Hi All! Wow, the February DDC is up and running now. Makes us feel like old-timers now, no? I'm at six weeks today, not feeling anything close to being an old-timer, still holding my breath so to speak...
Sweetbee, sorry about your dream. It's hard not to read too much into dreams sometimes (thinking about my lost diamond dream from a few days ago), but I'm sure most of us who feel a bit of the jitters about this (because it took so long to get here, perhaps, or for those who have experienced pregnancy loss before) are bound to have some sort of stress dream as a result of our anxiety and not as a predictor of what's to come.
And no, I'm not getting boy vibes. Or maybe I am. I don't know. I think it would be awfully fun to have one of each. But since I'm so close to my sisters, it would also be awesome to give dd a sister. I had major boy vibes last time, but she's definitely a very girly girl (despite being raised by a tomboy mom!). So I don't trust my intuition much...
Sweetest, I did tell DD right away, even after telling myself that I would wait until she asks about my big belly (nine months feels like a terribly long time to me, for a 2-year-old it really is an eternity). She took it as a given, though, no big deal; she was just very firm on the fact that she would have a little brother and that's that. Then she went to get a doll to put under her t-shirt so she could walk around pregnant too.
As far as the names go, we'll probably start to put together two big lists again in the third trimester, but I doubt that we'll share any of them. Possibly might try out a couple on my sisters.
Matsumoto - how exciting about your first interview! I hope she is perfect and you have a wonderful connection so you don't have to spend any time interviewing others. How did your dd react?
Contactmaya - what's the latest? :)
L'lee - I like your reasoning for not sharing gender - I'm not into gender socializing a child from birth, and it would be off-putting to be bombarded with a bunch of pink frilly stuff or only powder-blue tough boy stuff. I like pink. I like blue. I like purple, yellow and green. Until dd is old enough (soon!) to make some of her own aesthetic choices about what to wear, she'll wear a variety of girl and boy clothes. Nothing "sexy", no fatigues, skulls, or weapons printed on it. All else goes :)