As I write this post, I am 14 weeks pregnant with baby number 2! We have been super excited to announce this pregnancy to our friends, family and now my readers. And, let’s be honest, at the same time we are totally scared about having two little ones to parent and be responsible for! Excitement and worries aside, this pregnancy has been so different from my first. I found out I was pregnant 5 days before my missed period, just like the Clear Blue commercial indicates. With my first, I was shocked to find out I was 8 weeks along while at the doctor’s office for a different matter. I swear the moment I found out this time, my stomach popped. A women asked me yesterday if I was 6 months….uh, no! I’ve had terrible nausea and morning sickness this time around (aka all day sickness) and when I didn’t feel like throwing up, I was battling a cold, or a sinus infection, or an ear infection. The cravings have been so intense and oh so random…ramen noodles for breakfast anyone? Yes, I really drove to the store for ramen noodles, something I haven’t eaten since college!
But, 14 weeks in, I am feeling good, really good. As we have started telling people the news of our upcoming baby, the first thing they usually ask is, “when are you due and what are you having?” We are due July 15th, and we do not know what we are having yet. I usually follow that up with, “We are not going to find out the sex.” To which they usually reply, “But you are hoping for a girl – right?”
With my first, I could not wait to know the sex of the baby. I was so ready to design the nursery and create a baby registry full of products in specific colors. My husband and I are planners, surprises and spontaneity are not in our nature. Yet, after hearing from others who waited to find out the sex, I really wanted to have the same experience. To be in the delivery room full of anticipation and hearing the words “it’s a …..” seems like the most magical moment. We are only planning on having two children, so I know if I ever want to have that experience, this is my time. For someone who doesn’t like surprises, I know this will be the biggest and best surprise of my life!
Now, am I hoping for a girl? Honestly, not necessarily. With the first, I wanted a girl so badly. My whole life I dreamed of having a baby girl. I never pictured I would be a mother to a little boy. However, now that I am a mom to a little boy, I wouldn’t change it for the world, and I think it would be great to have another one. Sure, I would absolutely love everything about having a girl, but I just can’t picture myself having one anymore. Plus, I know my son would love nothing more than to have a little brother to play cars and trucks with. Did I ever mention I have no idea how to play cars and trucks with him? As of right now, I feel like I am having a boy, but I know that can change as the months progress. I know this is cliché, but I am really just hoping for a healthy baby.
As my title says, pink or blue, either will do! I am not hoping for one gender over another, and I would not be disappointed either way. I know most of my family is rooting for a girl, but we will all just have to wait a few more months to see. I can’t wait!