For some people they find out the gender and pick out names early on. They decorate the nursery, pick out clothes and enjoy the progression of their pregnancy looking forward to the day on which they hold their newborn in their arms for the first time.
|Dad and First Born|
If I recall correctly it was my father who suggested we have a surprise first time round and on falling pregnant with our second we decided to continue this as if it were a tradition. When our eldest was born a number of people we met during her first year also had girls and so on hearing that a few people around me knew they were expecting baby boys I wondered whether I too was destined to have a baby boy second time round. Unlike my first pregnancy when I felt the pitter patter of little feet walking up and down my body this was non-existent second time round. I did however feel bloated and hubby told me I appeared bigger this time round. Thanks hubby, love you too!
So we went with neutral coloured clothing for our tiny bundles of mischief and joy. On seeing these gorgeous girls dressed in white many people assumed we had had boys. I was even asked by one physiotherapist as to how I was getting on with my first born whom they’d assumed was a boy only for me to retort ‘she’s wearing a dress’ which brought about laughter by the other patients who’d come to see the physiotherapist following surgery.
|Mum and Second Born|
One thing I truly knew for sure was that I was eager to get my daughter home and wearing lovely little girly things especially after seeing another mother produce lots of girly pieces for her newborn in the ward opposite me.
|Our Baby Names Book|