Finding out the sex of our baby was wonderful. Initially I wanted the surprise and Jim wanted to find out so we decided to compromise and find out on Jim’s birthday which was a month and a half before we were due.
At our 20 week scan we asked the ultrasound technician to write our babies gender in a card. On Jim's birthday, just before Christmas, we had a lovely day having spent the morning preparing to open this extra special birthday card knowing it was going to tell us who would be the first addition to our little family.
We both sat on our sofa, nervous and excited, both shaking from the adrenaline rushing through us. Jim opened the card and revealed we were expecting a little boy. An adorable little boy!!! It was a life changing moment that sadly was over so quickly as we had to rush out the door to make our lunch reservation. We are always late to everything.
Even though I initially wanted the surprise on our baby’s birth day, finding out the sex was lovely. It's meant we could have endless conversations about our boy. For me, I could visualise our family unit and everything seems so real and just perfect.
We decided to keep the gender a secret so that we could give our family a present on Christmas Day to reveal the sex to them. The ‘gender reveal’ is quite common in America where they even have gender reveal parties. However, we thought it would be a lovely surprise for all the grandparents and a nice little keepsake too. I bought a box frame and added a small blue sock and some scrabble letters saying boy, signing off each present from baby L. It really was very easy to make and the gifts went down well and added to the excitement of Christmas.
If you want to do something a little different to revel the sex of your baby then a little gift such as the above provides a little keepsake for everyone as the anticipation for the imminent arrival builds.