ITS A GIRL!! We are so excited to add another sweet baby girl to our family this April! I honestly thought the whole time the baby was a girl until my 20 week ultrasound and anatomy scan. We told the tech we did not want to know the baby’s gender but she said “he” twice during our appointment and was acting very funny about us seeing certain areas on the screen, so after that appointment I totally thought we were going to have a little boy! I was actually upset thinking she ruined the surprise for us and my husband kept saying medically they refer to the baby as “he” and it didn’t mean anything but I really thought otherwise. That’s why I was shocked when we opened the box and pink balloons came out! I thought for sure they would be blue. Although it didn’t matter to me either way, I’m just so blessed and thankful to be able to be pregnant again and to be able to give Olivia a sibling.
Some people have wondered why we decided to find out the baby’s gender now instead of waiting until delivery like we had originally planned. I wasn’t feeling as close to this baby as I had felt with Olivia when I was pregnant with her and I wasn’t sure if it was just my hormones, or that I didn’t know who was in there so I couldn’t fully prepare myself for the future, or if it was just that caring for a super busy toddler didn’t leave me any time to really enjoy this pregnancy as I did my first. Plus when Black Friday came around I was sad I couldn’t really buy baby anything… there was no clothing gender neutral that I really liked. So I talked to my husband about everything and really thought knowing if I had a son or daughter in there could really help me prepare for our future and allow me to start shopping for the baby and really getting excited about it and he was totally on board with whatever I wanted to do. But we wanted to do it in a fun way to include Olivia and since she loves balloons and the beach we figured why not do a fun little reveal for her there. It was honestly so cheap to create and a good friend took some pics for us so we could keep things as casual as possible. I’m so glad we have these little special memories to look back on and I am SO excited to be a girl mom!