We’re nearing the halfway point of this pregnancy and the big anatomy ultrasound is coming up.
I know when you hear people say, “We don’t care about the sex as long as it’s healthy,” you roll your eyes because of course people have a preference…but I don’t think that I do this time.
Last time? Totally wanted a boy. Got a boy. Husband did a bizarre “I’m the champ” pose in the ultrasound room when we spotted the little “turtle” on the screen.
But this time, I can honestly say that there are pros to having either sex and all I’m really truly actually worried about is seeing all the other parts present and in working order.
Well then, why even find out, right? Just be surprised. Be “Team Green.”
I need to know what variety I’m carrying. I’m so tired of referring to it as “It.”
It? Might as well start calling it Pennywise.
I need to know if we’ve got a turtle or a cheeseburger on that anatomy scan because I need to name this baby. We’ve finally settled on both a girl name and a boy name and I need to make it permanent before I get itchy Google fingers and start adding more names to the list again.
We went back and forth for what seemed like forever trying to agree on names. Lists were made and deleted. Do you know how hard it is to come up with baby names after you’ve been a teacher? Or if you’re married to a guy who dated half the coeds at his college? Or if you’re the last person to get around to having babies in your family and you like Biblical names and everyone (especially your sister, ahem) has already taken all the really good ones so you’re left with like, Habbukuk?
So I need to know. Is it a boy? Will he wear all of Monkey’s adorable old baby clothes? Will Monkey grow up with a brother to love and tussle with? Will we complete my mom’s boys’ basketball team?
Or is it a girl? Will we get to shop for pinks and purples? Will we be introduced to the world of tutus and tiaras? Will my mom finally get that granddaughter and my sister finally get that girl she’s always wanted?
Little baby, are you a Ruffle Butt or a Scuffle Butt?
What do y’all think?
*I really appreciate all the love you guys gave this photo on Instagram and Facebook this week. It’s hard to feel pretty during pregnancy, what with all the lumpiness and weird acne. You guys have made me feel like a preggo princess and I can’t thank you enough.
Also, it’s #iPPP time! Link up your camera phone photos with me and The Funk!
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