It seems like a long time ago since I wrote this post about my thoughts on the gender of our second baby. In fact, considering I’m now 27 weeks pregnant, I’ve kept the secret to myself for 7 whole weeks.
Anyone that knows me knows I’m not one to keep a secret, so it’s been tough keeping schtum.
I didn’t mean to keep the news from you of course. As soon as I found out I wanted to share the news, because it’s exciting finding out whether you’re team blue or team pink.
But life got busy with the variety of holidays we’ve recently taken (I’ve been trying to get it all out before the baby arrives knowing I’ll be house bound juggling two kids) and the little one having the chicken pox.
And I allowed 7 weeks to lapse by.
So I apologise.
But I’m now going to make up for it, by telling you what we’re expecting.
Was Little London right? From the very beginning he’s been adamant he’s having a little sister.
Or did we have to crush his hopes and dreams and tell him he’s having a brother?
Turns out he was right.
We’re expecting a little girl this time around. You’d think on telling our son he’d have shown pure delight, but he looked at us oddly as if to reinforce he knew all along it was a girl and couldn’t understand the point in us telling him it was a girl. Maybe he does have psychic abilities!
We are of course really excited. It almost feels like starting from scratch again.
Only 13 more weeks at most until she’s here.
Items for baby:
Smallternative kindly sent us this gorgeous little baby grow to help announce our little girls gender. I absolutely love it, and no doubt it’ll be one of the pieces she wears when she’s first born at the hospital. I bought one of their t-shirts for Little London when we did our pregnancy announcement so it was fitting that we broke the gender news with them too 🙂
I actually love their designs so may stock up on some more pieces before the arrival of ‘baby sister.’
We were also sent some lovely pieces from Gap who have done a collaboration with Disney. They sent us some sweet items from their Dumbo collection, including this little denim jacket taking inspiration from the circus ring leader. And this pink and white striped one piece featuring the bond between Mrs Jumbo and Dumbo (cue the tears). If you have a kid into Disney I’d recommend checking out the pieces they have (they don’t just have a baby selection but a children’s selection too) especially because quite a few are on sale currently!
And finally we have been sent this gorgeous Pacopod Gladstone changing bag. I love the neutral colour (no excuses for Mr London Mum), and the fact I can attach it to the pram easily using the clips provided. Or if I’m pram-less (I’m hoping to baby wear at times because of the toddler running wild) I can just put it on my back and still have my hands free.
Like all Pacopods it comes with two inserts, one for keeping food and bottles warm or cold. And the other insert is for keeping all the nappy products in one place, meaning you don’t have to bring the whole bag in to a changing room should you need to change the baby when out and about. There’s also a big compartment for all my usual rubbish that I bring out with me. So more than enough space for everything that I might need for a day out!