Sunday, January 24, 2010

girls, girls, girls

Girls, all I really want is girls.
And the morning it's girls
Cause in the evening it's girls

(who can name that artist?)

That was a fun song we loved to belt out in high school.  I'm not sure why, but we did.  (No, that wasn't an artist I listened to regularly.  It was mostly just that one song.)

Little did I know how it would resemble my life.  When I imagined having children, I guess because I come from a family with 3 girls and 1 boy, I just assumed I'd have children of both genders also.  But apparently, Bean is good at making girls (it is his call, you know).  We like to say we have just one recipe, with a few variations.

It seems like the majority of my friends with two or more children, have all the same gender.  Whether it's two, three or four, its all girls or boys.  I don't think any of them continued having children to get that boy or that girl, that's just the family size they chose (or God chose for them).  People often joke with us (especially Bean) about trying for a boy.  But we are so happy with our three daughters and neither of us could imagine it differently.

Having multiple children of the same gender is pretty convienent.  Lots of hand me downs and getting multiple uses out of the same items.  It does mean lots of bins in my garage to save for the next girl--and it seems no matter how many times I organize them, they still are all jumbled.  Although I would have been just as thrilled to have a son (I still wish I could have used our boy name), I was somewhat relieved that our third child was another girl, seeing that we had just moved and her arrival was supposed to be 10 days later.

It's been fun that one of my longtime friends also has three girls!  Her girls are each about a year older than mine.  It's been especially nice this last year as I've navigated having children just 21 months apart as her last two were 24 months apart.  We also share clothes and baby items.  We live about 45min from each other, so when we do get to meet up, we always have things to exchange.  Bean gets annoyed because he always has to bring stuff in to them, and then re-load the van with new stuff!  But it's a huge blessing!  (She also made my new header and took two of the photos in it!)

We like to meet up at Sea World sometimes.  It's moments like these, we realize wow--together, we have a lot of kids, and a lot of girls!



It's a bit blurry, but mamas with their girls!  (The security guard who took our photo did a great job of getting the killer whale in the shot!)




I know our poor husbands!  Especially in about 10 years when all the girls will be in pre-puberty or puberty!

All I know is, I love my girls!!

5 comments:

  1. Can't stand the Beastie Boys but that song is catchy.
    Love the new header and the pictures are beautiful! Hard to believe you two have 3 girls each, just glancing at that picture it seems like more. There is nothing like a sister relationship, your girls are so lucky to have each other.

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  2. Oh my gosh, those pictures are AWESOME!!! Love the one of the girls in pairs, and then the one with the killer whale in the background!!! I so wish I lived closer to you guys and could crash your parties here and there :) Looks like fun :)

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  3. HA! I was JUST working on a post with our SeaWorld pictures! It's like we share a brain sometimes :D
    I'm blessed that God has called us to be mothers of 3 girls together. The journey is so much easier with you by my side....

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  4. That picture of all of you is great!! I love getting my girl fix threw all of your girls!!

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  5. Love it! 3 girls for 3 boys... perhaps one day :)

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