In 5 short (who am I kidding the LONGEST EVER) days we get to find out exactly who is flipping around in my belly. I already got Ryan to agree that if this kid won't show us the goods on Tuesday I can pay to get a non-medical ultrasound. I've always thought those places sounded kind of sketch, but whatever, I am impatient. I cannot imagine waiting until the baby is born to find out if it is a boy or a girl. I feel like the people who choose to wait are some breed of crazy superhumans, the kind who bake souffles and run marathons for fun. And don't tell me finding out at 20 weeks ruins the surprise, it is just as much of a surprise now as it would be at 40 weeks!
At the moment I have no real inkling either way. No dreams, no intuitive feelings, no nothing. If you twisted my arm and made me guess I would say boy based solely on the fact that I was sick this time around and I wasn't with Lily. I know, that really has nothing to do with anything, but it is all I've got!
Before I got pregnant the first time I knew I wanted two kids and at least one girl, so when Lily arrived it took the pressure off of baby #2. It isn't that I didn't want a boy, I just don't really know anything about mother-son relationships and I wanted to have what my mom and I have. Also, I am crazy and I imagine all of the "talks" we will have to have down the line. I can do the girl talks. I'm not so confident with the boy talks. I guess that will be Ryan's department, but he is a science guy... not always the best with the words. Just kidding Ryan! (Just kidding world! Like Ryan is actually reading this.)
This time around I always said I didn't care either way, but I think at first I was secretly hoping for another girl. I have a sister and she is my best friend so I would love for Lily to have that relationship. The other day I finally found a boy name that I like. At that point the idea became real. I can see our family with a little boy and it made me excited. Now I can HONESTLY say that I will be so happy either way.
Here is the latest terrible iPhone picture that I took at about 19 weeks 2 days.
Currently I am a super boring pregnant lady. I am not having any major symptoms or cravings. I feel like I never have cravings. I still want all of the same delicious foods, I just give in to those desires a bit more often while pregnant. It might be Amy or Mandy's fault, but the chocolate milk be overflowin.
What is your guess... BOY or GIRL?