This gender reveal was so unbelievably shocking! I mean, you can see it all over our faces. This whole time I felt like it was a boy, I don’t know why I just felt like I was having two boys. Of course we wanted a girl because we may be done after this one, and having one of each was ideal, although having another boy would’ve been so great too! I love boys.
Another reason why this reveal was SUCH A SHOCK, is this story right here.
So rewind a week. I went to my ultrasound tech who just so happens to be my neighbor. He’s been doing it 8+ years. He told me he can see the gender at 13 weeks and he’s only ever been wrong 1 time out of those 8 years, so I figured… why not! Lets do it. So I went in and the baby was measuring at 12.2 weeks, so he wanted to wait another week because he told me he was only 75% sure what it was. He said you’d be amazed at what a week can do.
So a week later I went to my appointment that morning to get the gender. Every time I looked at the screen, I swear I saw the little wiener, but it’s so hard to tell obviously that early and I’m no a professional. Every time he told me to look away, I’d look away to not see the gender, but I could’ve sworn thats what I saw. Right when he saw the baby he’s like “yep still the same as last week” I know the gender. So he printed the ultrasound and I put it in a envelope. SO ANXIOUS and wanted to just look but I never did. I left it in my car in the glove box all day, until about 4pm. Oaks and I went to partyland and got their black gender reveal balloons that have questions marks on them. They are specifically for reveals and even say “gender reveal” on the box as you pick them out. So Oaks and I shopped around while she put the color inside the balloons.
I grabbed pink balloons and blue balloons to have her blow up. To hold down the balloons like you see in the photo, I got a pink holder and blue holder for each set. So we got the balloons and left. I was SOOOO careful putting them in the car and taking them out. I was so nervous one of them would pop and it’d be ruined haha. So obviously that never happened. Party was at 6:30. I had a few family over to watch and Paige took the photos, while I set up my phone on a tripod to video the whole thing.
I waited about one hour for everyones arrival, just the most anxious. During that time, I found two long pieces of blue on my floor….. what looked like confetti, what looked EXACTLY like what could be in the balloons. I thought to myself “welp, its a boy! I knew it… and I found out that way?!” bummer. I also thought why the hell didn’t that girl make sure there wasn’t any confetti sticking to the bouquet of balloons before handing them to me!? I never told TJ because I wanted for him to at least have the moment of feeling surprised, even though we just kinda already felt it was a boy!
So, everyone shows up and we’re all set up to pop them! AND BAM… its a GIRL!? WHAAAAATTTT!! You guys have seen the video on my feed, but click this HERE to watch it if you haven’t. We’re CLEARLY IN SHOCK. So thrilled and so happy that we got our girl!! We both got so teary eyed as you can see in the photo. Tj has both a boy and girl from his previous marriage, and he so badly wanted another girl too like I did. If Oaks was a girl, I would want a boy! We just wanted both is all, not that we have anything against having another boy! I think it’s pretty normal to want both for yourself.
You guys have been so sweet, from your messages on Instagram! I appreciate all of you!
Have a great day!