It’s a … our gender reveal

07/08/2017
Pink or Blue Gender Reveal

When I found out I was pregnant back in May, I had to pinch myself. I couldn’t believe I was pregnant. I had waited for this time to come for such a long time, it felt like a dream come true. My pregnancy this time around has been so different to the one I had previously with Olly; I’ve had more sickness, had an iron deficiency and feeling mostly rubbish for the whole of the first trimester. Lots of friends and family have commented on how different my pregnancy has been and I’ve had to agree. It’s been very different so of course, people have thrown around the assumption that I must be carrying a different gender, a baby girl.

Pink or Blue Gender Reveal

We found out Olly’s gender during our 20 week NHS dating scan, both Shilts and I wanted to know what we were having. We’re not very good with secrets, okay, okay, I’m not very good with secrets (I am awful at keeping them!) and I wanted to know to prepare for his arrival and it really helped me bond with him whilst he was in my tummy. How people have the strength to stay Team Yellow during the whole of their pregnancies baffles me, if you’re on Team Yellow, you’re much stronger than I am! This time around, we’ve wanted to know whether Olly was going to be a big brother to a little boy or a little girl so we paid privately to have a gender scan.

I knew you could book a dating scan from 16 weeks so I emailed the clinic where I had my reassurance scan to book it in. Having the date booked in, I was so excited. I couldn’t wait to find out what we’re having and we also decided to take Olly with us too so that he could see his sibling on the screen and for it all to be a bit more real for him. Seeing our baby moving about on the big screen whilst watching Olly watching on in amazement was wonderful to see. His little face lit up and he could clearly see the baby moving about, stretching out and waving their hand around.

So as we’ve now told our family and close friends, it’s time to reveal if Olly’s having a baby brother or a baby sister..

Its a BOY

It’s a BOY!

Blue balloon

and we couldn’t be happier..x

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38 Comments

  • Reply Beth @ Twinderelmo 07/08/2017 at 7:48 pm

    Ahhhh congratulations on another boy. Bet you are all utterly thrilled xx

    • Reply Emma 07/08/2017 at 8:29 pm

      Thanks Beth, we’re all so excited xx

  • Reply emilyandindiana 07/08/2017 at 7:50 pm

    Awwww congratulations!! That vest is adorable too x

    • Reply Emma 07/08/2017 at 8:28 pm

      Thanks Emily, it’s from POM clothing on Etsy xx

  • Reply North East Family Fun Blog 07/08/2017 at 7:51 pm

    Ah congrats – two little boys, how sweet xxx

    • Reply Emma 07/08/2017 at 8:26 pm

      Thank you Sam xx

  • Reply raisingtherings 07/08/2017 at 7:54 pm

    Ahh congratulations lovely! A lovely little brother for Olly xx

    • Reply Emma 07/08/2017 at 8:25 pm

      Thank you Jade xxx

  • Reply Clare nicholas 07/08/2017 at 7:54 pm

    Congratulations sweetie xx
    How very exciting

    • Reply Emma 07/08/2017 at 8:25 pm

      Thanks lovely, I’m so excited xx

  • Reply Deb 07/08/2017 at 7:57 pm

    Congratulations to you all! Ollie will be a fab big brother! xxx

    • Reply Emma 07/08/2017 at 8:24 pm

      Thank you Deb xx

  • Reply Boo Roo and Tigger Too 07/08/2017 at 8:01 pm

    Congratulations! I’ve been stalking your social media to see whether you had managed to find out the sex at your scan.

    • Reply Emma 07/08/2017 at 8:19 pm

      Thanks Sarah, it’s been so hard keeping it off social for a bit. We had to tell family first x

  • Reply Newcastle Family Life 07/08/2017 at 8:02 pm

    Congratulations a little playmate for olly xx

    • Reply Emma 07/08/2017 at 8:18 pm

      Thanks Lindsey, Olly is so pleased and excited x

  • Reply Colette B 07/08/2017 at 8:06 pm

    Ah congratulations Emma! I’m so pleased for you x x x

    • Reply Emma 07/08/2017 at 8:14 pm

      Thank you Colette xx

  • Reply mommamack15 07/08/2017 at 8:06 pm

    Congratulations to the three of you x

    • Reply Emma 07/08/2017 at 8:13 pm

      Thank you so much Momma Mack x

  • Reply Amy Fox 07/08/2017 at 8:17 pm

    Congratulations lovely! x

    • Reply Emma 07/08/2017 at 8:30 pm

      Thanks Amy x

  • Reply Hayley 07/08/2017 at 8:35 pm

    Congratulations! I love having 2 boys. Nobody can make seth laugh like flynn can x

    • Reply Emma 07/08/2017 at 8:51 pm

      Thanks Hayley, I’m so excited x

  • Reply Kate (@Newmummykate) 07/08/2017 at 8:52 pm

    Lovely news! So pleased for you xx

    • Reply Emma 07/08/2017 at 9:22 pm

      Thanks Kate x

  • Reply Hannah 07/08/2017 at 9:21 pm

    Yay! How exciting!!

  • Reply Emma Lofthouse-Burch 07/08/2017 at 10:29 pm

    Lovely news! I had three very different pregnancies and like you people speculated that I would have a girl buy nope 3 boys!

    • Reply Emma 07/08/2017 at 10:47 pm

      Thanks Emma, it’s so funny isn’t it how people believe in old wives tales!

  • Reply Capture by Lucy (@capturebylucy) 07/08/2017 at 11:08 pm

    Oh I am so pleased for you! You just wait, watch them become best friends, confidantes. I adore it! Such a gorgeous pair you are going to have! xxxx

    • Reply Emma 07/08/2017 at 11:34 pm

      Thank you SO much Lucy, I can’t wait to have two boys xx

  • Reply Debbie (@anorganisedmess) 07/08/2017 at 11:36 pm

    Congratulations! Oh what fun you have in store. Siblings are so much fun – the stories you will hear when they begin conversations- they’ll make your heart soar. x

    • Reply Emma 08/08/2017 at 10:34 am

      Thank you Debbie x

  • Reply Sonia 08/08/2017 at 9:15 am

    Awwww so lovely! Huge congratulations xx

    • Reply Emma 08/08/2017 at 10:34 am

      Thanks Sonia x

  • Reply Kim Carberry 08/08/2017 at 2:03 pm

    Aww! How lovely and very exciting. Congratulations x

  • Reply Kayleigh Watkins 08/08/2017 at 3:31 pm

    Aww that’s wonderful news, I have a boy and two girls and boys are much easier xxx

  • Reply Plutonium Sox Blog (@PlutoniumSox) 09/08/2017 at 4:54 pm

    Awww that’s such amazing news Emma. Huge congratulations.
    Nat.x

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