When I was pregnant with Madeleine I had dreamed of finding out whether I was having a girl or boy in a fun way, but the NHS doctors wouldn't play along! They wouldn't write down the gender on a card because they said they can never be 100% certain. So in a pretty ordinary scan room we found out we were expecting a girl.
This time around, given the early difficulties we faced, I was more determined than ever that we would have some fun with finding out the gender.
I wanted the Obstetrician to tell Pete the gender and then he would find his own way of telling me. The only glitch in this plan, Pete hopped on a plane to Australia on the morning of my scan. So, plan B it was.
Maddie painted a neutrally acceptable card, and we gave that to the Obstetrician to write on, and thankfully, she was only too happy to oblige my wishes. I then kept this card sealed for a week and we packed it in our bags and headed to the Seychelles for a quick holiday.
Pete then opened the card in private, (but I could hear his smile from miles away anyway) and then we went down to the beach for him to spill the beans!!
We videoed the next part, so here goes, Baby number 2 is a....
We could not be more excited!!!!
i love that Pete made the suspense carry on just a little bit further with the multiple coloured envelopes before the actual reveal! Here's a close-up of what was in the final envelope...
I just loved how Pete chose to reveal this news to me. It was unpretentious, discreet and thoughtful. exactly like Pete. i feel a little nervous about knowing what to do with a little boy next, but then I look to this strong man beside me in this wonderful journey and know we will all be just fine.