It’s been a while since I checked in on the pregnancy front! And what a big front it is. I’m currently sporting a tummy the size of a soccer ball. I need to do another bump pic soon.
I haven’t had a sonogram in a while, and I was kind of thinking I’d do pregnancy updates with sonogram pics, but they’re fewer and more far between than I thought. I don’t miss them too much, though, because as much as I would love to see baby, I can feel them 24/7 now. So I know baby is always there and they’re not an imaginary friend.
Right now baby is about the size of a rutabaga, but if you’re like me and you don’t handle a lot of rutabagas you’ll appreciate knowing that they are about 1.7 pounds and 9 inches long. Baby will be arriving in less than 3 months, which is crazy!
We’re waiting to let the gender be a delivery room surprise, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been enjoying the gender guessing game.
So far, we have two strong arguments for each gender.
The first was just after we found out we were pregnant. We hadn’t told a soul yet and had only gotten the news a couple of days prior. We were having Chinese food for dinner and the “lucky word” in my fortune cookie was “girl.” Later on, I checked the Chinese birth calendar and it, too, predicted girl.
Boy has a strong argument too, though! We won’t be revealing what each Disney character guessed just yet, but we still have a Disney-related prediction story. I’ve mentioned before that we collect vinylmation, small Disney toys that come in blind boxes that you can collect and trade. Early in our pregnancy, we went to the local Disney store to trade some of ours. Trading involves a large opaque box where you choose a number and draw a vinyl to trade for. Inside the box could be any vinyl from any collection – thousands of possible toys.
Out of the thousands of possible themes and characters we could have pulled blindly, hubs pulled a blue teddy bear vinyl that read “It’s a boy!” Seriously, what are the odds of that?
I knew another couple that had waited to find out the gender, so they ordered one of each – the blue “it’s a boy!” bear and the pink “it’s a girl!” bear. But when the package was delivered there had been a mistake, and they only received the “it’s a boy!” bear. Sure enough, come delivery day, they had a little boy. Disney knew!
So the bets are placed. Disney thinks it’s a boy, and China thinks it’s a girl. Who will be the victor? Which empire will triumph? Well stay tuned for about 15 more weeks and find out!