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gender reveal baby girl announcement

It’s official – Ezra is going to be a big brother to a little sister!

We found out back in December (the 13th, to be exact) so it was very difficult to keep this news in for quite awhile (though we did tell family right away!). There are a few reasons it took so long to share this gender reveal, and I will talk about those at a later date, but for now what matters is we are now wrapped up in visions of flowers, sparkles and the color pink as we shift our thinking from boy-boy-boy to girl-girl-girl.

I had mentioned in a weekly update that I had a tiny sliver of a feeling that this baby was a girl, but I never really entertained it much because the legend in our family is that boys are all you get when you’re pregnant. And, to be honest, I loved the idea of being a mama to all boys. But now I get the best of both worlds.

It was such a fun moment when we learned the sex of this baby. The ultrasound technician asked us what we thought we were having and we immediately said “boy!” Then he asked us what we hoped to have, and we said it didn’t matter really but we were 99% expecting it to be a boy because it would take a miracle of God for a girl to make an appearance. The tech was silent for a few seconds, then he said in the most sweetest of voices, “well, you got your girl!” I completely surprised myself by actually crying, which made the tech say “I thought you said it didn’t matter what you were having!”

And, really, it didn’t but I guess I secretly was hoping for a girl more than I realized.

We have talked with Ezra so much about him having a baby sister in his life. He is so excited and can’t wait to welcome her into our family. I know he will be such a wonderful big brother, because his heart is so tender and sweet. He’s already informed me that baby sister is welcome to use his crib (which he is no longer sleeping in, by the way, as of this past Wednesday night), see his dinosaur collection and even play with his trains. If that isn’t love and acceptance, I don’t know what is.

I’ve got a bunch of posts in my draft folder for my weekly updates, which I hope to sort through over the next day or two and get up on the blog. As usual, thanks for reading 🙂