Thursday, June 20, 2013


Last Thursday we found out that we are having a girl.  I may have yelled a few obscenities at the ultrasound technician.  I was upset.

I'm still not super excited about the idea, but the word is that I'll warm up over the next few months and it won't matter at all when the delivery day comes. 

I'm telling my parents this weekend.  I'm going to whip up some gender reveal cupcakes tonight to make it a little more festive.

I'll probably go over some names with Jacob this weekend to see what he likes.  I'll show my mom what my girl nursery will hopefully look like.  (NO PINK!  Yellow, gray, black and white)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Last week we were supposed to find out the gender and do NT scans.  Instead, at 5pm the day before, my doctor's office called to let me know their ultrasound machine was temporarily out of service.  The scheduled doctor's appointment was fairly uneventful.  We went in, chatted, heard the heartbeat (150 this time) and we were out.  Next appointment isn't until 7/10 and it will be our "big" ultrasound.

SO, because I don't have ANY patience, tomorrow we're going to a private ultrasound place to determine the gender.  $50 is a cheap price for knowing.

On the plus side, I've managed to not let Gale know that we're getting this scan done.  I haven't decided how I'm going to tell them yet - but ha ha, I win, I get to tell them my way!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Tomorrow has the potential to be a big day in the Johnston Family.  We are having a 14 week ultrasound and NT testing.  This could be the day we find out if we're having a little boy or girl.  I'm pretty excited about it.  I feel like once I know who's in there, it will be a lot more real.  It will be time to decide a name.  Time to decide what colors are going in the nursery.  Time to discuss future hopes and dreams for the babe.  It's basically Christmas Eve and I feel like a 6 year old again. VERY fun and exciting to think that tomorrow might be a really big day.

I'd like to do some sort of corny gender reveal, but alas, my mother has made it very clear that she does not intend on waiting until Father's Day weekend to find out the gender. I've entertained the idea of pretending we didn't find out, so I can see my parents faces when we tell them, but the wrath of Gale is keeping me from following through with this plan.