Week 20 of My Pregnancy – My second scan is nothing short of amazing!

I ad my second scan this week and OMG it was awesome! Our little Boxer looked like a baby. We saw EVERYTHING – we saw the fingers, toes, heart, spine and even the brain. The lady measured the size of Boxer and reassured us that everything looked fine, which was a big weight off our shoulders.   We were so desperate to find out the sex of the baby, so both hubby and I were nervous and very, very excited. I know hubby secretly wanted a boy. I didn’t mind so much, as long as the baby was healthy.  The lady turned to us and smiled. “I can tell you the sex of the baby if you want to know now?” Hubby and I had massive grins on our faces and both of us nodded vehemently.   She had a big grin on her face. “It’s a BOY!” Hubby whooped in the air and I just stared at the screen, grinning from ear to ear. Amazing! We had a feeling he was a boy. Our little baby Boxer was a boy.   If I hadn’t really felt pregnant before, but I definitely felt pregnant now.  I’m glad that I got to see our baby boy as I was getting worried about not feeling him properly yet. All I felt were butterflies, but seeing our baby boy made everything so real. I started to worry about whether I’d be a good mum. We decided to wait until the evening and then call everyone we knew to spread the news. I had visions of baby boy Boxer running around and causing mayhem. It was so nice to finally know the sex of the baby. I had already planned how I wanted to do up the nursery if it was a boy as well.   A few of my friends and family were shocked that we actually found out the sex of the baby prenatally. I know that the choice is very personal, but why is it so shocking? We wanted to find out early so we could be prepared, i.e. buy specific clothes for a boy, decorate the nursery and get started on trying to find a name for our Boxer, not to mention saving a lot of money not buying the wrong stuff!. There are many reasons to wait, like the surprise of finding out that it’s a boy or a girl when you give birth, but our decision worked for us. My sister told me that with some families, it is probably best to not find out the sex of the baby as some families dislike having girls and knowing prenatally may lead to abortion of female foetuses. When I did a little bit of research on the net, I found that this was actually quite common in some areas.  I found this article on the internet, “UK Indian women ‘aborting girls”. I couldn’t believe that these women were aborting their unborn daughters so they can have more boys. Have a read, it’s unbelievable!  A Fun fact – Our little baby boy is around 16cm from head to bottom and weighs about 340g. Still so tiny!

Leyla Preston (562 Posts)

Leyla Preston is the owner and Editor of Motherhood Diaries global magazine for parents. Leyla is a busy mother of two even busier boys; Aron, 8, and Aidan, 6. When Leyla isn’t feeding, managing a gazillion tasks or cleaning the infinite mess at home, she is busy working on this magazine and a new cooking channel coming very soon – no rest for the wicked! You can follow Leyla on Twitter (@M_Diaries) or join the busy Motherhood Diaries Facebook group where all mums get together and share stories and solutions with one another: https://www.facebook.com//groups/motherhooddiaries/