How I knew it was going to be him

Friday, June 24

Written April 27, 2011
Dear Baby,
I had a dream about you last night. And in my dream, you were a boy. Are you a boy? With a head of blonde hair and little pink, pouty baby lips that never quite close? In my dream, I’ve never been happier. Just being with you made my heart want to burst wide open and wrap itself around you. Which sounds a little crazy. But that’s the only way I can describe it.
Last week, we got to see you for the first time at the doctor’s office. Your heartbeat was so fast and your little legs and arms {or rather … stubs. Don’t worry. You’ll get bigger} loved to kick. I looked at you and couldn’t stop laughing. You were really in there. Inside me. And you were mine.
Except the funny thing is, sometimes it’s hard to remember that you’re real. I’ve been your momma for 10 weeks now, but my tummy is still pretty small … kind of looks like I just ate a lot. Which I have been. Apparently, you have a taste for a limited variety of foods. Like pickles and broccoli at least 5 times a day.
Anyway, as strange as this may sound, that dream made you real to me. And love you. More than I thought was ever possible. So there it is little baby. I’m officially yours. You already have my heart wrapped around your little centimeter long finger. Your dad loves that I think you’re a boy now. {I wanted a girl a little bit, before last night} But now I want you, the baby in my dream, more than anything.

Can't wait to meet you. And your blonde little head that I already love so much.


104 Response to How I knew it was going to be him

June 24, 2011 11:26 AM

ur so sweet - if i have kids - i plan to write them a letter every day in my womb - then when born i'll write them journals to read later on in life ..

*kiss kiss*
Erika~Tiptoe Butterfly~

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June 24, 2011 11:29 AM

Be still my heart. This is so, absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us.

June 24, 2011 11:30 AM

I have heard that once a girl knows she is pregnant she becomes a mother right then. I can totally tell from this post that you will be an awesome mother :)

June 24, 2011 11:32 AM

Lady you are so cute! I love this post.

June 24, 2011 11:34 AM

You will be the most amazing mother :)

<3 Belly B

June 24, 2011 11:35 AM

Truly Beautiful. It makes me so excited to have children :)

June 24, 2011 11:37 AM

Oh goodness. Making me tear up! Beautiful and yes, your heart does feel like it wants to wrap around your child! So much love!

June 24, 2011 11:37 AM

I love moments like this - I had a similar experience with my little girl, who just turned ONE. Congrats on your baby boy - he'll bring you more joy than you can even imagine!
P.S. this makes me want to have a number two!

June 24, 2011 11:37 AM

beautifully written x

June 24, 2011 11:38 AM

That was wonderful! You two are going to be fantastic parents and that little boy will truly be blessed to have you as his parents.

ps. i knew it was a boy ;)

June 24, 2011 11:38 AM

Lovely. You know, we were pretty convinced we were having a boy, and then I had a vivid dream I got an ultrasound and it was a girl. And when we did get that ultrasound, it was like dejavu. I love mother's intuition.

Chris Loves Julia

June 24, 2011 11:39 AM

Dear Sydney,
You have brought my brown eyes to tears. No, I'm not sad, instead my heart is filled to the brim with joy! I have yet to experience pregnancy and even marriage (so I'm not close to having babies) but I write letters to my future babies and my future hubs.

This baby boy is going to be so blessed to have parents like you and husband.

All the best. ONLY the best.
Che' from Lily Love

June 24, 2011 11:40 AM

wow you were right all along! this was so so beautiful. i feel far away from having kids but that just reminded me that when the time does come, it's going to be amazing. living vicariously through you till then!

June 24, 2011 11:49 AM

so happy for you guys. I have received lots of "answers" in my dreams as well. I think they can be powerful.

June 24, 2011 11:49 AM


June 24, 2011 11:52 AM

Lovely post :)

Watch out the baby may suprise you with a full head of brown hair hehe.. my husband and I are dark hair dark eyes, my whole pregnancy I associated with a dark haired child. We didn't know if we were having a girl or a boy but when she came out the biggest surprise was she is Blonde hair Blue eyes :)
Go figure :)

June 24, 2011 11:52 AM

sweetest thing ever.

