Target baby range in pink or blue?

January 13, 2014

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Bunny Rattle in Blue $9 HERE also comes in pink HERE

Target baby onesie

Terry Towling Target Baby Essential Onesie ($6 HEREtarget baby clothes

Target Baby basic zippy onesie (the best thing to happen to a mum and dad) Bonds version HERETarget baby bonds

Cutest outfit to keep your baby looking like a baby are these BONDS leggings from Target ($15 HERE) and Cardi ($18 HERE) eeeeek! too cute!

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Bamboo 2 pack BONDS leggings ($16 HERE) love my little men in leggings! Also can’t have enough socks, this Target 5pk for $10 is amazing!target baby 2

Couldn’t resist this Target shirt, got it in a bigger size for next years summer! ($15 HERE)target baby

Nautical cuteness this Catroina Rountree for Target Romper ($30 HERE)

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THE STORY:

“What are you hoping for?” is something I have come to learn to never ask a pregnant woman. I mean, of course I am secretly (not so secretly) hoping for a girl, my pigeon pair and potentially just having two kids. I now wish I didn’t answer that question as I did  “Well, I would love my little girl” and then people would say “I’m sure it’s a girl this time” getting some sort of ‘hopes up’ for me, I even hired a doppler (hand held fetal heart rate monitor) to see if the heart rate of the baby was above 150bpm (a theory that says a high heart rate of 150bpm  is a girl) which it was for my baby between 13-20 weeks. At 12 weeks, the sonographer (ultrasound man) told me I was likely to have a girl (eeeep! I was having a girl!) and at 17 weeks my ob said he thinks he saw a penis (No he didn’t, did he? No!) but I am having a girl and my doppler heart rate says girl and my skin is bad, I am craving chocolate, I am drawn to pink and I have severe morning/all day sickness!!

I was in serious denial, maybe the penis will fall off? or maybe it was a hand?

The day of my 20 week scan, I was secretly nervous, I hardly slept a wink the night before, I was really concerned about my reaction if  my ob was right and it was actually a boy. I kept these thoughts I had a secret from the world as I was very embarrassed about these selfish feelings, I have very close friends who struggled to conceive and here I was hoping for a specific gender? Who am I? But who will I pass down my Chanel collection to? Will I ever have the special relationship that my mum and I have, will I be abandoned when my boys grow up and I will be left alone? And that polkadot tu tu I saw at Cotton On Kids yesterday that I almost bought, will I ever get to buy it?

With a gooey tummy, lying on the bed in the sonogrpahers room the ultrasound tv screen lit up.

There it was, a perfect round head, legs kicking and wiggling around and two words changed everything in a microsecond.

“I am pleased to say you have a very healthy baby”

WOW! It was like I was hit in the head with a ton of bricks, I began to cry. A beautiful healthy baby! My beautiful healthy baby, penis or v-jay-jay, my beautiful growing human in my tummy that I created with the man I love is healthy, I am the luckiest person in the world!

“Do you want to know the sex of your baby?”

“Ahhh yeah sure” not that it mattered anymore.

“Ok, what do you think that is?” the sonographer said pointing to that extra hand that my ob saw at 17weeks.

“A penis!” I replied with a big smile on my face, tears streaming down as I sneak a look to my husbands glowing face with a smile from ear to ear (his cricket team is coming along nicely)

” Look, it’s your baby brother!” He told Aston, our two year old son.

“My bruda! Aston’s bruda in mummies tummy” Aston said proudly. My heart melts.

So there you have it, I am having another gorgeous little boy! Now, I won’t lie, it is hard for me to walk passed the pretty girly racks in the stores and yes, I did have her name, her nursery and her outfits planned out for her first 12 years, but she will come to me one day (we will go again for a third no matter what, girl or boy) but this little bundle of love in my tummy who just won’t stop wiggling and kicking me at night is my beautiful second child and will be a baby brother to his big brother Aston. I feel so honoured to be giving Aston a brother, I never had a sister and I always wished I had one and they do say boys love their mums!

I am so excited (yes, another silly question people ask pregnant women, of corse we are excited! Heaven save us if we weren’t excited!) to meet little Dempsey #2 and to kiss his little cheek and hold him in my arms or whatever happens after a c-section, not sure I can hold him immediately after surgery? I am booked in this time due to girl health reasons you best not ask about after a natural birth but I am a tad nervous about this, however this day cannot come sooner.

