Well, we had our anomaly scan today and I'm thrilled, relieved and feeling blessed that as far as the professionals can see, we have a healthy foetus in there, dancing about a bit and starting to make its presence felt by mummy!
And of course, the $64,000 question? A baby brother or a baby sister for Hunter????
It's a GIRL! And when the sonographer told me, I burst into tears of sheer joy:-).
Of course, all we really want is a healthy baby, and I wouldn't have loved another little boy any less but I feel very grateful and blessed that I get to see what it feels like to have both a son AND a daughter. Plus I know Andy wanted a little girl, mainly because he is one of two boys and we wanted his mama to know what it's like to have a little lady around. So call me shallow if you like, but I am beyond thrilled.
Before I knew that I was having a boy (with Hunter), I remember discussing having boys or girls with friends and I explained that I didn't want to miss out on that closeness that develops between a mother and daughter when the daughter has children of her own, but actually, given my age, I may not even get to be a grandma, so that thought was kind of redundant. Indeed, if you think about it, if the trend for older new mums continues, then grandmas may even become obsolete! Imagine a world without grandparents? It's quite a sad thought really. So naturally, I shall be nagging my daughter to procreate as soon as she hits her 27th birthday so I can be a spoily gran before I'm past it;).
So there we go....another chapter begins with a different coloured background.
I have often ranted about how much harder it is to dress boys than girls so yesterday, I unleashed my inner baby fashion demon and headed to JoJo MamanBebe to coo over the little girl threads, and I ended up buying our little lady her first outfit. Please note the distinct lack of pink;). Isn't it cute?
|First Outfit. Pink need not apply;)|