A Special Day

This is it, People.

Today is the day.

I woke up this morning and it felt like Christmas. You know that feeling on Christmas morning - you open your eyes and the first thought that enters your head is "This is a very special day". That's how I felt this morning.

We find out Babykins gender today! I'm super-excited; I can hardly contain myself really. Thankfully I need to take a shower and fix my hair before the appointment, and I'm going to take my sweet time with it so I don't go insane with anticipation.

Originally, Derek thought it might be cool to keep the gender a surprise until the baby's birthday - but I just couldn't take it. It would be kind of neat to be surprised, but I want to be able to prepare, and set up the nursery all cute, and just know. I also don't do well with gender-neutral stuff, if you remember from the nursery ideas post. Derek understood my feelings and agreed to find out the gender (though I think for a future child we may try the surprise thing for fun).

Since Derek was such a good sport about finding out the gender, I told him he could pick how and where we find out. He decided he'd like to have the ultrasound tech seal the answer in an envelope, and then go out to dinner someplace and open it together. So that's the plan - if we can contain ourselves long enough to get to the restaurant. I'll take pictures.

I feel so blessed today. Here we weren't even sure if we'd ever have a baby, and now we're about to go to our 22 Week ultrasound. I honestly never pictured us being here this fall, but I'm so grateful. God is good.

Though, I must say, I'm terrified that Babykins won't cooperate, and we won't be able to find out the gender today. Wouldn't that be awful? I think I would cry.

If that were the case, we'd have to pay out-of-pocket for another ultrasound just to find out the gender - and who knows if we'd be able to do that this week or not! It would sure be a damper on our Gender Reveal Party on Saturday. Can you imagine the confused looks I'd get from everyone if the big reveal moment was "So, we actually don't know the gender . . . but thanks for coming!" Oh boy.

If you could all say a prayer that Babykins would be in the perfect position, and they'd be able to tell very easily, I'd greatly appreciate it. And even more importantly, please pray that all the anatomy looks good, and that Babykins is nice and healthy!

If you haven't already done so, now would be the perfect opportunity to vote on Babykins gender - see the poll in the sidebar. So far 60% of you think it's a girl. I'm going to leave the poll open through Friday, and then next Monday I'll announce whether we'll be buying baby dolls or Tonka trucks. Keep your eyes peeled!

Off to take my really-long-and-drawn-out shower. Two hours and eleven minutes until we leave . . .


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Casa Cannon said...

good luck!! can't wait to hear the news!

Rachel and John said...

I heard you should drink orange juice so the baby is active and will change positions all the time!

Natalie said...

eeek! I am so excited for you to find out : ) for some reason I kind of think you're having a boy. I always think everyone is having a girl and everyone I know does! But i think babykins is a little boy! : ) We'll see!! i can't wait to find out next monday!

Lauren said...

Can't wait to hear the results! Have a fabulous day!

Amber Hansen said...

I'm sure he/she will cooperate today...and I can't believe you're going to make us wait until MONDAY. UGH.

Can't wait to hear! And to be honest, I haven't voted. I'm too torn.

Amanda said...

yay!!!!!!!! i'm so excited for you! i hope baby cooperates for you! putting it in an envelope is such a neat idea. i can't wait to hear the news! :)

Mrs. A said...

good luck!! Saying a prayer that baby cooperates for you :) and that the next few days go by quickly so you aren't bursting at the seams to tell your secret :D

Rebecca Louise. said...

Hope everything goes well today Callie and Derek! You are both so blessed and deserve it :)

Meg said...

I said a prayer for you. Hope it all goes well and ya'll have a blast announcing it at your party! :)

Jenene said...

Who says you can't buy Tonka Trucks for a girl? My niece LOVES tractors.

Anyway, I'm very excited for you. My friend is "mad" that we're not finding out, but I really do want that surprise.

Plus, I don't think we have to do everything gender neutral. I'm perfectly happy getting gender specific clothing. We'll just give away or store whichever set we don't need.

Chloƫ said...

Aww this is so fun! I'm excited with you!! :] Can't wait to find out! {Is it awful that I'm greedy to find out the gender of your baby, but not finding out mine at all? LOL}

Oh happy day! Praying s/he is perfectly cooperative!

monica said...

how exciting!!! we just found out we were having a baby boy last monday!!!

xo
monica

Marissa said...

I love the idea of putting it in an envelope and looking at a restaurant!

Jessica said...

Praying that everything went well! I absolutely cannot wait until next Monday when you tell us all what it is! haha...I'm voting for girl :-)

katie said...

hope you all are off to a wonderful and surprising dinner!

Amanda Godin said...

Woohoo!!!! I'm sooo happy for you! Clearly, I didn't read your post until after you'd been to the doctor and had a romantic dinner, which, by the way is such an awesome, cute idea! I hope babykins cooperated for you! Can't wait til Monday!!!! :)

Ashley said...

yay!!! I can't wait to hear :)

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