I knew with this baby that I wanted to be the one to be surprised when finding out the gender. With Olivia and Asher, we found out the gender at the doctor's and then had a party or surprised everyone else. This is our last so I wanted the surprise. I have been feeling all along that it was a girl so I really wasn't in that big of a hurry to find out. I think everyone around me was probably more excited than I was.
It's been a rough couple weeks with my grandmother falling, going to say goodbye and then her passing away. The results from the test came in during all of this so maybe if this wasn't going on the excitement would've been a little higher.
We ended up having a cake at our Annual Chili Cook Off for our foundation, Asher James Foundation. My best friend Melanie picked up the results from the doctors office and had a cake made. I'm really not sure how she kept it a secret. JD was the only other person who knew because he didn't want to be surprised. Oh except for Maddy, who is 3. I'm not sure how she kept it a secret either. She sent me a cute video the morning of the reveal letting me know it was a secret.
I was so busy prepping for the event that by the time the party started, I was exhausted. My friend is always late to things and this was no exception. Everyone kept asking where the cake was, thinking we would be cutting into it as soon as it came through the door. As soon as that cake came through the door, I got super excited and was ready to cut into it.
So an hour after the event started, it was finally time to find out what the gender was. I cut into the cake and went to cut again and realized the knife had pink frosting on it. I knew in my heart that it was a girl and was still surprised, excited and completely happy. Having someone else surprise me this way in front of family and friends was the most amazing way to find out and I am so thankful for my friend for helping to make this happen.
So before all this happened, people have been asking me what I thought it was but I would never tell them my guess. Most people guessed a girl and only a few actually thought it was a boy. Ever since we lost Asher I have been having dreams about giving birth and having a baby girl being put into my arms. I have had this same dream for 3 years. I saw a physic medium a couple years ago and she told me Olivia was bringing me a dream of my future. So when I got pregnant, I knew it had to be a girl.