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We’re having a baby _____!

Mr. Prevention got in last Thursday night from a work trip to India. I had scheduled the anatomy scan for the following day, Friday, May 23rd…which so happened to be our 5th wedding anniversary, and so that Mr. P could be there, too. Jet lagged but excited.

As I hopped up onto the table for the ultrasound, the tech, a coworker, asked if we had a gender reveal party or anything planned. As soon as I said we had both of our families coming over the following day to find out the gender, she got a little nervous. As it goes, the baby didn’t cooperate. Completely face down, the legs were oh so modestly crossed and better yet, the umbilical cord was running right between the legs. After an hour and half, she called it quits and asked if I could come back in a bit with the hopes of baby shifting some. Sadly, Mr. P couldn’t wait around.

I went back to the kitchen feeling a little sad…and yes, only a little. With all of our arms and legs, a 4 chamber heart, and all the important things, finding out the gender was much less a concern. As soon as I opened the door, my staff were all standing there — they had 2 balloons, one “it’s a girl!” and one “it’s a boy!” and wanted me to pick one. They got the baby a sock animal and they were all soooo excited…and disappointed when the gender was still unknown.

I had lunch, moved around some, and returned to ultrasound a few hours later. By that point, baby had completely flipped and unfolded its legs and voila……we’re having a baby GIRL!


I came home and made one pathetic attempt at cupcakes with a little pink inside. The frosting had vanilla extract listed as an ingredient (yum!) but it made the white frosting into a off-white tan/putty color…so for whatever reason, I thought I should try adding yellow food coloring and ended up with something mustard-like in color. Hey, at least they tasted good! And of course, the family couldn’t have possibly waited for dessert for the big reveal, so we let them all make their guesses after checking out the ultrasound pictures. It was a special weekend not only for us, but for the grandparents-to-be, great aunt-to-be, and aunt and uncle-to-be. Baby girl is already spoiled with beautiful bibs, classic books, and a onesie from Mr. P’s favorite pizza joint.


I’m off to enjoy the weather and this book I can’t put down. But I wanted to share our big news and thank you all for being such warm support in this journey and sharing in our joy! It means so much 🙂

Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Be well,


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  1. Samantha Angela
    May 25, 2014 / 10:43 pm

    Great story!
    That’s so sweet of your coworkers to be ready to celebrate the gender reveal right there with you. It’s great that baby Prevention finally cooperated and you were able to find out the gender eventually. Congrats to you and Mr P on the baby girl!!

  2. Gail H.
    May 26, 2014 / 7:50 am

    Congrats to you both Nicole!! Now on to the name πŸ™‚ Any girlie names picked out yet? And I figure while you’re home with the baby you’ll be able to share many more recipes πŸ™‚

  3. Kim Jorgensen Gane
    May 26, 2014 / 8:55 am

    She just wanted to keep it a secret with her momma for a little while. Something you’ll likely have to deal with on more than one occasion with a firm but supportive, “Daddy and I don’t keep secrets from each other.” Well, maybe little ones.
    My boy was loud and proud during three ultrasounds. I guess he wanted to make sure we knew what we were in for after waiting and wishing six years.
    Congratulations! So special.

  4. Jenn@slim-shoppin
    May 26, 2014 / 3:03 pm

    So happy for you!!! Congrats!!!!

  5. katie
    May 26, 2014 / 3:10 pm

    Happy anniversary date twin!!

  6. Barb
    May 26, 2014 / 4:39 pm

    Congrats Nicole, I follow you in Pinterest so today I saw your recent pins for baby stuff before I read this post. Pinks and greys are great for a girl.

  7. Laura P
    May 26, 2014 / 7:02 pm

    Congratulations! Girls are a lot of fun!!

  8. Melissa
    May 26, 2014 / 8:00 pm

    What a wonderful surprise! Congratulations πŸ™‚

  9. Renee's Kitchen Adventures
    May 26, 2014 / 9:09 pm

    Aw…congrats to you!!! Baby girls are great!

  10. Kim of Mo'Betta
    May 26, 2014 / 9:55 pm

    Awwww! Congrats! My sister is having a girl too, and there are SO many cute baby girl clothes!! My future niece already has a full wardrobe for the first year πŸ™‚

  11. tina
    May 26, 2014 / 10:28 pm

    Congrats to you both Nicole!! Now on to the name πŸ™‚ Any girlie names picked out yet? And I figure while you’re home with the baby you’ll be able to share many more recipes

  12. ourherbalnutrition
    May 27, 2014 / 4:11 am

    Congrats to you both Nicole!!Happy anniversary date twin!!

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  14. Kim
    May 27, 2014 / 9:19 am

    Congrats! Lily will be a big sister πŸ™‚

    Hmmmm….I’m thinking Silver Beach Pizza or Santaniello’s, those are my favorites when we visit πŸ˜‰

  15. Biz
    May 27, 2014 / 9:30 am

    I could not be happier for you and your hubs Nicole! You are going to be the best Momma! Come on October! πŸ˜€

  16. Kristin Nicole
    May 27, 2014 / 11:42 am

    Congrats πŸ™‚ Even though you had to wait a little longer to get the babies gender, glad you were able to get it in time before the family was over. Congrats again πŸ™‚

  17. Danielle
    May 27, 2014 / 11:43 am

    Congratulations! Fun times!

  18. Stacey
    May 27, 2014 / 5:22 pm

    Congratulations, Nicole! That is so very exciting!!!

  19. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
    May 28, 2014 / 8:47 am

    Aw congrats!! Glad you were able to go through with the reveal party.

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