Thursday, August 8, 2013

It's a... BABY!

We decided to find out the gender of our little one pretty early on, and as this has been a rough pregnancy on both of us, we were looking forward to having a good, fun memory to cherish from this time!
We went in on Monday, and decided to tell our family the following evening. We had a great time at the ultrasound.  There was a monitor set up in the corner of the room so we could just sit (well, I was lying back) and watch our baby appear on the screen!  Our first glimpse was of the spine, and what a beautiful little spine it was to a mama and daddy! Our tech was great and explained each thing and printed a ton of pictures out for us.  I think my favorite moment was seeing all four chambers of that tiny little heart, beating away in perfect time! It looked so little and perfect!

We thought perhaps we were going to remain in the dark about the gender. Baby really wanted to show off its spine, and when rotated, kept a foot modestly tucked up, but the tech was persistent. She got a first glimpse (and I do mean glimpse -- it was a couple frames on the ultrasound -- so maybe a couple seconds long) and said "it's a girl!".  I wanted a little more confirmation as she didn't sound too sure, so she went for another look and baby cooperated briefly, and she confirmed -- we're having a GIRL!

We came home thrilled to know the little life growing inside of me is our little girl!  We got right to work on a plan to share our happy news with our family.  (Thank you, pinterest, something finally went as planned!!)

We whipped up some yummy cupcakes, then went out to eat (I mean pick!) some blackberries while they cooled. I think it was about 95 degrees in our kitchen that night! We had the slow cooker making dinner, two batches of cupcakes, and two bodies working away! Whew!

Isaac carefully carved a hollow in each cupcake and I filled them with the filling depicting the gender, then we stuffed the tops back on and frosted them in the always-neutral white.  It was so fun!

Our family gathered promptly at 7:00 the next night, including Isaac's parents who came in from Montana!  We had everyone take a cupcake and bite into them simultaneously. It was so fun to see the many reactions as they saw the centers!!

Apparently we threw everyone off with our coordinated blue outfits...

But in the end they all saw it was a GIRL!!! 

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