When it came to baby number 3, whilst I couldn’t WAIT to find out what flavour we were having (trust me, waiting until 20 weeks is surprise enough for me), Adam and I really didn’t have a preference as to what we were having. Cliche as it sounds, all we’ve wanted was a healthy and happy baby.
Freddie and Sasha, on the other hand, predictably wanted a brother and sister respectively, so we knew that there was potential for someone to feel a teeny tiny bit disappointed!
When discussing the new member of our family, we agreed that it would be brilliant if baby were a boy as Freddie is the only young male member of the family on both sides (poor guy has 1 sister, 4 girl cousins and 3 god-sisters), and it would be fab for him to have an ally. However, from a selfish perspective, I quite fancied having another girl, not because I think girls are better or have any preference to either sex, but because it would have been nice to see a sisterly relationship between Sasha and the new baby as it grew older. As someone with two brothers myself, having a sister is unknown territory to me, so more out of curiosity and because friends with sisters seem so close to their’s, it would have been interesting to witness.
However, not long into our 21 week scan at Kings College Hospital in London last Thursday (seriously, THE swishest ante-natal research centre I’ve ever come across since it’s had its makeover), it was soon pretty obvious that baby Freeman number 3 wasn’t the female of the species…even before the sonographer had confirmed the sex it was pretty obvious what team baby would be on, you really couldn’t miss it!
We were over the moon, and I was quite surprised as if i’d have put money on it I would have said ‘girl’, mainly because I’d felt so rough early on like I had with Sasha, the ‘nub’ on the 12 week scan looked ‘girly’ and the heartbeat was pointing towards being a girl. All my theories have gone out of the window now, as I can now say that I’ve felt totally different with all 3 pregnancies so far.
Clearly never ask me to predict the sex of your unborn child!
The most important thing was that baby boy looked healthy and was very wriggly, and on a totally shallow side note I can’t wait to get shopping again. We got rid of pretty much all the kids’ baby clothes and equipment as we didn’t think we were going to have anymore children (BIG, expensive mistake here), so are having to start pretty much from scratch. We’re also beginning to mull over names, and boys ones that we both agree on are HARD, but I think we do have one that we like at the moment, so we’ll see if this sticks up until he makes an appearance.
We feel so lucky to be able to do this again, and we’re crossing everything that our baby continues to be okay.
Did you ever have a ‘feeling’ towards either sex when having your baby, and was your feeling right or wrong?
*photo courtesy of Pinterest
All the way through Henry’s pregnancy I totally knew he was a boy, we kept it a surprise but I just had the strongest feeling, so much so that we didn’t really have a girl name list! Have seen lots of lovely baby boys born recently and a few more to come so have enjoyed shopping for them, those teeny clothes really are the sweetest. Hope the rest of your pregnancy is easygoing. xx
It’s funny how sometimes you just KNOW! I clearly didn’t have a clue this time but with the other two I was fairly sure and it was just confirmed in the scans. Funnily enough when I found out I was pregnant this time I immediately pictured our family looking boy-girl-boy but then because of the symptoms and so-called ‘signs’ I thought it was a girl- I should trust my first gut reaction in future! x
I am just catching up and congratulation on the pregnancy and the baby boy. How exciting to be adding another boy to the family.
Thank you Jen! x
I’ve got the strongest feeling I’m having a boy – we’re having a surprise so won’t find out for sure until it makes it’s appearance in May, but I’ll be really shocked if I’m wrong!
It will be a big surprise if it is! I’m kind of glad I found out now as I had a feeling it was a girl but of course I was totally wrong!
Congratulations, that is lovely news xx
Thank you! x
Having three of the same sex, and different pregnancies with each, I am definitely of the opinion that symptoms say nothing about whether you are carrying a girl or a boy. I’ve always been rubbish at predicting what people are having, including my own babies! Congratulations on your boy, I find boys names much tougher to choose but if you have one firm choice already you are in a good position!