Wednesday, June 2, 2010

We Are Welcoming...

a baby


GIRL!!!

Here is the story...
first I will tell you how we were supposed to find out,
and then how I really found out.

On Tuesday I went in for my 19 weeks check up and mentioned to my doc that I would love to find out what the baby was a little early...and he surprisingly was happy to send me to the ultrasound room.

The ultrasound tech wasn't at the office that day, but her intern was and he assured me she could determine the sex. He also said he would be there to confirm it.

We both explained to her that I didn't want to be told, but have her write it down on a piece of paper so I could drop it off at a bakery and find out at our little family gathering. I didn't want to know without Nick there!

Well the baby was sleeping and not showing us what we needed to see. I could tell the intern was getting a little nervous that she wouldn't be able to deliver the news and very intent to find out for me. The baby started to move a little and I again said, "Okay, I am turning away now so I don't see anything!"

I had wanted to drop it off at Cupcake Cafe, let them make a little cupcake according to the gender, seal it up and open it with the family that night.

A few moments later, she blurted out, "Okay!! I think it's a GIRL!" I looked at her like...what did you just say?! I was so annoyed/ sad Nick wasn't there/ really excited I was having a girl... lots of emotions for a pregnant lady to process.

So I decided to play it off like I didn't know for the day and tell Nick later that I accidentally found out.


at the park pulling out all of our pink and blue cupcakes so everyone could guess the gender and hold it up in our picture.


me with my girl guess (I really thought it was before I knew!) and Nick guessing boy

our family and friends gathered. Everyone on the left guesses girl and everyone on right guesses boy!

Nick opening the box....


it's a GIRL!

first things I think of....


and the first thing Nick thinks of....

if he thought Austin was expensive....oh man.

Overall I was disappointed that I found out and it didn't take Nick too long to read it all over my face. But the party was really fun and I am glad we shared it with the family. More importantly, we are so thrilled to have a little girl. I already love her so much.

Forrest playing with the kids and doggies

Kate! She is just so sweet, I love her!

 Brookie makes Nick so excited to have his own little girl, he just adores her.

Austin found a leftover cupcake on the blanket

and he just eats it.

Now the REAL work begins with redecorating a whole nursery.
Poor Nick,
literally.

8 comments:

Natalie said...

Yaaaaaaay for girls!!! :) Looks like you'll be getting some Bella Bling. :) What a fun idea for a party, you're so clever! I'm seriously SO excited for you, girls are so much fun to dress and pretty up...yay!!! Congratulations, guys! I'm so sad I won't get to be there to see her!

Kevin and HolliJo said...

CONGRATULATIONS! How fun. We're so excited for you guys!

Cristina said...

SOOOOOOOOO excited!!!!!!!

halie said...

aww yay!! we're so stinkin excited for you guys!! (i have been secretly rooting for you to have a girl this whole pregnancy!-- but i didnt say that. ) :) it just adds a little different dimension to things! yay! bring on the PINK!! i love you guys and could not be more excited for her to get here!

halie said...

aww yay!! we're so stinkin excited for you guys!! (i have been secretly rooting for you to have a girl this whole pregnancy!-- but i didnt say that. ) :) it just adds a little different dimension to things! yay! bring on the PINK!! i love you guys and could not be more excited for her to get here!

Carolyn Fjord said...

LOVE the story! So, so cute! I'm sad that the ultra sound tek totally blew your plan! I'm am so excited for you! CONGRATULATIONS!

Lindsay Kae said...

Congratulations!! And what a cute idea!!!! AND Julie, i have to say you look amazing!!

hope all goes well :)

Sara said...

what a cute idea...and a great way to get yummy cupcakes! congrats!