Monday, March 9, 2009
The halfway mark
Well, as you find out quickly in pregnancy #3, you hit the halfway point alot sooner than you realize. Yesterday I hit the 20 week mark! Didn't I just discover I was pregnant yesterday??!! Apparently not, since this has come so much faster than the second time, and of course all you moms out there know that the first time drags on forever!! So today was the big doctor appointment, with ultrasound and all. Seeing that I'm such a planner and want all in place, in line and ready, most of you would probably be shocked that this time around I really don't want to know the gender of baby Willis #3. Now if I had 2 boys or 2 girls, I'd be dying to know, but since we have each is there really in need to know (not that the other ones "had" to be known either, but I just couldn't stand "not knowing"). But my husband on the other hand, he "can't stand" not knowing any of the times. So as of today our plan was....I go and he keeps our other small children, and have the tech "seal" the big news in an envelope for us to open together at some other special appointed time. I get more nervous at these appointments praying our baby is developing normally, and all looks good. So to look away as the tech looks at the gender, well, I was really fine "not knowing". So for now the wanted information is hidden away---not sure how long Casey will wait. For now I have him waiting for our special alone weekend coming up and hoping if he waits that long, maybe he'll realize it's not so bad to keep waiting. But I'm also not expecting that my desired outcome be his desired outcome, so I'll be ok at least somewhat creating a special memory of how we "found out" what baby #3 was---which makes it being either of the gender we already have a unique situation of his/her own!