LAMB: After my twenty week ultrasound we asked the technician to write down the baby’s gender on a piece of paper so that we could look at it later. All three of us went to a cafe across the road, we sat down, ordered tea then I took the piece of paper out of my bag. I was the first to see what was written and I think daddy knew the verdict straight away just from the look of shock on my face. First and foremost the baby was healthy and I was so, so thankful for that but I have to admit I really wanted you to have a sister. I think partly because I love and adore my own sister so much and I wanted you to have that same close relationship. On the way home all I could think was “A boy? What does one do with a boy?” but after a few days the shock wore off and I came around to the idea. Now, as I sit here typing this, it seems silly to me that it was ever an issue. I’m glad you are having a baby brother and I’m so looking forward to you meeting him for the first time. You will be a wonderful big sister.

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  1. Oh, I must admit I had the same reaction when I found out that I was having a boy(although I already have two girls) – but oh, how I love my little boy to nits & the girls absolutely adore him x

  2. Congratulations! You will love discovering all that is different about him. He is going to be so adored. I love how you presented the news too. Exciting times!

  3. oh my goodness… i'm actually hoping for a little boy.. sean wants natalie to have a sister and feel the same as you did – what would we do with a little boy (or, moreso, a GROWN boy)


    but, either way we'll be ecstatic and it will seem like it was never supposed to be any other way, you know?

    congratulations to your family though – even though you found out quite a while ago. just wanted to add that i'm happy for you guys! and so glad he's been healthy 🙂

  4. Congratulations! I'm about to have my third boy and I remember thinking the same thing when I found out my first was a boy "What on earth do I do with a boy?" Now it's hard to imagine any other way!

    I am excited that they have a brotherhood, even if I never get to parent a girl, but brothers and sisters can be close too. All will be just fine 🙂 xx

  5. I love the story behind this – I originally thought the same thing with this pregnancy as I want so badly for Sofia to have a relationship with a sister the way I have with mine, but now that I've had a while to ponder all the what-ifs of this pregnancy, I can say without a doubt that I would be quite pleased with a little boy too! Only a few more weeks until we know for sure…

    Congratulations again on your pregnancy, I know that these two will become fast friends and inseparably bonded! x

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