As for the gender, we are just thrilled beyond measure to have one of each as this is more than likely our last. In addition, I know that my mom was rooting for a girl because she has always wanted one of her own daughters to have a girl. All these years she has saved knitted sweaters and booties, etc, that her grandmother had made and I can't tell you how excited I am to go through all those items with her and share in that special memory. I also know my mother-in-law who only had one child is ecstatic to have a girl to shop for and play with. All around it was meant to be and everyone is anxious to meet her in late January/early February.
Last time around we waited to find out the sex of our baby and it was a very exciting moment for Josh to be able to announce our baby and our sex all at the same time to our family. So this time around, I wanted to do something special for the announcement rather than just calling my family on the phone. Obviously we would have loved to do the same thing for Josh's family but seeing as they are in New Jersey it just wasn't possible. So, I decided to have my family over for dinner last night and depending on what the sex was, I was either going to wrap up a little boy outfit or a little girl outfit and have my mom open it. Below is a small snip-it of the video I took. My Aunt Nancy also happened to be visiting so she is the one sitting next to my mom. It was a great moment! (oh and the cute puppy in the window is my sister's new dog...how cute is she! Obviously she wanted in on the action too)