So whats growing within?

Yesterday Mr. Dibs and I went to the hospital for my anomaly scan. I was pretty scared and excited at the same time. Excited because I was going to find out the baby’s gender, and scared because I knew the sonographer was going to be checking for all sorts of anomalies with the baby, and no prospective mother wants to know that the little munchkin inside of her is not developing properly. Oh no….., I have not been eating all that broccoli for the love of vegetable!!!

As you might know, I have been announcing to all who would listen to me that I am carrying a girl. Yes! mothers can tell you know. Mr.Dibs on the other hand, has been most certain its a boy, based on his very unscientific theory that mothers are always wrong.

Anyways, to cut to the matter at hand, while the sonographer was going through the necessary checks, I noticed two dark spots, and quickly asked, in a mega excited voice

Are those the ovaries?

to which the sonographer replied, after laughing for a good minute

No. Those are not the ovaries.

3 minutes later, I noticed a stick like something protruding from between the newly identified legs. I closed my eyes, willing THAT THING away. Oh, I thought to myself, I hope THAT THING is not what I think it is.

THAT THING was not meant to stay a mystery for too long, as I heard the sonograher say with a chuckle

You see that thing between, the baby’s legs? That, is a penis. Its a boy

I can still hear the sound of Mr.Dibs laughing at the shock on my face when I heard those words, and when I realised I had been wrong all along.  After the initial shock, I am now as excited as ever about our little Maxwell. I spent the whole evening looking for ideas on what to make for a baby boy, and I am so happy I found loads.

Here, dear friends, is our little Maxwell

Rubbing his eyes!!

Giving a thumps up!!


  1. November 16, 2011 / 10:28 pm

    Congratulations! Boys are the BEST (ok I may be slightly biased!). I'm not convinced by Mr Dibs theory about mothers always being wrong though… !

  2. November 16, 2011 / 10:43 pm

    lol. I cant argue that with him now since I have been so spectacularly proven wrong.

  3. November 16, 2011 / 10:49 pm

    ooohh! So EXCITING! A little boy!!!

  4. November 16, 2011 / 10:55 pm

    Yay! Little boys are fab, trust me! I was sure I wanted a girl simply because I thought I'd have at least a starting point of knowing what to do with one of those! But Mother and Son is and equally special bond. I'm just so excited for you. Great scan pics too!
    (Elliott was waving when we had ours!) Such a special moment for you both. Hugs and warm wishes 🙂

  5. November 16, 2011 / 11:15 pm

    Thanks Miss P. I was in mourning for about 2 hours, or so says Mr.Dibs. but i am getting excited about being the only girl in the house now.

  6. November 16, 2011 / 11:53 pm

    Wow, how exciting for you Dibs…thanks for sharing your precious pics!

  7. November 17, 2011 / 4:22 am

    Yay!!! Girls put you in the poor house 😉

  8. November 17, 2011 / 9:13 am

    Oh, wonderful news Dibs, I LOVE baby boys (but I'm biased too!). Your husband is so wrong! – we didn't find out the sex of either of our babies but I knew 100% in my heart that they were both boys! Lovely scan pics. x

  9. November 17, 2011 / 9:18 am

    Hihihihi Jane I'll make sure I tell him what you said.
    Thanks Marie, Shawnta and Rach.

  10. November 17, 2011 / 9:41 pm

    How exciting! Congrats to you guys!

  11. November 18, 2011 / 1:20 pm

    Hee hee hee – so.. um… what WERE the "ovaries"?!
    Hooray – little boys are just as much fun as little girls and you will soon find your favourite dungarees pattern and a stockist of multi-coloured striped cotton! At least he will (probably) never steal your shoes 😀

  12. November 19, 2011 / 7:23 am

    Congratulations – how exciting for you both. Does this make you about 20 weeks? x

  13. November 22, 2011 / 9:54 pm

    Woo hoo!! How exciting!! Boys are ace. You may sew for him during his early years, but don't worry. Before you know it he won't want handmades and you can carry on sewing just for mum!

  14. November 23, 2011 / 7:59 pm

    Congrats! Boys are so much fun!

  15. November 26, 2011 / 11:57 am

    Ooo! So you don't just make clothes! Nice to 'meet' you – hope all is going well so far with the pregnancy.

  16. November 27, 2011 / 9:20 pm

    That's so exciting Dibs! Congratulations!! (Next time will be a girl. 😉 )

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