I’m an anxious person….so naturally I needed to know the sex of the baby ASAP. I applaud the couples who can wait until the baby arrives to know what it is, but I am definitely not one of those people!
We found a 3D ultrasound place in our area and made an appointment to go in when I would be 16 weeks. Curtis wanted to wait until our doctor could tell us at 21 weeks, but I needed to know sooner than that for my own sanity.
Off we went excitedly to find out the gender!!
We had the tech tell us what it was so we knew, but no one else did. We planned a gender reveal party for the next weekend with a few friends and family to share the news with them.
My mother-in-law and sister-in-law offered to go shopping with me to pick up some decorations for the party. Most of them we got from Dollar Tree and a few things from Michael’s as well. For the reveal, we decided to go with a balloon filled with either pink or blue confetti which I got off of Etsy. The shop has tons of different reveal balloons to choose from and it came packaged super cute. We took it to Party City to have it filled—if I didn’t know the gender I would have had someone else stuff it and take it to get filled because some of the confetti flew out of the balloon while it was being filled so the surprise could have ended there.
Here’s a few pictures from the party:
My grandmother was super exited because we are naming the baby after her.
It took me 3 more appointments to accept that it was a little girl…mainly because of a family tradition that involves a pencil, a string, and a needle that all the women in my family have dangled over their wrists and it’s told them exactly what they had—it told me at an early age that I was going to have 3 boys. Needless to say I was a little shocked to have sadly psyched myself up for a boy and not a girl….but I am so thankful to be having a girl and can’t wait to be her mother!