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I’m an Obsessive Planner, but This Doesn’t Bother Me

I’ve mentioned before that I’m an organizer, a planner, a worrier and an obsessor. I know I drive my husband totally nuts by not resting until I’ve worked out minute details of even hypothetical situations.

So, it seems kind of funny that someone with my personality doesn’t schedule a c-section as soon as the lines show up on the pregnancy test and/or have repeated ultrasounds until I can see the gender.

In fact, not only am I not bothered by not knowing the gender or baby’s birthday, but I actually enjoy it. Weird, huh?

We didn’t found out the gender of any of our children, so I have boy clothes (though they are the wrong season) girl clothes, and some gender neutral clothes. As it turns out, I didn’t have as much gender neutral clothing as I thought I did, so we did buy a few outfits. Clothes are ready, diapers and blankets are ready…they just aren’t pink or blue. 🙂

It is a little weird wondering if this weekend was our last as a family of four, and not knowing when the baby will decide to arrive. As of the date I’m posting this, I’m either 40 weeks 1 day, or 40 weeks 3 days, depending on what date you use. I’m not gonna lie, I’m on the edge of my seat waiting and wondering. It doesn’t help that I’ve had Braxton Hicks contractions for the past two months, that have recently gone from annoying, to uncomfortable, to somewhat painful.

I’ve had people comment that they couldn’t stand to know know the gender etc. since they couldn’t plan. I guess I feel like I did plan, and we are prepared. *shrug* Really, I think this feels less like something to plan and more like a big gift! More of a surprise than a project. 😀

I’ll be honest that I am starting to feel like a watched pot though, hee hee!

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Maria Moser
Maria is the mother of 3, writing about cloth diapers & going green. You'll often find her juggling her preschooler and typing 1-handed in between sips of cold coffee. Maria works with many companies within the cloth diaper industry and beyond, providing social media management, product development and other services.
  • Mom
    December 10, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    I love this post and that you see your children as a gift. I also love that this little one was spared the sonograms — I had never known what they were like for a baby in utero until you explained it to me.

  • December 8, 2011 at 1:15 am

    Thoughts and prayers your way!
    How exciting! We love not finding out the gender too.
    I’m pregnant with our 8th child. I’m due in June 2012.

    I can’t wait to see and hear how your birth goes!
    Children are a gift from God!

  • Sarah G.
    December 7, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Wow, this time sure has come up fast! Well, at least for blog readers, I’m sure it hasn’t seemed fast for you. 😉

  • December 7, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Can’t wait to hear all about your newest addition. Happy 40+ weeks!

  • December 7, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    I gave birth 3 weeks ago, we didn’t know the gender or have any ultrasounds (it’s a boy!) I really liked it that way, I don’t want to know next time either 🙂

  • December 7, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Woo-hoo! Happy waiting! I went to 41 weeks both times and those last days were kind of hard. Hoping for a healthy birth and baby for you!

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