Good morning dear readers. How are we feeling today? Enjoying the everlasting heatwave or wishing for rain clouds to drench your naked body? I say naked because I have a song in my head, “Take me dancing naked in the rain” It’s a classic. Listen below for yourself if you haven’t heard of it. It’s amazing!
A few weeks ago we had our gender scan. It’s a strange range of emotions to experience, difficult to explain. There’s a small part of you that wishes for a boy/girl and another part that wants to feign ignorance and not know. Then you start to worry that something could be wrong. Your mind races through all the possibilities and you convince yourself that nothing good can come of this scan. It’s exhausting. Having been through this experience twice already with my boys you would have thought I would be used to it. Nope. Not in the slightest. It always, always scares the sh*t out of me. Pardon my French.
When you usually go for a scan they ask that only one person come in with you. Problem for us is we always have the boys with us and they don’t particularly like having children in the room. And I don’t blame them. They need to concentrate and have as much silence as possible. So before going in, I asked if they could do all the checks they needed and then let my little family in. Lucky for me they completely understood and were amazing about it all. They even did the gender reveal with us all there so we found out together. The boys were so well-behaved and I was extremely proud of them. Young Mogwai was gently tapping the screen trying to touch baby while his older brother held my hand and told me “Everything is ok mummy” I could have cried my heart-felt so much love.
So, are you ready? Drum roll please Panda…..We are having……
Yep, another little monster to add to our clan. And to be completely honest with you dear reader, I couldn’t be happier. He is healthy and happily kicking away in my belly which makes me a happy mummy bunny. I have had people ask me if I am happy about it and my answer is YES! I am. I am very lucky to get pregnant and feel honoured to give life to another gorgeous boy. My boys are the world to me and I would kill for them. There are no words. No words.
My advice to new mums or any mum going to find out the gender of their baby is to not worry. I know some people pin their hopes on having a specific gender. But seriously, don’t stress. If it’s not what you expected it doesn’t matter. As long as your baby is healthy and everything is developing, everything will be alright. It’s ok to be upset if it’s not what you hoped for and you are certainly not a bad mum for wishing otherwise. You’re human. Grieve that little loss but then celebrate, you’re having a baby! It’s a wonderful, beautiful thing and you are going to be an amazing mother.
Allow me to introduce you to, Sheldon Patrick Mackay. Our little Kitsune.
Excited to meet you pudding! Yes I did just call my unborn child pudding. long, long story! One for another day.
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