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April 10, 2017


It has been a few weeks now since we found out our second bébé on the way is another boy. After telling many shocked family members and friends who all thought I was having a girl (including myself!), we are thrilled to finally announce the happy news publicly. We're having a boy!

When I was pregnant with Oslo we waited to find out if he was a boy or a girl until the birth. For us it was such an exciting surprise and a lot easier than I thought it would be. Once we had made the decision not to find out, we never really talked about ever wanting to know. 

This time was different for me though, I really wanted to find out for a few reasons. I thought it would help me connect even more this pregnancy knowing a bit more about this precious little life growing inside of me. I knew it would be much easier in planning what we needed to buy or sell and for decorating the nursery. I also wanted to be able to have Oslo know beforehand if he was going to be a big brother to a baby girl or boy. At 18 months he can't fully grasp it yet, but I like to think he always knows more than he lets on, so I'm happy to tell him either way. Finally, James and I had a really hard time choosing a boy name for my first pregnancy and we spent months and months going back and forth on names. So I wanted to make it less stressful this time in knowing we only had to choose one name for the baby. Well two I guess if you count the middle name, which we are stuck on this time as well!

But the problem was James was very uncertain if he wanted to find out or not. He liked the surprise of waiting till the birth and wanted to do that again. After a few conversations and even a suggestion from James that I should find out and he shouldn't, which I promptly turned down, we decided it would be fun to both find out together.

As soon as we told our OB we wanted to find out the gender, he put the ultrasound wand to my belly and there was no denying what we were expecting. There he was in all his glory!

I must say I had an extremely strong intuition that this baby was a girl. I am sure it was a bit of me really wanting a daughter, but also because this pregnancy has been so different than my first. I really thought there was no way it was a boy. So when my doctor announced it was in fact a boy I was a bit shocked and for a few seconds disappointed. Ah I hate admitting that, but it is the truth! I had the feeling I needed to mourn that I wasn't having a daughter to then fully accept I would be raising just boys.

Now that I have taken the time to reflect on it, I am so beyond thrilled to be having two gorgeous little boys in my life. How lucky am I!?

With my two sons only being 21 months apart I can already imagine how close they will be. I love to think of them being the best of friends and discovering so many fun things together. Oslo is the most sweet-natured and loving little boy, especially to babies, and it brings me to happy tears just thinking of how he will be with his baby brother. It is only a short three months before those incredible moments are going to happen and without anticipating too much, I really can't wait.

Here's to raising boys!

''Raising Boys'' shirt from Ren&Gem.

Thank you to my brilliant sister for capturing these photos. You can see more of her work at Wild Eyed Photography or on her Instagram.

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  1. Congratulations! I thought I was having a girl, too. I think it was more because my husband's grandparents claimed they only produce boys & my husband so wanted one. The second the doctor said boy though, we were so happy. My husband had forgotten by the time we left the office that he'd ever wanted a girl. :) I still want a girl one day, but after having our boy, I know I'd be just as happy having all boys to love on.

  2. The photos in this post are so gorgeous Jules! I'm so happy for you - so so so happy for you! Oslo will have a best friend for life. And don't feel bad for being truthful. When I was pregnant with Oscar I needed to find out his gender because I so wanted a girl and I wanted to prepare myself if he wasn't a girl - which of course he wasn't. It's totally normal to feel inclined one way or another xx much love mama - so excited for you xx