Wednesday, October 9, 2013

[Girl Moms] On Wednesdays We Wear Pink... with Batman


I am so excited to be a part of Erinn's On Wednesdays We Wear Pink series. I am Brenda from From Me, With Love. I am a graphic designer and a mommy to three little ones. As far as I can remember, I have always wanted to be a mother. I believe there is something said about that in my middle school yearbook!

When I first found out I was pregnant with my first baby- I envisioned life with bows, dresses and crafts. After what felt like years, we were finally at the ultrasound appointment. We were told we were having a boy! I felt a tiny pang of sadness for about a second but was overcome with joy because I finally knew who I was planning and preparing for. My son, Ashton, is a very active and energetic boy. I couldn't keep up with him!

With my second baby, everything felt so different. I wasn't as sick as I was with the first baby. I for sure thought, "Here is my girl!" As we waited patiently for the technician to tell us the gender, I felt so guilty for having such a strong preference. There were lots of tears that day. Tears of guilt mostly because we were to have another boy. I didn't think I could be a good mom to another boy. Boys were so active and I just didn't know how to play with a boy. My Oliver is such a sweet boy- very stubborn and persistent- but is so loving and playful/a tease. He has all the qualities for being a good brother. So, that is two. Who will the third be?


I finally got my little girl!  But what did that mean? My heart was already exploding with love for my children. We had lots of fun playing with dinosaurs and superheroes. We did some crafts and tons of coloring. Their laundry baskets were filled with blues, greens, soccer and basketball shorts. What exactly would change?

My little girl's nursery is blue; so is my boys' room. She wears hand-me downs from her brother (we are in Grad School!) and so does Oliver. She is as feisty as can be and knows how to protect herself. Heck, she even beats up her brothers! She has a baby that she loves but is constantly stolen by her big brother. She loves Batman and Ashton loves Batman. She fights a vigorous fight as I attempt to put her dresses on for church. She rips her bows off her hair as if fighting off a swarm of bees- me; while Oliver loves to wear bows! Haha! The idea of having a little girl has been much different from the reality of having one. Perhaps it is her age? Or the fact that she has two older brothers and follows in their footsteps. Whatever it is, when I held my baby girl in my arms, I fell in love. Just like I fell in love with my boys.

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The only difference is that with the boys, they will leave and I will be replaced by their wives. But with my baby girl, she will always be just that-my baby girl. Even with her Batman playing and feisty ways there is something about a little girl that goes beyond just excitement for cute accessories. It is the bond of a mother and daughter- a bond that can't be defined by words. It is the bond that I share with my own mother, my best friend and confidant besides my husband. While a bit different, it is the same amount of love I have for my boys and their rambunctious ways. My daughter is just like her brothers, granted a lot more dramatic but just as energetic, active and daring. While my life now has a little pink in it, the craziness and long fun days are still prevalent. I wouldn't change any of it for the world. 

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adelle

5 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing Brenda!! I love that she'll be surrounded by Batman and all things "boy". Having an older brother, I definitely knew just as much about Ninja Turtles and He-Man as I did my Barbies and Troll dolls ;)

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  2. I LOVE THIS! She's so cute (and filled with personality!). And the part about the bond between a mother and daughter... I died. I think my younger brother growing up did wonders for me as a "girl". Bows, barbies, and teenage mutant ninja turtles!

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  3. Aw. I'm glad she got her girl and it's going to be nice for the baby girl to have two older brothers to look out for her. I have two brothers myself. ;)

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  4. What a great story! I love how your little girl seems to take the best of both worlds and makes it hers! I only have a girl but when you describe that mother-daughter bond - I know exactly what you mean. It's such a precious thing. Love Love this series!!

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  5. oh my goodness!! you have beautiful babies! :)

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