Christian and I decided early on in my pregnancy that it would be just the two of us (and the doctors of course) in the delivery room. So we decided we wanted to make a big deal out of finding out the gender with our parents. We wanted to make it really special and have them share in that precious moment with us. We made an appointment with a local place to have a session with all 6 (7 if you count baby moots) of us to find out together the gender of baby moots! We later decided that we wanted to include the rest of our family in having a big celebration to share our great news...so we began planning a "Gender Reveal Party". Here were the invitations we sent to our precious family and friends.
So at 3:00 we scheduled a session with myself (and baby moots), Christian, and both sets of our parents to go to the sonographer to meet our baby! It was such an amazing experience...I just knew in my heart of hearts we were having a boy. I had convinced myself based on how I had felt, my cravings, and the heartbeat that it was no doubt gonna be a boy. Deep down...I admit, I desperately wanted a girl.
On the big screen we instantly saw our precious baby for the first time (second if you count when we saw it at 7 weeks...however at that point it was a teeny tiny peanut). A real baby...it was breathtaking, to see this life that God placed in our lives...it was just amazing. The sonographer was so sweet and began to point out features and parts and then I hear her say..."Looks like we have a baby...................GIRL!" The room filled with screams of delight and I began to sob...God had totally given me the desires of my heart...to me it was a complete miracle!
Our party was that same evening and we decided to do dinner and a cupcake theme...instead of cutting into a cake we decided to share our fabulous news with the guests by giving them each a cupcake and when they took a bite out of it...cream filling would reveal the gender of our baby. I had a dear friend make the cupcakes for me and I just texted her after the sonogram appointment, and she quickly filled the cupcakes with filling for the party later that evening. It worked fabulously...I would totally recommend that route over the full cake because everyone could see for themselves exactly what baby moots was gonna be!
We decked the house out in pink and blue everything...keeping the gender a surpise for our siblings, grandparents, family and friends...we wanted to keep them guessing up to the point of the big reveal.
We also had everyone wear the color shirt they felt like we were having...and I must say we had a ton more blue shirts than pink. The consensus in the room was definately overwhelmingly boy!
We ate dinner and then played a quick game before passing out the cupcakes. We counted it down and then everyone took a bite....again screams of delight and gasps filled the house...it was just so precious!
GIRRRRLLLL...everyone was so surprised and thrilled! It was an incredible day...one that will be remembered and cherished forever. The day we were formally introduced to our precious baby girl....Thank you Father for this blessing. May we bring her up in Your will.