The other day I mentioned that the only thing frustrating about not knowing whether this baby is a boy or girl is the fact that I have to prepare two wardrobes - one blue/green, the other, pink and purple.
Oh, did I not mention that?
Well, it's true. I can't get past it! It seems like such a waste of water, energy, and detergent to do several unnecessary loads of laundry. But there's not much I can do about it. I'm not dressing my boy in flowers, and my baby girl is not going to wear dinosaurs (however cute they may be) her first days out of the womb. I'm not an OCD parent, but there is a line I draw.
So while I'm at it, I decided to move all of Little Olive's clothes up to her big girl bedroom. Until today they've still been in our room. But now that's where the new baby's will be! And wow, just another thing to add to my emotions. It was very bittersweet. I filled her dresser with a few summer outfits to hold her out a few more warm days, but then I took out some beautiful fall/winter hand-me-downs and added those too. I realized I had been given a couple winter coats. Though they both say the same size, one looks much larger than the other. I should probably hang onto them both just in case Little Olive has a growth spurt in January.
It's just that preparing for Little Olive's arrival was a breeze. We were ready with everything, and everything had a place. This time, I must find room for two of everything. There are boxes scattered around the house of things I may or may not need. I like being organized and I just don't feel like I am now.
So here's what I've decided: next time, we're 1) finding out the gender and 2) finding out the gender.
(Oh, and if you're tempted to say, "Just relax, the baby isn't going to care what he/she is wearing once they arrive" - doh, just be quiet. I appreciate your comforting thoughts, but I can bet you in 10 years when the child looks back on their newborn pictures, they will be like, "Mom, why am I wearing boy clothes?"
"Because you didn't care back then and apparently neither did I."
You see? It simply doesn't work. I just have to be prepared!)
I'm off to make some hot chocolate (maybe I'll add two packets just because) and be happy! :)