drumroll…..

so i know that everyone has been DYING to know, i don’t blame you we were too. im sorry for making you all wait, like i said i wanted to do something cute. i wanted to give you something to look forward to other than a phone call. i wanted it to be a little personal, so i handmade everything.

[ i originally intended on sending out more but with my senior design presentation today and having to work and make them all i was on a limited time budget. especially with everyone calling and texting and needing to know, i could only make a few 😦 ]

since you’re probably wondering what im even talking about lol here it is:

The front

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The inside

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say hello to our little baby Brielle ❤ she’s expected to arrive June 25, 2013.

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You really wana know

I know you want to know, I wanted to know, and now that I’ve had the ultrasound appointment – I know. And he knows. And the lab tech knows. And for you cuties that keep calling and texting my mom- she doesn’t know lol. Yes I have kept it from her too. I promise she really doesn’t know, she did try to find out, I do admire her perseverance and determination but I didn’t let the secret slip.

I really don’t mean to tease you guys I just wanted to do something cute. All this Pinterest searching and I find all these cute ideas that I HAVE to try, and we didn’t do cute pregnancy announcements and we can’t have a gender reveal party so let me be a little cute and do a gender reveal another way. I promise you’ll know soon.

I can tell you however that the baby is 8 oz, and is a beautiful little angel. I almost didn’t find out actually; baby’s little legs were closed. The lab tech eventually gave me an answer though. I also got to see the heart and its four chambers, the two little feet, the long legs, the ribs and spine and kidneys and the arms and hands. Love. Love. Love. All we want is a healthy baby and I know that’s all you want too, so be happy for now that you know that much; that our baby is healthy and beautiful.
Doctors appointment next week, and giving blood today.

T-Minus 60 minutes and counting

OH.MY.GOD. There is literally 60 minutes standing between knowing.
I couldn’t sleep last night and have not been able to focus on anything all morning. Why did I set the appointment for 1:00 and not some earlier time?!!! ughhhh

bowties or barrettes the question will be answered soon 😀 😀 😀

and for those that want to know.. you guys will have to wait just a little bit longer. let me be cute. you’ll see why.

update

sorry this post was supposed to go up last night but i was super tired. first of all a thank you to everyone that has read and/or followed and to those of you that have commented. we appreciate all your love and support ❤ thanks for being there for us during this amazing journey! 🙂

this week i am excited cause our families will be here 🙂 well his and my mom and brother anyway. theres nothing that can compare to spending time with the people you love. that being said we went to dinner with them yesterday. it was funny cause i was just telling him i want to go to joes crab shack when this nausea stage is over. not two minutes passed and his sister calls and asks where is there a joes crab shack !! that’s like a sign right?!  i figured i would give it a try (lately the smell of fish makes me feel weird) but with me feeling slightly better and wanting some crab i couldn’t pass it up…

and im glad i didn’t

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we did the lobster daddy feast which comes with a full split lobster tail and 1 1/4 lb snow crab. OMG it was so good. and be proud, i kept it all down! 😀 baby steps i tell you.

and even though i’ve been eating a little more, i still haven’t forgotten that we want to know the gender. we heard of a couple of fun home tests that we can do.

the baking soda and urine test had some inconclusive results. if it fizzes it means boy but if it doesnt it means girl. i didnt think it fizzed but he saw bubbles. we looked up some videos and one lady used baking powder. OMG it fizzed but since i was skeptical i made him try the test too. it looks like both me and him are having little boys lol. the cabbage and urine test came out purple which most people say means little girl. the chines calendar test came up boy 4/5 times. (this one confused me because i would think there should only be one chinese calendar test and if so then how did we get different results using different sites??) (also we tried to see if it worked for us, apparently i am a boy and he is a girl- that gave us a good laugh)

the last test we tried was the ring test. i’ve heard about this one because my mom said it worked for me, my brother and i think some of my aunts) what you do is take a ring, put it on a chain and hang it above your belly (or some people use it over your open palm) and see how it moves. if it swings back & forth – boy, in circles -girl. this test was realllllyyy freaky. we tried it a few times and every time we saw it swing back and forth. just to check i made him do the test too, the ring DID NOT MOVE. and as soon as we put it back over my stomach it would swing back and forth!!! we did the test for his sister to see and we took turns with our hands, it would stop when his hand was under it, and swing back and forth when mine was under it. so the consensus from most of the tests we did said we are having a little boy.

i know that some of these tests are “old wives tales” but whose to say that they are wrong…

bowties or barrettes?

this question has been plaguing us for a while now; bowties or barrettes? are we going to be buying basketballs or barbie dolls? is our little angel a beautiful prince or princess? ugh the wait is killing me! i know that we only have another 4 weeks to go (im 12 weeks today yay !) but 4 weeks seems like such a long time away especially when i want to know now.

today wasnt a good day in terms of what i ate, because honestly i didn’t eat a whole lot but im hoping tomorrow will be better. what did make today good was i saw a lady at work that i know who is a little further along than me. as i normally pass her desk while she’s sitting down i never noticed the beautiful bump she now has. i went over to talk to her and give her congrats and tell her im expecting too.

because we work in a male-dominated field, ive been struggling with how to tell people at work my good news and wondering how maternity leave works. the policies were hard to find she said, so i was glad i had found someone that could help me. we talked for a GOOD minute about our experiences so far and she gave me some good tips on things i need to look into like daycare, putting together my registry and how to announce my news to the office. success.

she also told me that she took the gender prediction test that we were skeptical about. she said it worked for her and for a lot of her friends. it put me back to wanting to know the gender ASAP. i also read somewhere about doing a test with baking soda and urine and another with cabbage juice and urine… dont know how effective/accurate those really are but they could be fun to try? or we could just wait til we have the 16 week ultrasound -__-

but i want to know now 😦