Penis or no Penis, is the question? Seriously, that is what I will be looking for the moment of delivery! I'm still coming to grips with the fact that either way, boy or girl, I've forced our whole family to endure this wait for the biggest surprise ever! This is huge! The closer it gets the harder it is to wait, to find out if my boys get a "Lil' Sis" or "Another-Brotha." My poor husband has been frustrated since that cold Friday back in November when we left our (only) ultrasound not knowing the sex of our baby! (I will admit, this is my fault, I demanded we would not find out!) I said we should just be happy to leave knowing our baby looked healthy! However, I can see how he is frustrated. There have been a few times it sure would have been convenient to know! For example, I bought two, yes two "take home from the Hospital blankets! " A pretty in pink and a beautiful blue, both with silky edges and a soft fuzzy lining! I've cut the tags off of both,,, and will be washing them both, with several pink and blue outfits, in just a few short weeks! So, what do we do with all the "Wrong" color!?!? Who knows! We might have to use the wrong color while at home the first week,,, or our other option is, just do more laundry to keep this baby in the "right color." THANKS to my friend Jenni who had triplet boys we have quite a few blue onsies and outfits for the 0-3 month size. I guess if it is a girl she can just pose as a tomboy or a cross dresser!?!?!
So, what does everyone think??? Lots of little people say "GIRL!" Jett and Oakley say girl but I think that is just because they want a girl so bad! Cory started out saying boy but has now started to shift to thoughts of a girl! I wish I would have a strong feeling either way but I don't think I can "let myself" get too excited about a girl because then what would I do if it turned out to be a boy! I guess I really think it is a boy just because that's the "luck" and plus, I know boys! I don't know what I would do with a girl other than spend WAY too much money on her outfits and SHOES,,, yeah, this mom doesn't have too many shoes but my daughter sure could! And, don't you think "she" would be too overly spoiled as the only grand-daughter on my side with two big brothers to take care of her! She'd have it made! Now, if adding another boy to the pile of boys we already have, I think we should probably name him "Tuff" so maybe he has a fighting chance of survival among the wild crew of boys! I think Oakley is coming to terms that he may not get his girl! He has now added an amendment to his normal bedtime prayer. He starts out saying, "Dear God, please make the baby be a girl and come out healthy." and now he adds to that, "And God, if you give us a boy we will still love it and be happy with a boy." Jett on the other hand, doesn't seem willing to take anything other than a girl! I, like Oakley, am also coming to terms with the fact that God knows best!
With all that talk of "luck of the draw" aside! I will say, this pregnancy has been very different than carrying the boys, in many ways! As with the boys, I never actually threw up, but this third pregnancy did have a lot more morning SICKness!!! The next two differences to be noticed were the bad acne and breast achyness and pain! I hardly had these two pregnancy symptoms with the boys,,, at least not worth mentioning but I sure did this time!! There has been a few other things but the biggest difference is how the baby moves inside of me. The boys were both very quiet and usually very still until they wanted to be noticed they would KICK or PUNCH very hard! I also felt the boys move pretty early (Jett just before the 17th week and Oakley around 14 weeks) However, I don't feel like I noticed movement until much later with this little one (18-20 weeks). The craziest thing is this baby is not a kicker or puncher more of a wiggler and a thumper! I honestly don't remember the boys rolling a "foot"all the way across the top of my belly or the "pushing." I can literally feel something come slowly pushing out of my side and I can just push it back where it belongs. We almost get into a pushing match! This baby also pushes off of the counter if I am too close for comfort! I do not have any recollection of the boys doing this!
With all these differences being noted I am wise enough to know it could still be a boy,,, just a different kind of boy I guess!
Won't it be an exciting moment when we find the answer to our long awaited surprise!!! Boy or girl, I love "it" and can't wait to meet "it"!!!!