25 January 2011

Thoughts on becoming a MOB

***MOB=mother of boys. I just learned this acronym, and quite like it.

Most of you probably already read the news on Facebook, that come June, the Fullers will officially be that family, you know the one that when out in public all together, strangers feel the need to comment, "wow--four boys? are you going to try for one more, just to see if you can get a girl?" No. The answer to that is no. We are done, we will be a family of all boys, I will be a MOB and lead the mob of boys and I will enjoy it.

Just so you know, there is only a 1/16 chance of having your children be all the same sex, born four in a row like this. That figures out to be about 6ish percent. We seem to be on a lucky streak of beating the odds--we're heading to Vegas.

No, but honestly, I am feeling lucky and actually thrilled. I did have that moment, a similar disappointed moment to this one, and I took some time to mourn the buying of dolls, baby strollers, the sewing of cute dresses and meeting of a son-in-law. But the moment was less disappointing than I expected it to be. And the joy and excitement I've felt since that moment passed is actually quite amazing to me. This is a special baby boy--the child that completes our family, the child that almost wasn't, the child that helped effect amazing, big changes in our life so we could welcome him with peace of mind.

I am more thrilled than ever to know that being past the awful sickie , now I can just experience those fun milestones--the kicks that make your stomach look like aliens have invaded, thinking of a name (well, actually only medium fun), and those last weeks when you just can't wait to see the little babe in person and hold him in your arms.

Halfway there!


Jen I said...

Ha. Love the statistic. I feel even more special now! Yeah, I always said if I didn't get a girl by #5 I'd stop. This one better be a good kid or it may just do me in before I ever make it to #5.

Emily said...

Well, I for one, am jealous. I always wanted all boys...boys boys boys!

Of course I live my girl to pieces and wouldn't mind having more, but boys are just awesome. I'm excited for you!!

Shannan said...

Well if it makes you feel any better, I, too, had four boys in a row. How do you ask? We had a baby boy inbetween my oldest boys - his name was Brock and he would have been our second living child. I had him at 26 weeks pg and he was a stillborn (he had a fatal birth defect so don't worry!!). Anyway, Lane is technically our fifth child. So you really could GO for that fifth child :) LOL.
I like MOB because they are direct, to the point, tolerate minimal drama, and usually are pretty fun, witty, and good sports. I truly don't have any friends who are mothers of all girls! I can't take the drama :O)

jefferies said...

Viva Las Vegas!
Love your cute boys Kristine! You are a great MOB! It's strange that I know so many MsOBs! The world must need a lot of boys right now.