Well… I’ll just let the pictures do the talking. 🙂 (to our moms: PLEASE don’t kill us for posting these extremely flattering pictures. The reactions were priceless and your maybe-not-so-photogenic reactions will stay in my heart forever.)

Once we found out, we took cake balls to our family. The game was simple: bite in and see blue = boy, pink = girl.

Here’s my family’s reaction:



Brian’s family’s reaction:


To tell Brian’s youngest sister, we filled a cake with either pink or blue M&M’s. Here’s her reaction:


(BTW: the M&M cake could totally be a “pinterest fail” meme. I’ll post about that another day, though…)


SO… could you tell????

It’s a GIRL!!!


Oh, readers, let me tell you. When we saw our precious little girl on Saturday, my heart melted. Brian’s too. We were filled with an overwhelming, indescribable emotion. Our sweet baby girl weighs 1 lb 0 oz, has a four-chambered heart that is pumping blood, two working kidneys, and the most precious little arms and legs you’ve ever seen!

Here’s her sweet little profile.

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Her little hand. (Her other hand was chilling out behind her head — laying just like Mommy does!)

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And her little feet.

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We do have to go back at the beginning of November for a follow up ultrasound. They weren’t able to look at her spine, nor were they able to clearly see something on the heart that they usually check. Baby girl was just in an awkward position… hiding right behind my bellybutton! She is in the 53rd percentile right now, and is doing well. We’ll just check up on her to make sure there’s nothing to worry about.


Brian and I are OVER THE MOON about this. (But we had no preference and would feel the same way if it had been a boy…)

So…. HAPPY PRONOUN DAY!!! Brian, Baby Girl, and I can’t wait to see how the next 18 weeks… let alone 18 years unfold. Thank you for all of your love and support during this exciting time in our lives!