Home Style

Style The Bump: Gender Reveal

Gender Reveal - PinkBlush - Style The Bump

It’s true when they say all pregnancies are different. And pregnancy number two definitely has been a completely different experience.

How have my pregnancies differed?

With my first pregnancy, I experienced morning sickness as most pregnant women do but it was very short-lived. I also had gestational diabetes before I even reached 20 weeks. But overall, the pregnancy went well.

This time around, the nausea, food aversions and exhaustion were not as short-lived. But the biggest difference has been chest pain and difficulty breathing which by the way landed me in the ER for a possible blood clot. Super scary to say the least but after what seemed like a billion test later including a not so safe CT scan (eek!), the doctors confirmed it was not anything life threatening but possibly reflux. Reflux, really? Geez, I had never experienced being out of breath nor having chest pressure like that in my life. At the end of the day, we were just so very thankful and relieved it was not a blood clot.

How did our gender reveals differ?

Well, if you know me, I’m definitely a planner. As soon as we found out I was pregnant with baby number one, I was already trying to find out the sex. I know, I know, I was simply too inpatient to hold off. At 16 weeks, I planned a gender reveal gathering for our immediate family at a Victorian home 3D ultrasound facility. Having our family there made the gender reveal that much more exciting.

So after everyone took a seat, the technician turned down the lights and asked me to lay on the prego bed. My husband, Rey, held my hand and after a few minutes of staring at the rather large projector screen the words “It’s a girl!” came out of the technician. I asked, “Are you 100% sure?” I mean I always saw myself having a little girl but throughout those 16 weeks, I really thought I was having a boy. And boy was I wrong. Enter Mia Rae.

Now, four years later, and with baby número dos on the way, I can honestly say our gender reveal was not planned by any means but definitely just as joyous.

Being that I’m now 35-years-young, I was labeled “at-risk” and was asked if I wanted to undergone more testing. The testing so happened to include the sex of the baby after the 10th week. Yes – you read that correctly, 10 weeks!! Naturally – I said yes.

Gender Reveal - PinkBlush - Style The Bump

Dress: TJMaxx; Sandals: Target

A couple of weeks after I took the test, I was shopping at Target with Mia (yes, Target go figure!) when I got a call from by OB’s office. The nurse on the line told me to hold for the OB. Can I just say, I was more worried at this point about the baby’s health than ever. All I could think of was, “Why is the Dr. calling me? Does she have bad news? Is the baby ok?” Let’s just say, stress was at an all-time high and Mia was jumping on and off the target shopping cart as most super active toddlers do.

Gender Reveal - PinkBlush - Style The Bump

At any rate, a minute passed by and then my doctor jumped on the call and said, “Hi, Gladys? I just wanted to let you know we got the first round of results back and everything looks great from what we can see…” Oh dear God, what a relief I thought. She went on to say “Keep in mind this test does not cover all possible issues…blah blah blah.” I pretty much tuned out after she said everything looked great. Then I heard her say, “So do you want to?” As I chased Mia down an aisle, I realized the doctor was asking me a question. I said, “Sorry, what’s that?” She then said, “We also know the sex of the baby and I don’t recall if you wanted to know or not.” I said, “Yes! Absolutely.” Not thinking about my hubby not being there with us (eek! how selfish right?).Gender Reveal - PinkBlush - Style The Bump

Gender Reveal - PinkBlush - Style The BumpThen the OB said, “Mia’s going to have a little sister”. I started to cry with emotion. I know, I know, crying at Target, ha! I grabbed Mia and said, Mia you’re getting your wish. You’re going to have a sister. She was so excited we hugged each other, smiled and I of course was still shedding tears left and right. So I thought, “Oh my gosh – we need to call papi!” But something in me told me not to call him at work. It felt so impersonal.

So we grabbed a cute card and Mia drew pictures on it. I wrote a nice message and towards the end it read “please flip card” and the words “It’s a girl!” were written in the back.

After dinner that night, Mia and I pulled out the card. He read it and was in shock. The three of us hugged and laughed. Another little girl!

Gender Reveal - PinkBlush - Style The Bump

Dress: Ivory Lace PinkBlush Maternity; Shoes: Chinese Laundry, Accessories: Forever21;

We are over the moon with the news. If you’re still reading this, thank you so very much for reading this personal blog post and for allowing us to share a little bit about ourselves and our growing family.

