This is my fourth pregnancy and it's true what they say, no two pregnancies are alike. This one is totally unlike any of the other three in all respects. I am currently 22 weeks and slow baking a disco diva by the feel of things!
After parenting boys for the last 14 years I am honestly struggling to get my head around having a girl. I suppose I just assumed we would have another boy, especially after having three. I was walking round a shop the other day and wandered into the baby section. I was looking at the girls baby clothes and realised I felt totally out of place. It felt very odd to be looking at flowery, pretty clothes in bright colours.
Maybe I have been brain washed by blues and tractors for too many years. By footballs and trackie bottoms. Diggers and fire engines. Rough and tumble. Dens and adventures.
Maybe I am about to embark on a journey I have no idea how to manage. What do you do with a girl? I can do boys, I understand that they need a certain amount of exercise in order for their brains to function normally without sudden outbursts. How do girls work? How are they different? Will I do ok with a girl? I find the boys hard at times and I'm used to them but how would I manage with a girl?
I realise these are probably just hormonal wobbles. That many women have worries about how they will cope. These are new to me as I haven't had worries like these before. I may have found it hard to imagine having another baby but not how I will cope as a Mum. I can only hope I do a good job...