Thursday, July 29, 2010

Total CopyCat Post

So I am copying Emily from Emily and Drew Plus Asher! because she had such a sweet post about Asher the other day that I want to share the same about Mac! Emily celebrated the anniversary of when she and Drew found out they were having a Baby Boy! Now while I read her post I started feeling really bad about my Mom status since I had no clue what day Jimmy and I found out we were having a boy!! So I spent 45 minutes, seriously, hitting the "older posts" link on the bottom of my facebook page, no I'm not kidding I really did this, hoping that it would go back a year to when I posted the "It's A Boy" status on my fb... luckily I found it and the date was July 22, 2009! Happy I found the date but still felt bad because I missed the anniversary hahaa! It's ok, I'm over it! hehe.

Sooo I will just tell you about the day we found out. I was so excited to find out what we were having but equally excited about our plans on HOW to find out. My friend, when she was pregnant with her first found out the sex of her baby by having the information written down and put in an envelope, they went and picked out a boy and girl outfit and had the sales associate wrap the outfit that matched what was in the envelope. Then they got both their families together for dinner and opened the wrapped package and they all found out at the same time. So I made sure to remember what she did and then made it my own when we got pregnant.

July 22 Jimmy and I got up and got ready for my morning doctors appointment. I think it was around 8:30am. I know it was an early appointment because I went before I went to work. We got in our room and the nurse came in and we told her our plan. We wanted to know the sex but NOT right then, she needed to write it down and put it in an envelope (which we supplied). So she did, the appointment was over and we went to work. The envelope with the answer to "Is is a boy or girl?" sat in my front seat all day! Co-workers, friends were so annoyed that I had the information but wouldn't look!

After work Jimmy and I went home, got dressed up and went to dinner at The Cheesecake Factory. I had called ahead to make sure they could accommodate my special request. We got there and got seated, let the waiter, Austin, get our drinks and then we filled him in on our plan... Austin, I am pregnant and today we had an ultra sound that will tell us the sex of our baby. In this envelope is the sex, we don't know what it says but when you bring out our desserts please have the chef write in chocolate "It's A Boy" or "It's A Girl" on my plate.

Austin said that he had just come to work that day and didn't expect to have to do something this important. That he was nervous. He said "Wait. I am going to know what you are having before you do" I said yep, you and whoever plates our dessert! He grabbed his knees. He was a ham and we loved it. He was really cool about it and everytime he came back to the table we asked him if he peaked, and he hadn't, not until he turned in our dessert order!

This is us after he took our dessert order, I ordered chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake and Jimmy had cheesecake with strawberry topping.
And this is Austin, with my dessert AND the announcement we have been waiting to see all day!
And this was my plate!!
We were so excited and I was seriously shocked because I had convinced myself it was a girl!! So I didn't really believe it when I read "It's A Boy!".
And the texting starts...
And this is us. Leaving the restaurant knowing we are having a BABY BOY!

I love the way we found out and if Mac gets a chance to be a brother I will do it the same way! So much FUN!!


  1. So cute. I love that! We decided to leave it a surprise for when Gabe was born, but for the next one I am thinking of doing something cool like that. I figure when the time comes it may help Gabe adjust to a sibling if he knows what to expect. Thanks for the fun ideas!

  2. I don't know what is wrong with me today, but this almost made me CRY at work!!!

    What a cute way (your way, and your friend's way) to find out the sex of the baby!!

  3. This is so awesome! And yes, it does 'cause tearing. Which mom doesn't remember that very special moment? I will definitely remember this for Jazmin's sibling. Thank you so much for sharing.

  4. Oh my gosh, this is such a GREAT story!! I am totally doing something like this for our next baby! Poor Austin, what pressure. :o)

    By the way, it was total and complete luck that I managed to write that post on the right day. I was just thinking that the day had to be getting close, so I looked at the date on the ultrasound photo I have by my bed and it was the same day. Just lucky!

  5. What a great idea. I may have to steal it IF we have another baby!! Have a great weekend. :)