Style The Bump - Pink Blush

A big thank you to PinkBlush Maternity for this beautiful ivory lace dress and to my amazing hubby for taking pictures of his three princesses. 😉

Gender Reveal - PinkBlush - Style The Bump

Dress: Ivory Lace PinkBlush Maternity; Shoes: Chinese Laundry, Accessories: Forever21;

Style The Bump - Gender RevealThis post is sponsored by PinkBlush but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. #PinkBlush

Style The Bump - PinkBlush - Gender Reveal

Gender Reveal - PinkBlush - Style The BumpStay Connected

    2 COMMENTS

  • I love your Style the Bump series. It inspires me to get dressed up instead of wearing sweats and a tee. I’m so excited for you and your family. We’re also expecting our second child. It’s funny how different every pregnancy is, even when you’re expecting the same sex twice.

    Wishing you a wonderful pregnancy and lots of patience with your toddler. I have my boy turning two this month and the tantrums are an everyday thing. :/

    • themotheroverload July 3, 2015 Reply

      Oh my! Congrats to you too dear! I swore I wouldn’t go through it again but never say never right? I remember reading your post about this very same subject. 🙂 But our tots need a sibling right? XOX

what do you think?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • A family does not need to be perfect. It just needs to be UNITED. 👏👨‍👩‍👧‍👧 And that we are. .
.
Hugging these humans a little tighter and a little longer always. #ohana #mifamilia #thisisus #grateful #mytribe #misamores #familylife .
PC: ❤️📷 @lilyro_
  • Don't mind me. Just multitasking over here. 🏖By that I mean watching my girls and husband play in the sand while I drink this @DrinkBai Antioxidant water that's smarter and works harder for me. Definitely no ordinary water. It's infused with antioxidants to help fight off free radicals and packed with electrolytes to give it a real smooth taste all with zero calories. #ad #BaiPartner #FlavorLife #FlavorLifeCali
  • Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell, not things to show. - Unknown
.
.
Anyone else love to travel too? What’s been your favorite destination?
.
.
And side note, this swimsuit from @lolashoetique is going to be on repeat. So in LOVE with the print and unique style but best of all how comfortable it is to run around in with the kiddos. More photos coming. ☺️ #ad #lolababe #NewportBeachMarriott #mominfluencersunite
.
.
.
PC 💕📷: @lilyro_ 👙Styled by: @fashionseekers14
  • Heres to good humans, may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them! ✌️❤️
.
This rad mug is from @themomculture which is owned and operated by a #momboss 💪. Loving all her mom gear including our Raising Ladies, Raising Good Humans and Motherhood Wingin’ It tees! And if you have boys, she also has a Raising Gentlemen tee. 👌😘☕️PC: 📸 @lilyro_ 💕#ad #dailyparenting #mominfluencersunite #raisegoodhumans #newportbeachmarriott
  • When you find that perfect shade of red lipstick, you totally stick w/ it. #EsteeLaudergiftedme 💄💋
.
.

And in case you'd also like to give this Pure Color Envy High-Lustre lipstick a try, here's the direct link 😘 https://www.octoly.com/c/hbkiw/r/harvb  @esteelauder #esteelauder #redlipstick #redlips #octolyfamily #lipstick
  • 🌸The Mother Overload would not exist if it were not for these 3 blessings and the village of strong women whom  constantly motivate me to reach for the stars. Las amo con todo mi corazón Mamá y Abuelita! Happy Mother’s Day to you and all the amazing moms in your life! 🌸 #happymothersday #smsocial18 #supermamas #momtribe #supermamás
  • This is exactly how we felt about today’s  @_supermamas social. Forget the high fives. It was so good it deserved #knucles 🤜🤛😆 .
.
Check out our stories to see all the fun! 😁

And mil gracias @bricialopez and @iampaulinalopez for having us! Always so grateful to be apart of this amazing uplifting mom community. 💕PC: @lilyro_ 😍 #smsocial18
  • #SuavitelPartner This is what happens when you tell (in this case yell) kids don’t jump on the bed. They jump on the bed. Ha! That #momlife right? .
.

And as much as I love washing clothes, folding it and putting it away is a whole other story. So recently we started using Suavitel Complete. Its multi-benefit formula has simplified my laundry routine. Leaving more time for the things that really matter. Be sure to check out our stories to purchase.  #Suavitel #momlife #lifewithkids
PC: 💕 @lin_marty