Well, things did not go according to plan. We went to our ultrasound and midwife appointment to check on Baby Kivett. Everything was perfect and baby was growing well and I was healthy. Nate wanted to know so badly what we would be having before the party. At first, I was totally against peeking. Well, around 8:00pm that night I couldn't stand it! We decided though that we could wait until Saturday to find out.
Throughout the entire pregnancy I didn't have any dreams of baby being a girl or a boy. I had thought girl because most of my friends had boys, we didn't have a girl name picked out, and I thought that my Dad would have 3 daughters, and 3 grand-daughters, and a girl dog. Tuesday night I had the most vivid dreams of Baby Kivett being a GIRL! On Wednesday morning, I woke up before my alarm and told Nate we HAD TO PEEK! He was all for it so it didn't take too much convincing! He ran downstairs and got the envelope and our puppy baby, Linus, jumped on the bed with us. He tore it open. There it was in little pink letters..."It's a BOY!" I WAS IN TOTAL SHOCK!
|Here we are right after we opened the envelope! It was a lot of fun knowing when no one else did and special opening it together in bed with our puppy baby!|
|Cupcakes from The Cupcake Collection! My favorite!|
|The confetti filled box!|
|Aunt Jill is making her guess of whether she thinks it is a boy or girl!|
|Dad and cousin Laurel!|
|Here I am filling out the old wives tales of gender prediction. According to the the old wives tales, I was supposed to be having a girl!|
|After Addison got over the initial shock of everyone screaming and throwing confetti into his face, he was very happy to have a new baby boy cousin in Nashville|
|Uncle Ne, Gi, and Addison!|
|We took a tally in my classroom to see how many kids thought it was a boy and how many thought it was a girl. On Monday morning, I brought blue balloons to the classroom!|
|Here is our baby boy - genitalia and all!|
|We will have little boys just 9 and a half months apart!|
|Besties at the party!|
|My sister, Kristen captured this photo while driving to Virginia. How perfect!|
The party was so much fun. I loved having everyone together to announce the gender.
Leland Henning Kivett