This week we had our 19 week anatomy scan and I have never been more nervous and excited in my life! I was trying to explain the feeling to my friends and family and it was like prepping for the biggest interview of your life along with all the excitement of ALL of the Christmas’ in my life! Monday morning I woke up at 5am READY TO GO to the doctor to have our scan to see our sweet baby and find out the burning question… BOY OR GIRL?!?!?!? I have to be honest and say that from the time I got pregnant I just felt like our baby was a precious little boy…. I had no reason other than pretty much every wives tale that pointed to boy was how I felt.
We found out the gender of our baby at our anatomy scan, which for those of you who may not have children yet this is such a nerve-raking and wonderful ultrasound and experience all in one! This scan goes through the entire baby even down to finding the 4 individual chambers of your baby’s heart; it was breathtaking and REALLY allows you to see how big GOD is when you can see every tiny working organ on this little human even at 19 weeks! We got to see the kidneys, the heart, the 5 fingers and toes on each limb, the femur, the arms and for our baby ‘his little male parts!’ I’m not going to lie, I teared up when we found out the gender, it was so surreal and amazing! That was a moment in life that you NEVER forget getting to see this little precious tiny human that looks like a ‘bean’ to the human eye at conception to this HUMAN! I was reading a book my mother gave me and it talked about how this girl always wanted a baby, her friends had them and she was ready for hers; but what she didn’t realize was she was getting a HUMAN and that’s soo true! I mean you know you are getting a person, a life that if not yours, one that you are responsible for teaching and loving; but it truly becomes real seeing all the moving parts of this sweet baby, it really brought a REALITY to me in that moment!
When we left the doctor I had to wait until 6pm to tell our parents and family; which DRUG ON FOREVER! We decided to announce the gender through a cake cutting (with the color hidden inside) and a smaller family style dinner because I just could not wait to tell them! We had dinner at Winston’s Grill in Raleigh and in a room full of amazing strangers and our family (who ALL guessed gender as we were cutting) we cut a piece of cake to find out the entire center was BLUE!!! My husband is THRILLED to say the least and for the first time that night at dinner he could pray for our ‘SON’ (which made me cry….oh hormones 🙂 ).
The next day the news and excitement really set in and I woke up with thoughts of; ‘This is actually happening,’ ‘I’m going to be a mom in less than 5 months,’ ‘I’m going to be a Mom to a Boy,’ ‘I hope I will know HOW to be a Mom to a boy,’ and so on and so on.. I had a quick melt down of joy, happiness, excitement, a little anxiety and then I realized after praying that God has blessed us with the baby He designed for our lives and that He knows what I needed, I need this little guy! Thank you God for blessing me and my husband with this sweet little boy who I wish was here NOW (but, please actually don’t come now, we need you healthy 🙂 ).
So that is our gender story, it’s pretty short and sweet, but we wouldn’t have it any other way! This little man is so loved and I can’t wait for him to be here! If any of you have any baby advice, PLEASE let me know! I am about to start planning a registry and as you can imagine as a first time Mom, I’m a little overwhelmed at all the baby aisles and not quite sure what all I will need; so any suggestions on your ‘Mommy Must Haves’ would be greatly appreciated! I am so thankful for all of you and we can’t wait to share in this next chapter of our lives! XOXO
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