So I was initially planning not to find out the gender of the baby because I thought that there’s already so much that science could tell you these days so why not leave out one tiny detail so things would be more exciting inside the delivery room! 🙂
I shared my plans with Ponggo & my mom. As the weeks went by, they saw that I had no concrete plan of finding out, they were so irked, irritated, and annoyed. (Oh wait, aren’t those synonyms?) In short, they thought I was crazy for letting them suffer trying to guess what kind of stuff they’re supposed to buy. Was that even a problem? I mean, can’t people just buy all white stuff, green, yellow & geometric baby things instead? If it’s a girl, even though the character Tipsy is pink, I wouldn’t want all her stuff to be pink. Or, as this article puts it, I don’t want her stuff to look “like Barbie and the Pink Panther butchered each other“.
So I thought I had an awesome plan (just like I still think that giving the baby the name Ampersand is still cool because I’m geeky like that). But, as the days passed, I grew outnumbered and pressured. Wow. Pressure, for this!?!?! The last time I felt helpless and pressured was when I was planning for a DIY wedding when it wasn’t such a common idea yet in local weddings around 4 years ago. Anyway, I finally found out the gender of the baby the other day. It’s just so confusing & funny how there are all these myths and mixed reactions as to what I’m supposed to be carrying. As an excited soon-to-be mom, I still can’t stop myself from having all these bizarre thoughts and amazement about my growing belly. Thanks to my non-preggy friends for bearing with me as I give them bits & pieces of pregnancy trivia every single time. *Woops!* Things like:
“Did you know your blood volume grows by 1.5x thus making you heavier and making your gums bleed when you floss them?”
“Did you know that you’re required to gain 25-35 pounds if you’re within the correct BMI range?”
“Did you know that the baby’s size doubles from their 4th to 5th month: from 5 1/2 to 10 inches?”
Day 70 – According to my pregnancy app, the baby is now the size of a Bok Choy. Hey, hey! Bok Choy Go sounds like a legit name? How about that?
Day 71 – I no longer have to worry about trying to consciously make my exercise easier for my body. I just feel like I have a big barrier on my tummy now. There’s so many things I can’t do conveniently (like a full squat) so my workout feels easy breezy (beautiful…Cover Girl). 😛 #Corny
Day 72 – Thank you for all my priority parking Tiny Pea! 🙂
Day 73 – The hubby puts the WE in “WE’re pregnant!” I swear, just look at his growing belly. #WhatIsCompetitive
Day 74 – Thank you pregnancy for sparing me from the pressure of having abs for the next n months. I have all the excuse to gain weight…Well, almost. At least within the required range. 🙂
Day 75 – Rubbing my belly & thinking, “Perlas na bilog, ‘Wag patulog-tulog, sabihin sa’kin ang sagot: baa-be-bi-bo-bu. (This is a rhyme from Batibot, my favorite TV show when I was younger where a fortune teller character recites this chant to her crystal ball).
Day 76 – Because the hubby doesn’t approve of Ampersand, I’m now trying to come up with common & more socially acceptable baby names but as I’m & thinking, “Awww…non-weird, normal, boring, unexciting”.
Day 77 – New hobby: trying to feel baby’s kicks (which honestly feels like some gut & intestine elbowing).
Day 78 – It’s a _______. Well, you have to write your guess at the comments section of this blog post. I just really thought it would be a fun game since this blog is all about the characters and all. I mean, I’ve shared with you guys how we got engaged, when we got married and now, we’re happy to be sharing this journey of buildling a family with ya! 🙂
So here’s how the blog giveaway goes: We’re giving away 5 notebooks. If it’s a girl, we’ll be giving out Tipsy notebooks and if it’s a boy, the teal ones with Ponggo on it. In the spirit of welcoming something new, I bought tubes of the watercolor brand I’m using and handpicked my favorite colors. One of the 5 winners will be taking home all the tubes together with the new wooden brushes and a Van Gogh watercolor pad. 🙂
You may join the promo on Instagram by posting this on your account with the hashtag #GooglyGiveaway. Just start your entry with “I think it’s a ______”, tag 5 of your friends and @GooglyGooeys.
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I think it’s a girl! <3 I want the Googly Gooey notebooks.
I think it’s a girl!! I really love the Googly Gooey notebooks!!
O.O umm.. i think that it is a girl.. and the watercolor tubes are nice to have.
I think it’s a girl. I don’t know why but my hunch says so. Haha! Oh well we’ll see. Although I would like to have the Ponggo notebooks since I’m so attracted to teal lately. So… boy? Haha! But I like the art supplies too. Oh darn, fickle minded me. Wishing you all the best as always Tippy!
I think it’s a girl! ❤
It’s a girl! I love baby girls and you are going to have fun dolling them up and playing colors with them!
The notebooks by googlygooeys are are lovely and i would definitelt love to have a copy and those colors omg!!!
It’s a girl! And I still think that Ampersand is a cool name. 😀
I love to see, Tipsy “&” Pongo together! 😀 Hihihihi
I think it’s a boy!!
