The morning of July 13th was filled with so much excitement and anxiety. The sunny Thursday morning was the day of our 20 week ultrasound. This appointment is always greatly anticipated, because the gender of the baby can be determined. Prior to the appointment, Daniel and I had decided to have the technician put the gender of the baby on a piece of paper sealed inside an envelope. We did this so we could find out the gender of the baby along with our family the following day.
The gender of the baby quickly fell to the back of my mind as the ultrasound began. A huge aspect of the ultrasound is to check the baby for any worries, problems, or potential dangers and is always a little stressful. Daniel and Ellisyn were sitting together watching the black and white screen with me as we counted fingers and toes, measured legs and arms, and listened to the sweat heartbeat of a perfectly forming baby. I am always so grateful for a healthy baby report after any ultrasound, and this was no exception. Once it was confirmed that everything was looking good, we left the clinic with the envelope that would reveal whether we would be welcoming another baby girl or a new baby boy!
The gender reveal party wasn't until the next evening, so in preparation we bought 12 cans of pink silly string and 12 cans of blue silly string. We delivered all the silly string and the coveted envelope to Daniel's co-worker to see the gender and return the correct color silly string to us with the lids removed. By removing the lids, the color of the silly string was unknown. It was all we could do to not cheat a little and find out for ourselves!
Friday night finally arrived and we were all so excited! Our family members came to our house to enjoy cupcakes and spraying us with silly string. Before the big reveal, we had everyone take a vote by standing on the pink or blue side of the table. We then gave everyone a can of silly string, counted to three, and found out...
...that a sweet baby BOY will be joining our family!! Daniel could not be more thrilled to have a son, Ellisyn can't wait to have a forever playmate, and I'm just looking forward to finally having my mama's boy. It is going to be such a fun change to our family dynamic. We feel so grateful and blessed!