My family finds a reason to throw a party for everything. New job? Let’s party! It’s Saturday? Let’s party! You can only image what happens on holidays. We do it big (to say the least).
This past Thanksgiving, I decided to add to our Thanksgiving festivities, by including our gender reveal. At the point, I was only 13 weeks, but I called a 3D Sonogram Imaging place ahead of time to make sure I was far enough along to find out the gender. They verified that I was. I was elated. I called my fiancé and I told him, he hesitated and asked,
“Are you sure it isn’t too early?”
“They said we were right within the timeframe, babe”
“Ok” he replied.
After picking up my mom, we head over to get the sonogram spot on the day before Thanksgiving. I sign the paperwork and sat down. Yet, I noticed how quiet my fiancé was. He was on his phone the entire time. So, I peeked over to see what he was looking at. His Google search bar read, “How soon can you find out the sex of a baby?” Wow, he was a lot more unsure about this than I thought. But since there was no turning back, we headed to the room after hearing my name being called to get the information we had been waiting for.
While we were in the sonogram room, the lady performing the sonogram went over my stomach and took lots of pictures. More than 50 (according to her). At one point, she even said, “I don’t know why I keep second guessing myself. I’ve been sure all along.”
During this time, I told her the story of how we were going to be giving the news to our family on the next day. How it was my first baby. Blah, blah, blah.
After more than about 45 minutes, she starts typing a message on the computer screen that read…
Congratulations, it’s a girl!
My mom and I shrieked while my fiancé stood in amazement. Seeing as though he already has two boys from a previous relationship. Plus, his mom telling him that he could only make boys didn’t help. He was in complete shock. I loved his reaction and felt so excited to be able to bless him with his first baby girl. While pulling out of the parking lot he says;
“Wouldn’t it be funny if she was wrong?”
They aren’t…I thought. After leaving the facility, we immediately went to buy a few girl pieces like headbands and a dress. Simply because we were sooooo excited.
My mom had already bought all of the accessories we needed for the gender reveal on Thanksgiving so we couldn’t wait to tell the family on the next day.
The family lost it when we popped the balloon and filled the room with pink confetti! We had a guessing game prior to the reveal and each person who guessed girl was given a lottery ticket.
Fast forward to my 17 week checkup. We are in the doctors office to check on the baby and get the results of some blood tests. We have already discussed that we would not be telling the doctor we cheated on her by going to get a sonogram by someone else. She didn’t play and I didn’t want to piss her off.
“Do you know what you’re having??” she asked as soon as she walked into the room.
We played it coy as agreed. He said boy and I said girl. She looked at us with a blank stare and said…
“Its a boy!”
I looked at her like she was crazy while my fiancé screamed with joy. She continued to say, “We took a blood test that is 99.9% accurate. It’s a boy. Do you know something that I don’t know??” I was in complete disbelief.
How could the sonogram be wrong? We already had a girls name picked out? Am I going to be a good boy mom?? Everything you can imagine popped into my head.
I spent the rest of the day in a daze. I just couldn’t believe they were wrong. But I was excited to be told that the baby was healthy and thought about the awesome relationship that I have with my nephew. So how hard could it be for a girly-girl like me to raise boy??
I’ve come to the realization that I will be awesome at it. Plus, I have the best partner in the world so I know that we are going to be amazing parents to our baby boy. And we already have a great name picked out. My family swears maybe we are having twins, or maybe it was a mistake again. But we have seen the follow up sonogram pics and there are two things we are certain of. There is only one in there and it’s most definitely a boy!
Needless to say, we’ve had to make some returns. As a matter of fact, we still have some girl clothes because we no longer had the receipt or tags. And some of our family have jokingly asked for a lottery ticket since they originally guessed it was a boy at the reveal.
We haven’t been able to do anything but laugh everytime we share this story because…why not??
Has this ever happened to you? Have any boy-mom tips you’d like to share?? Let me know in the comments…
Stay Fearless 💋