19. March 2017

It is a… welcome to the gender reveal!

A boy! Or wait, no… a girl. A boy? Yes? No. Hmmm. Tricky.

Hello my friends! It is time to share with you our biggest recent news: we know know the gender of our baby. But it was a bit tricky to find out.

In week 13 we already got a little prophecy of my gynecologist telling us, that he thinks we will get a littel boy. We even got an ultrasound picture with a little “proof”. But! Careful! In week 13 baby’s gender look very much the same, both boys and girls have a littel nub, we know now.

So we somehow believed in my gynecologist’s knowledge but otherwise we also felt the uncertainty and started calling our baby “little son” und called it with the male name we picked. But not for a long time. Soon we switched back to “our child” but still said” he” not “it”.

In week 17 we finally got the ultrasound which revealed the thruth

It is a girl! And most importantly: She is healthy. So this is evidence that telling the gender in very early stages of the pregnancy is uncertain. But anyways, we were all happy and totally fell in love with our baby’s face in the 3D ultrasound. I know, for everybody else it looks like a littel alien covered in wax (at least this is what I think about other people’s 3D ultrasound pictures) but for us it is mere beauty. Happy hormones! 😀

Just to think about it

Something I talk about in depth in my German article is, that I stumbled upon the phenomenon that somehow girls seem to be more popular among mothers-to-be. Nothing too spectacular, as I think it is fully understandable that one might have a little favourite, but still I also think: gender is so unimportant compared to haveing a healthy baby. What made me gasp is that actually some mothers of boys get comments of compassion, because they were not lucky having a girl. That hurt me and at the same time made me angry as it is gender discrimination against boys. And it seems as if many moms out there mistake their baby girls as little dolls they can dress and style so pretty and they feel just incomplete without a boy… I am more than grateful that nobody of my family and friends confronted me with such a comment, neither when we said that it might most likely be a boy nor when we said that it turned out to be girl instead. Everybody was just happy with us for the healthy baby.

Well, I just wanted to mention that. Boys are great. I mean: I love and live with a man, what more can I say about wonderful males? 😉

Little Gerkrath-girl: be happy, be healthy and be kind. We will do our best to teach you. Be who you are.
This is what we wish for you.

Lot’s of love!

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