Thursday, March 27, 2008
Boy or Girl?
I went for my prenatal checkup yesterday and the doctor did and ultrasound (first time seeing this baby - now I know that there really is a baby in there, I always wonder and seeing it on the monitor makes it real more than just seeing my tummy get bigger) and the baby's feet were in the way and we did not find out what it was. (this is not a picture of my ultrasound, just one from the internet).
I thought I would take a poll as to people's predictions - boy or girl?
I'll tell you my vote after some of you share yours. In two weeks I get another ultrasound and hopefully we'll find out.
Although being pregnant and having a baby is always exciting, somehow number four just isn't the same as baby number one or even baby number two. By the time you get to baby number four you know what you are getting yourself into and you have the reality of three other children, whereas baby number one got your undivided attention.
The other day I was having a tough day and my kids seemed so uncooperative and I thought of a neighbor lady who always seems calm and composed with her four children and I thought to myself, "well maybe by the time I get to baby number four I'll learn to be more calm" then I realized I am pregnant with number four, "crap, well, maybe by the time I get to number 5".
It just comes at you so fast. I just had baby three a year and a bit ago and pretty soon I'll have four. When I started having children I always thought that four seemed like a good amount of kids for a family. Now I'm at number four and I'm not sure - maybe 5. Of course on days when all is mayhem I wonder at the three that I already have and wonder why I think I would want more. Then on others days, when we are all cuddled up together, laughing and having fun, I love the joy of it all, these precious little ones that are mine for just a short while.