Anyone who knows me knows I am a planner. Last minute things make me anxious. Therefore, I buy birthday presents ahead of time (sometimes 3 months ahead of time), pre-order anything that I can (birthday invitations, birth announcement envelopes, etc.), book my birthday party months ahead of time (yeah, PP’s birthday party has been booked since Christmas–her party is in April). I always need to be prepared (can you imagine that I never made it to Girl Scout status either..always remained a Brownie). Therefore, when people ask me if I am going to find out the gender of #2, I blurt out, “of course!” (actually, I give my pregnant friends a hard time if they don’t find out since I can’t pre-buy their baby gift–nuts, huh??).
So, I have about 2 more weeks until I find out if it is going to be a little prince or princess. Of course that did not stop me from buying some gender neutral clothes and burp cloths that I found on sale. See, the practical side of me needs to know what I am having so I can buy ahead, find some good bargains, borrow from people, etc.
If I find out that I am having a girl, then I have very little prep/purchase to do–just wash PP’s 0-3 months clothes. However, if it is a boy, I need everything. Since I knew I was having a girl the first time around, everything I received was pink. Pink blankets, pink washcloths, pink burp cloths, pink bibs. So, if this baby is a boy, I need some blue stuff, or this little guy will be the best dressed “pink princess.” And I need new boy crib bedding too (of course!!).
So, not only will the suspense drive me nuts but there is also a practicality to it all. I am thinking that this will be a boy since my pregnancy is much different from PP’s (eating different things, feeling differently, etc). I am also taking the old wives tale to heart that says the lower the heartrate, it is more likely to be a boy (#2 has been around 140). In two weeks, the suspense will be over & the planning will begin!! Don’t worry, I won’t hold you in suspense- look for an update from me in early March! (you know, just in case you want to buy me a gift early or something)