It’s a GIRL!!

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Yes, thats right!! Our little family of three is about to be a party of four, with a house full of ladies. Sorry, babe..we didn’t quite even out the playing field, but at least you’re still the King of your castle. šŸ˜‰ ..Honestly, I think he kinda loves the idea of being the man of the house, protecting his princesses.

With our first, the excitement was in the fact of having our first child, so the gender was just another added fun surprise! Not a whole lot of thought went into it, until we found out what we were having, and then I went in to full on girl mode. The nursery was planned in days, and the shopping lasted for weeks. Ok, who am I kidding..the shopping hasn’t stopped! šŸ˜‰

But, with our second, we dreamed of how our family dynamic would be if we were to have a boy or a girl. How different would our family be?? We always imagined multiple children, but the vision of those children was unclear. I think we had this thought that “we had a girl, so we’ll probably have a boy,” and we tended to play out scenarios of what it would be like to have a boy. We had this idea in our heads, for whatever reason, that we were most likely having a boy, so I began envisioning our lives with a little more blue and a little less pink. HA! God had other plans..

Finding out we were expecting was a huge surprise in itself. I have polycystic ovarian syndrome, therefore I do not ovulate on my own, or have a cycle at all, for that matter. Because of that, trying to conceive is nearly impossible without a little medicinal/hormonal help. After being on my medications for approximately 6 months, I finally saw those 2 pink lines and completely lost my mind! I fell to my knees in tears, and I’m pretty sure I scared Charlotte! I assured her that mommy was ok, and immediately called my husband, Blake, to tell him our news.

From that moment on, it was non-stop, “is it a boy? or a girl?” “how do you think Charlotte will be?” “what about this name or that?” “what should we do with the nursery?” and so on.. That news completely consumed us and hasn’t stopped! Of course, we were anxious to find out what we were having, and because of certain medical conditions that run in our family, it was recommended that we do a chromosomal blood test that checks for several health abnormalities/defects, and also tells you the baby’s gender. So, at 10 weeks, I filled 10 vials of blood, and anxiously waited to hear the news!

After I received the confirmation that all the tests came back normal, and the baby was healthy, my mom picked up my envelope with the gender-so I wouldn’t be tempted ;)-and she took it straight to the baker who was making our gender reveal cake pops. I’m pretty sure it took everything in me to not peak at either envelope or cake pops..and, luckily, I only had to wait 4 more days. The longest 4 days of my life!!

At our reveal, we wanted our family and friends to be involved, so everyone received a cake pop to bite into! I assured everyone to wait for my count, so that no one would risk spoiling the surprise! 1…..2…..3…..It’s a GIRL!!! We all revealed our pink colored cake pops, and my eyes filled with tears. I was so excited and completely surprised, as were most people!

Of course, I tore open that envelope, just to be sure no mistakes were made šŸ˜‰ and, sure enough, it confirmed it’s a girl! šŸ™‚

We couldn’t be happier with our news, and the party was such a fun celebration to “kick-off” this pregnancy and start looking forward to the brand new life that will be joining our family.

Charlotte didn’t know what to think…other than that she loved her cake pop! šŸ˜‰

I can’t thank God enough for this beautiful blessing, and for sparing me the horrible pregnancy symptoms that plagued me the first time around! šŸ˜‰ Stay tuned for pregnancy updates, bump pics, maternity photos, and the anxiously waiting birth announcement! šŸ™‚

From my heart to yours,

Janalyn

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