The 4 S’s

Day three of testing and we got the expected negative. I can’t believe how fast this week is going. So much going on today and tomorrow and I know, I just KNOW that the weekend is going to sneak up on me…and then it’ll be go-time.

I have this lingering anxiety that something will go wrong and I’ll miss my ovulation, or I won’t ovulate at all but I know that’s just useless worry. I’m on a good schedule. It’s all going to work out just fine.

I’ve started collecting baby names, and in my true self-style, made a slide on google drive and started keeping notes on meanings. It wasn’t until I started making that slide that I realized I might actually want to know the gender before my baby is born. Not for the gender-selected toys, clothes and decorations, but for the ability to call my baby by their name. That shift was a very interesting thing.

I’m still committed to gender-neutral things. Though, I don’t know if it’s gender neutral so much as gender inclusive.

I want Sci-Fi, Superheros, Sports and Sparkles. The four S’s, I’ll call it.

I don’t want any limits. No “You can’t play with that” “You can’t do that” “You’re not as good as…” “Or you’re good for a…”

If my baby wants to play in the NFL, let’s rock it. Gender means nothing.

If my baby wants to build a rocket ship, Heck Yeah!

If my baby wants to wear tutu’s…Make It Work!

I’m so ready for achievement to be about ability rather than gender and it starts from the very first day.

I’m ready to do this differently.

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