When my family and household learned I was pregnant, majority wished that I was with a girl: Randy wanted a girl because he wasn’t close to his Papa, but his sisters were (he thought a baby boy won’t be close to him). Mom, Mom’s sisters, and our helper Alona wanted a girl so we could have a “living doll”. As for me, what I really wanted was to have fraternal twins—mala-Muhlach twins (I prefer them over the Legaspi twins). I was kinda optimistic because Randy’s older sister’s firstborns were twins. So I was actually heartbroken when I learned only one fetus was in my womb. I told myself, “Sana boy na lang ito, then ‘yung next baby ay girl para may kuya si baby girl.”
And then the tides turned when I started suffering from hyperemesis gravidarium and the other discomforts of pregnancy. I swore off another child. I told myself one was enough. No child could be worth all the vomiting, nausea, salivating, backaches, etc. It was validated further I realized that the hyperemesis gravidarium was peanuts compared to actually taking care of a child: the sleepless nights and painful nipples drove me crazy! I started conditioning Randy to accept that Raviv may be our first and last child.
And then these things happen.
‘Di ba?!?!? Puso ng kaninong kikay na nanay ang hindi madudurog ‘pag nakakita ng mga ganyan?!?
And take note, SM Dept. Store pa lang ‘yan. Those dresses cost just as much as one pair of shorts or polo for toddler boys. And I’m talking of blah shorts and polos pa ha! Samantalang ‘yang mga ‘yan….haaaaaay. That’s why every time we shop, naba-bad trip sa akin ang salesladies. Para kasi talaga akong nama-magnet sa girls’ department. Hindi pwedeng hindi ako pumunta. Tapos ie-entertain ako ng salesladies. And then Randy would come up to me and remind me we were shopping for our SON’s things. Toink. Back to reality.
In fairness to me, I’ve been making ways to make my son fasyown naman ‘di ba? In fact, his teachers at his toddler school often compliment his clothes.
Raviv’s height and built make him easy to dress up. Pero naman, kelangan talagang pag-isipan ‘yung mga ganung outfit ni Raviv para standout s’ya. Whereas ang girls, the possibilities are endless! Sometimes, all it takes are the right head accessories:
Blair Waldorf must have worn these as a kid.
I love this headband with different rosette accents! Very dainty and the size is not OA.
Images lifted from M+K=A Online Shop
I. LOOOOOOOVE THIS!!!
Simple pero BOOM ang dating!
Don’t get me wrong ha? I love my son so much and little boys give their parents a different kind of joy. They’re spirited and fun. And yes, nakakatawa rin ‘yung pagkalikot nila. Nakakainis pero nakakatawa talaga. And their lambing is different. Mas nakaka-melt ng heart ‘pag naglambing ang mischievous little boys. But still, I’d want a baby girl with whom to browse fashion magazines or bake with at home when Randy and Raviv are out fishing or biking.
So for the sake of a future “living doll”, I am willing to brave pregnancy again. Naka-sched na siya. She (please God make it a “she”!) will be conceived in…..in……between 2015-2016. Hehe. I know, antagal pa. So for the meantime, let’s make Raviv one of the best dressed toddler boys.
Tell me what you think!
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