The biggest question in our house over the last week or so has been; boy or girl?

Up to this point, we have been riding the pregnancy wave. It’s been a whirlwind of telling people our good news and being patted repeatedly on the back. Now the initial buzz of the 12 week scan is over, we are starting to think about the sex of the baby. Luckily some woman called Heather who works with my wife’s friend 200 miles away says it’s a boy. Now Heather has got her last 19 guesses right so if I was a betting man, I would go with what she says… but I’m not convinced. Sorry Heather.

My wife is adamant it’s a boy – I guess she has the baby in her so I should believe her but I absolutely know it’s a girl! Strangely before we knew we were having a baby, I always said I wanted a boy first and the Mrs wanted a girl…weird. Anyway, we have decided we aren’t finding out at the 20 week scan – we are having far too much fun not knowing. There have been some hints from my wife about finding out but I’m staying strong on this one and I know for us not finding out is going to be the best way. I’m not caving in and saying, “ok let’s find out” because I know it will be my fault when we lose the surprise!

I can see why people do find out. It makes planning so much easier and you don’t have to spend your life buying neutral stuff and I guess it’s one less pressure on the big day when the baby comes. For us though, it’s not a big deal. In a completely cliched way, we are just happy to have a baby on the way.

That doesn’t stop the inevitable surveys, internet research and non-stop texts about the potential sex of the baby. I’m the realist in the relationship and I know that it’s going to be one or the other! Secretly though I’m so excited that we are keeping it a surprise. There aren’t many real surprises in this day and age and I think this is one of those things that us two would massively regret of we found out.

So I’m sticking to my guns. I think it’s a girl, but either way I’m not fussed. Heather might be on a streak but all win streaks come to an end. 18 weeks in now and a lot of grey painting to do!