Monday, March 19, 2012

Sex... or rather, Gender

Mini-Me
Sawyer peed in his little potty today! It was so exciting! I was so proud of him. He is really aware of when he goes to the bathroom, but seems happy to just pee wherever he happens to be standing (wouldn't want to stop playing) so I was very excited that I was able to get him to go to the bathroom and sit long enough to go pee! I think he is also getting another tooth, as he seems to be restless at night. He is obsessed with taking his water cups to bed (which I started putting him to bed with when he was sick) and he *has* to have two of them... crazy kid. 

Sticks and String
I am busy knitting away on Sawyer's Easter hat. Pretty sure that will be done by the end of the week. I'm really happy with the way that it is turning out. I'm hoping that the details really make it look wonderful....

On my Soapbox
So, as you know if you have read my blog for a long time, we chose not to find out the sex of our baby when we were pregnant with Sawyer. We went into it being excited to have a baby and just wanting to have a healthy baby. I don't fault people for wanting to know, I see the appeal of that...(And in fact when I was about 37 weeks pregnant I almost caved and asked the midwives to tell me... I wanted to know so badly that day...) I tend to like to be different and not go with the flow, so since everyone finds out, I don't. ANYWAY. I know quite a few pregnant people right now and a lot of them are having boys. (Which, as the mother of a boy, I think is wonderful. I find boys to be fun and exciting... but I only have the one and know nothing different) What I don't care for is when people find out the gender of their baby and then get all disappointed about it. I see things posted on Facebook (which remembers everything) and other places about how they are "disappointed" and "really wanted a girl". Boo hoo. Some people can't have babies. Some people don't have healthy babies. Maybe, you should be appreciative for what you do have and be excited to be bringing a life into the world.  If you go into having a child wanting to have a certain sex and then get all disappointed, think about how that baby feels! I remember having Sawyer and when they put him on my chest, there was nothing I could be disappointed in. My baby was here. I had worked so hard and here he was. I was just so happy that we didn't even check if he was a boy or a girl for probably about 5 mins! I just hope people realize how lucky they are to have healthy babies.....

Ramblings
In other news, Wednesday is my birthday! I love my birthday... this year, my parents are treating me to a weaving class! I'm so excited! So all day Saturday, Sawyer will be spending the day with the grandparents and I will be weaving a scarf! I'm hopeful to learn tips and tricks so that I can become a weaving fool... 

1 comment:

Holly Miniea said...

I couldn't agree more about a babies gender. People would drive Sly and I nuts asking if we wanted a boy or girl, before we were ever far enough along to find out. And when we would respond with "I don't care, as long as he or she is healthy." they would look disappointed.

Not saying I don't want to have a little girl too, since I have my boy, but I'd be just as happy with another boy. Babies are awesome, and their gender difference means nothing until puberty, right?