In a mere five days we will know. Blue or pink. Yep, I'm a finder outer.
Here's the thing.
Everyone says 'it's one of the few times in life you can be completely surprised'. Well guess what, on Thursday morning around 9 we will be totally and utterly surprised. Also, I will not be in agonizing pain, nor will I be exhausted. Had I found out Cannon was a boy when he was born instead of 20 weeks prior, I could not have cared less. I was completely miserable. At that point it was me and Meredith (yep, first name basis with the OB when they spend an hour and a half doing reconstruction). Fix it. Fix it now. Dan and Cannon bonded. But I knew he was a boy. I knew before that that he was a boy. The surprise would have been sour had it happened post birth.
So as you prepare to make an educated guess on whether Best Part Baby #2 is a boy or a girl, here are my thoughts.
Reasons I think it's a girl:
I am smaller this time. Although that could also have something to do with more exercise and less frequent ice cream.
I feel the baby move much lower than I ever felt Cannon.
My skin is worse.
I was slightly sick at the beginning. I wasn't even close to slightly sick with Cannon.
I was exhausted for the first 12 weeks. However, I have a mover and a shaker to chase.
Everyone, I mean everyone thinks it's a girl.
When I am not thinking, I refer to the baby as 'her' or 'she'.
We have nothing. Every item of clothing we have is boy. All boy. 100% boy. In typical Best Part fashion, we are destined to go broke preparing for the little girl's arrival.
The heartrate is slower. Cannon's was fast (traditionally that would mean it's a girl) so since this one is slower I think we may be going against the trend.
And...the reasons I think it's a boy:
I have always pictured myself with a house full of boys. Don't know why. Just have. If this one is a boy I'll be outnumbered 3 to 1 if you include the dog.
Everyone thought Cannon was a girl too. "You're carrying really high". Guess what, I have a short torso. Everything is high.
My sister in law thinks it's a girl. She is always, always wrong. She thought all three of her kids were the opposite of what they are. She also thought Cannon was a girl.
So, make your guesses, place your bets, start your office pools. The countdown is on.
The Best part? Thursday.