Friday, March 28, 2014

Watch Sesame Grow, week 39

Edition: You can't tell but my pants are much too large
Size of baby: Big enough that it pokes out of my belly a lot.
Fun fact: Still facing the wrong direction! It's being difficult already which must mean it's a boy. ;)
Size of mother: Up another el bee to 148.
What's on the menu: I had cinnamon sugar toast four times this week so I guess that qualifies it as a menu staple.
Other things I have to say: SOAPBOX TIME. Most people, including a lot of my friends, don't agree with this but I honestly do not believe/understand how knowing the gender makes one much more prepared to have a child. Pretty much the only ways you're more prepared are in colors and styles. Either way you need somewhere for the baby to sleep, some way to keep it safe in the car, something for it to wear and diapers. I have said this for YEARS. If we knew the gender I would have bought the same car seat in the same pattern. I still would have decorated the nursery in elephants and rabbits. We would be no closer to deciding if the baby will be named Katherine or Annabelle if a girl. Of course this is just my personal opinion and I have no hard feelings towards those who think otherwise. I'm sure it's fun to know and plan! Come back next week when I discuss my other pet peeves!

I have stepped down from my soapbox. Feel free to discuss/disagree among yourselves.

For what it's worth, I totally disagree with this too. This has been the fastest 9 months ever.


Kara said...

A baby's gender is one of the last real surprises in life. I didn't want to find out with my first, but my husband insisted, and I found out I was wrong. With the second, we knew she was a girl, he just wanted to make sure he was right. He was.

Babbling Brook said...

I feel like it's going by fast just reading your blog! Haha. You still look like an adorable pregnant lady, super cute. I love the crib it looks great.

Just A Girl

Jen said...

I have gone back and forth on wanting to know the gender when the time each their own. :)

Toi said...

That's the same crib that we have!
And the size of the baby made me laugh. At some point it doesn't really matter anymore. It's big and it's inside of you. It doesn't matter if it's a peanut or a pumpkin!

Meg Doherty said...

I definitely don't think that knowing the gender makes you anymore prepared, I just know when I have kids I will want to know simply because I HATE not knowing things lol! You are looking great and almost there :)

Jenn said...

And she's here! I'm so excited for you and cannot WAIT to see more photos of her! I (obviously) agree with you on the gender debate. I love it when other people find out who they're having (because I'm nosy), but I prefer a surprise for myself! ;)