I would just like to state that our little bubba (as the expats here like to call babies) is a BOY. Ever since I moved to HK, everyone I have met asks me if E is a girl. It's not even phrased as the innocent 'Oh, is that a boy or girl?' but as the more certain question 'Oh, is that a girl?' and more often as the statement 'Oh, you have a girl. Right?'. This is often followed by a comment of his cuteness. And while Ethan, I'm sure, loves the compliments (he really does love strangers. He always smiles at everyone he meets), I will not be appeased by the flattery. J/k, I know that this is a harmless question and I can totally understand that the gender of a baby is very hard to ascertain. But seriously? Everyone that we have met. Someone even told me after I responded in the negative that E looks sweet just like a girl (things could have been lost in translation as this exchange was conducted all in Chinese).
Half of it is my fault because I do tend to bring Ethan out in his pajamas lounge-y clothes and these aren't really gender specific clothes. Let's face it, E has a very busy schedule. He wakes up at an ungodly hour and then proceeds to have 4 meals (but really it's like 6 separate feedings a day because he has his milk and solids separately), takes 2-3 naps, has playtime (okay so his whole day is basically one big playtime), story time and goes on at least two outings a day (mostly to the playground, grocery store, out for walk in the gardens, or if we are feeling brave, a field trip to the city beyond our apartment complex). And while I do take him out of his sleep sack and pop on a pair of loose fitting pants there really isn't enough time to be changing him in and out of his pj's between his naps and I feel bad if he slept in his cute outfits because I think the pants are restricting and uncomfortable. I mean, I would never want to take a nap while wearing jeans either. Then again I go out all the time in my pajamas lounge-y clothes too, so I guess I just don't care too much about clothes. But still he could be out wearing all blue rugged guy clothing and I will still get asked this question.
So just to clear the air - my little baby boy is just that. A sweet happy spirited boy.