In case you haven't heard….
IT'S A GIRL
We are so thrilled and excited to be expecting a girl this Christmas! I think I am still in shock a little! I really have pictured a girl the whole time but was preparing myself for a boy so I wouldn't be disappointed. We would have been overjoyed either way, but it is so exciting to add a little girl to our family!
We had a very fun gender reveal that day. We had our Doctor appt that morning and Cooper came along with us. He did great reading his books and waiting patiently in the waiting room.
He wore his big brother shirt for the special occasion :) I still get pretty nervous before a Doctor's appt and was praying that there would be a strong heartbeat. Thankfully there was! Our sweet baby was moving around and it was amazing to see her on the ultrasound…her feet, hands, face, just so precious. We didn't want to know then what the gender was so my sweet friend made me a card to give to the ultrasound tech…
When she opens the card, there is an option to circle BOY or GIRL. At first our baby had her legs crossed so she was trying to get her to move as we were looking away. Then before we knew it she said "okay I know the gender". She was fast! This led us to believe that maybe it was a boy?! After the ultrasound, we took the envelop to Gigi's cupcakes who were waiting for us. They went into the back, opened the card and then piped pink icing into the already made cupcakes. We had to wait about 5 minutes, and then the cupcakes and envelop were in our hands! EEK! I did notice that one of the girls was trying so hard not to look at me and kind of smirked and smiled while looking down. Since she saw Cooper and knew we already had a boy, it made me suspicious that maybe it was a girl. LOL as you can tell, we were trying to figure it out! It was so exciting to build the suspense and I was dying to know!
Then later that afternoon, we drove to my parents house for a small family gender reveal. Everyone was so excited to know! My mom, brother and Justin all thought it was a girl, and my dad, nephew and myself were guessing boy. Almost all my other friends were guessing girl though. I was actually surprised by how many guessed girl. But almost everyone guessed girl for Cooper too, so again, it doesn't mean much.
We were going to wait until after dinner to find out, but we all decided to go ahead and do it. So here we are right before we bite into the cupcake:
And here we are biting into the cupcake at the same time…
And there was PINK! My brother got it all on video and it was so fun to watch our reaction. We were so excited. Justin yelled "oh my gosh!" and I just screamed. And Cooper…well, he has absolutely no idea what is going on. He really doesn't know what's coming in December.
My poor nephew wanted a boy so badly that he put his hands over his face immediately and cried! We got that all on video and was so funny to watch it. We could really put it on America's Funniest Home Video. He didn't think it was that funny though….one day he will. Then about an hour later, Peyton told Justin and I, without any prompting by anyone, "I'm sorry I wasn't happy it was a girl, I really do like girls. I play with girls at school." hahaha so glad he came around :-)
It really was so fun finding out with other people and getting pictures and it on video. I loved the surprise and this is the first granddaughter on my side of the family. The next day, I couldn't wait to search for girl nursery ideas and bedding! I'm also dying to go and buy my first girly outfit. Having a girl is going to be so different and so much fun! We are thankful for this wonderful surprise and blessing!