We Are Having A Baby…

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When I was pregnant with O I didn’t particularly have a preference as to whether we found out the sex or not, I left it to my husband to decide.  He was adamant he didn’t want to know but as the 20 week scan approached he started to change his mind.  On the day of the scan we had both started to get excited that in a few hours we would know if we were having a boy or a girl.  Unfortunately O didn’t quite want to play ball and was in a really awkward position.

The sonographer was reluctant to tell us as she couldn’t be sure but we pleaded with her to at least give us a guess.  She thought it was a boy but stressed to us it was hard to tell.  We came away a little deflated as we didn’t know the sex and due to his position they also couldn’t do the necessary health checks to make sure everything was okay.  We would have to return for a further two scans before the hospital were happy that everything was healthy with, what was confirmed as, our baby boy.

Personally, I loved knowing the sex of our baby, I loved being able to say he rather than it and started to focus on the blue section of the baby aisles.

We were always sure that if we ever got pregnant again we would find out what we were having.  For practical reasons as we have so many baby boy clothes and it would be useful to know if they could be recycled or would need to be cleared out to make way for a bit of pink.  We also wanted O to know if he would be having a brother or sister to give him a chance to get used to the idea.  He was adamant from the moment we told him that he wanted a baby brother.

We booked a private gender scan for two days before Christmas, as a little present to ourselves and to surprise our parents with the news on Christmas Day.  And the surprise was that we are expecting a…

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O has his wish of a little brother, what better Christmas present could he have asked for.

 

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  1. December 30, 2015 / 1:07 pm

    Congratulations on expecting a little boy! I can’t wait to find out whether we’re expecting a girl or a boy; I just hope he or she is helpful during the scan as we can’t really afford to have a private scan x

    • December 30, 2015 / 8:18 pm

      This one wasn’t too co-operative, it took a lot of jiggling around to get him in a position to be able to see his boy bits. We ended up with a terrible photo as he wouldn’t stop wriggling around so we have a picture of his back! xx
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  2. December 30, 2015 / 1:24 pm

    Ahh yay for his wish coming true! We spend all our time now saying “don’t they look the same, don’t they look different” etc etc :).

    • December 30, 2015 / 8:21 pm

      I’m really excited about having two boys, it just feels right for our family. And boys love their Mummys don’t they? xx
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  3. December 30, 2015 / 3:03 pm

    Reading this brought a lump to my throat (silly hormones) this time last year we added a baby boy to our family and he is now growing into a toddler, congratulations x

    • December 30, 2015 / 8:22 pm

      Thank you, time goes so quickly doesn’t it? It already feels this pregnancy is going so much faster than my first. xx
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  4. Mummy's Blog
    December 30, 2015 / 3:13 pm

    Aww congrats, I’d have done the same and paid for a private one if they couldn’t tell me – I think the suspense would have killed me otherwise!! x

    • December 30, 2015 / 8:23 pm

      Haha, I’m impatient too, although I still think it’s amazing how much can be seen on a scan when they are still so tiny! x
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    • December 30, 2015 / 8:24 pm

      Thanks Beth, we are all delighted. It was so lovely being able to surprise the grandparents with the news on Christmas Day, they thought we weren’t finding out until January. xx
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    • December 30, 2015 / 8:25 pm

      Thank you, it’s all going really well. A bit of morning sickness in the first trimester but nothing too horrendous luckily. xx
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  5. Sarah G
    December 30, 2015 / 5:47 pm

    Aww how lovely! Many, many congratulations! Xx

    • December 30, 2015 / 8:27 pm

      Aww, thank you Donna, O is going to be fab. He is so sweet about him already, I can’t wait for the two of them to meet! xx
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  6. December 31, 2015 / 6:46 am

    Congratulations to you all. We had a surprise last time and although I’m tempted for practical reasons to find out this time, I think we might not find out again.

    • January 3, 2016 / 9:24 pm

      A part of me would have quite liked a surprise but I wanted my little boy to know if he was having a brother or a sister so he could get used to the idea. xx
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  7. Amelia Appletree
    December 31, 2015 / 1:01 pm

    Congratulations! How lovely to find out just before Christmas 🙂

    • January 3, 2016 / 9:26 pm

      Thank you, we thought it would be nice to surprise our parents with the news as they thought we were finding out in January. xx
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  8. January 1, 2016 / 10:55 pm

    Aw that’s lovely! Congratulations! With mine, I wanted to know whether she was a boy or a girl so that I could prepare fully, I don’t know what I would have done if I didn’t know!

  9. mummyofboygirltwins
    January 2, 2016 / 7:48 pm

    Awww congratulations lovely and such lovely news!!!! Yay and lots of lovely brotherly love now. Great news 🙂 Jess xx
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    • January 3, 2016 / 9:28 pm

      Thanks Jess, I can’t wait to see the bond they have as brothers. Me and hubby both grew up with opposite sex siblings so this will be something new for both of us. xx
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    • January 3, 2016 / 9:28 pm

      Thanks Becky, we are so excited, can’t wait to see my two little boys running around together (I do know that might be a while off yet!) xx
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