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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

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38 Comments

  • Reply Beth @ Twinderelmo

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

    07/08/2017 at 7:48 pm
    • Reply Emma

      Thanks Beth, we’re all so excited xx

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

    Awwww congratulations!! That vest is adorable too x

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

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

      07/08/2017 at 8:28 pm
  • Reply North East Family Fun Blog

    Ah congrats – two little boys, how sweet xxx

    07/08/2017 at 7:51 pm
    • Reply Emma

      Thank you Sam xx

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

    Ahh congratulations lovely! A lovely little brother for Olly xx

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

      Thank you Jade xxx

      07/08/2017 at 8:25 pm
  • Reply Clare nicholas

    Congratulations sweetie xx
    How very exciting

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

      Thanks lovely, I’m so excited xx

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

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

    07/08/2017 at 7:57 pm
    • Reply Emma

      Thank you Deb xx

      07/08/2017 at 8:24 pm
  • Reply Boo Roo and Tigger Too

    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 at 8:01 pm
    • Reply Emma

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

      07/08/2017 at 8:19 pm
  • Reply Newcastle Family Life

    Congratulations a little playmate for olly xx

    07/08/2017 at 8:02 pm
    • Reply Emma

      Thanks Lindsey, Olly is so pleased and excited x

      07/08/2017 at 8:18 pm
  • Reply Colette B

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

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

      Thank you Colette xx

      07/08/2017 at 8:14 pm
  • Reply mommamack15

    Congratulations to the three of you x

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

      Thank you so much Momma Mack x

      07/08/2017 at 8:13 pm
  • Reply Amy Fox

    Congratulations lovely! x

    07/08/2017 at 8:17 pm
    • Reply Emma

      Thanks Amy x

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

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

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

      Thanks Hayley, I’m so excited x

      07/08/2017 at 8:51 pm
  • Reply Kate (@Newmummykate)

    Lovely news! So pleased for you xx

    07/08/2017 at 8:52 pm
    • Reply Emma

      Thanks Kate x

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

    Yay! How exciting!!

    07/08/2017 at 9:21 pm
  • Reply Emma Lofthouse-Burch

    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 at 10:29 pm
    • Reply Emma

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

      07/08/2017 at 10:47 pm
  • Reply Capture by Lucy (@capturebylucy)

    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 at 11:08 pm
    • Reply Emma

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

      07/08/2017 at 11:34 pm
  • Reply Debbie (@anorganisedmess)

    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

    07/08/2017 at 11:36 pm
    • Reply Emma

      Thank you Debbie x

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

    Awwww so lovely! Huge congratulations xx

    08/08/2017 at 9:15 am
    • Reply Emma

      Thanks Sonia x

      08/08/2017 at 10:34 am
  • Reply Kim Carberry

    Aww! How lovely and very exciting. Congratulations x

    08/08/2017 at 2:03 pm
  • Reply Kayleigh Watkins

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

    08/08/2017 at 3:31 pm
  • Reply Plutonium Sox Blog (@PlutoniumSox)

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

    09/08/2017 at 4:54 pm
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