It’s Labor Day!
But I’m not in labor…he he he!
I’m due in 15 days.
If the baby is as EARLY as Cy then we’ll have a baby in 3 days.
If the baby is as LATE as Cora Jane then we’ll have a baby in 24 days.
That’s quite a spread.
We found out the genders of our first 2 babies – a boy, then a girl! When it came time for the 3rd we opted for a surprise because we had everything we could possibly need for for both genders. It was really fun socially to tell people we weren’t finding out and very practical because I wasn’t picking up unneeded baby clothes while out and about.
Come delivery day it was a such an exciting surprise for everyone (& me!) and a slight distraction from the tiring labor we had just gone through! But a day later, while I was packing up to leave the hospital I was folding the unused girl outfit (which was adorable) and I couldn’t help but be a little sad there wouldn’t be a baby girl to fill it. It was a little surreal because I was drunk with love for Cyrus but mourning the loss of a daughter that never existed.
Is that strange?
It’s not that I really wanted a daughter. It was quite the opposite – I thought (and still think) a son for baby #3 fit better with the dynamics our family.
Now it’s just about time for baby number 4 and our bags are all packed for the hospital, with each outfit lovingly bundled for it’s pending use. And I can’t help but think about the one that won’t ever be unpacked.
Or the fact that I don’t “feel done” with babies and someone else does.
Am I the only one who has felt that way?
Did you keep the gender a surprise for any of your babies?
(Mondays I like to share something I got. We all like to share a good deal, splurge, unique find or fun activity. If you got something awesome (or lame) recently and blogged about it, be sure to leave me a link to the post in the comments!)
I got each of the coming home outfits at Sam’s Club for $4.51!! And coordinated all our coming home outfits to match. Can’t wait to share!