Wednesday, August 5, 2015

our gender reveal

Deciding if we would find out the sex of the baby was not easy since choice. Pat wanted to wait and be surprised at the birth. I, on the other hand, am not a patient person and the idea of waiting killed me. After some convincing, I was able to get Pat on board, and we chose to find out. We set it up with the doctor’s office that they would put the results in an envelope vs. getting a phone call or being told at our next appointment. Patrick was out of town for work, and I had to sit on the envelope for three days, it was torture!! I had my friend pick up the envelope since I was at work and could not make it to the doctors office before closing. I later found out that my friend had opened up the envelope, peeked and then resealed it! I couldn't be mad though since she was so sneaky and didn't leak the news. 

It was finally the day we would find out if the baby was a boy or girl.  I had been looking forward to this all week. After work, I rushed to meet Pat at baby gap. The planner + control freak in me had already arranged this gender reveal with the store manager earlier in the week. The manager was super nice and excited for us, it was lovely and made the entire experience that much better. 
The baby section is not too big so we kind of shopped together but I clearly paid more attention to the girls section and Pat focused on the boys. We couldn’t decide on one outfit, so we both chose 2 for each gender. After all, we were getting a head start on baby's new wardrobe!

We took all of the items we had picked out to the register and handed over to the manager along with the sealed envelope and a credit card. The manager asked us come back in about 30 minutes. When the time had passed we went in to get our box, and the store manager was giddy, he said congratulations and we went on our way! 

It felt like we almost ran back to our cars to head to our dinner reservation. Once we sat down and 
had ordered drinks (an IPA for Patrick and ice tea for me), I couldn’t take the suspense anymore, and we decided it was time to open the box!

We started to open the box together and let me tell you that bad boy was wrapped extremely well, so much tissue paper!! After pulling out a plethora of tissue I finally could see clothing, and it was lavender... inside the box was the "little lady" onesie that I had picked out... for a GIRL... I was

I totally lost it (and for a second, wished I wasn't in a restaurant) tears filled my eyes; I couldn't stop smiling and looking at Pat. We were both shocked, thrilled, happy, and shocked, did I say shocked? Both of us were positive we would have a boy since Pat comes from a family of 4 boys; we just assumed, and we would have a boy, and we were wrong. That night was very special, and I wouldn't have changed a thing about finding out the sex of our baby. 

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