There are many differences in opinion when it comes to finding out the gender of a baby during pregnancy. I respect everyone’s individual decision, but personally, I could not wait until the baby was born to find out. We didn’t do anything special to announce we were having a girl the first time. This time, my sister-in-law mentioned that we should have a gender reveal party. It sounded like a fun idea, so that is what we did. When I went for my big anatomy scan ultrasound, the technician asked if I wanted to find out the gender. I told him I didn’t want him to tell me, but I asked him if he could write it down and seal it in an envelope for me, which he did. I wanted to be surprised with everyone else!
I took the envelope to my mom’s house, and from there she would drop it off at the bakery we got our wedding cake from. It was such a tempting ride to her house, being alone with the envelope next to me. I knew I wouldn’t be cheating anyone but myself if I looked, so I resisted the temptation.
It was a long 2 and a half weeks waiting for the party, but the day finally came. It was a small party, with just immediate family and a few close friends. I had a wives tale list circled with my experience this pregnancy. I then asked people to write their name on a sticker and guess what the baby would be. If they thought it was a girl, they put their name under Team Pink, and if they thought it was a boy, they were on Team Blue. Before we found out, we took a picture with each group. The majority was Team Pink.
I am so thrilled we are having a boy! I was so surprised; I was convinced until the minute I heard someone yell boy that it was a girl! Now the struggle is coming up with a name. We keep the name a secret until the baby is born, although this time we may not even be able to agree on a name until he is here! For now we will call him “squirt.”