I decided to surprise the family with the news of the sex of my new baby. Hannah and Lindsey were desperately rooting for a girl, and were in fact adament that the baby in my belly was a girl. Early on in my pregnancy, Jon and I had both felt also that I was having a girl. We still allowed ourselves to hope we were having a second boy and quite enjoyed the thought of Tanner having a brother.
I went alone to the Sonographer's while Jon waited at home with Lindsey and Tanner. I went to Baskin Robbins on my way home from the Sonographer's and grabbed a ready made ice cream cake and had them write the three surprise words on the top. I hid it in the freezer in a brown paper sack and went and thanked Jon for cleaning the house and doing the laundry while I was out - I definately didn't expect that, as I had in fact told myself as I was walking out the door that I would find the house messier and dirtier than I left it and not to be surprised or angry when I did. So, I was definately surprised and happy.
Jon didn't ask right away what I found out. It took him about 15 minutes of my talking about other things before he ventured to ask regarding the sex of our child. I told him it was a surprise and he would have to wait until Hannah got home from school and I shared it with the whole family. He was fine with that idea.
Jon was a little baffled at the build up and suspense I was giving this child's sex - whereas none of the others recieved the same treatment. Well, I guess I am learning to make a bigger deal out of things in order to have more fun and excitement in life. I was proud of myself for being able to keep the secret all afternoon - just for the sake of anticipation and celebration itself. So, after much patient waiting, here is what my family found out...
Here are the two big sisters who were quite pleased and happy with the news:
Tanner was all about the ice cream - he finished his, he got seconds, and then recieved a few bites off his sister's plates as well. I think he will be quite a well fed boy throughout his life!!!
Jon said - "So it IS a girl - we thought it was!"