Friday, November 9, 2012

Gender Bender

This time around we've decided to go Team Green meaning we will not be finding out if Mrs. Petrillo is packing boy bits or girl bits.

Andy would die of happiness if it's a boy.  He wants a mini version of himself to play sports with, watch sports with, and I don't know what the hell else boys do when they're little, play in dirt? Eat bugs?  I don't know.

I know he'll be really disappointed if we're having a girl.  It's not that he doesn't love having a daughter, the relationship that he has with Isabella is so special.  That little girl adores him.  Daddy is her very best friend.  It gets annoying after a while.  But he really wants a boy.

I get it.

When I was pregnant with Isabella before I knew she was a girl, I wanted a girl so bad.  All my ideas and fantasies of motherhood involved a little girl.  I was in a panic on the day of my anatomy scan, because, while I would have absolutely loved a son, I really really wanted a daughter.  So I get where he's coming from.

Now me on the other hand, and this might sound harsh, but I really don't care one way or the other.  Probably because I already have the daughter I always wanted.

If it's a boy I'd be over the moon at the opportunity to have one of each and to get to experience raising one of each sex.  Instead of tutus and dance school, there would be T-ball and jerseys.  I'd do his hair in a mohawk (I still think it's cute even if it annoys everyone else) and put him in velour sweat suits (again don't judge!).  I'd love to dance with him at his wedding and experience the love between a mother and son.  Maybe a boy will love his mama the best, like Isabella loves her dad.

But I'd also be thrilled if it was another girl.  I'm super close to my sister and I'd love for Isabella to be able to experience that.  They could play together, talk about boys, share clothes, cook together, and talk smack about me together.  They're in the same season so we'd be all set with clothes for, like, ever. And I already know how to take care of a girl baby.  I know nothing of changing boy diapers and I have a weird fear of getting pee in my mouth.

So either way I'll be happy and either way I guess I'll be a touch disappointed.

If I had to trust my gut, I'd say it was a girl, but I'm only right about 50% of the time ;)
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Jo said...

Cat is the first girl on my husbands side of the family .... everyone was shocked when she arrived. She was such an easy baby so the second time round I was sure I wanted another girl. In fact, when the dr. told me it was a boy I told her she was wrong.

Like Isabella, Cat is a daddy's girl in every way. While Tiger is a mummy's boy & I love him for it. Regardless as long as Mrs. Petrillo is healthy all will be good.

Ariel @ Dreams To Do said...

You're totally having a boy and you're gonna love it! Although I did get pee in the eye once (hey, at least it wasn't the mouth).

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