June 24, 2011 11:52 AM

This is so beautiful!! You should show him this when he is a beautiful 16 year old boy!

June 24, 2011 11:53 AM

Such a lovely letter! I'm sure your baby boy will love to read it one day. :)

June 24, 2011 11:53 AM

Wow! You had a dream that it was a boy before you knew, how amazing!! You're gonna be such a fantastic loving mama.

June 24, 2011 11:54 AM

Sydney this made me tear up!! Just thinking about all the sweet moments you are your BOY are going to have!! Life is precious and God sure is great!

June 24, 2011 11:55 AM

That's such a sweet note :) What a lucky little boy he'll be.

June 24, 2011 12:01 PM

You made me tear up! You are going to make an excellent mommy!!

June 24, 2011 12:02 PM

This is a precious post. Again, congrats to you and your husband.


June 24, 2011 12:05 PM

This brought tears to my eyes... so very sweet, Sydney. :)

June 24, 2011 12:06 PM

this is adorable! it made me tear up a bit. this is so excited and i think a journal to your child is such a wonderful gift to give them in the future.

June 24, 2011 12:09 PM

oh my goodness this made me cry. i am so happy for you.

June 24, 2011 12:13 PM

aww this is so sweet! You's are going to be awesome parents!

June 24, 2011 12:13 PM

Wow, what an amazingly written treasure of a post. Your little one is going to cherish this when they're older.

June 24, 2011 12:14 PM

Awww! This is so precious! Congrats again to you both! :) Hope Baby Boy and Mama are doing wonderful!

June 24, 2011 12:14 PM

awww.... that's so sweet!! :)

June 24, 2011 12:15 PM

YAY I love your blog annnnd read it atleast once a day =] I'm soo excited that you're having a boy, I have two and they are my life... Once you have a baby your whole world changes, forever- it's amazing.

I took a prenatal yoga class when I was pregnant for Colin, look into it- you might like it it really helped me to connect to him... =] Hope you have an easy pregnancy

June 24, 2011 12:25 PM

You are only ten weeks and you already know the gender?

June 24, 2011 12:26 PM

Awww this is so sweet. I don't really foresee kids in my future but this is borderline tear-jerkingly sweet.

Fast Food & Fast Fashion

June 24, 2011 12:31 PM

what a gorgeous post, lady!! i love the idea of writing letters to your baby-to-be throughout the pregnancy.

your little man is very lucky to have such a special momma!

June 24, 2011 12:40 PM

You are going to be a marvelous mamma. That was so very sweet. It is very important for girls my age to read about and be told how wonderful motherhood is, and that when the time is right, we start our own families. Thank you for sharing and being a great example.

June 24, 2011 12:43 PM

Aaaah! What a sweet letter...made me smile. I am so excited for you!


June 24, 2011 12:43 PM

Sydney, you are going to be the most loving anc caring mom I know. And Tyson is going to rock beeing a daddy! fo sho! this baby is going to grow up in the nicest, warmest family :) This diary entry was so sweet to read :) it made my day! x

June 24, 2011 12:48 PM

That almost made me cry, in a good way of course. That was so sweet and loving. I can't wait until I experience the same feelings for my future little ones.

June 24, 2011 12:50 PM

This made me tear up a little bit. It's so sweet. What an awesome dream.. You saw your little boy before he was a he. Just awesome!

June 24, 2011 12:54 PM

This brought tears to my eyes! So lovely, and so excited for your little boy!

<3 The Daily Dani

June 24, 2011 1:00 PM
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June 24, 2011 1:01 PM

Oh my gosh, Sydney! You have to stop making me get all misty-eyed at work -- all the boys are starting to think I have hormonal problems.

I'm so so happy for you and Tyson and just absolutely thrilled that you're sharing all this sweetness with all of us.

Thank you, thank you, Thank you.

June 24, 2011 1:23 PM

I almost got choked up here! You are a great writer, really. this is so precious and makes me excited to have kids :)

The House of Shoes

June 24, 2011 1:32 PM

Sweetest post ever. EVER. Congrats. Boys are the best.

