Boy or Girl?

Boy or Girl?

In a few hours, we’ll hopefully find out if our little one is a boy or a girl.

Up until a couple years ago, I insisted our future child was going to be a girl. I wouldn’t entertain the notion that we had a 50% chance of having a boy. Nope. Definitely was going to be a girl. This changed when I was in the local Christmas musical and I remembered that 12 year old girls are perhaps, the most obnoxious beings on the entire planet. Having a boy no longer seemed so bad.

I’ve spent the past few months trying my best to convince myself we’re having a boy and that boys are better than girls. Yesterday, I was thinking, I feel like I know if it’s a boy or a girl, but I don’t know what I know. If only I had some clear, intuitive insight, like a dream, that would tell me.

Of course I had a dream that we’re having an adorable baby girl. And I can clearly picture our son reading this 10 years from now going, wtf mom! :) I’ll be happy either way, just want a healthy baby who at least tolerates show tunes.

Still, I feel very anxious about our appointment. I feel like knowing makes the whole thing very real. Up until today it’s been an “it” and all of a sudden, it’s going to have some sort of identity, some insight into who this person is going to be. Freaks me out. I feel like we have so much to do before the baby gets here – registering, getting the nursery ready, getting my home office ready, remodeling the bathroom downstairs, classes to learn basic things like how to hold a baby. How does time go by so fast?

Stay tuned for the big news…

7 Responses

  1. I can’t wait to find out who you’re having! I’ve been dying to shop (and maybe knit) something for your baby. As for all the stuff, the sooner you get it done, the better. Don’t let anyone tell you it’s “too soon,” cos it really isn’t. It’s best to get stuff done before you’re too big to do it.

  2. Boys are fab, I think the only thing I wished we had a girl for were the dresses, and the fact all of Dylan’s cousins are boys!
    Knowing certainly helps the bonding & preparing :)

  3. I/We would have been excited either way – nice to know now though, and to make plans. Your generation is used to the idea of being totally prepared. My generation was totally unprepared. Don’t worry, it’ll all come together and you’ll have plenty of help!

  4. Congrats on your boy!! This will be exciting times! I was pretty much like you, kept telling myself it was going to be a boy (We actually did not find out until I delivered and out popped our girl!) I kept thinking or telling myself it was a boy because my pregnancy went so well. Although I think I secretly wanted a girl but kept telling myself it was a boy so I wouldn’t be too disappointed. Either way if I had a boy, I would have cherished and loved him just as much.

    I hope all is going well with your pregnancy and that feelings of sickness has passed.