Will we have a boy or a girl?

Will we have a boy or a girl? On this page I’ll let you know the gender of our baby. What do you think, will we have a boy or a girl?

Before I got pregnant I always thought I didn’t need to know the gender of the baby. I like to think as gender-neutral as possible and I don’t like typical pink girls clothes or blue boys clothes anyway. Besides, I was super happy that we’re having a baby in general, it really didn’t matter to me if it was a boy or a girl.
My boyfriend thought the same, it didn’t matter to him either.
But one day he asked me if it was difficult to get to know the gender during the pregnancy. I said that it’s actually a tad more difficult not to know the gender as you’ll have to look away during the 20-week ultrasound. Then he thought it might be better to know the gender as it’s more practical.

That got me thinking. It is indeed more practical. You only have to think about one name for example. Besides, I think the whole pregnancy is quite abstract, especially for my boyfriend. So it might make it a bit more concrete if we did know the gender.
And when I was shopping for gender neutral baby clothes, I did notice that I found some outfits more for girls and others more for boys. I think it might change when they’re older but I felt like you also want to make clear if your baby is a boy or a girl as you often don’t see it by how they look yet.

The funny thing is, ever since we decided that we did want to know the gender, I couldn’t wait to hear it. Because of Covid it wasn’t possible to do any extra ultrasounds so we had to wait until the 20 week ultrasound to find out if we will have a boy or a girl.
But now we know! Are you ready to find out if we’re having a boy or a girl?

Boy or Girl?

We’ll be having a baby boy! It really didn’t matter to us whether it would be a boy or a gril, but I do have to say that I really like to know it now. It makes it a bit easer to buy baby clothes and decorate the baby room and we only have to think about one name.
The cliche is very much true by the way, it really doesn’t matter if it’s a boy or a girl as long as it’s healthy. They check so many things during the 20-week ultrasound, that I was mostly just very happy that everything looked good.

As a foodie I loved sharing the news with a gender reveal cake. I got this beautiful cake from Cake 5 Exclusive cakes. They’re located in my hometown Tilburg and delivered the cake to my door. We already knew that it was going to be a boy, so this cake was more to surprise our friends and family. But you can also have the sonographer write down the gender on a piece of paper and over the enveloppe to Cake 5. This way the color of the inside will also be a surprise for you.

It’s a boy!

As you might know, I love avocado’s. I’ve shared many avocado recipes here, the logo in the tab when you’re visiting my website on your laptop is an avocado and I even created an avocado filter that you can use on your Instagram stories. So when I found this shop that sells avocado rompers, I was over the moon. Isn’t it cute? I bought it at Babycado, but unfortunately their webshop has stopped last week.

Shopping

Speaking of baby clothes, once I knew it would be a boy I started shopping straight away. I always thought I would love gender-neutral clothes, but I have to admit that I bought many blue outfits. I bought some new outfits, but I also bought many second-hand outfits. Baby clothes can be quite expensive and they only wear it for such a short amount of time. So I think it’s a bit of a waste of money and not sustainable to only buy new clothes. Besides, the second hand clothes are often in super good state because they’ve only been worn for a few times. If you live in the Netherlands I really recommend Cloffee. It’s an (online) shop selling second-hand baby and kids clothes and sustainable baby gifts. The clothes at Cloffee are all in really good state and most of them are from expensive brands. You can easily order your baby and kids clothes online with a discount of around 50%.

Click here to read about the second trimester of my pregnancy.

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