Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The Envelope Please ...

   The inside of this envelope contains our baby's gender.  I'm dying to know. 
Yesterday we went to our 20 week anatomy ultrasound and I just loved getting another chance to see our baby move and turn and lift his/her legs and open his/her mouth. 
The last ultrasound we had was at 13 weeks and I know this is cliché, but boy do babies grow fast.  The difference in size, development, and movement was incredible.  
We just loved every minute of it.  We are doing a gender reveal this weekend so we did not find out the sex yesterday.  As much as DFH and I loved staring at the little peanut, both of us kept looking away nervous we would see any "parts" when the tech got close to the midsection as we didn't want to ruin the surprise. 
Hi Baby!  Looking Good!

We have a big weekend coming up and I can hardly wait.   I am anxiously waiting to jump in the car Friday afternoon and head down to DC. 
Next Monday my friend LES and I are getting sworn into the Supreme Court of the United States so we had been planning to go to Washington, DC this weekend for months before I even knew I was pregnant. My parents had also planned to come down to DC from New Jersey for the swearing in.   Sunday also happens to be my birthday. 
Before DFH and I were pregnant I knew I wanted to do a gender reveal.  I have always loved watching other parents-to-be find out the sex of their baby in creative ways in front of their family and friends, plus I love surprises.
After we were pregnant I struggled to figure out a way we could do the gender reveal to include our families who both live in New Jersey.    We were all so busy and it seemed impossible to find a weekend we were all available that fell in a relatively small window, but it was really important to me that both sets of parents were there.
Then I realized that DC was closer to NJ than Pittsburgh and the weekend fell right at the 21 week pregnancy mark.  Perfect.  We invited DFH's parent's to join us in DC for the weekend, and they immediately said YES! 
So now this weekend both families, my friend LES, her boyfriend, and DFH and I are headed down to DC for the weekend.  We are touring the White House, doing the gender reveal, celebrating my birthday and I will be sworn into the SCOTUS.  Can there be a more fun weekend????
Tonight I am giving my friend ALV the envelope and she is going to call or text my friend Allie who lives in DC and is setting up the reveal this weekend.  EEEeeeekk. 
So what do you think boy or girl?
DFH has said 100% boy from day 1.  I though boy from the beginning, but now I am thinking maybe girl, I really have no idea.