The "What Do You Want?" Question

I have to be honest and say that one question that I find is an odd one while expecting is the common question, "What do you want?" Um, last time I checked I just wanted a healthy baby with ten fingers and ten toes. What do you want? 

A pregnant lady being asked that question could easily reply with, "I'd like some Oreos and milk and a bag of Funyuns potato chips." One could also reply with, "World Peace." There is definitely more than one answer to this infamous question. I suppose though that really they are asking for the sex that I want my baby to be. Is it just me or is that an odd question? Sure I want a girl to dress her up and make her a tiny ballerina but I also want a boy to play baseball and ride four wheelers. I really don't have a preference. It just seems odd to really come out and say "I want a ________." I don't ask other pregnant people that question and I kind of don't like being asked that myself. 

However I keep finding myself having to dodge this question by saying "I want both." Yes, I am secretly hoping there is one of each growing in my belly down there. Yes, I hope that one day I have a combination of boys and girls and not just all one sex. But most of all, I just want healthy babies that come when they are due and can go straight home with mommy and daddy. I don't care if they have a winky or a hoo-hah or a hamburger or a hot dog. I just want a healthy baby with ten fingers and ten toes and beautiful eyes like their daddy. 

That's all I really want. 

How did you answer that question?
Or did you have a preference?


Sasha Savoy

Sasha is the owner and founder of The Mushy Mommy, a natural mother and baby boutique and The Mushy Mommy Village. She is a SAHM who works hard at living as minimal and unprocessed as possible, but never claims perfection. Her mission is to inspire, encourage, enlighten and empower mothers all over to feel good about their choices, to make healthy choices and to enjoy motherhood and all of its beauty and chaos.