It’s a baby girl! ❤
It’s a baby girl! ❤
I think it’s a baby boy! 🙂 And the name Ampersand sounds cool! I bet the kid would be proud that his/her nickname is only one character haha “Hi, I’m &”
Would love to win the watercolor tubes:) Thanks for this giveaway
Hmm…I think it’s a girl! (I’m a good guesser btw lol)
I love the notebooks! The colors are just perfecttttt!
I would like to have them and the color tubes as well ?
It’s going to be a baby BOY. I love the color teal so Ponggo notebooks will suit me best. Hihi. Plus I’m also into adult coloring, and would really want to try using watercolor. ^-^
I think it will be baby girl. Really excited to see your baby!!! God bless you in your preggy journey. Take care!!! ?
Oh, I really want to win your notebooks so that I’ll have your works on my shelf hihi.
It’s a boy! Because it’s fun to have a little baby boy, a little baby Ponggo! So excited for you! I have a baby boy and he’s 4 and he is such a little charmer! The sweetest boyfriend you will ever have! So a boy for you too. Haha! I would like to win the Ponggo notebook so I can share it with my little one who loves to color and draw. Congratulations!
my guess is a boy! 🙂 and im sure that little pea will also love colors! so excited for you and ponggo!
your colorful notebook will break my usual office notebook plus i get to practice my watercolor and doodle! 🙂 and those watercolor tubes looks yummy and would loooove to learn more on watercolor!
My guess is a girl ??
It’s a girl!! And she’ll be just as bubbly, colorful and creative as her parents hihi
It’s A boy! I just noticed that the “A” in “IT’S A BOY” is always emphasized. Ampersand is such a unique name for your little baby boy. Congratulations! You’re such a cute couple ❤
I really love your notebooks and I’m so excited for my upcoming calligraphy workshop. I hope I will win.
It’s a boy! or…??? Hahaha I’m not really good with guessing games.
But I’m very much with you on not wanting to know/reveal your baby’s gender. Instead of getting a generic & ~gendered~ gift, maybe people could think of a more personal gift, you know? Or idk…let’s just stop unnecessarily assigning gender roles on things hahahaha
Hoping for a very safe delivery and may you have a really healthy baby!! ☺
(Oh and I’d love any of the prizes. I’m a sucker for notebooks and pens and those Googly ones look incredibly cute! I also recently picked up a few lessons on basic hand lettering bc it’s always been something I’m interested in. Would those watercolors be good with that? 🙂
Congratulations! I really think it’s a girl ???? but nevertheless, I’m sure you’ll be great parents!
I love your notebooks and the watercolors ☺️?
Pretty sure it’s a boy! Congratulations! ???
Congratulations!!! I definitely think it’s a girl. ? so stoked to find out ?
it’s a boy ! i think? 🙂 would love the notebooks and the brushes!!
I think it’s a girl! My daughter will love those notebooks she loves doodling and sketching! 🙂
I think it’s a boy! 🙂 i’ll give the prize to my son.
It’s a Girl! love to win the set of paint and brushes.
It’s a boy! ?
I think it’s a boy. the notebook and paint brushes for my grand daughter.
I think it’s a girl! <3 Congratulations Tippy and Ponggo! 🙂
GIRL! GIRL! ?
Congratulations! My guess is it’s a boy!
Btw, 吳白菜 definitely has a nice ring to it! 😀
I think it’s a boy ?
It’s going to be a gorgeous girl, obvi. 😉
i feel its a boy! I would like to win the Ponggo notebook 🙂
I think it’s a boy!! 😀 Congratulations!! 😀 I like those watercolor tubes!! <3 Ahhh HOLBEIN!! <3
Congratulations <3 i think it's a boy 😀 i'm excited for you!
btw, thanks for being generous, i hope to win the notebook and watercolor tubes.. God bless you guys!
Congratulations! I think it’s a BOY.
I hope to win the Teal Ponggo notebook, watercolor tube,brush and Van Gogh watercolor pad..
Baby Boy!! Congratulations!!
Baby girl 🙂 and I think “Ampersand” is a good name 🙂
I think it’s a girl! Congratulations! 😀
I would like to win the watercolor tubes. 🙂
Congratulations!!!! I definitely think it’s a BOY!!!! I hope I could win the whole set…???
Am I too selfish to hope I can win everything? Hihi. Would love that watercolor pad though.
And yeah, it’s #teamgirl all the way. I think Fuchsia would be a nice name. 🙂
I think it’s a girl. ?? #girlpower ?
winning holbein would be a dream come true ?
he’s a HE!!! ???
I think it’s a Boy! 😀 aaaand the watercolor set would be great 🙂
I think it’s a GIRL! i love to win the notebooks 🙂
A creative and kikay baby girl all the way I think. ??
I would hope she’s a healthy baby girl….XD
I wanna say baby boy but I kinda have a hunch that she will be a BABY GIRL. XD