So if you know me or follow me in any of the social media worlds, you are well aware that this weekend is our big gender reveal party! What? You didn't know it's, like, the biggest event of all time?
But it is for us.
Anywho...I've had a TON of people asking me what I think Baby H is. I've read every freaking old wives' tale you could find on every page of the internet. I've dissected our ultrasound pictures and have fully researched the "skull" and "nub" theories, even though I still have the slightest ideas as to how to actually apply them. And I've even considered purchasing the gender test from the drugstore. (Ok so maybe only for a second until I quickly realized that was a complete waste of money.)
Being the most impatient person in the world (right, mom?) waiting THIS long to find out what the heck we're having has literally been eating at my insides. Ok...maybe that's taking things a little too far, but you know what I mean. I honestly don't know how some of you wait until week 20!
Obviously...I don't know what Baby H is. I really have the slightest idea. But the good news is, there's a 50/50 chance Beau and I's intuition will be right. We're competitive like that and hate being wrong, but we're okay with odds like those. ;)
So to answer the biggest question we've gotten: Do you want a boy or a girl?
I know this is so cliche to say but clearly we just want a healthy baby. Boy or girl, we would be over the moon to welcome that little blessing into our world and we would be so incredibly happy with either.
But...(there's always a "but"), and don't let ANYone ever tell you they aren't "hoping" for one gender over the other because that's a crock of you-know-what, BUT.... if we had it our way, and could "play God" for a moment and pick, we would both love to have a little boy for our first baby. Mainly because I, Stephanie, and terrified of cloning myself with a little girl, but also because boy moms are cool and I want to be a cool mom. And boys are cheaper than girls. Ok but really...I would just love to lug around a little Tonka truck playin', baseball throwin', messy little boy. And because friends tell me I'd be a good "boy mom". So I'll take it.
That being said...don't get me wrong when I say we would absolutely 1000% adore having a big bow wearin', tutu sportin', sassafrass little mini-me to spoil the ever-lovin' hell out of. (Hello? Have you heard about my dog?) So let it be known that I DO want a girl in this lifetime of mine and I really can't imagine life without a daughter. Isn't that every mom-to-be's dream?!
And surprisingly enough...Beau and I have actually agreed on ALL of this throughout this entire journey so far! I know...I'm a little shocked, too.
Now to answer the second most asked question: What do you think you're having?
No if's, and's or but's about it. I was team boy up until week 12, switched to team girl for about 2 weeks and have been back to team boy since week 14 and still strongly feel that way. I think Beau has been boy 100% of the way. (Duh-what guy isn't?) I really don't know how to explain it but my intuition has told me boy almost the entire time.
Again-we're just happy to be having a baby. A real life, living, breathing precious little baby. It's just still so surreal, y'all.
Ok ok ok...enough of my chatter. I answered the top 10 Old Wives' Tales below because I want to know what YOUR guess is!
Also, I wanted to thank Chelsea at Two Twenty One for creating the original "Old Wives' Tale" image like mine above. I was in no creative form when I envisioned this post until I stumbled upon hers so all creative credit goes to that woman! :) Thanks, Chels, for letting me "borrow" your same idea!
What do you think...team blue or team pink?!