Guys, we did it! We announced the gender today, both to my Mum via FaceTime and to my husband’s parents in person. It was so much fun and even though I don’t usually go in for these things, I really did enjoy it and would recommend it to others. Plus, I feel so much relief now to know I don’t have to be careful by dropping it into conversation by accident.
So what are we having??!
We told my Mum first – she is further away and so we thought it only fair she gets to know before the others – and we did it via a FaceTime call. She had no idea we were going to tell her as our line until now has been that we didn’t know (naughty white lies). So we were just chatting away and I asked her if she would like to know what we were having? She said of course yes and so my husband decided to hold up one of our cats to the camera to indicate the gender. We have 2 female cats and 1 male cat – and my Mum knows which is which – so my husband would hold up a cat that has the same gender as the baby. But more on which cat he held up later.
Later we headed to the in-laws house for a nice lunch. Again, they had no idea we were going to be announcing anything, but they soon worked it out when I turned up with this beautiful creation!
The lady at the patisserie that prepared the cake told me that the owl on top is the “Wisdom Owl”. She didn’t really explain what that is exactly, but I took it to mean it was something like Yoda crossed with The Oracle from The Matrix, but in chocolate bird form. Isn’t she beautiful?
The Wisdom Owl was handmade with chocolate this morning. So intricate and lovely! Don’t worry, she came home with me, though I’m not sure what I’m going to do with her just yet.
Anyway, my father-in-law was particularly impatient about the whole thing and I told him he had to eat all his lunch before he could cut the cake. You’ve not seen someone wolf down the food so quick and he was literally desperate to cut it straight afterwards. It was actually really adorable! I have a video of him cutting it, but I don’t want to post it here as I think it would make the anonymous blog a whole lot less anonymous. Needless to say it was cute.
Aaaaaand… drum roll…… this is what the inside of the cake looks like:
IT’S A BOY!!
My husband is absolutely delighted and so I am very, very happy for him. Both my Mum and his parents were a little bit disappointed it isn’t a girl but they all seem to get over it quite quickly. I will confess though, that when the doctor showed me the little baby willy on the screen at my scan a few weeks ago I didn’t believe him (even though I could clearly see the willy for myself) and I made him show me the DNA results on his computer. I then cried. Of course the number one thing is that the baby is healthy and well and nothing else matters, but I would have liked a girl. As my husband says though, this will just make me more keen to go for number 2. I might have given up after one if it had been a girl first time (he’s right).
So now we look forward to welcoming our son into our lives in a few months time. And the cat we lifted up to show my mum? A male of course. So this means that when the baby comes we will have 3 girls (1 human, 2 cats) and 3 boys (2 humans, 1 cat) in the house. A balanced home.
To celebrate finally being out in the open about all things baby gender related, we bought our first baby item this afternoon which is a blue hippopotamus soft toy from Zara. I love hippos so perhaps this is the start of a baby room theme. The hippo was on display in the window as we were passing by and it turned out to be the last one in stock. I took that as a sign that he was meant to be ours and so he has also joined our little family today.