I think my Grayson is the most amazing baby, and I love him so much it hurts. I also love that he really looks like a little boy, as many people have commented. Some babies you really can’t tell, but with Grayson, it’s obvious. I will admit though, before I was pregnant and before we found out Grayson was a boy, I really had hoped for a girl. However, the very reasons I wanted a girl are now the same reasons I now am so glad that my first baby is a boy.
|Definitely a boy|
Reason #1: The Stuff
I LOVE baby stuff. I worked at an embroidery boutique part time for years that sold the most adorable baby blankets, burp cloths, nursery accessories and clothes. I loved it all and loved staring at it all for hours while I worked. I also have painted baby and kid stuff since college. I love bright colors, over the top fabric and embellishments, soft blankets, and itty bitty socks and shoes. I had all my nursery furniture two years before I was even married, and have been collecting baby clothes and nursery decor for several years as well.
And yes, there is CUTE boy stuff out there, but it’s nothing compared to what’s available for girls. I had my if-we-have-a-girl crib bedding picked out since 2008, but took me until halfway through my pregnancy to find the perfect bedding for Grayson. It’s a cliche, but it’s true for me- if I had a girl, I’d be broke. Yesterday, I went to USA Baby because I had a coupon for Christmas clothes and accessories. I was searching for something for G to wear for our Christmas card picture. There was ONE outfit that would have worked for a boy and it was adorable, but way too big for Grayson (size 0-6 months- nice range, clothing company!) But the selection of to-die-for girl stuff just went on and on. Onesies with red and green tutus attached, striped tights, bows, hairbands, etc. etc…Then I saw THESE- aren’t they just the cutest thing you’ve ever seen? And yes, I bought them- for Grayson’s friend Sadie.
So my point is, if I had a girl, I would be broke, broke, broke. Either that or I would just have to avoid stores that sell baby clothes completely. And I’m kind of relieved I don’t have to deal with hairbows. I think hairbows and headbands are just precious on girls- the bigger the bow the better (Ryan will roll his eyes when he reads this). So if I had a girl, I would probably be obsessed with matching a bow or headband with every single outfit, which means I would have to BUY a bow in every color. Again, broke, broke, broke. And speaking of hairbows, have you noticed that this season on 19 Kids and Counting that Josie wears a different super-cute headband every episode? They must be gifts, because they sure don’t look “buy used, save the difference”!
|Yeah, there’s cute boy stuff too!|
|First birthday dress|