Last week we had our 21 week scan, I was really keen to make sure baby was doing well but as I’d started to feel movement I wasn’t half as nervous as the first time. Those little kicks certainly give some reassurance. I want to make the most of them this time as this baby will be my last and the kicks are always what I miss the most when I’ve given birth.
We were curious going into the scan to find out what we were expecting. Although I’d have liked a surprise this time, my husband really wanted to know and we thought it would give the kids time to adjust. I had felt all along it was a boy but everyone else seemed to be convinced it was a girl including my husband and parents. So it was exciting to find out who was correct.
Once we had found out I wanted to find a fun way to tell my Mum and Dad, I’d seen lots of extravagant ways of revealing gender but I wanted to keep it simple, they were expecting me to just text them I think.
I chose to take a picture of my bump with the gender written on using the BabyCentre app. I bought a card which said ‘Just to say’ which I thought was a cute introduction, and it was blank inside so I could add the picture. The card choice was amusing, completely by accident it had two flowers on the front which faded from blue to pink so it was a good way to keep them guessing!
I also wanted to show them the scan picture but I thought to make it fun I’d try and put it on the front of the envelope. I stuck it onto a piece of A4 paper using masking tape trying carefully not to push down to firmly and that there were no ends sticking up and after I emailed the picture to myself from my phone so I could pick it up on our PC I attempted to print onto the envelope, and it worked! (I did a dummy run to make sure the envelope would be in the right place) I was really chuffed with this it looked great.
I handed them the card later that day and the first thing my Dad said because he saw the blue on the card first was “it’s blue is that a sign?”, but my mum pointed out it also had pink on it!
She is still trying to tell me that she knows people who have been given a wrong opinion. I guess we won’t know for sure until he is born!
I’m glad we found out now, my daughter sadly didn’t take the news well and cried in her room for about half an hour straight (she’s 5). I think she’s coming around though and has gone back to kissing my bump at bed time :o)
I love being able to finally buy some clothes, unisex clothing is so boring!