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Saturday, May 14, 2011

our hunch was right

We're having another...


What an awesome privilege to raise boys in a world that needs a few more good men! And... I'll still be able to sign our family letters "love Adriel & the boys" which I've grown quite fond of. Bonus.

We're so excited to think about the bond of brothers and how much fun they will have together. No doubt they will keep me busy (and in the kitchen!), but I am genuinely glad to be welcoming another little dude into the family and let his tiny heart invade mine own. Levi has made me fall in love with little boys in a way that I never thought possible. And of course Ryan is thrilled to have another member of the soccer team. Or basketball team. Or football team. Whatever. (Joke, people! They can join the ballet for all we care.)

Now it's onto the challenge of thinking of boy names, which we find much harder than girls names!

Baby is 19 weeks along and we look forward to my doctors appointment next week to hear all of the results of the scan. Can't believe this pregnancy is nearly half finished already! Yikes. It is flying by.

We love our baby boy Booker and thank God for his precious life.

Dear friends, that's all from me today. Just wanted to share our wonderful news! Do you have any advice for being a mom to boys?? And in celebration of one year of the Memos (and boys all around!) make sure to check out my pregnancy and baby-related giveaways below.

love, adriel & the boys xx




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33 Comments:

At May 12, 2011 at 2:49 PM , Blogger Greta: From Transparencies of Motherhood said...

Congrats Adriel! I'm so excited for you. I would be lying if lying if I said I didn't struggle initially with the thought of having our 2nd boy since I so badly wanted a girl. However, now 2 1/2 years in to it I LOVE having 2 boys so close in age. Love it. They play so well together, and are already great friends. Yes, they have their moments, but it's so much fun watching them grow together. And you're so right...it's such a privilege to raise the next generation of men.

 
At May 12, 2011 at 2:51 PM , Blogger Getrealmommy said...

Congrats! I am expecting baby boy #3, so I know all about the boys. Had to give up my dreams of frilly dresses and tea parties, but now I'll have the three musketeers!

 
At May 12, 2011 at 3:48 PM , Blogger Cari said...

Congratulations! I think the bond and friendship between two brothers is nothing less than magical.

 
At May 12, 2011 at 5:08 PM , Blogger Ana said...

Congratulations! I am biased towards little boys :) They are a blast! You guys are going to love it, and your little bub...he is going to make the *best* big bro!!

 
At May 12, 2011 at 5:47 PM , Anonymous Gemma said...

Congratulations! Such lovely news :)

 
At May 12, 2011 at 9:11 PM , Blogger alison said...

i often times am so sad that chan doesn't have a brother. don't get me wrong....i LOVE that ava turned out to be a girl and hannah has a little sister, but i think boys NEED a brother! your two little men will be such blessings to this world :)

 
At May 12, 2011 at 9:58 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My children are two years apart in age (now 4 & 2) I had the boy first and the girl second and let me tell you, they fight like cats and dogs! They have nothing in common and she's VERY high maintenance, has been since birth.

Two boys will be PERFECT.

Jennifer
www.dishesinthedryer.blogspot.com

 
At May 12, 2011 at 9:59 PM , Blogger Casey Martinez said...

Hooray!!! Congrats and Yippeeee for baby boy #2!! I really do think it is wonderful to have a second the same gender as the first because they will be buds for life!! So happy for you guys;0

 
At May 12, 2011 at 10:03 PM , Anonymous Laura said...

Congrats a thousand times over! Little boys are lots of fun, and now Levi will have a built-in playmate for life. And you're right, being able to sign cards, "Adriel and the boys" is a bonus - that's so cute!

 
At May 12, 2011 at 10:13 PM , Blogger amanda said...

Congrats! You are right, a few more good men would not go amiss in our world. You are helping make it wonderful :)

 
At May 13, 2011 at 1:35 AM , Blogger Hillary said...

how fun! brothers so close in age will be awesome for you and them. Congrats!

 
At May 13, 2011 at 1:53 AM , Blogger flyrish said...

Yay! You and your hubs obviously make beautiful boys, so you'll be surrounded by gorgeous guys all around now! And being close in age, I'm sure Levi and his baby bro will be great friends. Congratulations!

 
At May 13, 2011 at 5:10 AM , Blogger Jennie said...

Congratulations! Little boys are precious, and it will be so special to watch the bond of brothers!

 
At May 13, 2011 at 5:12 AM , Blogger JIll said...

Congrats. Boys are fun and watching two boy grow up and have a bother bond is the best. I always wanted a girl and a boy but I got two boys and I would not change it for the world. Get ready for dirty everything, trucks everywhere and good sloppy kisses with dirt and sand mixed it. Get ready for messes and sticks and all the fun of boys. Yeah boys!

 
At May 13, 2011 at 5:51 AM , Blogger Laura said...

Congratulations! Such lovely news! Choosing a baby name is so hard isn't it?! I always liked Luca for a boy if Miss C was going to be a boy.

 
At May 14, 2011 at 7:17 AM , Blogger Laura said...

