Today's the day.. We have a 2 O'clock ultrasound appointment for the 20week scan, actually I think it's normally done at 18 weeks but hey, by the time you have your 5th you become a little distracted with No's 1,2,3 and 4 if you know what I mean. So this is the fun scan where they measure all the little tiny bones, have a quick check of all the internal organs and ohhhh.....tell you whether your having a Boy or a Girl!
In the past, for us this scan has just been about listening to that furiously beating little heart and hopefully getting a good look at that famous side profile. I may have even got a wave from one of my munchkins once (Isabella I think). I've never been interested in knowing the sex up until now. I always wanted the surprise at the end of all that hard work, cause let's face it, it is hard going. That moment where my husband looks at me with tears in his eyes and says "It's a .........." is THE best moment of the entire childbirth experience for me and I'm going to miss that this time but everything within me this time says "find out".
For starters, I have several mountains of baby girl hand me down clothes that have taken over every corner of every wardrobe in the house. They're driving me mental, am I keeping these clothes or am I giving these clothes to the Smith Family??? I need that question answered NOW, I'm not talking about a few singlets and bonds suits, I'm talking bag after bag of "stuff" and "stuff" needs to either be organised in age appropriate tubs or "stuff" needs to GO! Now - I mean this weekend.
Then there's the bedroom issue.. we are fast running out - of bedrooms that is. Where is this little muffin going to sleep? And more to the point who is this boy or girl going to sleep with? Another issue this pregnant nester needs to "put to bed".
Then there's my indecisive track record when it comes to naming my children. Jack was nameless for the first 6 days of his life, Bella about 5 and the twins were twice as hard! It feels like the biggest decision of mine and their lives so this time I'm going to have a name before D-Day.
I think most of all I want us to include this new little person in our conversations, referring to him by name and getting more and more excited to meet him and see what he looks like? There, I said it, I think I'm having a boy!
So today is a different milestone in the lives of the Harris family. Simon and I are picking Jack and Bella up early from school and all 6.5 of us are going to squeeze into a room the size of a toilet and wait excitedly to see a fanny or a doodle!