Saturday, September 27, 2008

I am not one of those people that can patiently wait until they day they give birth to find out whether they are having a boy or a girl. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO not me!! I am way too nosey and need to plan ahead for everything. Surprises and me do not jive in the least. Maybe it makes me a bit of a control freak.

I've been told I'm ruining one of the best surprises of my life. My theory on that is why do I need to have a human being ripped out of my gut the same day I find out, in order for it to be the total surprise? I mean it's a surprise no matter WHEN you find out what you are having. And considering my history of profuse vomiting for hours on end after I have a kid, I'd like to actually bask in the happy news of what I'm having... rather than trying to apply pressure to the staples in my stomach with a pillow as I dry heave for the 200th time. Which, by the way, I'm going to try to avoid this time. However, I'm not going to hold out too much hope considering my track record. I think I just puke any time something is stuck into my spine (ie: epidural/spinal). Let's hope this anethiseologist knows something about upset stomachs.

Anyways, I find it very hard to go shopping lately without wanting to peruse the baby section. I'm drawn to tiny jammies, bibs, sockies... you name it. And I'm not one that wants to buy gender neutral things. I want pink or blue! I want boyish or girlish!!! My infatuation is growing so bad I actually bought two sleepers for newborns. One was blue with puppies in planes, and the other was pink with bunnies. I made sure that I could bring back one, which I can. I just feel satisfied to have something. I keep looking at crib bedding and wishing I could buy something and get moving. Again, I don't want a gender neutral nursery. So I lie in wait. What makes it worse is that I'm now eligible to have my ultrasound done, so technically I could find out what I'm having. However I opted to schedule the ultrasound for 22 weeks, which is the day of our 10 year wedding anniversary. At the time it sounded so neat to do it this way. Now I'm just chomping at the bit. I try to remind myself that Karis' ultrasound was done around 18 weeks and the technician couldn't verify what it was. I was SO pissed!! It wasn't until around 32 weeks that we found out in a trip to the ER.

Another problem is that me and the hubby have identified with this baby already... as being a girl. I don't know why I can't shake the girl vibe. Neither can he. We refer to my tummy as "her". We are only thinking about girl names. I will feel really bad for this kid if it is a boy and we've been calling it a she all this time. Nevermind that, but I think that it will be a shock and take some time getting used to, if indeed it is a boy. But even my mom is referring to it as a girl. She spent 15 minutes on the phone suggesting girl names. This baby is just radiating femininity I guess!!!

The only one really hoping for a boy (other than my mother-in-law), is Kierra. She would like a brother. The other two are adamant that they have a sister. They think boys are yucky. I tell them that they will love him if he's a boy. And honesty, we would be happy either way. I think we are influenced mostly by our track record. 3/3 kids so far are girls. I am so inclined to say Jarrett's sperm are predominately the X chromosome carriers. Of course I could be totally off on this one too.... which makes me want to know even more!

So I will continue to be obsessed with the mystery baby in my womb until such time I find out. Let's hope that this technician knows what an innie from an outie is, and that this baby is a show boater in there!! Because I think if they are unable to tell me, I'll drive everyone, including myself completely crazy!


Erin said...

OMG lololol! I was just like this. I could not WAIT to find out... I was so impatient. I found out at 16 weeks with one, and 17 weeks with the other. I agree with the surprise theory, doesn't matter when the surprise happen, at what week or when the baby is born, still a surprise, still something you didn't know prior.
I hope the time til you find out passes super fast :)

Bree said...

I agree, a surprise is a surprise, whenever you find out. And I am a planner as well, and wanted to be prepared, and connect to the baby with a NAME.

I already know what you are having...LOL

Let me know when you know, darling!

Janis said...

Ya I can't wait for your US! I have it marked on the calendar! I knwo what you're having too but can't wait to see your reaction!

Will be here before you know it!

Lainey-Paney said...

the good news: your baby can't speak English yet, so even if you've called him a her, he doesn't know it.
I think you're okay!

Slick said...

You guys are better than me!

I was the first one asking the nurse if mine were boys or girls!

Norma-ann at The Mommy Project said...

LOL! So funny. This post sounds like I could have written it! We have two little girls and are now 22 weeks into expecting our 3rd baby. I really felt it was a boy and at our 12 week (3 day) US the technician agreed and said, "I'm quite certain it is a boy". I was very, very, excited to have that confirmed at my 20 week US only to have that technician say "Well, I don't see any testicles"...wipe off my belly...and that was THAT!

I was so disappointed to now have NO IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am going crazy, too. I think my hubby may only carry the x chrom. sperms, too...but I've booked a 3-D in a few weeks to find out for sure what's kicking me in there!

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