Pregnancy Journey: Gender Reveal

In case you missed it, we found out the gender of Baby Howard! It was a very special occasion. It’s always fun to see your baby during an ultrasound but at this point they finally look more like a baby and less like an alien. But, this particular ultrasound the main goal and focus was learning the gender of Baby Howard. And boy, did Baby Howard put up a fight! I should say, that Dylan and I had a talk the night before going to the doctor about whether or not we wanted to find out the gender, and how we wanted to find out, during the ultrasound or do a little surprise gender reveal. In the end, we decided that we wanted to know during the ultrasound (honestly, we just didn’t have the patience to wait).

We went to the doctors on a Friday, had the regular check up and then waited for our turn to get an ultrasound. The ultrasound tech checked that everything was looking okay with the baby, all fingers and toes are accounted for! Heart is developing right on track, all other vital organs are doing great. She’s moving down her list of anatomy features to look for to see if there are any problems. And as a side note, pregnancy is amazing, but you always worry about if everything is okay. Anyway, I was waiting patiently to learn if we are having a boy or a girl! So I kindly asked her if she could tell us the gender…so she goes to check, and guess what?! Baby Howard has its legs crossed and is refusing to show anything. So the tech continues with the list, and knowing that I really want to know she would go back and check periodically if we could see the gender. And yep, you guessed it, Baby Howard is still refusing to give any information. We were in the ultrasound room for nearly an HOUR AND A HALF, partially because of Baby Howard’s stubbornness and partially my stubbornness to not leave until I knew what the gender was. Finally, Baby Howard decided to give up for a minute and the ultrasound tech was able to announce that we are having a baby girl!

Both of us sent messages to our parents that we know the gender but didn’t tell them. We wanted to do a little something to announce our little girl to them and the world. We stopped by a Target on the way home and got some announcement materials and got to work when we got home putting it all together. Once we were all set up we called parents and made our announcement. All the parents and siblings are excited to be welcoming a baby girl to the family.

Dylan and I are excited to be bringing Emiliana Sofia Howard to the world in August and getting to be her parents! Her name has been picked out since long before, during a road trip Dylan and I spent the whole trip discussing potential names for our future babies and Emiliana Sofia is the one that both of us have been in love with since then. We couldn’t be happier!

To be honest I can’t believe it’s been two weeks since we found out the gender of our sweet little baby. I have always thought that when I did have kids I would be a boy mom, and I’m not going to lie I spent a lot of time thinking about life as a boy mom. But now that I know that I am having a little girl, I couldn’t be more excited about all the special things that come from having Emiliana. One of my first thoughts was my relationship with my own mom. My mom is my absolute best friend, outside of Dylan of course, and I wouldn’t change the bond I have with her for anything. Something I know comes only from a Mother/Daughter connection. My second thought was how much fun girls are to dress up! I’ve already been doing so much online browsing looking at all the cute clothes. In the end, I am just happy and excited to be a mom, and I can’t wait for August to get here so that I can meet this little human! As for Dylan? I know he will be an amazing dad to our little girl! He treats me like a princess, always going above and beyond for me, I can only imagine with a little Emiliana!

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