Wednesday, June 5, 2013
As most of you know, we chose not to find out the sex of our baby before she was born. We found out at the 20 week scan with Logan that he was going to be a boy and honestly, I knew he was a boy and finding out was so anti-climatic for me that there was no way I was finding out the second go around. I actually would have been fine not knowing then, either, but B really wanted to know so we made a compromise that this time we would wait.
Once we got past the 20 week ultrasound without finding out, it became much easier to wait, even though we had a few more ultrasounds after that one. When we told others we were waiting, almost everyone thought that was so awesome while also commenting that there was "no way!" they could do the same. Being that I work in a hospital, people asked me all the time if we knew the sex of our baby. Every time I said no I felt a little more excited and proud that we were holding out. It's 9 months...how hard can that be? There were times when it would have been nice to know but there was never a moment where I felt like I needed to know.
In my family we talk every now and then about our top 5 life moments. You know the ones that just move you and make you feel every single emotion you felt at that time all over again. The moment that Evelyn was placed on my belly and B and took that long anticipated peek between her legs and saw that she was a girl? Yeah, that is one of my top 5 life moments. The exhilaration I felt and seeing everyone's eyes well with tears upon our announcement will never be forgotten.
So to all you soon to be mamas, whether for the first or fourth time, I urge you to wait. It is one of the greatest, most exciting surprises in life, as I'm sure you've heard others describe, and it could not be more true. And if you think you really can't wait, trust me, you can...it is so worth it!!
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