I washed all of Aston’s old clothes and put them in drawers, it is a little boring not having to buy anything new except a double pram (waaaa I am mourning the sale of my bugaboo!) Babies are still so expensive even if you are having a bub of the same sex as your first one, so I popped into Target to get some fresh new baby essentials at fabulous prices yet still really fashionable as you can see in the snaps of my nursery-in-progress. I love anything nautical for boys and I saw that Catriona Rountree for Target nautical romper ($30 HERE) and had to add it to my trolly for my little Hamptons boy, along with a classic and cosy onesie ($6 HERE) in terry towelling and a parents life saver, the zip onesie, making 2am changes a breeze! (BONDS version HERE)

So there we have it, a boy! I can’t wait to share with you the rest of my pregnant journey until he arrives. I thought it was nice to share a bit of honesty of the emotions an expectant mother goes through and the lessons they learn along the way. I am over the moon he is a boy but the only thing is, now I have to think of another boys name to work with Aston, any suggestions? Oh and any C-section tips would be great!

xx

 

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23 Comments on “Target baby range in pink or blue?”

  1. Ash says:

    Congradulations your so lucky!!! My sis has two boys and it’s so much easier! They play all the time & are so easily amused they have each other. My brothers got a boy & a girl – absolute nightmare!!! Your so lucky!

  2. erica says:

    My second son arrived 8 weeks ago, and you know what, two boys are awesome! Choosing a name was tricky. Tips for c/sec, don’t fear it too much, it’s not that bad. Rest test rest. Take ALL the painkillers. Eat right up till when you’re allowed too because you have to fast and you’ll be starving! Congratulations on your healthy bundle x

    • Jess says:

      Erica! great tips thanks so much for sharing! Also congrats on boy number two!!! it is so special to have little besties running around! xx

  3. Vicki Angel says:

    Congratulations on the news of your baby’s gender! :) I’m sure they’ll bring you lots of fun & happiness!

    Love & Kisses xoxo

    missvickiangel.blogspot.co.uk

  4. Christina says:

    Hi Jess, congratulations on your beautiful news. I welcomed a beautiful baby boy 5 weeks ago, William – brother to 2.5 year old gorgeous Lucas who adores his baby brother and I wouldn’t change it for the world although I also secretly hoped for a girl for all the reasons you described. However how great that they will grow together and hopefully become the best of friends! How blessed we are to have healthy babies. Good luck and thanks for the great and honest read. xox

    • Jess says:

      Hi Christina, thanks so much for sharing this with me, its so nice to hear from another mum of two boys! PS- one of your names is on our list! xox

  5. Rebecca says:

    Congrats jess! I just had a similar experience with thinking I was having a girl too. The worst morning sickness, cravings & all my family and even strangers were telling me it was a girl! Looking forward to your up coming baby posts x

  6. Kiri says:

    Congratulations on your second boy! :-)
    Love the photos at the beginning so I believe it’ll be Target in blue!
    :-)
    Kiri
    http://www.fashionblender.com.au
    http://www.facebook.com/FashionBlender

  7. Barbara says:

    Congrats! Love reading your posts, this one especially. Thank you for being so honest and voicing thoughts that alot of pregnant women have. I have 3 blessings, 2 girls and a boy. He’s name is Arkie. Arkie would work well with Aston. All the best x

  8. AJ says:

    Congratulations to you both!!! I adore your blog and ready each and every post but I felt a special need to comment on this becuase like everyone else I really appreciate the honesty. We have yet to have any children and I can only hope and pray that I have healthy bubs as you are so lucky to have. All the best, thanks for being so YOU :) xxx

    • Jess says:

      Thanks AJ, I am sure you will be blessed with a beautiful human of your own. I thought it was good to be honest and I know a fair few women who shared my feelings which soon went away when perspective took over the hormones! its just a ‘vision’ of what we think our lives were supposed to be like but we need to take faith that what is meant to be is for a reason. i am so excited and thanks os much for following me xox

  9. Linda F says:

    Love your honesty Jess .. this proud Nan read the beautiful blog with tears..
    All the very best to you and your little family :-)

  10. Tracey {Melbourne Mamma} says:

    Congrats Jess.
    I always thought I would struggle to dress a boy if I had one, because I was always oohing and aahing over girl’s clothing but never liked any boys stuff.
    Now that I do have one of each, I’m actually buying more for my boy than my girl because there are some really cool boys threads out there.
    Don’t stress about a CS. I’ve had two (due to previous broken pelvis), one was booked in and the other was an emergency (for my cheeky boy). You will be able to hold your new little man straight away and should be out of bed later that day.
    Yes, it is painful and annoying when you already have a little one that wants to be picked up and climb all over you, just make sure you don’t try and be supermum and do too much.
    One good thing about having two boys is that you can send them to the park to kick a footy with dad while you go to the shops :)
    All the best x

    • Jess says:

      thanks so much for your tips and for sharing your story about a CS! I am so excited now as i am approaching my last trimester and i just want him now! thanks for your comment xx

  11. Constance says:

    Everything is so cute! I love the Target shirt ?

    http://www.mursway.com/

  12. Carla says:

    Love it Jess, and congratulations once again. Brothers are the sweetest.
    Reading your post hit very close to home, particularly after my first 2 boys, I was certain Tomasi was a girl! I even purchased pink!
    Needless to say I love my baby boy and couldn’t have planned a better trio of kids if I tried! All the best with the home stretch, you’re doing great x

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