BC #6 – originally posted 12/16/03

I’ve been horribly delinquent in keeping an updated account of this pregnancy. Time seems to be whizzing by. Next week TJ begins her fifth month. Before we know it, and undoubtedly before we’ll be ready, the young Fuller will be here.

All of our immediate family members, except for one of TJ’s brothers, now knows about the baby. Amazingly, everyone has been supportive and even excited for us. Several of our family and friends keep up with the weekly progress through the fetal pictures and drawings I send out. Now that the baby looks like a human, interest has gone up.

This Friday is a very special day for us Mommies. It will be the first time that we’ll be able to see the baby. We’re hoping to find out whether it’s a boy or a girl. We are not going to gender stereotype the nursery, but TJ really feels the need to know.

She doesn’t care what the baby is, but I’m sort of hoping that it’s a girl. Not that I wouldn’t be completely thrilled with a boy, I would. But I know about girls, I know what we go through and the unique issues that we have.

I’ve already heard from those who are concerned that two women will not be able to properly raise a boy to be a man. I don’t think that this is a valid concern. Baby Boy Fuller would have numerous strong, honest, and manly role models. I can’t imagine our child not spending time with the Grandpas, uncles (biological as well as chosen,) and cousins. Our family is pretty close and we all try to help each other out. I have every confidence that we, along with the help of the Fuller/Collins Clan, will raise a very strong and stable woman or man.

Comment if you want. You know, no pressure.

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