Boy or Girl?
The Lived in Bun Tutorial
The clock is ticking and pretty soon I’ll know whether or not I have another baby boy OR am surprised with a baby girl!
I have to say, it’s been fun not finding out thus far. There are times I wish I knew, just to prepare his/her nursery a little bit more, but that will just need to happen later! Everyone is guessing that I’m having a girl. I think it’s because I’m carrying wider than I did with David although I did start this pregnancy 10 pounds up from where I started from David. When I look at my naked belly I think I’m carrying pretty much the same. I’d show you but I’m not in the business of causing nightmares.
It wasn’t until very recently that I started shifting David’s clothes and size 5 diapers out of the nursery to make room for tiny onesies and newborn diapers. I got out the box of newborn clothes I had packed up and could not believe how tiny his clothes were. I can barely remember him being that little!
If it’s a boy, seasonally we shouldn’t need to buy too many clothes! David was born in December, and this baby is coming 2/12 (at the latest) so winter clothes and layers will work perfectly. I’ve bought a couple neutral outfits that can go either way, because if it’s a boy I don’t plan on buying much else!
If it’s a girl, there are a few basics that would work from David’s clothes (white/neutral onesies, etc.) but otherwise I might as well hand my credit card over to Baby Gap and just say, “I’ll take one of everything”.
I stayed pretty true to what I imagined I would dress David in as a baby/toddler. We rotate through roughly the same 4-5 pair of pants and about 6-8 shirts. A lot of his shirts come from Target, and his pants come from Baby Gap (they are the only ones not too long on him). I always put him in sweatpants or comfy pants because he’s walking or crawling every where and I want him to be comfortable. I never really liked the baby clothes with certain phrases on the front, and that didn’t change either over the last year.
For a girl, I’m not terribly into the frilly, tutu, glittery type of clothes. Perhaps that is because I’m projecting my own feelings but it seems like it could be uncomfortable to wear as a newborn or little baby. I’m drawn to simple, comfortable, and soft colored clothing for a girl. And I know there is a hair bow to go with just about every single outfit, it’s hard for me to imagine putting one on her on the daily. Or even the weekly. Sometimes they look so tight and painful! My friend did give me some soft jersey headbands (if it’s a girl) recently that are small and flat, and I could see putting my daughter in something like that.
Like I said above, it’s hard to believe that my pregnancy is coming to a close so quickly! Despite a bit of back pain, and definitely “feeling” more pregnant this time around, I would still say I love being pregnant. I’m sure I’ll miss the belly shortly after the baby is here like I did with David, but I am anxiously awaiting the day I hear the first cries and Justin tells me what our newest addition is.