A brief glimpse into the daily happenings of a 6-year-old, his new baby brother and his family.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Second Child Syndrome (Already)

I can't believe I haven't posted any information about our sonogram last Friday until now. This poor second child... already missing out....

On Friday, Don, Ben, and I found out that a baby BOY will be joining our family sometime in late-May or early-June. And sunshine, and rainbows, and puppy dog tails...right? Well, kinda.

Since we told Ben about my pregnancy, he's been convinced he was having a "sister" (even though we called the baby "Bob"). When the ultrasound technician said, "What would you think about having a brother?" Ben said, "Nope. I'm having a sister." She smiled and told him that, actually, it was a brother. Ben asked her to check again. Still a brother. Hmmmm. Ben boycotted any further participation in the ultrasound. No amount of "Ben, look! There is your brother's face!" or "Awwww, look...he's waving at you." was going to convince Ben that he hadn't been completely screwed in the sibling department.

As we were leaving the visit, I heard him mumble, "Great. A brother will touch ALL my stuff." Ah, the truth comes out. It wasn't about some fantasy where he'd have an adorable little sister to nurture and protect. It was about preserving the sanctity of Transformers and Power Rangers. "Stuff touching" coupled with the sharp sting of being WRONG for a couple of months about his sibling had him in a funk.

Luckily, he has come around. A brother is going to be just fine. Not what he ordered, but he'll make do. The next hurdle will be finding a way to tell him that "Bob" won't really be named Bob. But, for now, we're going to enjoy knowing that we're a 2 boy family.

1 comment:

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Congrats! That's awesomeness!!!