Today, I am creating a baby registry for all the girly things!
You guys, I almost wore this today, but decided that heels are just not my thing any more (oh, pregnancy) and also the waist of that dress is just too tight. It’s going to be hard not to do overkill now that I know this baby is a GIRL. A girl!!! I am definitely not going to be one of those cool moms who gender-neutralizes everything because… yeah, no, not my personality. Or preference. I like my girls to be girls and my boys to be boys (and that’s not a political statement there, I just think tutus or bow-ties are cuter than gender-neutral stuff). So until this child grows up to have an opinion of her own, she gets to wear pink, purple, flowers, polka dots, frills, lace, and every single girly thing you can think of.
Well, okay. Probably not leopard or zebra print in any shape or form; it’s cute, but not my thing to have babies in animal prints meant for 50 year old women. (I’m joking about that last part.)
I never actually thought I would be a “get all the pink things!” type of mom, to be honest — well, I never wanted girls until I started having kids, so there’s that — but after having anticipated girliness for so long, I’m falling into pink fever. As a little girl, pink was not my favorite color — I liked purple. I think stubbornly so, because girls were supposed to like pink and I just wanted to rebel against that, but as a soon-to-be-mom-of-a-girl, I now understand the pull towards pink. (Although, not every mom is like that.) After having a boy who is VERY much boy, it’s fun to make a change. And what mom doesn’t want the valid excuse to buy a whole new itty-bitty wardrobe? It still hasn’t hit me 100% that it’s a girl, probably because we can’t really start buying girly things until the house gets a bit more settled, but once it does… there might be a few baby-girl themed posts around here.
Just to warn you.
And perhaps once we settle on a name (we have one that we already love, and a couple others that are in the running) it will feel more real.
Shirt, Walmart Materntiy | skirt and belt, thrifted | shoes, Modcloth
Or it might just take until she’s actually born for it to settle in that… it’s a girl!
Maybe we should have another ultrasound so the very blunt and not-going-to-candy-coat-those-anatomical-names-at-all doctor can tell us again how very clear it is that she has girl parts.
That might do it, too.