We were absolutely surprised and delighted to find out this week that Bean is a girl. At just sixteen and a bit weeks along, we attended a private ultrasound scan and loved the amount of care and attention given to our Bean that you just don’t find in the routine ultrasounds by the NHS. After getting several good looks, the ultrasound tech and midwife called it: we were having another little girl. This will be our last child (yes, I know I said that with Maddie, but really… two is my limit!) so we were enamoured with both the idea of having one of each, and that of having a pair of little girls to grow up closely with one another. After Maddie was born, it became abundantly clear how little gender mattered anyways when it came to mothering and loving this new little person. We are over the moon that Bean is a little girl, that Maddie will have a little sister, that we will have this pair of gorgeous and mischievous little ladies. And we can’t wait to meet her.