Yesterday, 5/24/12, we had our “20” week ultrasound, although I am not officially 20 weeks until next week. We told the ultrasound technician that we wanted to find out the sex of our baby, but we wanted her to seal the results in an envelope. We decided to jump on the “reveal party” craze and have our family over to cut open a cake and “reveal” the gender of the baby through a pink or blue cake! I had no idea I was signing up for such torture when I agreed to this idea (yes, the concept was brought to me by Teddy, adorable). The 9 hours between the start of the ultrasound and the reveal party were definitely filled with anxiety and excitement. We dropped the sealed envelope off at Queen of Cakes and by 6pm we had our family over (with Molly and Em on facetime) gathered around the cake to reveal….WE ARE HAVING A GIRL!!!!
The reveal party!
Borderline torture having this cake sitting on our dining room table not knowing what color was inside!
It’s A Girl!!
We opened up the envelope that the ultrasound tech gave to us, just to make sure the bakery didn’t make any mistakes!
Teddy and I couldn’t have been more excited!
It was such a wonderfully fun way to find out the sex of the baby and having our family around us just made it that much more exciting. Ted and I are both thrilled with our decision to find out the sex of the baby. The combination of those tiny little kicks I am feeling (or better described as bubbles right now) and just knowing that we have a healthy, sweet little girl in my belly has made me feel instantly more relaxed and ready for the next 5 months ahead.
Thanks to Linz, we were able to capture the reveal on video. Between the facetime and everyone screaming in excitement the video is filled with a bit of commotion, but we are so excited to have it on tape. Highlights of this video include:
- “I’m so nervous right now, someone cut the darn cake” – Lindsay Newton
- Screaming at the top her lungs courtesy of Maureen Warner!!
- The loud excitement, literally bringing Reese to tears (Kai too, but we didn’t capture that). Luckily a slice a cake made it all better.
We are so thankful for this incredible gift that has been given to us and appreciative that we are able to share this journey with our family & friends. To say we are blessed is the biggest understatement in the world. The support and excitement that we have received is beyond words. I cannot even believe how loved this baby is already. Blessed.
5/24/12 – Baby GIRL Warner!