It’s a GIRL!!!!! It feels so good to say it out loud and share the news with all of you! Friends have told us that it’s nice to keep some details personal, just for ourselves, so Kevin and I tried to keep this private for as long as we could. We have known for a while now (since I was 11 weeks – I’m 24 weeks now), and it’s been such a hard secret to keep. Mostly because we are so excited about it, but also because when people see I’m pregnant it’s the first thing they ask!!! Kevin and I would say the same thing each time, “We know, but we are trying to keep it a secret for a while.” It got old telling this story over and over again and honestly it made people feel bad for asking, and then we felt bad that they felt bad. So we decided to start saying we didn’t know what we were having. But then it would start a long conversation about our decision for waiting to find out the sex. So that story was even harder to tell and we felt worse because we weren’t being truthful! Ha! Sorry to all the people we “fibbed” to! Now we can just flat out tell the truth and excitedly share, it’s a girl!!! And I’ll be happy to launch into a long conversation with someone about how excited we are to be having a girl, and all the things we’re looking forward to!
Honestly, we would have been thrilled with either sex. It’s cliche to say but all we want is a healthy baby. Well it’s cliche because it’s SO TRUE!!!! I didn’t realize how true the statement is until getting pregnant. Because you worry all the time – at every doctors appointment – that something will be wrong. We are so thankful to say that so far, our little girl has passed every test and is looking very healthy. But no matter what happens, we will love everything about her.
It’s funny because I totally pictured myself as a mother to all boys. Maybe because I’m kind of a tom boy myself (well I used to be a tom boy. Now that I have discovered fashion, I have embraced my girlishness!) so I thought I’d fit well with all boys. Plus, I’ve always said that I could totally get used to being the queen of the house – ha! Now, my little girl will most certainly be the queen of the house and I am completely ok with that 😉 In fact, now that we know we are having a girl and now that I have been able to feel her kick and bond with her, I couldn’t imagine it any other way! Now I only see myself as a mother to a girl – a boy would feel weird to me! I guess it’s because I feel like I know her already. And I must say she is already super smart, funny and outgoing. Ha! Kidding! But my kid is totally advanced right?
The day we found out the news is a day I’ll never forget! After getting the Harmony blood test at 10 weeks (as you can see in the above picture it was around Christmas time), we anxiously waited for 7-10 days to pass until we could get our results. Not only would this blood test tell us the gender of our little one, but it would also let us know a lot about our baby’s chromosomes. I called the doctors office, more than they liked I’m sure, asking if our results were in. Once the results finally came in the doctor told us over the phone that the baby’s chromosomes were “normal” (I put normal in quotes because we would love our baby just as much if she had extra chromosomes), but we didn’t have her tell us the gender over the phone. We wanted to get the news in private – just the two of us (and Owen of course!). So we got in the car RIGHT AWAY and drove to the doctors office to pick up the envelope with the gender results in it. Then we drove back home to be with Owen and set up a camera to record our reaction. So here it is.
You can see that we were both shocked just because it’s such crazy news to get. For the rest of our lives, we will have this little girl (and then woman) in our lives. Our daughter! Watching it back I am almost surprised that my reaction isn’t “bigger.” I think it was just surreal in the moment and I was taking it all in. We congratulate Kevin’s mom in the video because she is the mother of two boys and always wanted a girl. So this grand baby is the little girl she always wanted! But I also want to congratulate my momma! She is so excited to be the grammy to our little angel.
Right after getting the news I immediately said, “No pink right?” to Kevin. I’ve just never been a “pink person” and never thought of bringing a bunch of it into our house. Oh was I wrong! Cause within an hour of finding out, we were at a baby store to celebrate the news and the very first thing we bought was a green and pink onesie (See below). Since then, I’ve bought sooooo many pink things – ha! I’m realizing that I actually love light pink and blush. So I plan on seeing lots of it in my future! Maybe even in the nursery?!?!
Planning the nursery has been so fun!!!! I am working with a a fab designer! Her name is Vanessa Antonelli and you can see all her amazing work HERE. Doesn’t she design the CUTEST nurseries! She actually did JP and Ashley’s nursery which is how I found out about her. I saw how cute theirs was and I knew I wanted her to design our little girls room! So stay tuned for pictures of that! I am hoping to have the nursery done by the end of May 🙂
So there you have it. I am going to be a mom to a sweet little baby girl! We are both so very excited and can’t wait to meet her!!! Thank you for following our journey! We know she will be so loved by so many the very day she comes into this world.
Love you all! Thanks for reading about our baby girl!
You guys know me, time to go shopping!!! Some of my favorite little girl clothes…