The big baby gender reveal, it is all very exciting. The first question people ask me once they realise I’m pregnant is ‘are you going to find out what you’re having?’
The twenty week scan is such a big moment. Finding out what you’re having is like one step closer to holding your baby. You can get organised, decorate the nursery, decide on a name, prepare young children. The list goes on. After writing down all the positives to finding out, you may think why wouldn’t you? However before I start planning the big baby gender reveal. Before I start ordering baby balloons and coloured blue and pink cake.
You may be surprised to hear that I will not be finding out my baby’s gender. There will be no baby gender reveal party. I will not be having baby gender reveal decorations or presents. There was no gender reveal with either of my girls. Like most Mum’s, the suspense is killing me. I would like to start sorting out some baby clothes and getting a little prepared (especially if I have a boy). Having said this, me and my husband have decided to wait for the birth day.
This is quite unusual nowadays. I remember when I was giving birth to Harri over three years ago and my midwife was surprised when she realised I didn’t know what I was having. She was almost as excited as I was. The majority of people do find out, the baby gender reveal is such a huge thing. People even have baby gender reveal parties. A lot of people can’t understand why I don’t.
Why I don’t have a gender reveal.
Let me tell you why I don’t find out if I am having a boy or a girl. The excitement when my baby is born of finding out if we have a boy or a girl. Thinking back to Harri’s birth and my husband saying to me seconds after she was born, his words full of love ‘we have another girl’. I love making that call to my Mum, Sisters and friends to tell them the news! Looking at her tiny beautiful features and making the final decision on her name. Such a big huge memorable moment for us all that I want to experience again.
There is no doubt that finding out at the twenty week scan is special for some. I will be holding out until December. The waiting and suspense and the unorganised mess will all be worth it once I can share the news and see the excitement on my girls’ faces.