Archives for: July 2005, 01
Ok, here's the scoop. My husband was right, he and his brothers, so far, only have boys and our second child is no exception. He's pretty obviously all boy. So, the difference I've suspected between my first and second is not gender. We're happy though, we know how to care for and raise and entertain boys, and I'm not sure how great I'd be at all the girly stuff. This does mean though, that I'll most likely go for a third child. We'd probably get a third boy but hey, you gotta try. We're also happy that everything looks great, right on track with nothing unusual. My husband was born with a slight congenital defect (most likely due to something environmental rather than genetic) though we weren't particularly worried about it as our first son turned out fine.
So much else to think about now that we don't have to guess the gender and such. Names names names...where was that list we had for my first? We won't settle on a name until he's born though we'll have a top 5 list. I had some cute girl's names picked out, just like with my first pregnancy, I had pretty much settled on one. My first boy would have been Ivy, this one would have been Dana (which would work for a boy, I suppose, though I don't go for androgenous boy names). Oh well, time to start over!
Then there are questions as to which immunizations are a good idea and which are unnecessary. When or how to introduce gluten...they're now saying between 4-6 months is best, though if he's an O I'll never give him wheat (I'm sticking to my guns on that one this time). Cream of rye, anyone? And will the hospital test his blood type? Probably not, that will probably be up to me after 3 months or so. I hate doing that, but they usually can't get enough extra blood when they do the PKU test anyway, so either way it'll mean an extra stick.
He looks a bit more broad-boned like my side of the family, in my opinion. Though it's hard to tell from an ultrasound at this point, and he is right on target size-wise, just like my first was. He's starting to be quite a wiggler and kicker just like my first, though if he's comfortable he'll just relax and squirm a bit, it's not the constant kick-boxing just for fun that my first son did. I suspect he'll enjoy being swaddled, my first son hated it because he always has to be able to kick. I also suspect he's an O... more easily annoyed, but less easily wound-up.
Oops I better go without spell checking this. The sugar I ate and the sleep I missed on vacation is catching up with me and I see a migraine coming on. Time for some beneficial foods and no more laptop screen for a while here. Oh well, mine usually aren't too painful, just annoying sight-wise.