Gender Reveal! We’re Having A…

I hate  surprises. I try to make this fact abundantly clear to all my friends and lovers to stop them dead in their tracks before they go ahead and plan any elaborate surprise shindigs for me.

Why, oh why, would you deprive me of the joy of looking forward to the said shindig? Why keep it a surprise and keep all the excitement and anticipation to yourself for weeks, only to ambush me with a loud awkward chorus of “SURPRISE!” when I’m least expecting it and not wearing any makeup? Please, no. Surprises are both selfish and cruel.

So naturally, I am not the one to turn the revelation of the baby’s gender into another surprise event. As usual, I would rather have concrete knowledge on which to base all of my excitement and anticipation.  Also, I think having a tiny human claw its way out of my vagina will be all the ‘surprising’ I need on delivery day, thank you very much.

Luckily, Mr. Big shares my sentiments and we were both dying to find out the gender of our baby! As soon as we biologically could, we tore through the doors of the imaging clinic to get the ultrasound test done STAT!

And lucky for us, our fetus is a little exhibitionist and just couldn’t wait to reveal its gender to the world! This baby was damn near doing the butterfly split in a wild effort to proudly show and tell. As soon as the ultrasound technician moved the wand over my belly and the image popped up on the screen, it became abundantly clear that…


It's A Boy



I’m thrilled. I’m terrified. I’m confused.


I’m a girl. I understand girls. I know how we roll! Boys though? I don’t know how they work. I don’t even know where to start.

Correction: I didn’t even know where to start. And then it dawned on me: I had the perfect excuse to kick off my baby shopping! I needed boy stuff! Lots of it! Shopping was the only logical way to start the process of digesting this incredible news! (This is my story and I’m sticking to it.)

So! I spent a couple of hours online shopping at my fave place for baby stuff and now we’re swimming in a tsunami of every shade of blue known to man!




It feels so weird to be getting BLUE onesies instead of pink ones! I’m so used to filling my shopping carts with fluffy tutus and sparkly hair bows! I guess the universe decided that I was due for another motherhood adventure.

Here we go lil’ man!









20 Comments on Gender Reveal! We’re Having A…

  1. Amma
    September 16, 2016 at 10:45 am (1 year ago)

    How exciting! I love how you even got matching blue nail polish.

    • Shiko
      September 16, 2016 at 10:56 am (1 year ago)

      Yay, someone noticed!!!! It makes me so happy that my silly efforts never go unnoticed by you guys :-)! Thanks Amma!

  2. Samoina
    September 16, 2016 at 11:23 am (1 year ago)

    I am so excited for you!! Congrats mama! and yes, the nail polish too 🙂

    • Shiko
      September 16, 2016 at 12:31 pm (1 year ago)

      You guys noticing the nail polish is the best thing to happen to me today! LOL! Thanks Samoina

  3. Bertha
    September 16, 2016 at 11:47 am (1 year ago)

    That’s great news. Congrats.

    • Shiko
      September 16, 2016 at 12:31 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks Bertha! 🙂

  4. Farmgal
    September 16, 2016 at 11:51 am (1 year ago)

    Aaawww very pleased for you! I think your man should have a pretty good idea on what to do.

    • Shiko
      September 16, 2016 at 12:32 pm (1 year ago)

      I sure hope so! 😀

  5. Anonymous
    September 16, 2016 at 12:33 pm (1 year ago)

    Yeeeey Ella got a lil baby brother! So happy for you guys, of course I can’t wait for more drama. Congratulations!!!!!

  6. Nyokabi
    September 16, 2016 at 12:45 pm (1 year ago)

    You make motherhood so beautiful, Shiko. Congratulations!

  7. Fazul Pamba
    September 16, 2016 at 6:49 pm (1 year ago)

    Congratulations. Loving how this says ‘CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!!,

  8. Mama Ming
    September 17, 2016 at 8:59 am (1 year ago)

    One thing about boys… Baby erections. Yeah they never tell you about that lol. And maneuvering the diaper over them hahaha. Congrats chica!

  9. TS
    September 17, 2016 at 8:44 pm (1 year ago)

    You’ll be a great boy mama! Argh! Congratulations over and over.

  10. Makena
    September 18, 2016 at 9:52 am (1 year ago)

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to read about the little man’s adventures 🙂

  11. Mk
    September 18, 2016 at 2:16 pm (1 year ago)

    Congratulations 🙂
    I always enjoy your posts.

  12. Mumia Julius
    September 18, 2016 at 7:14 pm (1 year ago)

    All the best Miss.Stay Blessed 🙂

  13. Jules
    September 19, 2016 at 2:27 pm (1 year ago)

    Awww. Congrats to you both! Exciting new adventure ahead. xo

  14. Mummy Tales Blog
    September 21, 2016 at 2:36 pm (1 year ago)

    Hehehehe put me on your speed dial please. I am the entire encyclopaedia of ‘how to raise little’ boys :). You’ll be fine don’t worrry. Boys are easy. Just feed them and they good to do. To be honest though, if you gave me a little girl today, I would have NO IDEA what to do with her 😮
    Congratulations gal.

  15. Kawambo
    September 21, 2016 at 10:34 pm (1 year ago)

    Congratulations again Shiko….and yaaay, a little brother for Ella. Not to worry you’ll do just fine. I think God balances things out with easy going boys when you’ve had a bit of a terrorist girl- have proof…heck, I’m living proof (oh how mummy would agree😄😄) Seriously though boys are fun, granted mine had my heart in my throat many a times with all the stunts he pulled, but still, emotionally I managed better which means you feel better and do better.

  16. Sophie
    September 27, 2016 at 9:58 pm (1 year ago)

    Yaaaaay!!!! congratulations and that nail polish is quite smashing never knew blue could shine so bright 😄


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