I literally can't believe it....
The past three months my brain has been 100% on "boy". I had many reasons why I thought it was a boy...the main one being scientific and knowing that if you "try" during a certain time in your ovulation cycle, you're more likely to have a boy.
We definitely weren't trying for either gender, I just know that's how the timing worked out for us that month....so science brainwashed me into thinking it was going to be a boy from the very start!
And due to that...I brainwashed CV into thinking the same thing.
So there we were...thinking we were having a cute little boy....
Friday, December 26th, - CV and I had our ultrasound appointment at a local prenatal boutique, Becoming Mom. This little spa offers ultrasound appointments for anyone over 16 weeks pregnant, and since my doctor doesn't do an ultrasound/gender determination until 20 weeks, we jumped at the chance to see our little baby a month early and know the gender.
If you're in Cincinnati, I 100% recommend them. It was only $99 and worth every penny!
The spa was very spacious and nice, and they had a huge flat screen on the wall where you can see your baby! It wasn't stuffy like a doctors office, it literally felt like a spa and was very relaxing.
(They wouldn't let us take photos of anything other than me laying down, so here I am....all ready to see my little baby!!)
The ultrasound was the best thing about pregnancy so far. Seeing that little angel for the first time was the best experience!! AND...our little sweetie WAVED AT US!!! And also gave us the "number one" sign with its finger....so adorable!!
We didn't want to know the gender until we were surrounded by family....so they put the gender in a cute little envelope and we headed home to meet our friends and family!
I honestly didn't want to have a gender reveal party. This little get together was a last minute decision with CV's family - so there were no decorations, no Pinterest-worthy foods or games.
It was just me, CV, about 15 family members and one friend....and cake!
(My friend made two cakes that day - blue and pink - I handed her the envelope 10 seconds before we were going to cut the cake - so she could give us the correct cake to cut!)
Here is said friend!!! She's the best (and preggo too)!!
And the cake cutting begins.....
(Is THIS what I look like when I'm surprised??? Embarrassing!! I need to work on a better "surprise face"! :)
*WATCH THE SHORTENED VIDEO HERE:
It's a GIRL!!!!
Even the MIL was completely caught off guard with a girl! She's HAPPY, wouldn't you say?
I had two envelopes ready to open after we cut the cake. 1. Boys Name 2. Girls Name.
We've been settled on our baby names for quite some time, so we let CV's mom open the envelope and read the girls name! So sweet!! :)
IT'S A GIRL!!!!!!!!!!
We honestly can't believe our little sweetie is a little GIRL!!!
We would have been excited for either gender, but being completely caught off guard and surprised, kinda made it even more special to me. We love her already!!! :)
Until next time...xoxoxox!