It's a Boy! Photo by Laura Black, Laura Black Photography

Yes, you read the headline right. It’s a BOY.

We’re bringing home a baby boy this winter — into a space-constrained rowhouse already overflowing with pink and purple tutus.

Pat is over the moon. The Bug? Well, her first response was “NO. NO. NO NO NO NO NO.” We had feared that response. She’s been telling everyone for months that she was having a baby sister and naming her Sake. Yes, as in the  Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice. No, we have no idea where she heard of it.

Luckily, we quickly redirected her to how (cool) it was going to be to be the big sister that teaches her new little brother how to ride a scooter and to swing on the monkey bars. All of a sudden, all was right with the world.

Fast forward to the next morning. The Bug runs into preschool and announces “IT’S A GIRL.” Ok, so maybe something got lost in translation…

Let the hunt for cute boy things begin. I see Pinterest in my future…


Photo Credit: Laura Black, Laura Black Photography