It came as kind of a surprise when the news broke that 43-year-old Gwen Stefani is pregnant with baby number three, but we couldn't be happier for her!
She's such a cool mom and she's so devoted to her two sons, Kingston and Zuma. She'll definitely be amazing when her third little one makes his or her entrance in the next few months.
And speaking of "him or her," supposedly Gwen told friends she's hoping for a girl, because "it's always been her dream."
Aww. Isn't that pretty much every woman's dream at one point or another? For as long as I can remember, I always pictured myself as the mom of a daughter. I could see myself brushing her hair, dressing her up in all sorts of adorable little outfits, playing tea party, shopping for her prom dress. I'd better shut up now before I get any crazy ideas about having another kid.
I couldn't be happier with my son, and I'm most definitely on the one-and-done plan -- but I totally understand where Gwen is coming from.
As the mom of two boys, it would almost be strange for her not to fantasize about having a little girl -- but if she's really telling friends she's hoping for pink in her future, she might want to make it a point to stay tight-lipped from here on out. OMG. She's SO going to jinx herself by wishing for a girl and wind up with another little boy. (That's just the way it works.)
It might not be a great idea for Gwen to get too attached to the idea. She might feel her heart sink a little if her "dream" doesn't come true. And then she'll feel guilty about it for years to come. Trust me. I know.
When I was pregnant, I was convinced I was having a girl. I thought about her all the time. I even had her name picked out. (Kaitlin.) I was so confident, in fact, that I almost went out and bought a bunch of girl clothes, but luckily I decided to wait until after my 20-week ultrasound.
And I'll never forget the moment when the ultrasound lady told me I was expecting a baby boy. I can't lie -- I got in the car and called my mom sobbing. But not because I wasn't excited or didn't love him -- I'd just gotten way too attached to the baby girl that I would never wind up having. It was like saying goodbye to her in a weird way.
Hopefully Gwen will keep an open mind and know that she'll have the baby she's supposed to have, whether it's another son or the daughter she's always wished for. A happy and healthy little one is all that really matters anyway.
Did you hope for one sex over the other?
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