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.