Erin (sometime) -
Congrats on your baby girl!!!!!!!! I am so jealous you got to find out at 18 weeks!! My OB is making us wait till 20 weeks - aargh!! I love the name you have picked out, too. It's beautiful. Katherine is one of my girl name choices, with Katie as the nickname also.
Thank you, thank you, Sarah-Jean!! That's a great shot of your DS!! I am certain it's a boy now after looking through ALL the various ultrasound pictures on the internet. I have a question for you - what is your favorite part about being a mother of boys? I just know I'm in for such an exciting, busy time!!
Hmmm... There are so many great things about having little boys, I can't even think where to belong.
Maybe it's the fact that whilst they're young at least, they adore Mummy and your son will treat you and love you as though his entire world revolves around you. Maybe it's the compliments, and the fact that no matter how bad you feel your son will always be there to tell you how beautiful you are and give you a hug and kiss when you feel bad. Maybe it's the fact that no matter how careful you are, or where you are, the minute you put ANYTHING clean on them, they're covered in mud! There are so many great things about having boys it's so hard to pinpoint which is the best bit...
Boys are very affectionate and loving, girls I've heard are far more independant from their mothers then boys... That's the one thing that worries me about having a girl this time around, my boys are very close to me, they let me know how much they need me and appreciate me... In their little world at the moment I am the queen and almost nobody else comes close to me - not even their Daddy. I'm worried I'll feel rejected if it's different with girls because I'm so used to be the queen of my house now!!!
One things for sure - with a son and a husband you are going to be one very, VERY spoilt lady!!!!
Enjoy every minute of it! My Nan-In-Law before she died always used to tell me that God truely loved you if he sent you boys!
Sarah-Jean, your post made me cry. And it's not just hormones! I just cannot wait to meet my little guy, and now I can't wait even more (that made sense in my head)!! I know your little girl will LOVE you too! I am sure your bond with her will be different from your boys, yet very special in its own way! I come from a loooong line of girls, and I think girls and their moms get to be best friends as the girl gets older. You're going to have so much fun!