Prenatal Thoughts – The New Series
Before I get down to the whole ‘gender’ business and reveal, I just wanted to touch on the fact that this is my new series, ‘Prenatal Thoughts,’ – thoughts, moments, ideas, whatever, as I count down these last four months of pregnancy. In essence, it is a chance for me to share my feelings, fears, joys, etc. ‘existing or occurring before childbirth.’ It is a way for me to document whatever I am thinking and also, a way to remember those thoughts in the years to come. And it could very well be a way for all of you to get to know me a little better.
Going Against Tradition
My husband’s family have never been the kind of people to adhere to tradition. Yes, they ‘bai-bai’ [worship and have food offerings] when necessary. Yes, they have family get-togethers on holidays. However, when it comes to having a ‘traditional mind-set,’ they are not really those kind of people.
See, most traditional Taiwanese families prefer boys. Boys have the ability to carry on the family name. They will be ‘there’ for their parents when they get older. Sons are usually the family’s pride and joy.
My husband’s mom, who is Taiwanese, is not like this at all. She prefers girls. Why? Because ‘girls are cute’ and she can buy dresses for them. They can have long beautiful hair. It could also be because she has four sons and only one daughter. Oh, she has also stated over and over how our kid would be ‘the cutest kid ever.’ Her exact words!!
So, that is why is she hopes our baby is a girl.
But, did she get her wish?
Blue or Pink? Boy or Girl?
My mother-in-law did NOT get her wish.
Because we are not tickled pink, we are tickled blue with joy.
Yes, we are having a precious little baby boy. ♥ times infinity!
Boy or girl – it didn’t/doesn’t matter to us, as long as our baby is healthy.
And he is. We had a level two ultrasound last week and everything is normal and perfect so far. [Fun fact – I swear he has my nose and my husband’s lips. And my husband’s sleeping habits. Because as I was nervous and stressing, he was sound asleep inside. The technician had to get me to turn over to my side in order to wake him up and get a peek at his cute face!]
My Taiwanese Mother-in-law’s Reaction
My husband called his mom when we found out to let her know it was a boy.
Her reaction? ‘That’s great. Next time it will be a girl.’
I guess she missed the memo that this is a one time deal.
But, she did call the next day to ‘re-confirm.’ The gender didn’t change overnight. It is still a boy.
But, in all honesty, she is happy no matter what. Because it is her grandchild. She told me that and that makes me happy.
Random Thoughts – The New Font and Color
I have been experimenting with different fonts a lot lately to use for posts on my blog. Some are sorta cool, some sorta drab, but my new favorite font is awesome not only because of the way it looks, but also for its name – ‘Constantia’ – which just happens to be a variation for Constance and what my uncle actually calls me. I take this as a sign… [however, I am not entirely sure if wordpress is actually picking it up or is replacing it with another font…]
And if you haven’t guessed, the new font color for headers has been changed to blue in honor of our little baby boy on the way….♥ ♥ ♥…….
Now, we are faced with the dilemma of picking the perfect English name. Are there any boy’s names that you really like? Please let me know in the comment box below!!