Boy or Girl?

August 28, 2015

It's crazy to think I'm almost halfway into this pregnancy. The weeks flew by. We find out the gender of baby #2 in just a little over a week! I don't know why..but I feel like I'm more excited this time around. hah. I've been going back and forth about whether having another girl is what I would want or if I wanted to really have things changed up by having a boy (eekk). I wouldn't even know what to do with a boy.

Having a boy would be a game changer. I see some boys and think that they are just the cutest. But then I see some other boys and think..oh heck no. Having a boy would definitely get me out of my comfort zone. I just really wouldn't know what to do. Ken thinks this baby will be a boy. I know Ken really wants a boy. Although he keeps telling me that he really would be ok with just girls, I know deep down inside he wants a boy he can do boy things with (football to be exact). I'm sure Erin would love to have a little brother. She can be a little rougher with him and she'd be so sweet to him too. Oh, and I can finally get Ken to wear stuff that would match his kid. However, Ken and I can't ever seem to agree on any boy names so if we did end up having one, he'd be nameless.

I'm the youngest of 4 daughters. There was a lot of estrogen growing up and that's all I really know. My dad wasn't even in the picture, so it was really just women in the house.

I think having a daughter first was such a blessing. I've already learned so much. Erin in particular is the type of daughter that I initially wasn't expecting, but was the kind I needed. I'm so thankful that I have a daughter and that she was my first. Growing up with sisters definitely had its advantages and thinking back at that makes me want Erin to experience that too. I've never had a brother so I'm not quite sure how a sister/brother relationship is truly like, but I'm sure its very different. I fought a lot with my sister right above me, but we also had a lot of good times. Practically speaking, we'd save a lot of money the first few years because we really wouldn't have to to buy anything new, i.e., clothes (although in the long run, girls can get quite expensive). But, I do believe having a daughter can and will get stressful. I especially worry for Ken. Not sure how he's going to handle all of whats to come when dealing with daughters. Only growing up with a younger brother, he really has no idea what's in store for him.

I don't think Erin quite understands what is happening. I keep pointing to my belly letting her know that there's a baby growing in there, but when I ask her where the baby is..she points at her stomach. I ask if she thinks it's a boy or girl..she'll always respond with the last word. So if I say "boy or girl", she'll respond with "girl". If I say "girl or boy", she'll respond with "boy".

Besides my first trimester being a little different, most of this pregnancy has been similar to my first. I had a dream while pregnant with Erin that I would have a girl..and I did end up having a girl. No dreams with this baby...yet. I think that I'm slightly leaning towards wanting another girl. I'd say I'm like 55% team girl. But either boy or girl, I would be happy. So, we'll just have to see what happens. I'll be posting a video of the gender reveal, so stay tuned!

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