June 24, 2011 1:38 PM


June 24, 2011 1:54 PM

this is beautiful. i feel like once your baby boy grows up and becomes a daddy himself, he'll read this and cry. not that that will happen anytime soon, don't worry. ha

June 24, 2011 2:05 PM

Beautiful! truly beautiful.

June 24, 2011 2:12 PM

I had the exact kind of dream before I had my little boy last year. I love your blog and I just wanted to share with you a new YouTUbe Channel I started for pregnant women and for new moms. I'd love you forever if you stopped by and checked it out. Here is the link!

June 24, 2011 2:12 PM

This made me tear up...I have two boys, and one girl...and there is something about those boys, with their smelly heads and dirty feet. You'll only love him more...if it's possible.

June 24, 2011 2:37 PM

this is so sweet! It's gonna be so fun for you looking back at all these posts! :)

June 24, 2011 2:57 PM

Beautiful post :) Thanks for sharing!


June 24, 2011 3:08 PM

That was so precious! Thank you for sharing something so personal. You're little man is going have the best momma in the whole wide world!

June 24, 2011 3:12 PM

beautiful! You are going to make one amazing mommy! Little boys are the best, dirt and worms over and so easy to dress!
very happy for you!

June 24, 2011 3:21 PM

oh, sigh...just lovely!

June 24, 2011 3:22 PM

That was so cute Sydney, Your little baby is going to have some amazing parents around him thats for sure. :) .

June 24, 2011 3:46 PM

adorable :) We both dreamed we're having a boy too, but it'll be a surprise!

June 24, 2011 3:48 PM

Awww how cute!! so happpy for you!


June 24, 2011 3:52 PM

this is the cutest most adorable thing i have ever read.


kristen smith

June 24, 2011 4:20 PM

I love this! It is the sweetest thing I've ever read. You're little boy is going to be so lucky to have this to look back on when he is older.

June 24, 2011 4:57 PM

You're gonna be such an adorable mom! this is one of the sweetest things I've ever read!

June 24, 2011 5:36 PM

this is precious. and now i want a blonde toe-headed curl baby too.

June 24, 2011 6:07 PM

So so incredibly happy for you! thank you for sharing this :)

June 24, 2011 6:10 PM

That brought tears to my eyes! I remember feeling that way with mine. Just wait until the first time you see him....your heart will want to explode it will be so full! What a precious gift!

June 24, 2011 6:33 PM

I'm new here. Fun blog. Sent by the Henrie's.

June 24, 2011 6:43 PM

That was beautiful, Sydney. Thanks for sharing. He's one lucky boy!!

June 24, 2011 7:03 PM

so precious! your son will def. treasure this from his momma. :)

June 24, 2011 7:45 PM

That was so sweet. So special he'll have things like this to read later in life.

x Hilary

June 24, 2011 8:02 PM

you're going to make the best momma ever!!!!!!

congratulations :)


June 24, 2011 9:15 PM

Beautifully written Syd!
Its a gift to receive such a bond with your baby so early on. Can't wait to see how cute he will be. And let me tell you....there is something about your first born son. Mine still has me wrapped around his finger and unfortunately he now knows it. Trouble.
K now I can send you the cutest baby gift that I was saving in case you were having a boy;)

June 24, 2011 9:30 PM

This is so sweet Syd...your going to make the most amazing momma! :)

June 24, 2011 10:19 PM

This is so sweet. You made me cry! I am still crying... Sweetest mummy ever, Sydney.

June 24, 2011 10:37 PM

you are just too cute! i love the letter to your unborn child... so romantic. jb.

June 24, 2011 10:44 PM

Kleenex please!!!!!! What a sweet and heart touching little post for your baby boy!!!!! Love it!!!!

Michelle Torres

June 24, 2011 11:59 PM

This is lovely, you're so cute. You reminded me of when my mum told me she dreamed about me before I was born and it made me smile :) Thanks haha!

June 25, 2011 2:52 AM

OMG; I started crying :) This is such a nice post! Thanks for sharing Syd! Love it!


Fashion Fractions

June 25, 2011 6:49 AM

So beautiful! Made me want my own baby. Looking forward to that day in the near future.

