Hi all, long time :)
While we knew and wanted to know the sex of our first child as soon as possible, the opposite is the case with Baby2. It all started jokingly with hubby saying he didn't want to know, then it became a more serious he didn't want to know. I knew the only way that mission was going to be a success is for me not to know as well. I mean, if I know what we're having then I'm going to tend to buy or gravitate towards certain colors which will be a giveaway for hubby. It is possible but becoming increasingly difficult to find cute stuff that are gender neutral and because pink it automatically attached to girls and blue to boys, a little hint of each color in anything can be perceived as a giveaway. With that in mind, I decide I'm ok with not knowing as well. Mostly because I already have my mini-me, even though she looks nothing like me, so I really wouldn't mind whichever way it turns out even though I have my thoughts on what it is, all that matter is that it's a healthy baby.
So, how has it been not knowing the gender of the baby, you ask? Well, surprisingly to me, it doesn't seem to bother me at all or tickle my curiosity at all. I partially want to attribute that to just being a little more busier than I was with my first, so I've got more going on and don't really have time to spend wondering if it's a boy or girl. The only drawback so far is that I can't really shop and get all stocked up on cute little outfits like I did for Eliana, so Baby2's closet is looking very empty right with not much to stare or gush over. You can also view that as an upside depending on how you look at things. It may have helped avoid some unnecessary purchase if you will.
The other thing that I think has helped completely curb the anticipation is that NOBODY knows, not even my doctors. Well, only God knows. I told the doctors early on we didn't want to know but I was hoping they would check and just keep it on file as a secret only to find out after they did they scan, as she excitedly reported to me that they didn't even check so my secret is safe with me! I was a little surprised as I was looking forward to playing the tell-me, don't-tell-me game at every appointment but that went right out the window right then. So, with the detailed anatomy scan done and out of the way, I know I wasn't going to ask them to do another one just to check, so I accepted that fate of not knowing and I’m enjoying just watching the baby grow, boy or girl.
I think the best part though is not having to tell stranger what I'm having. When asked, instead of telling them, we know but we're not telling or telling them, it kind of feels good just telling them I don't know. That leads to more follow up questions like 'you don't want to know?' and such but again, that's easy to answer in one word as well. Friends, family and maybe some acquaintance asking is one thing, it is something else when a complete stranger asks as I'm out and about.
Maybe as due date gets closer I will be become more curious but I have definitely surprised myself with how little, or not at all I feel bothered me not knowing!
With that said, I think my nesting instinct are kicking are as I have started and completed a couple DIY projects for Baby2’s room with a few more to go. I made a poms and tassel garland to hang over the crib. I love how it turned out. I'm sticking with neutral color hence the white and grey and just keeping things simple.
I figured a little color won't hurt so I made this very easy and inexpensive animal wall art for pop of color. The star is something I have carried over from the shower decor/theme now into Baby2's room. That happened when found the perfect grey pillow with shimmering stars on it, I just knew I had to carry that star theme all the way.
Talk to you soon!