Saturday, November 24, 2012

Gender Reveal

So the whole waiting-to-find-out-what-the-baby-is thing got stolen from us. Vernon, Carson and I went to my 19 week appointment for the ultrasound where they measure the parts of the baby and check for abnormalities. Before we got started the tech asked us if we wanted to know the sex. Very adamantly I said no. So she is going through, measuring a little head, little arms, a little abdomen, etc. and then she tells us what it is. I felt so many emotions in the single moment that I didn't even say anything. I was shocked at what the gender was, shocked she told us, pissed she told us, sad because the surprise was ruined, disappointed.....ugh just everything.

So we left the ultrasound office with all kinds of emotions going through the three of us. The good news is that the baby is healthy. Although I'm always happy to hear that, it wasn't the main topic at the moment. So right then and there we decided that we might as well do a gender reveal party in order to tell everyone else. So Vernon kinda got his wish but not really....he was still disappointed. He didn't want to know the gender and wanted to find out along with everyone else at the party. We sucked it up and made the best of it.

Here are some pics from the party:

The colors in this are horrible...Sherri didn't know how to operate the flash on our camera until I showed her about halfway through the party haha
 I love the Mikey is the only person looking at the camera in this one
 We had a pretty good spread...we also had buffalo chicken wontons and taco stuffed shells

The super happy big sis wearing her
pink and blue. This little one kept the big
secret for almost TWO WEEKS!

 Sherri: Take one of those "look at me I'm super pregnant" pictures
 Aaaannddd a regular pregnant pic

is on his way! Looking back I am kinda happy that the ultrasound tech screwed up. Either that or I'm just trying to see the good in a bad situation. Either way, I really had my heart set on another girl. When we found out it was a boy it took me a few days to wrap my head around it completely. I grew up in a house full of girls and I wanted Carson to have a sister. You don't realize how much stuff on pinterest is for baby girls, etc. Not to mention the clothes for girls and just decor all around is sooooo much cuter for girls than it is for boys. I have adapted and found cute things for boys but it did take me a while to get to that point. I told Vernon that this means that we will just have to try again for another girl =] How in the world did we go from only wanting one kid to now the possibility of three!?!?!