Mommylogues: Gender Reveal Holdout

Good Morning Ladies and Gents…although the I doubt if any gents actually read my blog but you never know.   The question of the last several months has been “do you know what you are having?” And i have been saying “no” because i really don’t know.

And there won’t be a gender reveal party (although they look and sound amazing) until Baby Pancakes 2.0’s birth day! I can’t wait to meet the little one!

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I know my family especially doesn’t understand why you wouldn’t find out the gender.  But truly for me, it wasn’t even that i wanted to keep the gender a secret from family and friends.  I truly and genuinely wanted to be surprised.

And i have also been having an anxiety about possibly having a girl…the idea of a girl Baby Pancakes truly scares me because i feel like there is so much more pressure for me to impact my daughter in a way that is life changing.  There are definitely the same pressures with raising a young boy and especially a young black boy BUT i honestly do think that as  a mother, having a daughter is so much more challenging emotionally!  And i don’t know if i am ready mentally and emotionally to mother a girl child.  Plus we already have a boy and Mr. Pancakes and I have done a great job so far and i know we will with a girl too…but the anxiety is alive and well.

Whichever way the gender reveals itself…i KNOW that i am ready to meet my little one. And all i know is that i want him or her to be healthy and happy and know that they are loved! I almost cried today when Baby Pancakes kissed my belly (so sweetly) and said “It’s my baby sister!”

Mmmhmm…they say little kids have intuition but we shall find out soon!

Question of the Day: Would you want to know if you were expecting? 

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About Mrs. Pancakes

I became Mrs. Pancakes on 4.23.11! I became Mama Pancakes on 8.28.12! And our lives were forever changed! I call myself Mrs. Pancake because my man loves him some good and fluffy pancakes! The Pancake Life chronicles a life that is happy, inspiring, motivating and lived to the fullest! Why don't you stay a while and enjoy in the The Pancake Life!
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7 Responses to Mommylogues: Gender Reveal Holdout

  1. Erica says:

    That’s awesome you and the hubby are waiting to find out. We thought about holding out with our second but I felt anxiety not knowing. I wanted to start saving things from big sister if I needed to and wanted to explore names. I’m praying for a healthy baby and successful delivery. Getting near!

  2. Mrs JK says:

    I always thought I would want to be surprised. I’ve never really had any surprises (parties etc), and I’ve always known I’m not keen on those. So it was almost certain that when I found out I was pregnant, I had to know if it was a boy or girl, so that went out the window. Maybe if we have another one, I’ll make an effort. Because at the end of the day, a healthy baby is the most important thing and you would love them unconditionally, boy or girl!

    • I never thought I would keep it a surprise too until I had a panic attack about the baby being a girl and then I was like you know what…I can wait! But I’m more excited now to meet this little person!

  3. JJ says:

    Awww…He likely is right! Jordan called it at my SIX week ultrasound. And she refused to budge even when I said we might be having a boy. Well, lo and behold, she was right.
    Eitherways, a happy and healthy baby is what matters most.

    • Little man has vacillated too many times on the gender but lately he’s been on the baby sister bandwagon which is just the cutest thing! Yes about a healthy baby! I can’t wait to meet this baby! I think the unknown make me even more excited!

  4. Pegster says:

    I think it’s exciting to keep a little secret just for your family. It takes great will power and I commend you for that.

    I don’t think I have that strength, I would be dying to know the minute I can. However, having 3 boys, I probably would keep the sex of the next baby a secret so that people don’t say mean things to hurt my feelings or dismiss the 4th baby because he might be another boy.

    Sending you great vibes for a happy and healthy rest of of the pregnancy.

    • It’s making shopping for baby extra hard and not as fun because all the clothes are so gender specific but I have found some great white pieces! I think you should totally keep baby #4 a secret! And even the thought that people say mean things because of the gender of the baby is ridiculous to me. People are insane Peg!