June 25, 2011 6:54 AM

that's so sweet...
take care
and have a great weekend

June 25, 2011 7:46 AM

This was beautiful. Your sons going to love to read this one day. So happy for you!!

June 25, 2011 11:16 AM

Beautiful blog. Loved it!

June 25, 2011 1:24 PM

SOOOO... i think boys are the perfect way to start a family. You know, having a man as the head of the family. And now you love him. And I guarantee it will be a strapping young boy!

June 25, 2011 3:49 PM

hard to read without getting emotional.
you and husband are going to be beyond great with the little blonde booger.(:

lupe..from cali..=)


June 25, 2011 7:25 PM

My mom actually wrote in a journal to me since I was born. She gave it to me at my wedding. It was such a sweet thing she did over the years. She wrote about so many moments in my life that I may have forget about if she didn't. All the breakups, dance recitals, hard tests, was such a great gift.

Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy.

June 25, 2011 9:25 PM

That is so sweet! I have yet to be a mother, but I am sure that what you are feeling is a love that will only get stronger for that darling baby of yours. Happy saturday!


June 25, 2011 10:16 PM

this is such a beautiful post! do you have any name ideas yet?!

June 25, 2011 11:34 PM

This is the most beautiful, precious thing I have read tonight. Little boys are precious and special. I have a little boy. He has red hair, rosy lips and mischievous eyes that I love so much. I can't wait until you meet your little blonde boy. Your life will never be the same. Blessings.

June 25, 2011 11:41 PM

So precious! <3

June 26, 2011 12:11 AM


June 26, 2011 9:51 AM

beautifuly written

June 26, 2011 10:54 PM

Ooh yeah! I bet you can't wait to meet him!

June 26, 2011 11:15 PM

This is just too cute. I love this idea of writing for your unborn baby. Love that you had this feeling it was going to be a boy - when most girls want girls. All the best for you and your little family! I'm sure it's going to be a very very cute baby!! :)

June 27, 2011 3:00 AM

Hey Sydney!

I just started reading your blog about a week ago and I absolutely love it. I have 5 hours at work where I do nothing so I was able to go back to the very first blog post. Yes, you are that funny and no, I promise I am not a stalker.

Congratulations on Baby Boy and I can't wait to read some more.


June 27, 2011 8:07 AM

Love this. I started writing dear baby letters to my little one as soon as I figured out I was pregnant. Hopefully someday our Dear Babies will want to read them.

June 27, 2011 10:02 AM

I am about to have a little boy any day now [due date is literally tomorrow], and this melted my heart and reminded me of the urgency to write my little man a letter like this as a keepsake forever... thank you.

June 27, 2011 11:13 AM

I am 18 weeks and just found out we are having a little girl. I'm going to blame it on my crazy hormones and emotions, but this little letter made me cry! Thanks for sharing!

June 27, 2011 12:53 PM

Adorable! I also dreamed my son was going to be a boy and he was :) We love him so much. I think having a boy 1st is so great, they are so fun.

June 27, 2011 9:08 PM

this just made me cry . . . this was simply beautiful!!! God Bless!!

June 28, 2011 9:52 AM

I had not even read the post yet, just looked at the picture, and I started to cry. Yes, I'll admit it takes near nothing to make me cry right now, but oh how I love having a little boy. He's now two. Now I will cry some more.

June 28, 2011 7:03 PM

aw! This is sooo sweet! I hope you get that baby of your dreams, though I know you'll love him/her no matter what!

June 29, 2011 9:27 AM

so sweet! Congrats, you'll be a great momma :)

June 29, 2011 4:56 PM

That is so sweet. I bet seeing your baby for the first time is so awesome. I hope to experience that in life.

July 01, 2011 9:26 AM

ok, that tugged at the ol' heart strings. My son is 9 (even though he is a big boy now) he occasionally wants to pull out mom's box of letters that I wrote to him, all throughout my pregnancy and his early years. It facinates him, and brings me back to all those moments that are so easily forgotten. Enjoy. Every. Moment.

July 03, 2011 6:35 PM

this was such a beautiful post to your baby. i have to admit i started to cry...and i'm not even a mother yet! congratulations!

July 22, 2011 2:21 PM

That letter is the sweetest thing :) xx

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