We recently had a private gender scan with our second baby as we wanted to find out we would be welcoming a little boy or a little girl in the new year. After a first trimester full of nausea and morning sickness, friends commented on how different my pregnancy has been and that I must be carrying a girl. To be honest, I had similar thoughts as my morning sickness with Olly was pretty much over and done with at 12 weeks and even then it wasn’t as frequent and as debilitating.
During our gender scan, I was so excited to find out what we were having. In complete honesty, I really didn’t mind what sex our baby was. Hearing the news of us having a little girl would have been a complete shock, I’m not a girly girl and could never imagine being a mum of a little lady. Friends have said that it’s lovely to have one of each and for them, that must be really lovely if that’s what makes them happy but as a Mummy of a gorgeous, clever little boy who has completely blown my expectations of what it’s like to be a parent out the water, I am delighted to be welcoming another little boy into our family.
I am so lucky to be his Mummy. He amazes me every single day with his questions, his clever little quips and his behaviour (most of the time!) I know each child is different but if our baby is anything like his brother then we are very lucky parents.
It always amazes me that people think that because you’ve got already got a little boy that you automatically want a little girl. No, I want a healthy pregnancy resulting in a healthy baby and a sibling for my son to grow up with. I don’t have a gender preference as I feel so incredibly lucky to be carrying another baby. I know so many people who aren’t afforded that luxury and it breaks my heart that their future may be without their own flesh and blood.
“Hope you’re not too disappointed…”
..was a remark I had made to me after telling a family friend about our news. No, not disappointed in the slightest, and I feel quite defensive because I love my family of boys more than life itself and I can’t wait to welcome another little boy into our family; another son for Shilts and I and a little brother for Olly. Having seen Olly’s bond and relationship with his (male) cousin is wonderful and I hope that Olly and his little brother will share a similar if not stronger bond too. Why would I be disappointed? I come from a family of two girls, Shilts comes from a family of two boys and that’s the way it’s fallen for us too.
Being a Mummy of boys is something I cannot wait for. I cannot imagine our family being made up of any other arrangement and I’m delighted with the choice that nature has given us.
Unfortunately in life, you’re always going to get people who want the opposite to what life has given you but I’m feeling very lucky to be in this position and cannot imagine it any other way. Incidentally, we have a loft full of clothes for our baby boy to grow into and Olly cannot wait to share his bedroom with a little brother, perfect!
Keep growing baby boy, we can’t wait to meet you! xx