Snips and snails and puppy dog tails

by Ginger on April 21, 2009

in Oh Baby!

Guess what internet?

It’s a boy!!!

I had my ultrasound yesterday, and sure enough, he’s definitely a he. I wish we had gotten a picture during the ultrasound of his profile (or anything besides anatomy really) that I could share with you, but ah well, I guess some surprises in life are inevitable. I had a feeling this kid was going to be a boy, though it was really more of a vague thought process than a sure fire idea, but interesting to know that my intuition was correct (and almost every old wives tale about gender prediction was wrong!).

There’s a part of me that’s a little freaked out by the idea of a boy. I was an only child for all intents and purposes, and was somewhat of a girly girl at that, so I’m sort of wondering about all the “boy” stuff that I never had to be exposed to. I guess that’s what my husband is for, right? Don’t get me wrong, I’m really excited about my little man–and frankly the idea of a girl never “fit” this baby when I thought about it–but I do wonder what kind of mom I’ll be to a boy.

Of course, it could just be that the ultrasound, finding out the sex, and being past the halfway point have me freaked out and the boy thing is getting wrapped up in that too. I suddenly feel like we’re  way behind–we haven’t looked at baby stuff, haven’t looked into childbirth classes, haven’t researched a birth plan, haven’t figured out my maternity leave, haven’t really looked at names, haven’t looked into a pediatrician, haven’t decided…anything really. Other than the fact that yes, we are indeed having a kid. Sometime in the next few months. I feel like I’ve got a lot of catching up to do to even start getting ready, and I just almost don’t even know where to start. All of a sudden it’s just more real than it was 2 days ago, and that’s definitely messing with my head a little.

Wow, this post went way more introspective and heavy than it started out, but I’m making myself leave it up. It’s hard for me to admit these fears and insecurities, but I’m pretty sure I’m not the only pregnant woman to ever feel like this. Right?

abdpbt April 21, 2009 at 7:26 pm

Aww, congrats! Boys are the best–they adore their mommas and you don’t have to deal with the preteen angsty girl period.

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lucklys April 21, 2009 at 8:51 pm

yay! congratulations! if and when i have a child, i definitely want a boy, i don’t want a child that was anything like me, haha. plus, like abdpbt said, there’s a reason they call them momma’s boys 🙂

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Katherine April 21, 2009 at 8:54 pm

Haven’t looked at baby stuff? I wouldn’t worry, you know your mom’s already bought every blue baby thing in the state of Texas she could get her hands on since yesterday.

Jessica April 23, 2009 at 6:35 pm

Awww congratulations! That is so exciting!!

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devon June 21, 2009 at 6:18 pm

Hey- I’m just reading this now because Alexander is sacked out after a day at the pool. Boys are awesome! I was nervous too because Annie is sooo much fun. But they are definately Momma’s Little Men. NC can deal with him when he discovers his manhood – around 10 or so months. I about died the first time he grabbed his. I always tell him, “No playing with penises in front of mommy.” He ignores me though.

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