Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Team Green

Last week we posted a weekly update on our little baby, and announced that we were going Team Green for this one.  What's Team Green?  Well...it's basically going old fashioned.  You wait until the baby is born for you to find out if it's a boy or a girl.  I've had a few friends do that in the past...but I always thought "The surprise would be so fun, but I could NEVER do that!  How do you plan?  How do you prep a nursery?!"   I am a planner.  I like to know all the details, well in advance and play out every possible scenario.  Italy has helped me a little in that area because planning here just doesn't happen.  And even if it does - it all changes anyway.  So I've learned to go with the flow, fly by the seat of my pants, and be calm.   Va bene!

When we first found out I was pregnant again I toyed with the idea of waiting...but quickly dismissed it.  But the more I've thought about it, it really is a smart choice.   All our house will be packed up and shipped off before the baby comes.  So there will be no nursery to prepare, not clothes to stockpile.  All that we keep will have to go with us in suitcases when we fly back to the states for the move.   

There is no other time where it all would have worked so perfectly...and I'm excited for the surprise!!  We have a few people who have told us already they think it's a boy or a girl...and I'll do some of the old wives tales' to see just for fun. 

But for now - yay Team Green!!