I’m coming to terms with the fact that this may very well be my last pregnancy. As much as I’ve always said that I wanted to have 4 kids, thinking about having another one when I am over 30—-it just doesn’t seem possible.
It may be premature to have these kinds of thoughts; I get that. The baby isn’t even here yet; I know. Still, I’m operating on the assumption that this is my last, and I’m taking advice from Misty, who said in one of my comments that she’s pretty sure her next pregnancy will be her last, and that she is going to spoil herself.
That being said, I am going for it and I am spending the $30 on this cute skirt from Old Navy (ok, it is not on their website anymore, but I I find it again, I will show you), even though I wouldn’t spend $30 on a non-maternity skirt. I’m spending all of my Christmas gift cards on cute maternity clothes despite the fact that I already have a shit-load from the last two times. And I am buying the things I want for this baby, which will include a fancy sling and a bumbo.
In other baby news, I am feeling really strong girl vibes. This is kind of hard, because with CA, I really wanted a girl, since we already had a boy. Now, as we have one of each, I don’t have any preferences, per se, but I have been weighing the pros and cons of each. I’m not really sure how I feel about myself doing that, like in some aspects it would be better to have a boy (I love that CA is our little princess, boys seem to be easier) but in others it seems like having a girl (ED is such a mama’s boy, I have SO MANY girl’s clothes) would be better. Is this normal? I think generally, I don’t care. But if you ask me what I want on any given day, my response will change. It should be just over a month before we find out for sure anyway. (YAY!)
Tomorrow is official Mommy and CA day since Hub and ED are going to the monster truck rally (yawn). As long as I can borrow FIL’s car, we will shop and go have something for dinner and have a fun girl’s day. I’m excited; it’s nice to get to spend solid one-on-one time with each of them once in a while. Sunday, my cousin’s baby is being baptized, so we’ll be doing that. This will be the first time we’ve seen anyone from my dad’s family since our pregnancy announcement, so let’s see how this all goes. All of my cousins have stopped with 2 kids.
And now, I’ve ordered some manicotti for lunch, so I am off. Happy weekend to you all!
I think it’s natural to “try on” the idea of a boy or a girl before you know. It’s all part of getting used to the idea!
I agree with No Whey Mama about the gender thing. We all do that.That would be hard thinking it might be your last pregnancy. I don’t know if I’ll ever know for sure that it’s my last pregnancy when I get to that point. My husband wants fewer kids than me, so I wonder if I’ll always think I can talk him into one more.
Okay, I know I’m new here and you don’t really “know” me, but I have this sling you can have if you want it. My daughter never liked it, so it’s practically new. Email me if you’re interested and I’m happy to send it to you. Someone should use it.http://www.mykarmababy.com/catalog.php?item=1&catid=1&ret=catalog.php
With my third (I already had a girl and a boy), I thought a lot about what would be “better”. A girl would be good, because then my son, who was soon to be the dreaded middle child, would have his own identity in the family. A boy would be good, because the two who were closest in age would be the same sex (good for hand-me-downs, buddies when they’re older, etc.) I think everyone imagines what the new family dynamic will be like with each pregnancy.Good for you for pampering yourself. I kind of wish I had done that.
I would totally be weighing the pros and cons of each if I were in your position. And I like the idea of pampering yourself. Pregnant women should do more of that, in my opinion.Have a great weekend!
I think it IS sad to know if it is your last pregnancy, your last baby to nurse. That is why I am not ready to call it quits! I want the ‘last pregnancy’ when I can inhale all the wonderful feelings of growing a life and experiencing all of the things that ONLY happen during pregnancy and just…memorize them and savor them because it will never happen again.
k so all the heartburn means babies gona have a ton of hair right?