|Both outfits from Baby Gap|
For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted a daughter. I’d imagine most women desire a daughter to some extent. The bond between mothers and daughters, and women in general is a beautiful thing. A friend, a confidant, someone who understands just what you’re feeling. Not to mention bows, ruffles and pink and purple things!
But a son…a sweet and handsome boy. Hopefully just like his dad, but still a mama’s boy. Someone to love their mother, and protect her in times of need. Dirt and trucks and lots of blue tiny things!
From day one, I have thought I was having a boy. No questions asked. I’m sure, in part, to try and convince myself in the event that a girl is not in the cards for this pregnancy. Not that I’d love a boy any less, but I’ve just…always wanted a girl first…(because yes, there will likely be at least one more)
Some people think I’m wrong or selfish for having these feelings. But most women I’ve known have had a preference for which gender they prefer. It just is what it is. I think the obvious statement of, “A healthy baby is all I desire” is an obvious one. No one wishes for their child to have any type of health issue. But I think, in general, you just tend to sway toward pink or blue. But you love either, just the same.
For me, it’s been blue. I can’t bring myself to look at girl things. Whether it’s me preparing myself for the chance of not having a girl, or whether it was a legitimate feeling of boy, I do not know.
In the last week or so, I’ve been completely confused, with STRONG feelings of girl sneaking in. So I’m letting myself enjoy shopping for either gender at the moment, because in five (or so) short (but so long) weeks, we will know for certain! And then we will be shopping for one side only, that is, unless the doctor is wrong and baby comes out opposite of what you thought, like me.
I’ve been reading up on old wives tales for gender prediction for fun. But it really doesn’t sway completely one way or the other. Granted, they pretty much mean nothing, but it’s still fun to guess!
Everyone around me says they “feel” girl. Except for 2 people. And I can’t really say what I feel anymore. We have top name contenders for both sexes. And are excited at the prospect of either.