Oh my gosh! Talk about the surprise of our lives! We’re having a baby GIRL!!! I would have bet money we were having a boy! I’m still kind of in shock haha! I am so excited to finally start the planning and decorating process. We had a really tough road getting to where are today with this pregnancy so I just felt in the beginning like I had to keep my distance a little bit and not get too attached early on. I wouldn’t really talk about names or even look at how I wanted to decorate a nursery. I was actually even hesitant to find out what we were having because I was afraid of jinxing us for something bad to happen. I know it sounds terrible to say but I did feel like I had to keep my guard up a little.
Now that we are 16 weeks along and finally got to hear my baby’s heartbeat for the first time I wanted to know who was inside there. I’ll never forget that first heartbeat! What a little miracle baby! So I had my nurse write down the gender in a sealed up envelope and I took that to my husband’s favorite bakery, Nothing Bundt Cakes. Their cakes are out of this world delicious. I thought we were going to have either pink or blue icing in the middle of the cake but since these are bundt cakes and there is no filling they do a rattle under the decorations saying either “its a girl” or “its a boy.” My hubby and I do not have any family out here in California, all our family is on the east coast, so I had my mom and dad and my hubby’s mom and dad on standby. After I surprised my hubby with the cake we called our parents on FaceTime to share in the reveal with them. I’m so thankful for the technology we have today! It was so amazing to share that moment with the people we love the most. When I pulled out the rattle and saw the pink I started crying and shaking, it was seriously like a dream! I don’t know if it’s the fact that I was totally prepared for a boy, or if it was the fact that now I know this beautiful little being growing inside of me is a precious baby girl! Ugh!
After so much struggle and sadness and hard times comes such beautiful and wonderful good times. I know my hubby will make the best Daddy to our little girl and I can’t wait to meet her! It’s so crazy how you can love something so much and you never even met. This little soul was destined to be ours and we will love her forever and give her the best life we can! I look forward to all her firsts and all our amazing memories we will make as a little family. I’m so grateful everyday for this little blessing.