Oh no, wait: you already knew that, didn’t you? Let’s start again…
So, as you might know, I had my mid-pregnancy anomaly scan this week, and the first – and most important – piece of information to come from that is that everything looks perfect (and also very cute, although I might be just a tad biased there…) with the baby, which is developing exactly as it should be in there, much to our relief!
I’m going to save all of the scan talk for this week’s pregnancy diary, though, because let’s be honest: you all just totally scrolled down to see the big reveal, didn’t you? (Don’t worry, I’d do exactly the same…) Well, here it is…
It’s a boy!
…which means that (most of) the old wives got it totally wrong, but it looks like there might be something in my mother-in-law’s “butt theory” after all: hmmm.
This was, of course, exactly what I was expecting, but it was still really exciting to have it confirmed, and we were both fairly emotional, needless to say. Since then, I’ve had to work reeaaaallly hard to restrain myself from rushing out and buying a ton of cute little baby-boy clothes, because OMG, can you even imagine how much fun that’s going to be?! I couldn’t resit these little shoes, though: we’re not really into gender-specific colours, so won’t be doing the whole “blue-for-a-boy” thing on the regular, but… they were just too cute. (And hey: only £7! If only adult shoes were this cheap…) (Let’s just skim over the fact that, while I was looking at them, I also almost bought up the entire baby section: I mean, I didn’t, luckily, but… there’s still time.) (No, he will probably never wear them. I don’t care, though, because, cute!) (I can’t really understand why everything HAS to be dinosaur themed in the world of baby clothes, though? Like, what’s with that? Why are babies obsessed with dinosaurs? And why can’t I stop adding parentheses to this post?)
So, that’s our news: and, as I said, knowing what we’re having was obviously secondary to knowing that he was healthy, but it has also made it all feel a lot more real to me now that I can think of the baby as a “him” rather than than an “it”.
And now we get all the fun of picking a name…
(Actually, we’ve had a baby boy name picked out since long before we started even thinking about having a baby, and we’re pretty sure we’ll use that: we do have a few other contenders, though, so you never know! I’m afraid you’ll have to wait until he’s here for that one, though…)
(P.S. Yes, I know that the correct term is “sex” not “gender”, but “sex reveal” would’ve made this sound like a totally different post altogether, somehow, so please excuse the lapse in terminology…)