Our hunch was right

We’re having another…

pregnancy gender - reveal it's a boy!

What an awesome privilege to raise boys in a world that needs a few more good men! And… I’ll still be able to sign our family letters “love Adriel & the boys” which I’ve grown quite fond of. Bonus.

We’re so excited to think about the bond of brothers and how much fun they will have together. No doubt they will keep me busy (and in the kitchen!), but I am genuinely glad to be welcoming another little dude into the family and let his tiny heart invade mine own. Levi has made me fall in love with little boys in a way that I never thought possible. And of course Ryan is thrilled to have another member of the soccer team. Or basketball team. Or football team. Whatever. (Joke, people! They can join the ballet for all we care.)

Now it’s onto the challenge of thinking of boy names, which we find much harder than girls names!

Baby is 19 weeks along and we look forward to my doctors appointment next week to hear all of the results of the scan. Can’t believe this pregnancy is nearly half finished already! Yikes. It is flying by.

We love our baby boy Booker and thank God for his precious life.

Dear friends, that’s all from me today. Just wanted to share our wonderful news! Do you have any advice for being a mom to boys?? 




About Author

Adriel Booker is an author, speaker, and advocate based in Sydney, Australia who believes storytelling, beauty, and the grace of God will change the world. Adriel has become a trusted voice in areas of motherhood and parenting, Christian spirituality, and global women's issues. She's also known for her work with the Love A Mama Collective—serving under-resourced women in developing nations through safe birth initiatives—as well as her years spent as a Bible teacher and leadership coach. Her latest book is Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving with Hope after Miscarriage and Loss and she's made the companion grief journal available for free. Find Adriel across all social media platforms at @adrielbooker or sign up for LoveNotes, Adriel's 'secret posts' that aren't published anywhere else online. ✌️


  • Greta: From Transparencies of Motherhood
    12 May 2011 at 4:49 am

    Congrats Adriel! I'm so excited for you. I would be lying if lying if I said I didn't struggle initially with the thought of having our 2nd boy since I so badly wanted a girl. However, now 2 1/2 years in to it I LOVE having 2 boys so close in age. Love it. They play so well together, and are already great friends. Yes, they have their moments, but it's so much fun watching them grow together. And you're so right…it's such a privilege to raise the next generation of men.

  • Getrealmommy
    12 May 2011 at 4:51 am

    Congrats! I am expecting baby boy #3, so I know all about the boys. Had to give up my dreams of frilly dresses and tea parties, but now I'll have the three musketeers!

  • Cari
    12 May 2011 at 5:48 am

    Congratulations! I think the bond and friendship between two brothers is nothing less than magical.

  • Ana
    12 May 2011 at 7:08 am

    Congratulations! I am biased towards little boys 🙂 They are a blast! You guys are going to love it, and your little bub…he is going to make the *best* big bro!!

  • Gemma
    12 May 2011 at 7:47 am

    Congratulations! Such lovely news 🙂

  • alison
    12 May 2011 at 11:11 am

    i often times am so sad that chan doesn't have a brother. don't get me wrong….i LOVE that ava turned out to be a girl and hannah has a little sister, but i think boys NEED a brother! your two little men will be such blessings to this world 🙂

  • Anonymous
    12 May 2011 at 11:58 am

    My children are two years apart in age (now 4 & 2) I had the boy first and the girl second and let me tell you, they fight like cats and dogs! They have nothing in common and she's VERY high maintenance, has been since birth.

    Two boys will be PERFECT.


  • Casey Martinez
    12 May 2011 at 11:59 am

    Hooray!!! Congrats and Yippeeee for baby boy #2!! I really do think it is wonderful to have a second the same gender as the first because they will be buds for life!! So happy for you guys;0

  • Laura
    12 May 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Congrats a thousand times over! Little boys are lots of fun, and now Levi will have a built-in playmate for life. And you're right, being able to sign cards, "Adriel and the boys" is a bonus – that's so cute!

  • amanda
    12 May 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Congrats! You are right, a few more good men would not go amiss in our world. You are helping make it wonderful 🙂

  • Hillary
    12 May 2011 at 3:35 pm

    how fun! brothers so close in age will be awesome for you and them. Congrats!

  • flyrish
    12 May 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Yay! You and your hubs obviously make beautiful boys, so you'll be surrounded by gorgeous guys all around now! And being close in age, I'm sure Levi and his baby bro will be great friends. Congratulations!

  • Jennie
    12 May 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Congratulations! Little boys are precious, and it will be so special to watch the bond of brothers!

  • JIll
    12 May 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Congrats. Boys are fun and watching two boy grow up and have a bother bond is the best. I always wanted a girl and a boy but I got two boys and I would not change it for the world. Get ready for dirty everything, trucks everywhere and good sloppy kisses with dirt and sand mixed it. Get ready for messes and sticks and all the fun of boys. Yeah boys!

