Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Girl or Boy? All will be revealed...

Today was the big day! Ultrasound day!! As well as this being the 'are all the limbs in the right place?' test, it was also the day to find out if baby was a girl or a boy. And we got happy news! Everything looks perfect... it's growing great, and has all of the limbs and organs it should. Phew! And we found out what kind it was...

Last time we found out and just called people to let them know. This time I thought we should announce it with some fanfare, because this is the most exciting point in baby's life so far, and the next big excitement won't be for quite some time yet. We planned a cake-reveal party. After our appointment I baked a cake that was either pink or blue inside, and our local family gathered together to witness the cake cutting...


We built the suspense... first we forced our guests to eat pizza and make small talk. They also had to make official guesses beforehand...


(Laurie and Nate were joining us from Utah via Skype, so they got to participate in the fun too.)

We showed the lovely photos that we were given in the afternoon (there are more on flickr)...

(The face is in profile, and the blob by its chin is a hand... it has another one on the end of the other arm too. Yay!)

We gathered everyone together for the grand finale. Ben was busy holding the 3-D picture up to the webcam for Laurie to see...


He wanted to be sure Laurie could see the picture, so seconds before the big cake moment he asks "can you see her?"

Yep, you read that right. Her. It's a girl. Oh well, so much for fanfare. Lets just cut the cake so we can have dessert.


So Fiona's going to have a little sister. Ben's going to be totally outnumbered and we might need to add another bathroom ;-)

And here's the updated tummy picture... I promise, it's starting to become more baby and less twixes. I had to switch to mini-twixes because it was getting out of control...


Yay for healthy baby girls!

10 comments:

Mrs Chronic-Shock said...

Congrats you two! We'll be asking for some of those girl vibes the next time around for us :)

Lori said...

I don't even remember now what I guessed, but I think I went with girl. If for no other reason, except I'm never wrong. Congratulations! Fiona is going to be a GREAT big sister.

Louise said...

Thanks, Mrs. C-S! We apparently have a lot of girl vibes to spare, so consider them yours!

Hi Lori! Thanks! I think you guessed girl too. I think Fiona is going to love having a baby sister after she gets over the shock ;-)

John said...

Many congratulations.
Ben fails at subtlety 101.

Ali said...

YAY FOR GIRLS! I would like to point out that I think I am the only member of our family Lou who thought it was a girl, so that clearly makes me a winner! And don't forget, Alison is such a lovely name...... XX

david said...

Ali, you were clearly not the only one, I have sayin git is a girl for ages, I even voted so. My only reasoning was that they would hope for a boy, so a girl is lekely

Tanya Cothran said...

What a cute idea to make a pink cake covered in chocolate frosting! Sorry we missed the party.

Ali, I was also going to point out the virtues of the name Tanya!

Cathy said...

HOORAY for cute family moments. You guys are so much fun. I do have to add on the whole name thing that my youngest has the name Andrew BENJAMIN. You guys could return the favor hehehe:).

Michelle said...

Another baby girl to dress in pretty clothes, I can't wait to start buying pink things! I must admit to guessing boy on your blog-poll but I'm sure Fiona will love having a little sister, think of the mayhem they can cause when they're older!

Louise said...

Thanks John!

Ali and David... don't make me separate you!

Hi Tanya! It is a nice name, you're right :-)

Hi Cathy! I think Andrew would be a weird name for a girl. Thanks for the suggestion though ;-)

Hi Michelle! I'm not imagining the mayhem... I'm imagining tea parties... don't burst my bubble!