Friday, April 6, 2012

Being a Mom of all Girls

I'm linking up with Kelly's Korner again today for a post about being the mom of all girls.

I always wanted 3 kids.  Preferably 2 girls and a boy.  I thought it would be fun to have 2 girls close in age so they could be best friends and then have a boy in there, too, either first or last.  Just like the Conners from the show "Roseanne".
Then I reached my mid-30s still single with endo/fertility issues and knew that dream was shot (although, turns out, it really wasn't).  I decided I'd be ecstatic to just have one of anything.

Then I finally got married and after several fertility treatments including IVF, got pregnant with twins.  I was hoping for at least one girl.  I thought a girl would be more fun to dress and I wanted to be able to buy Barbies and Polly Pockets and princess stuff.  Boy/girl twins would have been really cool, but the nice thing about them being the same gender was that it made decorating the nursery easier.

I would have loved to have a third, and maybe I would have been able to realize my dream of 2 girls and a boy, or, just as great, had another girl with plenty of hand-me-downs, but we just really can't afford another, especially since we'd have to do a frozen embryo transfer (FET) and there's a good chance it wouldn't even work.  So, I am forever the mom of 2 girls.  And it's awesome.


Tracy said...

aww i think it's great though, i grew up with only two sisters! i am actually hoping my next is a girl, too. i love the pic you put up of roseanne, too cute!

PalouseMom said...

Thanks for stopping by. Your girls are cute! My second (Megan) had a twin that we lost at 16 weeks. I love seeing twin girls, always makes me think of her sister.

Jessica Anne said...

Hi! Stopping by from Kelly's Corner! I am also the proud mom of twin girls (6 months) through IVF. My husband also wants at least one boy so we are going for a FET this July. I look forward to reading more about your twins! Feel free to stop by my blog! =)