We found out

This morning = best $70 I’ve ever spent.

I’m 15 1/2 weeks along and have been DYING to find out whether the little nugget is a “she” or a “he”. For almost my entire pregnancy, I was 100% convinced it was a boy, but most recently started to doubt that and think maybe it’s a little girl in there.

Since my friend found out two weeks ago that she’s having a boy –she’s due one week before me- I decided to call and book an extra ultrasound to see if we could find out. When we got there, the ultrasound tech was so pleasant and kind, and since it was a 4D fancy schmancy place, they have a giant screen, comfy couches, a legit bed for me to lay on (with lots of pillows!) and a “Dad” chair. It was pretty cute.


Even if we wouldn’t have been able to find out, it was an incredible appointment because I love watching our baby. I could watch it all day and we also got to hear the heartbeat, which is the sweetest, most amazing sound I’ve ever heard.

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The tech zoomed around on the baby (who was jumping and swimming around like a little frog), and had a tough time being able to see “the goods” since it was often facing the opposite way or had its legs crossed. And then, she zoomed in on the money spot.

And then, with total confidence, she told us what we are having.

I looked over at Tom, who also had happy tears in his eyes, but waited to have a personal bawl fest until we got to the car. [I’m crying a little writing this… definitely a little emotional today] Within that 15 minute appointment, it all felt more real. I feel even more connected to the little thing growing inside of me (the love in my heart is pretty intense) and can start planning out the nursery and registry.

To celebrate, we went to Millie’s Pancake House, since Tom was hankering for some breakfast and had been at work since o-dark-thirty.photo (99)

It was a very good morning <3

We’re waiting to spread the news until Monday, since we’re having a little gender reveal party on Sunday night and want the fam to know first, and find out at the same time. So stay tuned, friends! I will say that some of you were right in your guesses 😉

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  1. April on July 15, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS, so fun for you both!!!!! Cannot wait to hear the fam’s reaction, and so sweet you are waiting to tell them. SO exciting you know if it is a ‘lil fitnessistah or ‘lil pilot:)

  2. J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) on July 15, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Awwww, so happy for you!! I can’t wait to find out. So exciting! 🙂

  3. Krystina (Organically Me) on July 15, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    A gender reveal party? How freaking cute are you!

    I bet it’s a girl. 😉

  4. Laura Jane @ Recovering Chocoholic on July 15, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Congratulations!! Can’t wait to hear the news on Monday!

  5. Ali on July 15, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Yay for finding out the gender!

  6. Lisa on July 15, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    So happy he/she is healthy. I loved the ultrasounds. This brought tears to my eyes.

    • Lisa on July 15, 2011 at 3:25 pm

      Secretly want ya to have a girl since so many boys over there!

  7. Melissa on July 15, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Congratulations!!!!!!! Sooo exciting

  8. Lindsey on July 15, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    YAY! Can’t wait to find out what the little nugget is!

  9. Lissy on July 15, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    aw, I’m so happy that you guys are so happy 😀 gender revealing party huh? I don’t think I would be able to wait that long 😀

  10. Amanda @ the beauty notebooks on July 15, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    This is so fantastic! I am so happy for you both! Are you having a gender reveal cake (with colored frosting or cake) too?

    • Amber L on July 15, 2011 at 5:26 pm

      I was going to ask this too! Are you doing a cake? I saw a blog once where they baked these really cool cookies, and I’m totally stealing that idea when I get pregnant haha. I can share the link if you’d like??

  11. Stephanie on July 15, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    What a cliff hanger!! The anticipation is killing me! 😉 Can’t wait to hear what you are having. Great idea throwing a reveal party!

  12. Destini on July 15, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    OH MAN!! I was so excited for you that I was trying to read this post as quickly as I could to find out what the sex is. I can’t wait to hear though!! Sounds like quite the amazing day you have had!!


  13. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on July 15, 2011 at 3:21 pm


    I was in the 4D ultrasound place when I was 15 weeks too! I *had* to know. It was one of those surprises in life I just had to find out and couldn’t wait any longer. And then pesky little Skylar would not open up her legs and so I walked to a nearby 7-11 to get her moving and awake from my walk over and ate some 7-11 cookies and the sugar rush made her start ‘dancing’ inside me…because when I walked back into the 4D u/s place, she had moved positions and I could finally see: Girl!

    Ok random story on my part…thanks for indulging me 🙂

    I am sooo happy for you guys that you KNOW!

  14. Ashley on July 15, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    So exciting!! Congrats! What a great way to start the weekend! 🙂 xo

  15. geetha on July 15, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Where’s the reveal party?!!!! 😀
    i see a lot of pink in the future!!! 😀
    Tom has this sensitive look on his face…my heart skipped a beat!!
    It is so nice of you to want to reveal it to the fam first!
    Gina, u should show us what your 1st gender purchase was.
    This is going to be the looooongessttt weekend evah!!!!…2 days never felt this looooooooooongg….why do i want to call u ‘jelly bean’!!!! 🙂

  16. angie on July 15, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Ahhhh yayyyyy! Sooo excited. I totally speed-read the post cos i was dying to know. its all good though, i am sure your family is dying to know if its a lil mini fitnessista or mini-pilot!
    Ummm yeah, cant wait to start shopping. soo hurry with the baby registry 😀 have you gone to the baby amazingness store Babies-r-us yet? oh man that was my candy store when i was preggo with #2. i would go in there for hours and shop 😀

  17. judy on July 15, 2011 at 3:31 pm


  18. RhodeyGirl on July 15, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Yay! Congratulations!

    Isn’t it amazing how you immediately feel a new bond to that baby inside you? Crazy right?!

