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If you know me, you know I’m SO impatient. I mean, the moment I found out I was pregnant I wanted to know the gender. Thankfully, you can now find out through a blood test at 10 weeks! Since we went to our first appointment at almost 9 weeks, we were a little early for that and just decided to wait until my 12 week appointment to do the test.

When you take the blood test, they’re actually testing for main genetic abnormalities and the gender is kind of like a bonus. They told me it would be about 10 days. I had my blood drawn on a Monday and got my results the next Tuesday. They called and first of all said that all the genetic testing came back normal – YAY!!  Then, they said they could mail my results or I could pick them up so on Wednesday morning I went to my OB’s office and got the envelope. I headed straight to my friend’s office to give it to her because I didn’t trust myself – haha. It was raining ALL DAY Wednesday AND Thursday so we had to wait and do the reveal on Friday.

Even though we had to wait for two days (which felt like two weeks) it was perfect. Freezing but perfect. The sun was out and we were PUMPED! I had ordered smoke bombs that came in packs of 4, 2 pink and 2 blue. Kellie, my friend who knew the gender, came with us and we closed our eyes so she could get out the right ones and light them. Brianna was our photographer, as always, and when we opened our eyes, we were so surprised. We both thought it was going to be pink!!

Jared and I are so lucky to have a healthy baby boy on the way! Now we can actually prepare the nursery and start slowing getting that together. Plus, I can shop for some cutie clothes now 😉 Thank you to everyone who has congratulated us and celebrated with us! We’re so excited for this next phase of life!

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