Welp, don’t tell my son about the post saying I really wanted a girl.
To be honest, I wasn’t as disappointed as I feared I would be.
The very first thing the ultrasound technician showed us on the screen was a very prominent penis between two very active legs.
So that’s that.
As my fantasies of pigtails and tutu’s float off into the ether, I’ve been trying to pick more things on my registry now that everything doesn’t have to be gender neutral.
I’ve skipped over dressing my kid up as a football or wanting the “transportation” print pajamas and instead have focused on various animals, robots and anything monster-like instead. It’s incredible how much this baby that hasn’t even been born is becoming a person, based solely on its genitalia. I’d much prefer he pop his head out and declare his favorite color is orange and that he prefers dragons over dinosaurs.
Mostly because I don’t want to superimpose my likes and desires on this developing kid without him having a say or making assumptions about what boys “should or shouldn’t” be into.
However, having been nanny for a good chunk of time, there are plenty of toys and t.v. shows I pray he’s not into. There are only so many things I can watch on repeat (like Sesame Street and Yo Gabba Gabba) before completely losing my mind. I may have to invest in some really good earplugs if his favorites are Dora or Thomas.
I’ve also decided that I will remove the batteries from every toy that plays music, talks or makes noise. Just kidding.
But yeah, I’m totally into the onesies with bowties printed on them all the while trying hard not to choose the unfortunately hyper masculine items that start in sizes as early as “newborn”.