In exactly 2 weeks we have our next ultrasound scheduled and we'll also get to know the baby's gender then. I'm so excited and nervous. It feels like the thought of having a baby gets so much more real and concrete when you can say he or she instead of "the baby".
In the beginning of pregnancy I was 110% sure it was going to be a girl. I felt it in my whole body. But as the weeks went by I started getting signs of the baby being a boy. I know these "signs" aren't based on anything other than statistics and they don't have to mean anything, but I still find it a bit funny to read about what signs you should look for and what gender it indicates. But now that I'm halfway through pregnancy I've been getting more girly vibes (and signs) once again, so now I'm really torn and have no clue about the gender haha.
Signs I had when I thought it was a boy was that I couldn't stand any sweets. I literally would throw up if anyone tried to feed me something sweet, like chocolate, ice cream, candy or even a meal that was "too sweet". I was only craving salty foods and basic foods like pasta, pizza and potatoes. But this changed recently when I started getting my sweet tooth back, and now I'm having a piece of chocolate after every meal. I also need to eat at least one fruit bowl a day, since that's what I'm craving maybe most of all, and if we go with the signs both sweets and fruit are signs of a girl while salty foods are signs of a boy. And now that I'm finally eating both salty and sweet food I have no idea if it's leaning towards a boy or a girl. There's a lot of other signs you can read about, if you believe in those theories, but the food thing was my strongest feeling until it got all mixed up.
People often ask wether we'd like to have a girl or a boy. I don't really understand how you can have any strong preferences, other than to have a healthy baby, so the answer is that it doesn't matter at all. There are some things that maybe are different depending on the gender, but it's like with everything, both have their ups and downs. What I think would be nice about having a girl is that I would be able to relate to her in a mother-daughter way, since I'm a woman and I know the difficulties about being a woman in this world. So I would maybe connect with my daughter in a special way, since I can recall how it felt being a 10-year-old girl, being a teenager and becoming a woman. All of that, you know? But then if it's a boy I think it would be that same special feeling but just the other way around, raising a son though I've never lived with a man in my entire life until I got married. So I know it will be great either way and I just hope that our child will be happy and healthy. <3