Monday, September 24, 2012

Girl vs. boy

When I became pregnant many people would ask me, “Do you want a girl or boy?”
And to be honest I never had a preference. With God’s grace and blessings I have one of each. But I did secretly hope that if I had a girl she would be a girly girl… my wish came true!
My daughter is a typical first born and very much like me in many ways. She loves art & crafts. She’s very responsible, organized and likes to keep things neat and clean. H is quiet but once she feels comfortable with you she is a little chatterbox. She’s cautious and studies her surroundings. She remembers everything so if you promise her something you better keep that promise. She also has an eye for fashion, my little fashionista!

As for my son, he is different from his sister. He’s definitely more active but still cautious. He’s more personable and less shy. He’s got that little twinkle in his eye and a face full of expressions. N’s clever, sharp and a very fast learner. Watch out because he knows how to press those buttons that melt your heart. He’s a pro for diverting attention to something else especially when he knows he is in trouble. I always joke that he will be a great lawyer. He started being imaginative and creative at a younger age than H. He was playing with a back scratcher one day and said to me “Mommy I’m digging… mommy I’m fishing… mommy I’m playing hockey, SCORE!!!!” Isn't it amazing how a non-toy item can keep a child entertained longer than a toy itself?

Many experienced parents have told me that girls are easier in the beginning but harder as they get older. While boys are harder in the beginning and easier as they are older. Is this true? We shall see. I love how H&N are similar and yet so different. Even at a very young age I could tell what their personalities would be like.  I love how H is so sweet and always willing to help mommy. And I love N's spark and how he can always make me smile. Being a mother has truly taught me the meaning of unconditional love. I know I'm biased but my kids are the best!!
What do you love most about your kid(s)? Any tips on raising a girl and/or boy? 
It's always great to get feedback from you. Thanks!


  1. Yay for "one of each" so they say. I can't wait to read if Zi posts about what's it's like to have 2 boys and 2 girls! Anywho, I love having that special mom-son bond with J. I also love learning about cars, trucks, trains, and such from him. I'm sure as he gets older, I'll be learning about mud, football, and insects (ew!). I guess I'd love another boy because they are lots of energy and fun, but it'd also be fun to have a "shopping buddy" in a girl. Great photo of you and the kids! So H picks our her own outfits at the store?

    1. Thanks Lisa! Bonding time is great :)
      H likes to comment if things are cute or catches her eye when we shop. I sometimes ask her if she likes the shirt I want to get for her or let her chose between the two, hehe. She's my lil shopping buddy ; )

  2. Baby C has been a super easy baby for the most part. She always goes with the flow. Goes to bed easy and rarely has melt downs. My husband and I joke that our next one is going to give us hell. I love that Baby C is a happy little girl and always trying to make me laugh. I don't have tips for raising a boys vs. girls, since I just have one. And besides, I don't think it matters by gender. All kids are different, in my opinion. You have a beautiful family!

    1. Baby C sounds alot like how H was when she was a baby. :) I agree each child has his or her own personality, that's the beauty of it :)
      Thanks so much Mommy Mandi!

  3. I'm amazed by every milestone the kids make. Wow! They can walk! They can talk! They can read! They can write a story! It's so exciting to watch them grow. I'm blown away.

    Best advice? Be patient! Calm down, take a step back, and enjoy them.

    1. I agree they never cease to amaze me. :)
      Thanks Asianmommy, I will enjoy every second with them. They will be all grown up before I know it.