this post, we had an ultrasound done on Monday, but the results were sealed. I bought a stuffed animal and made a little brother and little sister onesie using my Cricut. I planned to take all of this to a family friend to have her wrap up the surprise for us.
I enlisted the help of my best friend's mom, Miss Sherrrrriii! (She taught my nephew's Sunday School class and he always called her that...then it stuck with the rest of us -- I'm sure much to her delight.) Anyway, she did the honors of looking in the envelope and fixing up our stuffed animal and wrapping it. Of course she went above and beyond, adding a little pink poofy bow to the stuffed animal as well as mixing up blue and pink layers of tissue paper in the box to keep us guessing. :) You are awesome Miss Sherri...thanks SO much for doing this for us...we love you bunches!! :)
Then I added this chalkboard piece I cut with my Cricut so everyone could make a guess on the gender. (Thanks to Shannon for the idea!) As you can see, the girl votes definitely dominated...unlike Manny's Gender Reveal Party! I guess we have a pretty intuitive bunch. :)
I also cut some lips and mustaches with my Cricut so people could show their guess that way. And yes, I did switch to girl at the last minute. I decided to switch based on all of the old wives tales saying it would be a girl because of my symptoms, and it was right!
This picture makes me laugh SO hard. This would be Patrick digging through the box after I opened it...I'm not sure if he was looking for something that said, "just kidding!" or what...he was definitely in shock and asked to see the ultrasound pics so he could verify it really was a girl. He is very excited, but coming from a family of 4 boys he's a little nervous about having a daughter. I know he'll be an amazing daddy to her though!
And finally I have to share the video my niece Gabi took of us opening the package. I LOVE this video because it's just chaos and you can hear everyone talking at once. My Aunt Babs was visiting from Wisconsin and her commentary cracks me up!! This was definitely a special time and I'm so thankful that we were able to do this as a family. :) I will always treasure this video!
Though the ultrasound tech said she was very certain it's a girl, I'll probably wait until my official ultrasound next week to confirm it's a girl before I buy anything. :)