Sugar & Spice
It seems to be a big thing here whether you find out gender or not.
Almost everyone we know hasn’t found out – but those that do – will more often than not announce a name at the same time.
Mr. S and I just always thought we would. Maybe we figured since we started out with the help of modern science, we continue? Who knows, but I’ve always thought that the labour and delivery will be enough of a surprise for me in one go.
I keep calling it intuition, but quite unexpectedly as my pregnancy progressed I became more and more certain I was carrying a girl. The day we got a positive result was the first time I thought so and it didn’t go away, once I started feeling movement, I became convinced. I stayed convinced, when my chiropractor told me I was having a boy.
‘But I just feel like I’m having a girl’ I kept saying.
So much so that at a wedding a couple of weeks ago, when another couple asked us if we would find out – I told them confidently we were having a girl. Of course Mr. S guffawed at the time and said that people always thought they knew and were always wrong. NOW ... he says I had a 50% chance of being right, so the odds were in my favour.
So we decided we would find out and just tell people we were keeping it to ourselves. We’ll see how long we hold out.
As for names, we have around 10, and they’re more or less just thoughts.
In the nearly five years since we first started trying to have a baby, most of our favourites have been taken.
It’s a kind of WIP research project. A friend suggested if she was having a girl, she’d investigate French names.
‘That’s a good idea, why don’t you do that?’ enthused Mr. S.
‘Yeah okay, it’ll be just like when I investigated donor eggs won’t it?’ I suggested somewhat sarcastically.
The problem is, Mr. S. will err on the side of conservative, and I don’t want to.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not as if I want to do something idiotic, but I just don’t get the ‘but they’ll get teased at school’ line.
EVERYONE gets teased at school – every Julie.Smith or Karen.Jones – got a nickname.
BTW, I told Star, and she said she’d thought I’d be having a girl too.