two boys myself...4 and 1!!

Tara :)

Lindsey said...

Oh your boys are precious!!! Love those cute polos!

Recipes We Love said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by and reading our boys edition post from Kelly's Korner! Your boys are precious! I (Amber) remember feeling the same way when I found out our first child was a boy (he is 4 also). I remember sitting in the waiting room and looking at my husband and saying I don't know what to do with a boy. Once he was born I would not have had it any other way!! He is such a blessing. My best friend (we co-blog), Ann Kelly, is the one who wrote the article about the parties and she has just her little red headed wonder who is full of energy and is all boy.

Carissa said...

Stopping by from Kelly's Korner. My husband and I grew up in the exact same situation as you and your husband did. My family was all girls and his was all boys. We are excepting our first little boy in July. At first I was a little unsure, but the more time that passes the more excited I get. So thanks for sharing!

Tonya said...

Found you through Kelly's Korner! Your boys are SO Cute! Our boys are very similar in age. Tyler will be 4 this next month, Zach will be 2 in July, and our new little guy is due in 8 weeks.

I always thought I would be a "girl" mom too....but God knows best. :)

Kyndal said...

Love the new pics of your handsome dudes in their Polo gear! :)

April said...

They are so handsome! I have one little guy and I love it too! Boys are so much fun!

Jenny said...

Love your boys names! My youngest was born Jan 2012.

Me and My Boyz said...

Your boys could not be any cuter! Love love love the faux hawk:) I felt the same way about having a boy at first too:)

Laura said...

Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! Your boys are sooo cute!

Momma Wilson said...

thanks for stopping by, your family is absolutely precious!!! I look forward to getting to know you:)

Jess said...

Thanks for stopping by! Our boys are just about the same in ages. Your three are so cute! I hope I can handle three as well as you do come August :/

Melanie Mueller said...

Oh my goodness!! Your boys are SOOOO ADORABLE!! I am glad you stopped by my blog! I am your newest follower!!!

Elizabeth said...

Sent your way from Kelly's Korner! Great blog- your sons are so handsome and I love their unique names!

Ashley said...

So glad you stopped by! Your boys are ADORABLE. And it's funny you grew up 1 of 3 girls... So did I! I also was surrounded by girl cousins growing up too!!! It's so much fun being a mommy of all boys! I wouldn't have it any other way! :)

Libby said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment! Your boys are precious and I just love their names - like my boys they are a little unique which I love :) You were right, our posts are very similar! Here's to girly girl moms being awesome mamas to boys! :)Looking forward to following your blog!

Summer said...

Stopping by from Kelly's Korner! Your boys are adorable! I have a 2.5 yr old boy and 9 month old. Boys are SO fun! I can totally see myself having a 3rd boy and I'm totally cool with that!

Lindsay said...

Darling, darling boys! And I love their names. And how awesome is it that Canon's faux hawk matches my sweet Tate's?! :)

Nicole Rodriguez said...

hi! found you from kelly's korner and your boys are presh!!! i have 3 boys also and it's a ride every day!

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What sweet boys!!
I too was terrified when we found out we were having a boy! I still find myself wondering HOW do I raise a boy?! :)and I have THREE of them! God knows best though and I am so thankful!!
Looking forward to reading more!

hertzler-family.com said...

Your post was great! I have two boys and was shocked, terrified, and scared about having boys! Now, 4 years later I wouldn't have it any other way. My post from today about my boys is very similar to yours! Enjoy your precious boys!

Meggie said...

Thanks for your comment and stopping by my blog! Your 3 boys are adorable!! And because a 3rd boy is a very real possibility for us I'm so encouraged by this post. =)

3 Dudes and a Diva said...

I came from Kelly's !! Your boys are adorable! I love their names. We have 5 boys (are oldest is adopted) and four of them have K names. Our three year old is Knox:) Awesome name

Jenny said...

Hi Kelli! Thanks for stopping by! You're little guys are TOO cute! I love seeing the lives of other moms of boys! They sure keep us busy :-)!!

Lindy said...

Stopping by from Kellys Korner! Your boys are so adorable! I also came from a family of all girls...there's four of us! I now have two boys who are 20 months apart (2 and 9 months) and I don't know what I would do without them! Boys are so fun!!! I loved reading your blog!