Friday, November 6, 2009

And Now For The BIG News......

The day has arrived to finally share the great news with you guys!
Looks like most of you voted for a girl on the survey. In general, that was the main vote. I am so happy to finally be able to reveal the gender of our beautiful miracle baby! But first, let me share with you how we made this happen. Those of you who know me well, know that I like to think outside the box and be unique! So this time wasn't an exception....we really wanted to have fun and make it very memorable.

That afternoon, we got to my OB/GYN's and told the tech that we wanted to find out the sex of our baby but over dinner. So she old us to close our eyes. She put the picture of our baby revealing the sex and a piece of paper in an enveloped and sealed it. That night..we headed to Carrabas..an Italian restaurant that is very special for us because it's where we dined the day before Manuel proposed to me and where he told me he loved me for the first time! We had our dinner and quickly got to dessert. We then told the waitress our plan...she was to take the envelope to the back, read what was inside and bring out "the dessert". You see, we chose a dessert for a boy and one for a girl. She was thrilled to do this for us and wouldn't stop smiling:D A few minutes later..she makes her way to our table...our hearts were about to explode with excitement!By this time even the restaurant manager is on it and awaiting our reaction. She lays the covered tray on the table and takes the top off....WOW! This is defnitely going down as one of the best moments in history for us and we could totally do this all over again and again! We now knew who this little person was..it was incredible! I got teary, choked up and everything in between.

The next part of our plan was to reveal it to my parents. Off course this too had to be unique, memorable for all of us. So we headed to a Baskin Robins and purchased a cake...a rainbow cake so they would have to work a lil harder hahaha! We told them to write our baby's name on it with yellow frosting. While we waited..we called our family in San Diego to tell them the great news! We got to my parents where most of my family was anxiously waiting and revealed the news to them! It was so awesome to do this for them! You coudl see the joy in their faces. Let me tell you though...my mom was the cutest because all along she was outnumbered...and when she foudn out she was right..she kept jumping up and down sayin.."I told you, I told you..I knew it would be a...." Too cute! So let me safe you from the suspense and with great joy share with you what our miracle baby is:

We are having a.............






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its a girl Pictures, Images and Photos

ITS A GIRL Pictures, Images and Photos


Our beautiful Karina Rocio<3


which means "pure heavenly dew drops

she will be named Rocio after my husband's sister who passed at a very young age



So that's how it all happened and this is what it all looks like on camera:



(before we foudn out...the suspense was killing us hahaha)



(my hubby wanted to get my reaction...I had the nervous, excited giggles)



(We were so thrilled)




(One very happy mama)



(this was our wonderful waitress...she was the sweetest and thanked us for making her part of this special event)




(the proud daddy-to-be)



(this was the "girl" dessert..colorful)



(this would have been the "boy" dessert which we have to go back and try)



(Manuel raising the cake so no one would peek)





(Gradmas give the best hugs)



(Our baby's first cake)



(My mom knew it was a girl all along and kept starring at the cake)



(We couldn't stop smiling)



(Here is our baby girl's latest picture...she's kinda looking like her daddy<3)

10 comments:

Katie said...

congrats!! girls are so amazing!!

Ps: love how you did it all.

And did a professional write the name on that cake? haha--they need some more practice ;)

glad it was such a memorable day!

God, My Savior Forever! said...

Hi Katie!

Thanx for your sweet comment<3 Actually the guy at the store had no experience whatsoever with writing on cakes but we begged him to do it and told him we'd trust him. I had to be done so it worked!

Christian Mommy Writer said...

Congratulations! You are sooo creative in your ways of sharing great news. I'm taking notes... :-)

Jen&Carter said...

*Congrats on the girl, that is very exciting. It was neat how you shared the news. It seems like yesterday that you announces that you were pg,I can't believe that you are almost 4 months. enjoy every min of it.

Jess said...

I'm so excited!!!! We really are twins girl!!!

Great name....great idea to learn the sex of your baby.....and so glad that you have such great memories!


Love, jess

Chris in FL said...

How awesome!! I totally teared up when I was reading how you guys found out. I felt like I was there with you all. Oh my, that is so awesome.!! I love surprises and exciting ways to reveal those surprises. What joy!!

Congrats yet again!!!

La Familia Garcia said...

YAY! Congratulations! That is too fun! I don't remember what I voted for you to have! How great she already has a name! I love her name! How did you choose on Karina?

Niki :-) said...

how exciting! a great blog post. so fun to read! I've been following you on your preg journey. you two are very blessed!

Jo Princess Warrior said...

your posts always bring a tear to my eye. I am so happy for you guys. A girl - how precious. xoxo

Jamie said...

Congratulations on your baby girl!! Little girls are SO fun.

My daughters birthday is April 3, which is very close to your due date. My daughter's middle name is also after my husbands sister, who passed away at a young age. Wow, we have a lot in common :)