I've seen a lot of posts on social media lately about ways to tell the gender of your unborn child. The latest theory is to do with the angle of the "nub" on your scan picture apparently.
I'm currently 28 weeks pregnant and so far have resisted finding out what the sex of the baby is. I already have a gorgeous little boy and didn't find out when having him either. In this world of instant answers I quite like the idea of waiting to see. It's exciting daydreaming about whether Rowan will be having a brother or sister, what he/she will look like and coming up with names for boys and girls. Although I can definitely see the advantages of knowing; time to plan, prepare and decorate! Rowan calls my bump a him, and my 2 nieces a her so I think they just relate to what gender they are themselves. We actually have the gender in an envelope marked with a question mark and no-one can believe we've managed to resist opening it. My mum is so curious I'm surprised she hasn't snuck into our house to find it.
I'm not very good at deciphering scans at the best of times & my "big" scan didn't give me a clear "nub" shot anyway, so they are of no help to me in trying to guess! Then there are all these other old wives tales ways of apparently telling, such as "the way you are carrying", how much morning sickness you experienced, if you are craving sweet or savoury food and the ring over the belly.
Did you use any of these methods to try and guess or did you have a "feeling"? Or did you just do the sensible thing and find out at the scan?
In terms of the UK birth rate it's pretty evenly split between boys and girls, although we do tend to send out more baby boy gift baskets for some reason! At the minute my favourite gift is this Earth Friendly Baby Basket, from our organic, unisex baby gift range.
Wish me luck in keeping it a secret for the next 12 weeks!