Yay for more litle boys! One of my friends told me that it is such an honor to raise boys because the world is in such need of strong, Christian men....I loved that! Not that I wouldn't love a girl just as much....but it still made me happy that God would entust me with such a task! Can not WAIT to hear your name!!

 
At May 14, 2011 at 8:17 AM , Blogger Adriel (The Mommyhood Memos) said...

Just testing to see if I can get comments again... fingers crossed.

Now the question is, where are the 15 other comments that were already on this post before it reappeared? :(

 
At May 14, 2011 at 8:18 AM , Blogger Angel said...

I am very excited to hear the name you guys pick, after your hubby has his lion king moment, of course. I feel so much the same about my little chic, I thought I wanted a boy my whole pregnancy (was convinced I was having one). I am not very knowledgeable in the ways of being "girly", it scares me, lol. Surprise, surprise, I have the most beautiful little girl, and she is exactly what my heart was yearning for! It is amazing how uplifting and healing and just truly remarkable having/raising a child/children is. I am so very happy for you and your hubby, and wish you both all of the good life has to give!!

Angel
Chasing Serenity

 
At May 14, 2011 at 12:44 PM , Anonymous Nirvana Mamma said...

Congrats on your second boy! I know I told you this on Twitter, but having two boys really does rock! So much energy and so much fun, and I never knew how cuddly and sweet little boys could be until I had two of my own. I'm pretty smitten with mine. Sending you lots of positive energy.

 
At May 14, 2011 at 10:30 PM , Anonymous Joey said...

Our oldest child is a girl, but the next 2 are boys, who are now 7 and 4. One thing I appreciate about my wife is how she makes room for them to be boys. When they are young, we do need to have a high level of discipline so they can learn the importance of considering and respecting others. But our sons need me to let them be rough and wild at appropriate times. They need me to wrestle with them, to make messes (and to clean them up), to go on adventures, to swing them really high.

While my wife is a good balance of helping me remember to be safe and sane, she is careful to not step in and "protect" them when we are doing crazy boy things. Don't be afraid of them getting hurt!

When they get older, get this book: http://differentway4kids.blogspot.com/2011/03/recommended-mini-weapons-of-mass.html

Have fun!

 
At May 15, 2011 at 12:09 AM , Anonymous tracy@sellabitmum said...

Congrats to you! I love same sex siblings and the bond that will form. Hooray for another sweet boy. It's so strange - I have 3 girls and my brother has 3 boys and neither of us would want it any other way.

 
At May 15, 2011 at 12:48 AM , Blogger Audra said...

Congrats! Having two boys close in age is SO much fun! My little guys are just 19 months apart. The are still quite young but have a lot of fun entertaining each other... and they are already eating us out of house and home!

Blessings!
Audra
rediscoveringdomesticity.com

 
At May 15, 2011 at 5:29 AM , Blogger Melissa (Confessions of a Dr. Mom) said...

Congratulations Adriel! Boys are a true blessing. You will be surrounded by love and lots of tackle hugs! XO

 
At May 15, 2011 at 11:24 AM , Blogger Nessa said...

So glad I can tell you congratulations now!!

 
At May 15, 2011 at 2:59 PM , Blogger kate maggie said...

Love you Adriel! I actually deleted my facebook aswell so we will have to kick it old school with some hotmail action. Will email you soon. So excited another boy is entering the Booker family. I dont know if my knees could get any weaker..you make the cutest babies on the planet! x

 
At May 15, 2011 at 3:09 PM , Blogger Amy Sullivan said...

You are adorable, and so creative and I love this shot. Congrats, congrats, congrats, but I must agree that boy names ARE harder than girl names. . .why is that??

 
At May 15, 2011 at 9:13 PM , Blogger Eleanor Alexander said...

Congratulations on having a another boy!! How exciting! xx

 
At May 16, 2011 at 12:37 PM , Blogger Cameron said...

Congratulations!!! I hope I have a boy one day!! I love Levi's name, so I can't wait to see what boy name you pick this time!

 
At May 16, 2011 at 3:30 PM , Blogger Tiffany Larson said...

I think I already said, Congrats, but I can't remember! Total mom brain today. Anyway, congratulations! Watching siblings together is amazing. For some reason, my husband (who is picky about almost nothing) was REALLY picky about names for our daughter but we agreed on the name for our son very easily. Go figure.

 
At May 16, 2011 at 11:27 PM , Blogger Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Couldn't agree with you more! :) CONGRATULATIONS!

 
At May 17, 2011 at 3:15 AM , Blogger Chelsea said...

Congratulations!!!!

 
At May 17, 2011 at 8:11 AM , Blogger Liz said...

Congrats Adriel! It's been so long since i've visited your awesome blog. I'm busy with my two year old twins boys who are wonderfully awesome. so great to hear that your pregnant and expecting another boy. You will do great. I find that having two keeps me on my toes and I have to make more of an effort to be organized at home. Some days I'm not so together with it all but that's ok. blessing to you and your family!

 
At May 17, 2011 at 4:57 PM , Blogger Becky said...

Congratulations! I love this: "What an awesome privilege to raise boys in a world that needs a few more good men!" What a great perspective!

 

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