  19. OntarioGirl on July 15, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Awww so happy for you that you were able to find out and see your little baby again 🙂 Suspenseful now waiting to find out though!!!! haha So cute you are having a gender reveal party for your fam! Congrats!!

  20. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on July 15, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    So exciting!!!!! Can’t wait to hear!

  21. Julie S. on July 15, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    OMG, you’re such a stinker! You can bet I’ll be tunin’ in bright & early Mon. a.m.! I was on pins & needles just reading thru your post – was sure you were just teasing us ’til we got to the bottom. Ugh! To have to wait ALL weekend! Have a great time at your party Sun.! 🙂

  22. Lindsey on July 15, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    So exciting and I love the idea of a gender reveal party!

  23. Amanda on July 15, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Love this post!! I scrolled down carefully as not to ruin it for myself before I read the whole thing.. and DARN IT! I’ll be looking forward til Monday!
    PS I hope it’s a little girl so you can dress her up 😉 (But you can always do that for boys too! 🙂

  24. Ida on July 15, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    A gender-reveal party is a super cute idea! Glad to hear you had such a great experience today, and that the baby is doing well.

  25. Steph @ A Life Without Ice Cream on July 15, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Oh you’re killing me girl! That was the most suspensful post ever! All kidding aside, super happy for your guys and it was great to read about your experience and how it really hit you emotionally.

    Love the idea of a gender reveal party too!

  26. April @ Grits and Granola Bars on July 15, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Ahhhhhh I can’t wait to find out! Congrats to you guys <3

  27. Leslie Wingate on July 15, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Wonderful, Gina! Can’t wait to hear. Have fun sharing your good news! 🙂

  28. Brendali on July 15, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    omg I have been refreshing the page all day and I am left with a cliffhanger! I am so very, very, very excited for you and I cant wait to find out what it is!!!!!

  29. Maria on July 15, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Congrats on healthy baby!!!! I love your family posts and your idea of a gender reveal party is too cute!! I like when people announce it cute ways rather than just telling people 🙂 I’ll be tuning in because the suspense is killing me 🙂

  30. Danielle C. on July 15, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Oh the suspense!!! I can’t wait to hear, but what a GREAT idea to have a Gender Reveal Party. Gotta remember that one…. I am smiling from ear to ear at your news, so so happy for you both. 🙂

  31. Natalie S. on July 15, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Congratulations, but you’re KILLING ME! I’m at work reading this post… the suspension builds with every paragraph… and then you tell me you’re keeping it a secret until MONDAY?!? Geez, you’re harsh 😉

    I’ll be sure to tune in then. And again, congratulations on your little bundle of joy! (or should I say… bundlette! I have a sneaking suspicion is a little Fitnessista too)

  32. Emma @ Microcosm of Life on July 15, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Wow, wow, wow! Congratulations! I know it has to be hard to keep that secret, but maybe a little fun as well 😉
    P.S.- That place is SWANK-orama. Can I go there for all doctor’s appointments, please?

  33. Candice on July 15, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    *Dead* – you just killed me…the anticipation is too much. 😉

  34. Heather on July 15, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Its a girl, Im just saying.

    (I hope Im right this time)

  35. Allison @ Food for Healing on July 15, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    i cannot wait to find out! i hope its a little girl.
    so excited for you


  36. Megan on July 15, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Aww! I love reading your baby posts, makes me tear up a little, such happy moments :),

  37. Lindsay Loves Veggies on July 15, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Monday seems so far away now!!! 🙂 I’m so excited! Congratulations!!!

  38. Ali @ Ali Runs on July 15, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Ahh, congratulations! 🙂 🙂 It must feel so good to finally be able to pick out little baby clothes in the right color.

  39. Amber L on July 15, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    aww good for you for waiting to tell the fam first! I can’t WAIT!!! My guess is boy!

    Either way that is going to be one good looking baby!!!!!!

  40. Joelle on July 15, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    OMG! I can’t believe you’re making us all wait!!!! 😀

  41. Alyssa on July 15, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Oh you are such a tease! I’m sure the party would be much less exciting though if you already told everyone on the blog! 🙂 Can’t wait till Monday!
    I’m betting it’s a girl btw.

  42. Cait @ Beyond Bananas on July 15, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    GAH what a tease! Can’t wait to find out on MOnday!

  43. Sonia (the Mexigarian) on July 15, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    so exciting!! Can’t wait to find out, and I know with whatever it is, it’s going to be beyond loved 🙂 I’m placing bets on a girl !

  44. Jess@atasteofconfidence on July 15, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Ahhh how exciting, I can’t wait to hear!

  45. Ana on July 15, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Oh, so exciting, I am even more curious now – although I have a pretty good feeling you are having a girl!

  46. mi-an on July 15, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    ahhh!!! cliffhanger!! gender reveal partay!! yayy! i wanted to do that also…when the time comes! ha! congrats again for another awesome day!!

  47. Shayla @ The Good Life on July 15, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Omg this is soooo exciting!! I’m so excited and happy for you all! This literally brought tears to my eyes, just hearing the love you both have for this lil nugget and each other is truly emotional and so special…you two are going to be amazing parents 🙂 Can’t wait for the big reveal Monday!

  48. Leea on July 15, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    I KNOW its girl! I’ve been tellin’ ya since all the cravings. In asian culture, you could guess by your eating habits. Anyways congratz to the happy couple!

  49. Jen @familyfoodfitnessandfun on July 15, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    That is so exciting! I loved finding out the sex of our babies….it made them so much more special and I felt more connected 🙂 I can’t wait to hear. I’m guessing boy.

  50. Lori Z on July 15, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    How exciting! There are no words to describe just how happy I am for you and your husband. Becoming a mom was the best thing to ever happen to me. You will not believe the love you feel for your child. There is nothing like it!

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