I would have been (and will be!) overjoyed with any healthy baby, boy or girl.
But when we found out we were having a girl, after initially feeling very excited (it all became so real), I also felt… something else… a twinge of guilt?
I feel so identified as a boy mom.
And I am constantly amazed every day by how special and awesome my mother-son relationship is. We are so sooo bonded. I can’t imagine anything else.
But children are not their genders, they are individuals.
So I’m getting excited to build a unique relationship with the little individual growing (and kicking and flipping and rolling) in my belly, whoever she chooses to be.
And to see Javi as a big brother.
And yes, to start shopping for little dresses and rompers, and hair turbans and tutus, and all the leopard.
NOTE: This post is not sponsored. All thoughts are unbiased and my own. All photos and content are property of Lauren Cosenza Beauty LLC.
Lauren Cosenza consults for top brands, websites, and magazines and serves as a trusted beauty/fashion/mom expert, a brand ambassador, an on-camera personality and spokesperson, a creative director, a published editorial contributor and writer, the creator and owner of DIVAlicious®, the creator and owner of BEAUTYfull®, a product junkie and an insatiable style seeker — with a former life at Cosmopolitan, Shape and Bustle/BDG brands. She currently runs Señor Lechuga Hot Sauce with her husband and baby boy as the Co-Founder + Head of Brand.
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