We went to the doctor at 8am for our 20 week ultrasound. It had originally been scheduled that early because we wanted to know the gender of the baby as soon as humanly possible.
After we had scheduled the appointment, Robert's step-mom Sharon suggested that we have a reveal party and have the inside of a cake dyed either pink for a girl, or blue for a boy to find out the gender.
We loved the idea! But waiting all day to find out the results was TORTURE!
The ultrasound went really well. Our lil' pumpkin is perfect! She's measuring in the 75th percentile. All of her organs, heart, brain, kidneys, etc are in good working order and all of the vital parts are present.
We were so thankful to learn how healthy she is! Here are some photos:
They tried to get a 3D photo of her face, but she kept throwing up her little arms to block the camera.
We told the ultrasound tech about our plan for the reveal party, so she had us look away when she was determining gender. Then she wrote the gender down, folded the paper a few times and stapled it shut. She also put the gender-specific ultrasound photos inside a piece of paper and stapled that shut as well.
After we left the doctor's office I took the paper with the gender to Jack's Bakery and dropped it off.
Then I went to work and watched each minute tick by.
Longest. Day. EVER.
After work I picked up the cake and went home. The cake was beautiful! Jack's Bakery did a really great job.
My mom came to town, so the three of us headed over to Robert's parents house for the party.
As people arrived, we all put on plastic diaper pins to cast our votes. Pink or purple for a girl, green or blue for a boy.
Sharon made her most glorious tailgating sandwiches, so we ate dinner first, visited with everyone and checked out the ultrasound photos from this morning's appointment.
At 7:30 we cut the cake! We had a good group together for the cake-cutting, 14 family and friends at the house and another 12 tuned in on Skype.
Let me pause here to tell you that Robert and I were absolutely sure that we were having a boy. I don't know why, exactly, but ever since I learned I was expecting I've referred to the baby as "he"/"him"/"his" and I even registered for all boy stuff.
Because I was SURE of it!
We were at our next door neighbor's house Sunday night and she asked Robert if he had a preference. He said, "Not really, as long as it has 10 fingers, 10 toes and a WIENER!" LOL...little did we know...
The strange thing is that I had dreamed of cutting into a pink cake quite a few times after we had decided to have the reveal party. I never dreamed of a blue cake. Mother's intuition maybe?
Robert and I cut the cake together...
As soon as we caught a glimpse of the pink center, Robert jumped back like the cake bit his hand, haha! We were completely shocked!
I really thought Robert was going to pass out right there in the kitchen. He had to hold onto the counter to catch his breath.
He recovered nicely! :)
I still can't believe we are going to have a daughter. We are so freakin' excited to meet our baby girl. 20 more weeks! See ya then, sweet little baby GIRL!