It’s a Girl!

As you can probably tell from the title, today’s post is an exciting pregnancy update, more specifically a gender announcement! The last pregnancy update I posted was when I was 17 weeks and SO much has changed since then, so I hope you enjoy.

On 1st September I had my 20 week scan and we were both so excited to see our little bean again and find out the gender. Most people I have spoken to have said they would want to keep the gender a secret, I think we are just too impatient haha – would you want to find out or wait until the day?

For the 12 week dating scan, Harry sadly wasn’t allowed to attend due to Covid restrictions but luckily this time around he was allowed and it was just so amazing for him to experience seeing our little one on the screen for the first time and see all the kicks (we have the worlds wriggliest baby). After the sonographer checked over the organs and measured growth, she announced that we were expecting a girl! Hearing this news has made me the happiest mum to be and now we can start buying all the adorable pink things!

I am such a fan of celebrations and parties, if there is something to celebrate whether it be big or small you bet I will want to throw a get-together. So of course I threw gender reveal parties (plural yes, as my parents are divorced so I had two). We kept both parties as low key as possible because of the dreaded C word, so I had my best friends and family over for some nibbles as we celebrated. To announce the gender I ordered a smoke and confetti cannon from Ginger Ray along with some balloons and a banner. The cannon was amazing and definitely created impact BUT was very difficult to twist and the pink smoke did cover some people in little splatters so definitely be aware of that if you order them. Everyone’s reactions were so so heart warming, my parents were so emotional (I think they were both secretly wishing for a girl). It all feels so real, even more so now we can call the little lady ‘she’ instead of ‘baby’.

As I am writing this I am 25 weeks pregnant, which just seems bonkers (wasn’t it only a couple weeks ago I announced the pregnancy?!). Like most mum’s, the first trimester is the worst and a complete shock to the system so I am so relieved that now most of the negative symptoms have passed. I am just left with awful restless legs, achy joints and heartburn. When I reached 22 weeks I started feeling proper kicks regularly throughout the day, they are such big thuds that I think one of these days she is going to kick a hole in my stomach! Our nursery is starting to come together too, I feel quite positive with how organised we have been and have ticked off a majority of things off my ‘to buy’ list. As we are renting our flat we are unable to redecorate the room, but once we buy more decor for the nursery would you be interested in seeing a tour?

It has felt so nice to sit here with a cuppa and just ramble a bit about what life has been like recently. For a while I felt a little lost and worried about where my blog is going and whether there is still space for me in the blogging community. I have become so aware that I was constantly trying to think of new trendy ideas, so much so that I forgot my roots and the reason why I started blogging. From now on, I am going to strip my posts back, keeping them authentic and a blog re-brand is in the pipeline so I hope you stick around.

Until next time,

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25 thoughts on “It’s a Girl!

  1. Chanelle says:

    Would love to see a nursery tour! Don’t feel guilty about blogging, it’s still a strange time with the pandemic and you’re growing a little human so remember to keep being kind to yourself! xx

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  2. Chloe Luna says:

    When I have children I definitely want to find out the gender beforehand. Not like it matters either way but I already have names for both so I’d want to be able to put a name to the face so to speak as soon as possible, I feel like it makes that little person all the more real! I’m seriously so happy for you Chloe and congratulations again !! So excited to follow you on this journey and yes, nursery tour PLEASE (!!) xxx

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    • chloeburford says:

      Thank you so much for reading lovely, I feel the exact same! I couldn’t imagine waiting 9 months until you find out the gender, theres only so many times you can call them ‘it’ and only so much neutral clothes you can buy! Yet everyone I have spoken to in real life all say its best to keep it a surprise. Thank you so much once again for the constant support, especially through this new chapter – I really appreciate it! xxx

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  3. Hannah says:

    Congratulations! I would want to know the gender so that I can be prepared for its birth and also so that I can actually say he or she rather than it! I would love to see a blog post all about the nursery – I love home decor haha xx

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    • chloeburford says:

      Thank you honey! I so agree, calling them ‘it’ feels almost a bit mean, like they aren’t a little human. I couldn’t believe everyone in my real life think that it is best and normal to keep it a surprise! A nursery tour will definitely be coming when everything is fully organised. Thank you so much once again for reading 🙂 xx

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  4. crystalsandcurls says:

    ASDFGHJKL CHLOE CONGRATULATIONS!!!! So beyond excited for you – and yes please to a nursery tour! I’m totally with you in wanting to know the gender. I’d want to plan everything out like little outfits, a cute nursery, NAMES … xx

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    • chloeburford says:

      Thank you thank you thank you!!! I am just the most excited and happiest girl ever! Im thrilled to hear a nursery tour is wanted, I will definitely do that once I have decluttered and organised haha. I am such a planner, I just couldn’t imagine not knowing?! Thank you so much once again for reading sweetie xxx

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  5. gemmaajaynee says:

    YES to a nursery tour! Also you were one of the first bloggers I followed that inspired me SOO much and I feel things change all the time so just be yourself and as long as you are enjoying writing then write what you want 😘 also congrats that you are both having a girl! So happy for you xxx

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    • chloeburford says:

      Yayyy a nursery tour will definitely be in the works soon (at the moment it is very far from being instagrammable with all the boxes piled high of baby equipment haha). Awww that means so so much to me, you are an inspiration to me too!! Thank you so much once again gorgeous girl xxx

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  6. 50shad3s0fjay says:

    Yipppeee congrats princess – you have one lucky little lady already to have a mama like you! ❤
    I am so with you with loving a celebration – I think the top reason I would want to find out the gender is simply for the excuse of another party haha – like idc either way, but gimme an excuse for some cake and lets GO!
    I love these photos you have shared – I can feel pure joy happiness and love exuding out from them, what a beautiful time for you and a little ray of joy in your 2020, this little lady has come along at such a wonderful time, to be the light ❤ so happy for you doll.
    I would love to see a nursery tour and I'm so excited for all things baby that you're going to be sharing, so precious ❤
    Please remember there is always a place for you here in the blogging world, we all absolutely love you and yours posts exude warmth, kindness and authenticity – whatever you post, I am here for it!
    Lots of love to you xxx

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    • chloeburford says:

      Ahhh thank you so so much queenie!!! You are always the most supportive babe ever and your comments always make my day. I absolutely love love love a party and I am so glad covid didn’t stop me from having a gender reveal party. It made everything feel so much more special and real! 2020 has been such a weird year, for obvious reasons a bad one. But our baby miracle makes it the best year ever! Thank you so much for being so supportive lovely, blogging self doubt can be such a draining thing and takes up waay to much of my time. I really do appreciate you always being so welcoming and showing my blog so much love! xxxx

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    • chloeburford says:

      Thank you so much lovely, it is just the most exciting news ever! I definitely don’t regret finding out the gender, it has made it all seem so much more real. BUT I 100% understand why people love keeping it a surprise xxx

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