Tamera Mowry-Housley: Why I’m Hoping for a Boy
Three months ago, Tamera Mowry-Housley received the shock of her life: She and her husband Adam were having a baby!
Pregnant with the couple’s first child — and due in early November — the actress is excited about motherhood, despite her initial disbelief.
“So I took a pregnancy test and that was it. I was shocked at first. I couldn’t talk for two minutes. It was a feeling I can’t describe.”
Caught up in the “happiest” moment of her life, the mom-to-be then turned her attention to breaking the unexpected news to Housley.
“I actually texted Adam a picture of two pregnancy tests and said, ‘Happy early Father’s Day!'” the actress recalls. “He said, ‘Cooool!'”
Although the newlyweds have not found out the sex of the baby — but plan to! — Mowry-Housley admits their hearts are set on a son.
“I want a boy because I have two brothers whom I love and adore,” she explains. “I helped raise my brothers so I have somewhat of an experience raising boys. I haven’t the slightest idea about raising a girl. It’s like the unknown.”
Her biggest wish for the near future? To be the best mom she can be to her baby.
“I don’t want to be too strict and I don’t want to be too lenient. It’ll be a balance. I also definitely have to make sure I don’t spoil my baby, because I naturally love to do it,” Mowry-Housley says.
“I’ll probably cry at everything — every milestone, every achievement. I hope I will be a great mom. Every mom-to-be says that, and they say if you’re thinking that, you will be.”
— Anya Leon