20 November 2008


A month ago our doctor tried so hard to identify the sex of our baby and although he made an educated guess it wasn’t clear. Needless to say we were excited to hear what it would be. The answer was clear when Nevada went to see the doctor last Monday....It’s a BOY!

I thought I would be more excited because I’m a man and men are supposed to want boys. Don’t get me wrong, I wanted a boy but after living two years with a great little girl it’s hard to say that there’s a preference. I could’ve had another little Gemma and it would have been just as precious. I think it’s just nice to have a balance and get to experiences the joys and pains of both genders growing up. I am looking forward to doing some of the cliche male bonding things: playing football, going fishing, smoking cigars, going to a Rider game etc. But more and more I’m understanding how those things can just as easily be done with girls, girls who are interested in those things of course, but that there aren’t many things these days that we regard as exclusive to specific gender. I don’t want to be a parent that boxes my child in to something they’re supposed to do or not supposed to do based on their gender. I just want us to enjoy quality time together and what we do is not what’s important. All that being said...I hope my little boy is a baller like no other. I can’t wait to coach him and watch him star in some big games. And we’ll see if God has us in Saskatoon when high school rolls around cuz I’ll always want my kid to play for Holy Cross.....green white dynamite!


Anonymous said...

I am so proud of you that you have learned that gender doesn't predetermine what activities that child can or cannot do.
See having a Cabbage Patch Doll and tea set did not harm you.

Carissa and Justin Seitz said...

Congratulations Chester!!!
One of each is awesome. Either way is such a blessing. Prayers for a healthy pregnancy and baby for you guys!