Countdown to the 20 wk scan!!
I can hardly contain my excitement. Next Tuesday, we’ll be heading to the maternity unit for a momentous occasion – the 20 wk scan! It’s a day when we get to meet our little wriggler and, more importantly, discover whether it’s a boy or a girl. Unlike with Little Bean, we’ve decided to lift the veil of mystery this time around, primarily due to our impending house move and an attic filled with boxes of girly pink clothes. If it’s a blue bump we’re expecting, those pink mountains will have to make way!
The Ring Test and Gender Speculations
Throughout this pregnancy, I’ve had fun with the old “ring test.” Each time, the ring has swung in circles, suggesting a pink bump. However, everyone I know seems convinced that I’m carrying a boy. To be honest, I’ll be thrilled with either gender because, ultimately, it’s the baby’s health and happiness that matters most. Curly, our bundle of joy, has expressed a desire for a baby brother this time, judging by the numerous names he’s picked out. He adores his sister, but perhaps he’s yearning for something different or worries about being the only boy in the family.
The Desire for a Mummy’s Boy
When I was expecting Little Bean, I secretly wished for a daughter to give my husband something he didn’t have. I also looked forward to nurturing a mother-daughter bond, similar to the one I share with my own mum. While that connection continues to flourish, I’ve noticed that Little Bean is also quite the daddy’s girl, which warms my heart. Nevertheless, there are days when I can’t help but imagine what it would be like to have a “Mummy’s boy.” It may sound contradictory, but I take pride in my daughter’s stubbornness and strong will, attributes that remind me of myself. Yet, when I hear other mothers talk about their easy-going boys, I can’t help but feel a twinge of jealousy. But then again, I’ve always appreciated a good challenge!
Little Bean’s Preferences
We decided to involve Little Bean in the excitement by asking her if she wanted a brother or a sister. Surprisingly, she initially said “sister,” even though she often leans toward boys. However, when we inquired further about whether she wanted a boy sister or a girl sister, her response was crystal clear – a boy sister! Well, that settles things a bit.
A Parent’s Perspective
As for my husband, he thinks it would be lovely to have another little girl, especially considering the closeness in age to Little Bean. But honestly, I don’t believe it matters all that much. What we do know for certain is that we’ll cherish this little wriggler with all our hearts, regardless of their gender. Next week, we hope to unravel the mystery and answer that burning question!
Now, I’d love to hear from you. What are your preferences when it comes to having boys or girls? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below!