It’s a … our gender reveal

It’s a …   our 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

Emma Shilton

Emma Shilton, is a UK Family Lifestyle blogger from the West Midlands, UK, Emma is Mummy to two boys; Olly, (born February 2013) who loves Lego, cars and old cartoons and Freddie, (born January 2018) who loves noisy toys and making a mess. The blog follows their adventures as they capture everyday life, family travels and adventures.

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  1. 07/08/2017 / 7:48 pm

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

    • 07/08/2017 / 8:29 pm

      Thanks Beth, we’re all so excited xx

  2. emilyandindiana
    07/08/2017 / 7:50 pm

    Awwww congratulations!! That vest is adorable too x

    • 07/08/2017 / 8:28 pm

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

    • 07/08/2017 / 8:26 pm

      Thank you Sam xx

  3. 07/08/2017 / 7:54 pm

    Ahh congratulations lovely! A lovely little brother for Olly xx

    • 07/08/2017 / 8:25 pm

      Thank you Jade xxx

    • 07/08/2017 / 8:25 pm

      Thanks lovely, I’m so excited xx

  4. Deb
    07/08/2017 / 7:57 pm

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

    • 07/08/2017 / 8:24 pm

      Thank you Deb xx

  5. 07/08/2017 / 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.

    • 07/08/2017 / 8:19 pm

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

    • 07/08/2017 / 8:18 pm

      Thanks Lindsey, Olly is so pleased and excited x

  6. Colette B
    07/08/2017 / 8:06 pm

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

    • 07/08/2017 / 8:14 pm

      Thank you Colette xx

    • 07/08/2017 / 8:13 pm

      Thank you so much Momma Mack x

  7. 07/08/2017 / 8:17 pm

    Congratulations lovely! x

    • 07/08/2017 / 8:30 pm

      Thanks Amy x

  8. Hayley
    07/08/2017 / 8:35 pm

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

    • 07/08/2017 / 8:51 pm

      Thanks Hayley, I’m so excited x

    • 07/08/2017 / 9:22 pm

      Thanks Kate x

  9. 07/08/2017 / 9:21 pm

    Yay! How exciting!!

  10. 07/08/2017 / 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!

    • 07/08/2017 / 10:47 pm

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

  11. 07/08/2017 / 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

    • 07/08/2017 / 11:34 pm

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

  12. 07/08/2017 / 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

    • 08/08/2017 / 10:34 am

      Thank you Debbie x

  13. 08/08/2017 / 9:15 am

    Awwww so lovely! Huge congratulations xx

    • 08/08/2017 / 10:34 am

      Thanks Sonia x

  14. 08/08/2017 / 2:03 pm

    Aww! How lovely and very exciting. Congratulations x

  15. Kayleigh Watkins
    08/08/2017 / 3:31 pm

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

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