It’s a … Gender Reveal!

Are you one of those people who loves a gender reveal party? I have to confess that I have enjoyed reading blog posts and Facebook posts with all of the pink and blue pictures, the divided family picking which gender they think the little one will be, and then the reveal video with shocked parents’ faces. I can really get into watching somebody else decorate their hearts out and be creative.

Is it a girl or boy?

But me? I’m probably just too lazy and none of my family is local (my husband’s is, but not mine). So, other than my mother-in-law an sister-in-law, I’m not even sure who would come to a gender reveal party. I did have one friend say we should get a cake anyway, just to give us an excuse to eat cake. I like that idea! Ha!!

Gender Reveal: Old Wives' Tales

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We went to the doctor on Tuesday and had a sneak peek ultrasound. A month ago the doctor asked me if I’d like to find out the gender earlier than 20 weeks. Ummm, yes please. The sooner the better, thank you very much. So, I paid my $30 for my optional ultrasound and hoped and prayed this little one would cooperate.

Gender Reveal Party

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I brought Coach {duh} and Miss A with me. Since she’s 3 and a half, she’s really getting into this baby thing. She talks about her baby all the time, even walking around mimicking me by grabbing her belly and saying, “oh, this baby is moving!” It’s hysterical. She’s already named the baby “Watermelon” and talks about all the things she’s going to do with the baby: feed it, burp it, take it shopping, put it down for a nap, play with it, hold it, etc.

So, we get into the ultrasound room and the two techs start looking for the indicators, if you will. And their first response is that the cord is between his or her legs and they can’t get a clear shot. Bummer. They prod and try to move baby around to see the proof. Finally in a very sudden and anti-climactic way, one of the techs says, it’s a …

I'm getting a baby sister! {The UN gender reveal party}

GIRL!!!

The tech looked some more and found some very clear views and this baby is definitely a girl! I would have totally been happy with either gender. After two years of trying and loss and praying for another little one, I don’t care what it is. I just want a healthy baby. But, deep down I thought it would be so fun to have another little girl. If nothing other than I have kept Miss A’s clothes and these two will have birthdays less than a week apart. So, I have all these clothes in the perfect season! We’ll just go ahead and put all of the money saved on clothes into a wedding fund right now. :)

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I also wanted a girl because I grew up with 5, yes FIVE, younger brothers. I always, always wanted a little sister and never got one. So, I really hoped Miss A would have a sister. And I’m pretty much in shock that after all those years of hoping and praying for a little sister, I’ll now have not just one, but two daughters.

We have more pink, princesses, tea parties, impromptu dance parties, hair bows, painted nails, dresses and giggles in our future.

Sometimes Being a Sister is Even Better than Being a Princess

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When we told Miss A that it was a girl there in the ultrasound room, she just looked at us like, “duh, I could have told you that already.” Ha! Little miss sassy pants has been saying it’s a sister since the beginning. A sister named Watermelon, of course. Now that it’s official she’s changed her name to Caroline, but as much as we love that name, it’s not the one. We actually do have a name picked out, but we won’t reveal it quite yet. :)

Sweet baby sister girl: we have prayed for you and wanted you for so very long. Mommy, Daddy and Big Sister are anxiously awaiting your arrival. Big Sis asks every morning if you’re ready to come out and play today. The day can’t come soon enough! We can’t wait to see your beautiful face and give you so much love and kisses!

 

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Comments

    • says

      Thank you so much, Ashley!! We’re getting more excited as we get closer. :) Still another 4 months, but I know it will fly by!

  1. Ann says

    I’m so happy for you and your family. I grew up with 2 brothers, and have been blessed with 3 wonderful daughters (including a pair of twins, after a devastating loss). I pray for your good health and that of the baby, and nothing but joy for all 4 of you.

  2. Kim R says

    That’s wonderful news, Laura! I grew up with 2 sisters that I still enjoy so much today (we are in our 50’s). I have 2 boys and a girl, and I really wanted my daughter to have a sister, but it didn’t work out that way. Sisters are the best! Enjoy your beautiful girls!

  3. says

    Congratulations! There has actually been at least one study done that proves kids under 5 are much better at predicting the sex of unborn babies then older kids or adults, so she probably did know! I hope she loves being a big sister!

  4. Melissa says

    Congratulations!! I love having girls. Theyplay so well together and have just recently begun saying they are best friends.

  5. says

    Aww, congrats Laura! I have a sister 20 months older than me and LOVED having a sister. That is great that you will be able to use all of the clothes again with the seasons lining up. I can also relate to how excited you must be after everything you guys have gone through. So special for you guys! :-)

    ~Sarah

  6. Sunny says

    Congratulations! My daughter is expecting her first child, and we will hopefully find out the gender this Thursday. She thought about having a gender reveal party, but since most of the family lives out of the area, she’s decided to announce it on her facebook page with a cute photo. It’s interesting, I had never heard of things like gender reveal parties before my daughter became pregnant; now I’ve heard several people talking about them. It sounds like a cute, fun way to celebrate. Hey, any reason for cake sounds good to me!

  7. says

    Oh, congrats Laura!! Such exciting news! It would be wonderful either way but I am glad you got what you were hoping for…I would have loved a little girl but now that I see how special my two little boys are together as brothers, I think having a same gender sibling is pretty amazing too. I can’t believe that you grew up with five brothers, wow!! And with two girls you can probably count on handing down the clothes…but I tell ya, lots of gear doesn’t survive from one boy to the next in our house:) lol. Hope you are feeling great!

    • says

      Thanks so much, Krista! I do think same-gender siblings have a special bond. :) That’s what I always wanted a sister. But now that my brothers are grown and married, I have some pretty awesome sisters-in-law. And I remember my brothers wearing out clothes very quickly. They always were getting holes in their jeans!

  8. says

    Congrats!! I certainly understand how you feel about just being thankful for a healthy baby! That’s the must important thing! I have two boys and love that they will grow up to be such great friends!!

    • says

      I bet you’ll get that granddaughter someday. My mom is excited to now be getting two granddaughters. She already has four grandsons. :)

  9. says

    So sweet! Congrats on your pregnancy and your wonderful news. So fun for your little girl…she is going to love being a big sister! Looking forward to all of your new posts with prepping for baby #2

    Deb
    @Seeking Lavender Lane

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