Sugar and Spice or Snips and Snails?
I cannot believe my second pregnancy is nearly halfway over. In less than a week we’ll find out (among many other more important things) if this baby is a boy or a girl, and then the real fun begins. Then we get to start thinking about names and really start the planning process. The idea of this baby will become more concrete to me, I think. The baby will have an identity, and I can begin obsessing over what color to paint the new nursery.
I’ve always admired people who have enough restraint to not find out the sex of the
baby until the birth. I tell myself that maybe we’ll hold out with the third (and final)
baby, but I think that will be a lot easier to do if I end up with a girl this time around
(because I’ll have one of each). The problem is I’m a bit too much of a planner… to a
fault sometimes, I will admit. I just can’t imagine going a whole nine months buying
nothing but gender-neutral stuff! But if I’ve already had one of each, then at least I’ll
be a little prepared already for either result.
For now, though, for this pregnancy, we are definitely finding out, and I CAN’T
WAIT. I can absolutely say that I will be thrilled no matter what the result. If it’s a
girl, then Yay! Fun girly things! And I just know my husband would be such a great
girl daddy. We’ll know no matter what the third is we’ll already have one of each. If
it’s a boy, then Yay! I know boys. I know how to be a boy mom, and I know that my
son would love a younger brother. And really, even if the third is a boy, too, I’m okay
with that. I can envision myself (and have prepared myself for) becoming a mom
to three boys. Sure, I will be missing out on some of the girly things, but boys are so
much fun (and I’m told there is a lot less drama to deal with as they get older). Also,
girls sort of scare me, and I know Karma would have way too much fun with one.
Of course, all that will really matter is finding out that the baby is healthy. I
remember being so nervous the days leading up to the “big” ultrasound for my first
that I didn’t even care what the gender was. I’m sure that will be the case for this
one, too, but I figure I have a few more days of excitement and anticipation before
the nerves set in. Until then, I’ll have fun with all the old wives tales and quizzing my
friends and family.
Jill Krause is a blogger and member of the BornFree Mom Panel.
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