Well I have had a couple of days to get used to the news but I have to say that it is still blowing my head off - we are expecting a little girl!
I was so 100% sure it was a boy and Mr G was sure we were having a girl but I pooh-poohed his idea (I mean a mother knows her body doesn't she?). I could not believe it when the sonographer said it was a girl! I actually said I don't believe her! We told the rest of the family who are all so pleased for us and surprised too as my 2 boys are the only grandchildren and nephews on both sides. Mr G and I are in shock (me especially - "I was ... Wrong?") and are finding it strange to use words like "daughter" and "she" and "her" as they have not really been in our daily vocabulary until now!
I am so thrilled. I have always wanted three children and now, knowing that I am having a girl, I am reflecting on the other option of three boys. I love having two boys now and I was looking forward to having three boys and just thought that that was the way it was going to be for me. A girl has really made me think about how the dynamic in our house is going to change. I love the idea of having another female in the house (even our cat is male) and I cannot wait to meet her!
I have to say, I am concerned with the amount of pink that everyone is telling me is going to hit my house. I am not a pink girl and after scaring myself to nausea in the baby clothes aisle of my local supermarket. Does it really have to explode all over the house when a girl arrives? There has been a girl living in my house for as long as I can remember and there is no pink anywhere - not even in the wardrobe! What will our new arrival bring with her? Will the House of Trouser go pink?
Whatever she brings she will be loved for it by us all.
I am a 38 year-old mum of 3 kids (Cornichon is 7, Little Pickle is 5 and Baby Gherks will be 1 in February) and we live with my lovely husband in beautiful Wales. I love spending time with my family, watching rugby, making cool stuff and finding inspiration for fun.