  • Laura
    12 May 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Congratulations! Such lovely news! Choosing a baby name is so hard isn't it?! I always liked Luca for a boy if Miss C was going to be a boy.

  • Laura
    13 May 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Yay for more litle boys! One of my friends told me that it is such an honor to raise boys because the world is in such need of strong, Christian men….I loved that! Not that I wouldn't love a girl just as much….but it still made me happy that God would entust me with such a task! Can not WAIT to hear your name!!

  • Adriel (The Mommyhood Memos)
    13 May 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Just testing to see if I can get comments again… fingers crossed.

    Now the question is, where are the 15 other comments that were already on this post before it reappeared? 🙁

  • Angel
    13 May 2011 at 10:18 pm

    I am very excited to hear the name you guys pick, after your hubby has his lion king moment, of course. I feel so much the same about my little chic, I thought I wanted a boy my whole pregnancy (was convinced I was having one). I am not very knowledgeable in the ways of being "girly", it scares me, lol. Surprise, surprise, I have the most beautiful little girl, and she is exactly what my heart was yearning for! It is amazing how uplifting and healing and just truly remarkable having/raising a child/children is. I am so very happy for you and your hubby, and wish you both all of the good life has to give!!

    Chasing Serenity

  • Nirvana Mamma
    14 May 2011 at 2:44 am

    Congrats on your second boy! I know I told you this on Twitter, but having two boys really does rock! So much energy and so much fun, and I never knew how cuddly and sweet little boys could be until I had two of my own. I'm pretty smitten with mine. Sending you lots of positive energy.

  • Joey
    14 May 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Our oldest child is a girl, but the next 2 are boys, who are now 7 and 4. One thing I appreciate about my wife is how she makes room for them to be boys. When they are young, we do need to have a high level of discipline so they can learn the importance of considering and respecting others. But our sons need me to let them be rough and wild at appropriate times. They need me to wrestle with them, to make messes (and to clean them up), to go on adventures, to swing them really high.

    While my wife is a good balance of helping me remember to be safe and sane, she is careful to not step in and "protect" them when we are doing crazy boy things. Don't be afraid of them getting hurt!

    When they get older, get this book: http://differentway4kids.blogspot.com/2011/03/recommended-mini-weapons-of-mass.html

    Have fun!

  • tracy@sellabitmum
    14 May 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Congrats to you! I love same sex siblings and the bond that will form. Hooray for another sweet boy. It's so strange – I have 3 girls and my brother has 3 boys and neither of us would want it any other way.

  • Audra
    14 May 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Congrats! Having two boys close in age is SO much fun! My little guys are just 19 months apart. The are still quite young but have a lot of fun entertaining each other… and they are already eating us out of house and home!


  • Melissa (Confessions of a Dr. Mom)
    14 May 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Congratulations Adriel! Boys are a true blessing. You will be surrounded by love and lots of tackle hugs! XO

  • Nessa
    15 May 2011 at 1:24 am

    So glad I can tell you congratulations now!!

  • kate maggie
    15 May 2011 at 4:59 am

    Love you Adriel! I actually deleted my facebook aswell so we will have to kick it old school with some hotmail action. Will email you soon. So excited another boy is entering the Booker family. I dont know if my knees could get any weaker..you make the cutest babies on the planet! x

  • Amy Sullivan
    15 May 2011 at 5:09 am

    You are adorable, and so creative and I love this shot. Congrats, congrats, congrats, but I must agree that boy names ARE harder than girl names. . .why is that??

  • Eleanor Alexander
    15 May 2011 at 11:13 am

    Congratulations on having a another boy!! How exciting! xx

  • Cameron
    16 May 2011 at 2:37 am

    Congratulations!!! I hope I have a boy one day!! I love Levi's name, so I can't wait to see what boy name you pick this time!

  • Tiffany Larson
    16 May 2011 at 5:30 am

    I think I already said, Congrats, but I can't remember! Total mom brain today. Anyway, congratulations! Watching siblings together is amazing. For some reason, my husband (who is picky about almost nothing) was REALLY picky about names for our daughter but we agreed on the name for our son very easily. Go figure.

  • Dina @ 4 Lettre Words
    16 May 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Couldn't agree with you more! 🙂 CONGRATULATIONS!

  • Chelsea
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  • Liz
    16 May 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Congrats Adriel! It's been so long since i've visited your awesome blog. I'm busy with my two year old twins boys who are wonderfully awesome. so great to hear that your pregnant and expecting another boy. You will do great. I find that having two keeps me on my toes and I have to make more of an effort to be organized at home. Some days I'm not so together with it all but that's ok. blessing to you and your family!

  • Becky
    17 May 2011 at 6:57 am

    Congratulations! I love this: "What an awesome privilege to raise boys in a world that needs a few more good men!" What a great perspective!


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