I can't believe it's almost time to find out if we're having a boy or a girl! It seemed like the day would never get here, but here we are, at 18 weeks in this pregnancy, and just a day away from finding out. On my last pregnancy check up (which was at 16 weeks) I asked my doctor when was the soonest they could do an ultra sound to find out the gender. She told me we could do one on my next appointment (which was 4 weeks from that day) or we could do a separate appointment in 2 weeks, when I was 18 weeks along. Guess which one I chose? (=
On Sunday I reached 18 weeks in my pregnancy. Tomorrow (November 6th) we are having that ultrasound.
A friend of ours is going to prepare a special way for us to find out, and we'll have another friend capture the moment and our reaction with photos. We'll share those with everyone, but not right away.
My side of the family is having a family reunion during the week of Thanksgiving. My family is a bit scattered across the United States. I have a brother and his family who are coming from Alaska. Another brother and his wife from Vancouver Washington. So David, Gabriel and I are also traveling to Utah to get to see everyone all at once. Since the reunion is so close to this appointment we decided to keep the gender a secret until we are able to tell my parents during this thanksgiving trip. We've planned a fun way to announce to them, and the rest of my family. The rest of you guys will have to wait until then (= we promise we won't make you wait any longer. As soon as my family finds out, we're planning to share the news with David's family, and then with the rest of our family and friends.
When we found out that Gabriel was a boy, we did a blog post and sent out a link, so thats how both our parents found out. This time we wanted to take advantage of the opportunity we had, and make the reveal more special.
I thought It would be fun to test a few "Old Wives Gender Prediction" tests. I'm doing these before we know the gender, so that I'm not swayed towards one gender. Last time we tried a few, so this time I decided to do a few of the ones I did last time, and some new ones. I settled on doing 9, because its an odd number and the percentage wont end up 50/50. We'll see how right they are this time around (=
So here it goes (=
#1: Chinese calendar:
"Looking at the age of the mother and the month of conception of the baby, the Chinese lunar calendar predicts the gender of the baby. It's said to be 93% accurate."