Sunday, June 10, 2012

i'm just going to go ahead and say it...

i hate when you ask someone, when it comes to the sex of their  upcoming new arrival, if they have a preference, and they answer, annoyed, "a healthy baby!"

well, duh.

i think that is sort of implied here, but you, as well as i, know that they lean one way or another, even if it is just a tiny bit. 

tim wants a boy, there is absolutely now doubt about that! he will love a girl just as much, in fact if you ask me i think he is a little sweeter on having more daddy's girls, he just gets overwhelmed by all of the estrogen at times. 

at this point, i can honestly answer you this, i haven't decided which i picture joining our family, or better, it changes daily.

team girl: i know girls, in the middle of raising three as we speak. in my garage? are totes and totes of the most adorable little girls clothes...dresses, mary janes, skinny jeans, leggings. i scored a jenny lind crib at a garage sale and i literally dream nightly about painting it plum purple and dressing it up with all sorts of bright patterns and fun. i love the girl name we have picked out, everything we own is pink, and the girls are crossing their fingers hard for another sister.

team boy: tim needs another man in the house. i think a boy would bring a different and interesting balance to our house and he would have three wild loving sisters to have his back at all times. the crib we have if it is a boy is amazeballs and i am already scheming on how we would get tim's childhood vintage pull down maps from minnesota to washington. a boy would be so so fun to dress, first things first i would order him a bow tie to come home in.

i think i lean toward desiring another girl more, although i know i could raise a boy, and would be proud to raise one that could possibly be anything like his daddy, i love having girls, but again i have no idea what having a boy is like. i promise you though, i will be absolutely, equally ecstatic, no matter what, because despite everything i just confessed, a healthy baby is all we want.

so i guess we wait. 

twelve days and we find out, my ultrasound is scheduled for 10 am on friday the 22nd. i am already planning a reveal dinner for our close family so you most likely won't get to find out till the following day, sorry. until then, any guesses?

12 comments:

amelie522 said...

Boys are freaking awesome and as the mother of two, I might be a tad biased. I completely get wanting more of the gender you already have, though: I'm honestly terrified of having a girl someday! I hope you have a boy, if only so you can experience the sweet tenderness that is a "mama's boy". There's nothing like it, my dear!

melissa rohr said...

I totally get what you're saying!! People got on my case when I said that my preference was to have all boys. Some said the whole "well you'd be blessed to just have a healthy baby"....DUH!!! Of course, above all else I want a healthy baby. But at the end of the day, I leaned toward boy... for both of my kids. And lucky me, I got my two boys!! But seriously Melissa, boys are the BEST so I'm kinda hoping you have a boy just cause your little boy would absolutely adore you. Mama's boys are awesome. But obviously, another little girl would be cool too!!! You would get so much more use out of all those amazing clothes/accessories you have. I will admit, if I had to guess, I'd say you're having another girl :) But I guess we'll see!! 

melissa rohr said...

i'm hoping it's another boy! i like having one of each, but my oh my any other kids i have MUST be boys. i agree with mandy, boys are the BEST! seriously they are!! and i agree, a boy will bring such a different, cool dynamic to your already wickedly awesome house!!  i was deadset on what i wanted gender-wise and i prayed like hard for a boy first and then a girl ever since i knew i wanted kids. lol i think i probably would've been devastated if i'd gotten anything else. how horrible, right?!  either way, boy or girl, you're going to have a GORGEOUS baby who is full of personality like your littles are now. and they're going to be just adorable all around!!

i'm excited for you guys! 

melissa rohr said...

i know i'd be happy if i was having a boy...but i wouldn't know the first thing to do with them...it would intimidate me, so i'm thrilled i'm having a girl!

melissa rohr said...

Hehe. This made me giggle. I wrote a post a while back now about getting annoyed when people ask me what I'm having. I always respond "a baby" because we are heading for a surprise when the little person arrives in September. I genuinely have no preferences or inklings either way this time around and found it interesting that after three girls you say you'd quite like another. I've found that a lot of people assume that we want a girl this time because we have a boy already. Don't get me wrong, I would like to have a girl at some point, but I am also perfectly happy picturing myself as a mum of boys.
Can't wait for th big reveal of what you're having. I'm useless at guessing though so I won't make any predictions, I'll wait and see. X

melissa rohr said...

When i had my ultrasounds with both my girls, i prayed so so hard that they were both girls. I know its wrong but i knew if they said boy, i would have been dissapointed. i hate admitting that but it was just how i felt. We are not planning anymore but if we do get pregnant again, i think i would feel the same way and still want another girl.

I think you are having a girl :) cannot wait to see what it is x

melissa rohr said...

That's definitely something that got on my nerve as well! You can't help but imagine having one more then the other. I changed my mind during my first pregnancy quite a few times. The second time around though, I was hoping and praying and crossing all fingers and toes to have a little boy so we could be blessed with one of each. So glad we got our wish!! I'd have to say that having a little boy around is completely different, but so fun and exciting. The odds might say another girl for you, buuut you never know. This could finally be the time for a little boy. Either way, I'm excited to hear the big news:)

melissa rohr said...

It's so hard to visual you having a boy for some reason.  I'm sure it's just cause you've had 3 girls!  I do the same thing with myself!  It's just hard to imagine.  Okay, so I guess I will throw in a guess, although I keep going back and forth as I am writing this.  ----------------------------------my guess will be BOY for daddy's sake!  Can't wait to find out!!!  

melissa rohr said...

I hope it's a boy but I can't honestly say I have a feeling either way. My parent's had three girls then a boy, then another boy! So maybe you'll luck out and finally get a little man. And he'll be WAY spoiled with sisters ahead of him!

melissa rohr said...

i totally picture him having a much more sensitive side if he has three older sisters! we shall see!

melissa rohr said...

I see both of your sides so much, I would love to see you have a little boy but am guessing it will probably be another girl. :) I really have no idea though! Either way, I know the nursery will be SUPER CUTE!!!!!!!!!

melissa rohr said...

emily, we can do some major nursery planning on our LONG flight to ny :)