So. A lot of things we've never thought about have come up since we found out yesterday there's a boy on the way. And some stuff that we have thought about, but not really dared to ruminate on too long.
I found a dirt-cheap/high-quality little boy outfit in Italy and bought it in perfect confidence that someday soon I'd be putting it into good use. Not an inkling did I have that it would hang unworn amidst a closet full of fancy dresses for the next ten years! That will be fun to dust off.
Until we found out Mr. Boy is on the way, I'd never thought about participating in Boy Scouts. (Actually, I'd never thought about Girl Scouts!) Zach is playing guitar for a scout meeting tonight. Scouts. Huh.
We're having an ongoing circumcision/no circumcision discussion.
I'm glad that, just in case the next was a boy, we bought one of the twins' crib sets in green. And I'm glad that onesies are gender neutral.
I'm going to have to completely reconsider my modesty-in-the-home policies.
We've never really taken our boy name options seriously. We've been completely convinced about three different boy names during the last pregnancies, and later asked ourselves what the heck we were thinking. I really don't like boy names! Neither Zach nor I even like "Zachary" that much! Trouble. The name-himself option might actually be on the table. ;)
I'm going to be a son's mom, and Zach will be a son's dad. I've not even figured out the daughter's mom part yet.
What if this boy has straight hair? I'm okay cutting Zach's curly hair, my mistakes get covered up and grow out in a day or two. I can trim Anya's and Bree's straight long hair without too many obvious problems. But little-boy straight hair? We might become Cookie Cutter customers if I don't get a lot better at hair cutting.
These are just things that have come to mind in the last day. I'm sure we'll be plenty surprised by what we didn't think of once the kid is here.