I’ve been loving the feeling of movement in my tummy. It began with fluttering and falling sensations around 14 weeks, and as the days have gone on it’s been getting stronger and stronger.
The baby wakes up as I sit down in the evening and has a bit of a party, rolling around inside me. I keep putting Husband’s hand on my bump but he still hasn’t been able to feel what I’m feeling, and the odd times I’ve felt the really big kicks (or rather full on body rolls) he has been too late to get his hand there. I guess it won’t be much longer now before he’ll be able to feel it, but he’s getting impatient. I suppose up until now I’ve been the lucky one to get all of the pregnancy sensations (sickness and all) and he wants to feel like it’s real too.
I feel guilty for not having a name for the baby yet – I’ve heard others calling their baby names like bean, bun, sprout and all kinds of cute nicknames, but I just can’t think of anything that sounds right. So until it has a real name it will just be known as “the baby”.
We’re having a massive debate about whether to find out the sex of the baby or not. Our 20 week scan is booked for next week (Wed 25th April), so we don’t have long to decide. I’d like to know as if it’s a girl as I’d like to be able to pick up some girlie clothes and get some girls things like cot bedding set up in the nursery (as everything we have already is blue!) If it’s a boy it would be cool too though, but I’d just like to know either way so I’m prepared before the little one arrives. I also like being able to give my bump it’s real name, which is what I did with the boys. Husband and I are hopeless at making decisions so 20 weeks should be plenty time to agree on a name! We spend hours debating names as it’s so important to get it right. Amazingly we’ve already agreed on a girl’s name, so it would be good to know if we can go with that or if we need to get back to the drawing board and pick a boys name.
I think we probably will find out, as we’re both too impatient to wait. Did you find out the sex of your baby? Were you glad that you did, or did you regret it?
We waited, but it was our first, so different circumstances. I’m really glad we waited, although it was very tempting to find out! I felt that it would be better to regret not knowing, than to regret knowing. Does that make any sense?!
I worried that if we found out, they could be wrong and I was scared of bonding with a girl to find that I actually had a boy! I also felt that if we knew and then decided on a name, that I would spill and tell people the name, so that when baby decided to arrive, people would have less to be surprised about. Instead, of ‘what did she have? Name? Weight?’ it would be ‘oh, Gwynneth was born. What did she weigh?’. That was the science behind my decision making!! x