gender bender….

by humanmama on February 21, 2012

Well, it’s Tuesday of the week. This will be the week we find out which gender our unborn child is. Putting aside all arguments about gender stereotyping even before birth, I’ll say that the biggest thing that’ll change for us is that the nursery is now pale yellow, and has been for years, and if it’s a boy I’m going to reuse the paint that’s in the girls’ bedroom and repaint the nursery. It’s a sky blue, I love it, and it was chosen by a three-year-old girl. So there. (If it’s a girl, I might paint it too. Or not. Depends on my schedule.)

On Friday, we’ll go to the ultrasound place, and for the third time in the pregnancy already, we’ll have an ultrasound. They keep good watch on me nowadays, as my kids are born pretty big, and I had polyhydramnios with both (which is way, waaay too much amniotic fluid), and since I miscarried before. All in all, it seems that they give me a couple more ultrasounds than the average gal, I think, because they like to torture me. Oh, also to see if the baby is okay.

So far, “it” is. I can’t believe it’s halfway cooked already. One reason I can’t believe that is because my husband still has a gigantic hole in the basement, although that guy is fixing up the sewer and plumbing faster than you can say “don’t flush!!” The girls’ room needs to be painted. Also I have about three trillion things that while no, they do not actually have to be done before the baby gets here, are on my list to get finished. Why? Simply because I know how much time I’ll have later. And the answer to that, my friends, is none.

But things are good. The baby seems to be healthy, at least to my untrained…well, everything, since I can’t hear or see it yet. It’s kicking a bit, but nothing serious, I think it’s only the size of a bell pepper or something now, instead of a “cantaloupe” like it will be later (but for me, at the end, an overripe watermelon). My first was 9 pounds, 14 ounces, and I was induced. I’m sure she would have been well over 20 pounds if I left her in there. I’m sure she’d be asking for a cell phone at some point. That’s why I like c-sections.

So on Friday, we find out if this baby is girl #3, or boy #1. And we are getting a little bit psyched either way. If it’s a girl, I have hella lotta clothes, and another sister! And if it’s a boy, well, that’ll be a nice surprise. I’m not sure what to do with all that business down there when I change the diaper, but I bet I’ll figure it out. I did before, after all.

Any bets?? Girl or boy, which do you think? One Chinese calendar site says “boy,” the other one says “girl.” I think it’s definitely…






One of those.

What do YOU think??

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Jess February 21, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Girl. Totally.


aj February 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Ha! Love it.


dana February 21, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Three of a kind…


aj February 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm

No kidding–if you’re my example, right?! We’ll all know soon enough… :)


hollyweasel February 21, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Good luck AJ – 3 of a kind beats a pair. :)


aj February 22, 2012 at 9:14 pm

hee hee :)


kathie February 21, 2012 at 10:05 pm

boy o boy ; )


emily foster February 21, 2012 at 10:58 pm

First of all…YAYAYAY! Awesome news. I am so excited for you all. As far as betting goes, I will bet on a boy. :) xoxoxo keep us Rhode islanders posted. Sending love Ur way.


aj February 22, 2012 at 9:11 pm

THANKS! We’ll see…I should start a Poll so you win money! :) Who knows…


Jessica February 22, 2012 at 12:29 am

I’m going to guess another girl, but I have no real idea, so I won’t pretend to be wise if I’m right.

We are at the point of trying to decide about a third or just to stick it out with the two we’ve got, so I’ve been following your blog even more closely than usual. Can’t wait to hear the news this week!
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aj February 22, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Thanks Jess! I have no idea either way. I think this time I don’t mind at all if it’s a boy or a girl–last time I wanted sisters for each other, so now that that’s set, I don’t mind :) I’ll let you all know soon enough!


Andrea February 22, 2012 at 8:50 am

I vote 3 girls…. there’s nothing better! Well, ok, adding a boy is pretty great too! Either way it’s all amazing!! I can’t wait to hear!!


aj February 22, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Thanks Andi! We’ll see… I’d say I feel differently this time around, but don’t you always feel different with each one? …!


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