Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Gender Predictions and Thoughts...

People often ask me what I think this baby is (boy or girl). Or they ask me what I hope it is.

With my daughter, I had a very strong feeling she was a girl. But even when people asked me what I thought it was I said I didn’t know. And I desperately wanted a girl…but I never told anyone that…because I was scared that if it turned out to be a boy, people would think I was sad or unhappy, which would not be the case at all. And I was scared to be wrong. I mean come one, shouldn’t a mother have some idea about what gender her baby is? Even though I know that makes no sense, it’s what runs through my mind.

With my son, I had a very strong feeling he was a boy. When the doctor announced it was a boy I was not surprised at all. But again, I never told anyone this because I was scared to be wrong.

With this one I have a feeling what it is. I still don’t want to tell anyone because I’m still am scared to be wrong. Isn’t that weird? I mean really, who cares? But the weirdest thoughts I have are when people ask me what I would prefer. I think it’s a fair question, especially now since we have one of each.

When I think about which I would really prefer, another boy or another girl, my thoughts automatically say “girl.” But I honestly can’t figure out why. Another girl would mean a sister for my daughter, which I think is so important (not necessary, but would be very nice), but it would also mean another girl to take away the spotlight from my daughter. Another girl to steal my daughter’s stuff; girl fights and more of the drama that automatically comes with girls. And then my mind goes on to think about how much joy my son brings to my life. He’s my boy. Those huge brown eyes get me every time. He protects me and takes care of me. He’s so easy! He was such an easy sleeper and is so laid-back. He’s the sweetest thing I’ve ever laid eyes on!

So why is it that my thoughts still immediately say I want another girl? Before my son I chalked it up to the fact that girls were all I knew (I grew up with two sisters), and it scared me having a boy. But now that isn’t the case.

Oh well, I guess we’ll find out what it is in a few short days :) Anyone want to put in their guess as to what this baby is?

9 comments:

Our Moments said...

I don't know how you've waited so long. There's no way I could go through the entire pregnancy and not know!! :) I'm just impatient, I guess!!

I hope everything goes well with the delivery and I'm sure it won't matter at all what the gender is. Either is a blessing. :)

Kellie said...

I could not wait to find out so, I really admire you waiting until the baby's here to know if she's a he or he's a she :)

I think it will be a boy.

Or maybe a girl.

No, a boy.

Ugh. I don't know. I'm giddy with anticipation, though :) Will you be able to post as soon as you can to let us know he/she is here and all that good stuff? I hope!!

ktjrdn said...

I'll guess girl. Not for any sort of premonition or anything, but because I had a sister growing up, and my kids are both girls. it's what I know too. :)

Sherry said...

Well mmm no clue to be honest but as long as you have a healthy strong baby that's all that matters. Boy or girl you know there's going to be fights and arguments through out their growing up years. But those won't be anything compared to the joy and happiness another addition will bring to your happy family!!!
So okay I will guess and say "girl" how's that???

Daddy Dan said...

How cool that you're waiting to find out the sex at birth! Sounds like fun to me. I don't know anyone that's waited until the birth to find out.

And you're definitely having a boy! How do I know? I don't.

Rachel said...

I think it's gonna be a baby. Let me know if I am right!

Jillian, Inc. said...

I'll just take a wild guess and say a girl...

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog. What a nice testament to balancing work/home!!! I have girl-5/boy-3/girl-1. I like having it that way. With the girls being farther apart they are more likely to form their identity as the grow. I work full-time, as well. :)

Julie said...

I think it's a girl! But what do I know! : )