Good morning and happy Wednesday!
It’s taken me long enough but I finally got our photos downloaded and edited and the video cropped for last night and today’s post. I first just want to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your sweet comments, messages and emails last night. You all continue to amaze me with your love and support and we do not take it for granted!
In case you missed it, we did find out the gender of the baby by doing the genetic screening at 11 weeks even though our embryo had been genetically tested during IVF. When I got the call that everything was normal and they had the gender ready for me, I asked them to just keep the envelope at the office.
When my friend Ashley inquired about what I was going to do with it and I shrugged it off, she demanded to step in ha! I’m fairly certain it was just a symptom of how terrible I felt at the time but I really had no big intentions for a ‘gender reveal’ and figured we would just give something to Zain to let him know.
Well, Ashley being the amazing friend that she is immediately came over and picked up the envelope from my house after I picked it up. She went above and beyond to make us the most beautiful cake! She took the time to fill it with colored candy so that Zain could cut into it and us all be surprised together!
I can’t tell you how much it meant to me that she did that for us and will forever be grateful to her. If you watch the video over on Instagram, you might notice that I’m silent. I’m fairly certain I was trying to hold back getting sick again so doing anything fun and exciting about the gender was not top priority but I’m so glad we did this.
How beautiful is this cake Ashley made?
IT’S A GIRL!!!
Someone is excited 😉
The cutest part of the whole thing is probably Zain’s reaction. He has been over the moon thus far about the baby and talks to her quite often. He’s also already picked out her name which I really need to film and share with you guys because it is hysterical. He now tells everyone about ‘the baby girl in his mommy’s belly’ and I just can’t wait to see them together. In case you didn’t know, I have one brother who is 4 years older than me that I have always been insanely close to. I know you can’t predict the future but I sure hope they have a special bond!
As far as how I feel about the gender in general, I used to always imagine having a boy and girl because that’s how I grew up but after I had Zain the idea of having two boys was just as wonderful to me. I always wanted a sister growing up (not that I don’t love my brother, ha!) and think there is something so wonderful about having that kind of bond. We would have obviously been ecstatic either way (just want a healthy baby!) but thinking about raising a little girl has us all kinds of happy/scared/holding on for the ride!
Thank you again for all your love and support and we just can’t wait to meet this little girl!