Finding out the sex of our baby definitely made things more real. I knew this going into it and Idefinitely am feeling it now! Not to mention, the ultrasound that we did was an anatomy scan so we spent time reviewing the baby’s parts to make sure they all looked functioning and in order. The great news is, everything is healthy. In fact, our baby is super tall with long legs already and our ultrasound tech guessed she’ll come out on the long end of the spectrum.
And yes, she’s a SHE! We’re having a girl!
I am thrilled! I definitely want a girl, but I was going to totally be happy with a boy this time as well. Part of me liked the idea of having the older sibling be a boy to watch over a younger girl. We want two children, one of each, so I think the 2nd gender reveal will be a lot more significant!
Yesterday Mike and I went in for the ultrasound. We told the tech in advance that we didn’t want to know the sex right away but wanted her to write it down and give it to us. However, she didn’t have us look away at any point – she said basically that it’d be obvious to her but not to us! So we did watch the screen the whole time. About halfway through I said, “the baby better cooperate so we know the sex!” and she said “Oh, we already got it!” And she said said was 99.9% sure, so I believe her! She is the one who looks at baby parts all day, not me.
However, once she said she knew the sex so easily, I assumed it was a boy! When we came out into the lobby, we were talking and a woman in the waiting room overheard us and said “are you having a boy?” and said how with hers the ultrasound tech took way longer to figure out it was a girl, so she assumed we were having a boy since it was so quick. As we drove away from the office, my mind was going back and forth – my intuition had said girl but now maybe I thought boy!
We went for a walk/hike on the trails near our house between our appointment and dinner and all we could talk about was the baby! Once we arrived at dinner at our favorite restaurant in Encinitas and the place where we celebrated our engagement, new jobs, promotions, anniversaries and birthdays, I was nervous! We agreed not to open the envelope until after Mike got his drink and we ordered our appetizer. As soon as that happened, I got even more nervous! I let Mike do the honors and he opened it up….it was written on paper and folded and all we could see was “Congratulations, you will be….” He opened it more and I couldn’t read it but he said “Girl!!” I said “seriously!?” and cried and laughed. It was a wonderful moment.
We had a great dinner talking about our baby, our future (hello we have to pay for a wedding!? hah!) and names. We’ve had a girl name picked out for a while but never decided on it, so we’ll definitely be doing more digging before settling on it. After dinner we took a short walk in Encinitas along the 101 and called our parents and started texting friends. We went home and ate yummy dessert I picked up from my favorite bakery, Elizabethan Desserts, earlier that day. It was a great night!
So now…. time to plan a nursery, register, and buy some cute bows and headbands!