It’s A…

From the moment Eric and I found out we were expecting, we were convinced the baby was a boy. We had a boy name picked out and finalized within days and even purchased itty-bitty gender neutral clothing that was clearly more boy-ish.

We knew in the back of our minds that our intuition could definitely be incorrect – I mean the odds are 50/50, right? However, we both hovered around the 85% sure mark every time we discussed it – which was pretty much hourly. The topic of baby girl names were tossed around many times, but nothing was ever really definitive.

At 12 weeks, we opted for an elective ultrasound and the tech wouldn’t even let us catch a glimpse of the baby’s gender bits. However, she did say that based upon behavior, she thought we were expecting a girl. Then at 14 weeks, due to family history, we opted for a new genetic screening called the MaterniT21 PLUS test which also determines gender. We found out that we are having a healthy, perfect BABY…


And we couldn’t be more excited, thankful, thrilled and elated! Eric and my mom organized a perfect gender reveal party where we shared the good news with our families – complete with an amazing cake from one of our favorite bakeries. We’re now in the process of beautifying our gray toned nursery with pops of mint and coral. I can’t wait to share it with you soon!

We want to thank all of you for the kind comments, emails, Tweets and Facebook messages. We’re incredibly happy to be sharing our journey with you. Until the next post, Baby E says hello – look at that round little head!


75 Responses to “It’s A…”

  1. Berta — September 27, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Congrats! Congrats! Congrats!

  2. NEW ORLEANS HONEY — September 27, 2013 at 5:33 pm


  3. Lori @ RecipeGirl — September 27, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Yay! How sweet!!! Congrats!!!

  4. Christine T — September 27, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Congratulations!!! You are going to love buying her pretty outfits :)

  5. Alice // Hip Foodie Mom — September 27, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Congrats!! Girls are the best!!

  6. Jenn — September 27, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Yay! Congratulations!

  7. Sue {munchkin munchies} — September 27, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    She looks PERFECT! Congrats! My first baby was a girl and my first grandchild was a girl…so sweet, so fun:)

  8. Kate@Diethood — September 27, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Congrats!!! I was wondering why I wasn’t receiving new MBA updates… this is why! YAY!! I have two girls… good luck!! ;-P

  9. Jenn@eatcakefordinner — September 27, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Yay – Congrats!

  10. Mimi @ Culinary Couture — September 28, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Congratulations! Definitely fooled me with the colors of “It’s a”…I thought for sure it was a boy!

  11. Nicole @ Vanilla and Beans — September 28, 2013 at 3:18 am

    Congratulations, Jamie! A sweet baby girl…that is awesome!

  12. Tesei — September 28, 2013 at 6:22 am

    Congratulations dear!!! What a blessing!!!!

  13. Linda — September 28, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Yea… Pink… Congratulations !!!!!

  14. Paula B. — September 29, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Just read your exciting news, a baby girl, how wonderful!

  15. Amy Castro — September 29, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Congratulations to you and your hubby! Wishing you a very healthy pregnancy and Blessings for you and the baby.

  16. Gina — September 29, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Congratulations, baby girls are such a sweet addition to the family, I love my sweet girl and two boys.

  17. Nellie — September 30, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Ohh, Congratulations and continued happy, loving, healthy and joyous pregnancy to you and your hubby! What an amazing time in your lives….and only gets better!

  18. sandra Meers — September 30, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Hi Jamie,
    There are pics coming… I assume!!

  19. Kristen M. — October 1, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    That is so wonderful! Congrats!!!!

  20. Kelli — October 1, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Congrats! Girls are so fun. And trouble, but mostly fun! ;)

  21. Congratulations!! Super excited for you!

  22. Kelly — October 3, 2013 at 6:48 am

    That’s wonderful news, little girls are so precious! Congratulations Jamie and hope you enjoy and try to take care of yourself :) Pregnancy can be tough but it’s such a beautiful experience:)

  23. natalie @ wee eats — October 9, 2013 at 1:23 pm


  24. Lynna — October 10, 2013 at 3:00 am

    CONGRATS!!! I can`t wait to hear more updates! :)

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