It’s time for a gender reveal! I am so excited to do this post and to share something fun. We have actually had a week full of amazing news. Not only did we get to see baby again and find out the gender, but Aitan also got the all clear from cancer! Hooray!
I cannot even begin to express how much of a relief that is for us. It has been such a roller coaster few months for our family but, it finally feels like things are on the up and we are so excited that we can now really enjoy this pregnancy and start a new chapter of our lives without any worries.
The last few months have been indescribable. For those of you that don’t know, just two days before we found out that we were pregnant, we found out that my fiance had cancer and that it had spread too much for an operation to be the end of it.
Our summer was then a combination of morning sickness on my part and intense chemotherapy on his. I’m not going to go into too much detail in this post (you can find that here), but I have to admit, our family has been seriously tested these last few months. I cannot tell you how amazing it now feels to get some good, lovely, happy news and to have the chance to enjoy such simple but beautiful things, like sharing babies gender!
Gender Reveal…Is It A Boy Or A Girl?
How amazing are the new ultrasounds? Our local hospital has just upgraded all of their scanning equipment and we couldn’t get over the detail that we saw in the scan. It was amazing! We saw every single bone in the body, every finger, every toe. I don’t remember it being that clear with Evie. It was also very obvious what the gender was. I think they’re going to find this hard to hide from people now the equipment is so advanced.
I wonder if you can guess what we’re having by my symptoms?
- I’m craving salty and spicy foods
- I had quite hectic morning sickness
- I’m carrying low
- I’m getting a lot of acid reflux
- My skin and hair look amazing
IT’S A BABY BOY!
We were actually not shocked at all. This pregnancy has been so different than my pregnancy with Evie. I suspected right from the beginning that I might be not be having a girl this time.
I will admit though, I have had to come to terms with the idea of having a boy. Did anyone else experience this? I am so used to being surrounded by girls and I’ve always just assumed I’m someone who carries girls, because I really can’t imagine myself with a boy.
I’m actually super nervous about the idea of being a Mum to a son. I know it’ll end up probably being just the same, but my friends and family have spooked me a little bit with horror tales of boys. I’m hoping they’re all joking! Are you a Mum to a boy? They are joking right?
We’re halfway through! Yay!
We are so excited now though. We’re officially just over halfway through this pregnancy! The next few months are definitely going to very busy for us while we get ready for baby and while we get back on our feet as a family.
I cannot wait to start baby shopping that is for sure! But first, we have some more exciting things on the horizon. Now Aitan has the all clear, he’s launching his business so he can try and get it fully running before baby comes. Not only that, but we also are going to buy our very first home together. We’re definitely cramming in all the major things this year, that’s for sure!
I kind of hope that the rest of this pregnancy goes really slowly, just so we can properly get on our feet.
There is one person who is willing away the months though. Evie is super excited to be a big sister and cannot wait for him to be here already. I will admit though, she was definitely not impressed when she found out she was having a brother. She was adamant she was to have a sister and she gave me the cold shoulder for at least three days after we broke the news to her. It actually took a couple of weeks for her to fully come around to the idea of having a brother. But, we are so sure she will love him though and that she will be such an amazing sister.
There is only thing left that I really need to work out…the logistics of maternity leave. I’m self-employed so I’m not quite sure what I’m going to do yet. If anyone else is self-employed and has had a baby, I’d love to hear from you.