Thursday, October 20, 2016

It's a...

We are so excited to announce that our sweet bundle of joy is a girl! We are both really excited that it is a girl, although Richard is now concerned that he will never get a boy to carry on the family name. I had a feeling it was a girl and I kept picturing a girl, but I could not tell if that was because I wanted a girl or because I knew it was a girl. Back when we were doing the embryo transfer, Richard took one look at the picture of our embryo and said it looked like a girl, ha!

So funny story about how we found out. We went to the doctor on September 26th and the doctor drew my blood for genetic testing. Apparently the baby's DNA can be found in the mother's blood and they can separate it out for genetic testing. And obviously if they can test the DNA they can see the baby's sex as well. We were told that the results would take 3-4 weeks to come back so we knew we were in for a long wait.

Fast forward to a week later, we were in Minnesota, it was our last day there and we had plans to go to the Vikings game. Richard was supposed to meet me at 5:30 so that we would have extra time to walk around before the game. I called him at 5:00 to see if he was on his way since he was 45 minutes away. He then informed me that he had sliced his finger open and was trying to figure out if he needed to go to the hospital. So while I waited I checked my email and found out that the results from our genetic test were sitting in my inbox. I was so excited but I had no idea how to have us find out. We were going to do something special, but everything we had thought and planned out involved us being in Texas. I knew there was no way I was going to be able to wait and I wanted to find out right away. Since Richard was unavailable, luckily my friend Sammi arrived home (we were staying with her) and I was able to game plan with her. We were short on time, but we knew that we had a minimum of 45 minutes since Richard had to still drive over to us. She decided to quickly whip up a small cake with colored frosting in the middle. Because she of course had all the ingredients on hand to make a cake from scratch with colored frosting. That is just who she is and I love that about her. So she got to work making a cake and then when she needed to know, she looked at the results of the test to see if it said boy/girl. So she was officially the first person to know so that she could put the right colored frosting in the cake. Eventually Richard showed up and about 5 minutes later we were ready to cut into the cake. Richard had apparently decided on the way over that he was convinced it was a boy and he really wanted a boy even though every time we talked about it before that he said girl. Here's a video of us actually finding out! I will treasure it forever.
So then since we had found out 2 weeks earlier than we had expected, I wanted to do something fun for our families to find out. We did not really get to announce that we were having a baby in a fun way so I wanted to do something different for the gender reveal. I found these cute scratch offs on Etsy to send in the mail for our family. It took forever for everyone to find out. Two weeks after we found out finally everyone knew and we could share it with the world! Yay! It took 4 days for me to get the scratch offs from Etsy and then it took an extra 4 days for them to make it to the Minneapolis suburbs and then my dad was out of town when they arrived so it took even longer. I feel like I have been waiting forever to share the news and have had to tell a lot of people that I did not know when I knew. Sorry, but family comes first. It was really fun to hear their responses and who guessed right and who did not. I am glad that I was able to find a different way to tell them that it is a girl!
It still has not fully sunk in yet, especially since I was still keeping it a secret. Now onto deciding a name. I don't think I understood how overwhelming that decision is until I had to make it.

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