When Brian and I found out that we were expecting earlier this year, I suggested that we keep the gender a surprise. I don’t think I expected Brian to go along with me and figured he would say “no” and we’d eventually find out! Well before long, he was completely on board and I was the one having second thoughts! Now here we are, a little under 3 months until we get to meet this little bean and we’re still team green! Somehow we’ve both held out! It definitely hasn’t been easy! Every time a fellow Mom would announce “it’s a boy” or “it’s a girl” online, I started to second guess our decision. And of course anytime you walk into the baby section of a store and see all of the cute girl and boy clothing, it makes you really wonder if you made the right choice! So here are our reasons for remaining team green this time around!
We Just Want Healthy
One of our main reasons is that we just want a healthy baby! It really doesn’t matter if it’s a boy or a girl! We just pray for a healthy pregnancy journey and a healthy little baby.
I wouldn’t really call it gender disappointment but I think some people would be a little disappointed! One of the biggest things we hear is “I hope it’s a boy for you guys!” And to be honest, we would love to have a son! But my love for pink tutus and gold is pretty strong and I’d enjoy having another daughter just as much! Plus Brian is amazing at shopping for the girls! We wouldn’t be disappointed either way, but we figured we’d hold off the inevitable saying as long as we can! Because we know that if it’s a girl, everyone will ask us if we’re going to try again for a son! My answer to that would be probably not!
This is what has made us remaining team green seem so worth it! I’ve heard from other Moms that waiting until birth is totally worth the wait! That the moment when you hear the doctor say “it’s a girl” or “it’s a boy” is beyond amazing! We can’t wait for that moment! We found out the gender with both of our girls and it was exciting! But I figure that if we plan for this to be our last baby, we may as well go out with a bang! Do things a little different! There aren’t many surprises in life anymore, but this is still one that we can enjoy as a family! Plus it’s been fun reading all of the old myths and letting the girls guess what they think the baby will be! One day I’m certain it’s a boy based on the heart rate and the next day I think it’s a girl because my belly looks high! To say that we’re anxious to know would be an understatement!