Monday, July 27, 2009

"What Will You Do If It's A Boy?"

Cry.

I've been asked this question a lot. I don't ever remember asking someone, "but what if it's not what it is??" I think I just accepted it was what the ultrasound said it was and haven't been proven wrong. I usually get a laugh or a weird look when I tell people I'll cry. I really will. And let me explain why:

We have now known that we are having a daughter for 8 weeks - that's 2 months in pregnancy time! So, naturally, she has really become a she and we call her by her name and call her little girl and all that stuff. I've also bought some stuff for her and I'm very excited for a girl. Of course I'd be sad if I found out this little girl we have been preparing for isn't coming! Then I would get over it and be very excited about having a boy.

Does this mean we are having a boy? No. We are still pretty sure she is a she. But, we are having another ultrasound tomorrow at our appointment so, of course the question has been asked more frequently. After all of the tears I would box up all the beautiful girl stuff and start on my baby boy collection.

I mean.... look at what I have for her:
And this is just the first year. You can't see the box very well that I shipped it all home in, but I have other pictures I'll post later with it in them. It's a normal sized moving box. What's funny is when I laid all of this stuff out - I thought I had SO MUCH, then realized I have no onsies, pajamas, sweaters, leggings, sweats, coats, socks. Basically I have a dress or two for each month group (0-3, 3-6, 6-9.. ect...) and maybe a skirt and possibly a pajama. Yikes! I told Jaren, "I really don't have anything." And he looked at the pile, "WHAT?!" haha. I have stuff all the way to 2T. Buying anything bigger felt wierd. So... my shopping spree just gave me a few outfits for each age group. But since it's summer time and stores stock summery stuff, I have no winter stuff.

Man..... she is so expensive.

13 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I always think it would be such a shock to have a the oppositve gender than what you've been told!

Christa said...

I know someone that this happened too. Thought it was a girl and ended up with a boy. Not to freak you out or anything.

Don't worry. You'll have showers and get lots of onesies and jammies.

Jillene said...

I, like Christa, know someone that this has happened too also.

Showers will get you all of the fun onsies, nightgowns (the elastic bottom ones are THE BEST for night time changes) and stuff like that.

Don't feel silly buying bigger size things--you will need them A LOT sooner than you think!!

Whitney R said...

I know, it's so funny - now that I'm pregnant I hear all sorts of wrong gender stories. Where were they to prepare me before?!

Life as Ashley said...

It will all work out. I promise you. And if you find yourself missing an item here or there, it will be a great excuse to get you and that cute baby out of the house. :) I remember feeling so unprepared, and then when it came down to it, I realized how VERY prepared I was. You'll do great!

James & Vivian Frei said...

Even when Connor was born I kept asking James if he was still a boy because the doctor nor the nurses said "it's a boy" like I thought they would. I kept grabbing James and asking him until he looked at me and said yes.

But, you know what I did with Connor's pregnancy and with this one I force myself not to buy anything myself until after the baby showers and then see what I am missing and still want then I go shopping.

Wendyburd1 said...

She will be a stylin baby!! I am sure your doc got it right!

Sara Ann said...

Oh so fun! I can't wait to have baby showers because I am trying to not buy too much until then.

rychelle said...

she will be the best dressed kid in town, for sure!

Strawberry Shortcake said...

I am sure your ultrasound is right. Welcome to princess land... it's an unending land of expenses because the clothes are just so darn cute :)

Strawberry Shortcake said...

P.S. You will never have enough clothes. Everything stains, especially baby poo!

amber belmonte. said...

girl clothes are so much more fun to shop for!

Kate, Mike and Ellie said...

Oh my gosh, I totally understand about your anxiety with the ultrasound! We really didn't believe we were having a boy until it was confirmed a second time four weeks later and even still, we went into the delivery room with a backup girl name! haha