Tuesday afternoon I went to the ultrasound place for my 19/20 week anatomy scan. This is the really big one where they go over all of the baby’s development and are able to tell you the gender.
We made sure to let both the doctor and technician know we did not want to know right away and had them write the gender down and seal it in an envelope.
The appointment went well and we were assured that everything looked great and our baby was right on track, growth wise. It was such great news to hear, especially since I haven’t felt anything yet, that baby was doing just fine.
We immediately took the envelope over to my friend, Courtney’s, house so she could fill the cupcakes she had made earlier that day. She sent me this adorable picture of her little helper watching the cupcakes bake and blowing kisses.
Anyway, that evening my parents, Travis and I and a group of our friends gathered at one of our favourite neighbourhood spots, a micro brewery called The Green Beacon. Where else would you have a gender reveal than a brewery?
After everyone arrived and my girlfriend from home informed me that she was awake and ready to watch the reveal via Periscope (which she explained to me how to do, since I had no clue), we all grabbed a cupcake and simultaneously took a bite. You can see how it went down…
I was absolutely shocked. Travis on the other hand had been saying it was a girl the whole time so he kept saying “I told you!” I am kind of relieved though because I was worried that if it was a boy I would have to do things like play sports or go camping. Neither of which I have the slightest interest in. My mom was also surprised because she had been thinking boy the whole time too.
We spent the rest of the evening eating, drinking, celebrating, and brainstorming girl names since we have zero contenders at the moment (seriously any help here?!).
The next morning I took 5 of the cupcakes to school and let me students cut them open with their tables. They were SO excited! Most of the them had predicted girl and they couldn’t wait to tell me their name ideas as well. They also have already decided they want her to be a teacher just like me.
Now we are off the celebrate Easter (and baby girl) in South Australia’s wine country over the long weekend. Even though I wont be partaking in the tastings I am looking forward to the scenery, cooler weather and just relaxing in the country with my family. Have a great weekend everyone!