Sunday, August 15, 2010

So excited!

So I may have denied being baby crazy. But now that I'm officially knocked up I can't deny being super excited about this baby! Specifically Brad and I have been dying to know the sex of the baby. At first, I wasn't too keen on finding out the gender. Because I'm around births and babies all the time, I figured that anything I could do to make this experience exciting and different from what I see all the time at work would probably be the way to go.

Well, first of all, I can say that this is already such a wonderful, fun, scary, exciting time for us that I really don't need to torture myself to make it that much more interesting. But the bigger problem came when Brad wanted to find out. One of the things he's most excited about is the nursery . . . painting, decorating, building furniture, etc. I'm assuming becuase, for the most part, it's the only real and tangible thing he can do during the pregnancy. And he feels like he can't get started until we know the gender. I suggested we go with neutrals like yellows and greens and we'd be set no matter what the gender was. Well, that idea was shot down. Specifically, his reaction was a matter-of-fact, "That's so lame!"

So, since the poor guy has so few other decisions he can make during this whole process, I decided to give in and find out the gender. (You wouldn't believe how appalled most people were at the idea that we wouldn't find out before the birth!) And ever since we made this decision I have grown more and more antsy to know what my baby is!! And now I can't imagine not knowing. I have become so impatient, in fact, that I called last week to move up my original ultrasound appointment by a week and a half becuase I just couldn't wait any longer!!

So we will be finding out very soon and we can't wait! I'll keep you posted!

~Layne

5 comments:

  1. Heehee!!! It went the other way for us - most people were appalled that were GOING to find out what the gender was.

    Having a baby is just fun, so it's good that you're enjoying it!! :)

    Most people I know don't have their baby-bump "Pop" out until after 20 weeks - but I can definitely see yours! You're so adorable!

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  2. That's sooo exciting!! I was always a "waiter" on finding out the gender because my parent's did that....but now I think I would want to know...simply for the reasons you listed!! Can't wait to find out!

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  3. I always knew that I would want to know. Before we went for "telling" ultrasound my husband said that he did not want to know. I was adament that I would be finding out... So he decided that it would be pointless if I knew and he didn't, and I probably would have let it slipt by accident anyway... I have now wondered how my birth experience would have been different if we had not known. But I can honestly say I am glad I knew, and it made the pregnancy more exciting for me - being able to choose things, and really think about names...

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  4. Can't wait to hear the results. Congrats, and keep us posted!

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  5. I laughed as I read this because I don't want to know and DH does... luckily we still have some to decide, but we'll see who wins this one. Can't WAIT to hear what you're having!!

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