On Saturday at 10am we had an extra ultrasound appointment scheduled to find out the gender of Baby Basilio. For those who know me, you know how impatient I am. After a fellow military spouse told me that you could find out the gender at 15 weeks (which was extremely surprising and hard to believe), I called that day and scheduled an appointment at a 3D/4D ultrasound imaging company. I figured knowing the gender was one way to make this experience more “real,” and I couldn’t have been more correct.
Before 10:30am, we shared such a sweet, sweet moment when we found out we were having a baby girl. This was both what we hoped for and what I thought she was all along, and we couldn’t have been more excited. Nothing could have made this moment any sweeter, and we celebrated by going to The Children’s Place and buying a tiny little outfit for our tiny little lady.
Pregnancy is a funny thing. It can change you completely, and for us, it has. I silently laugh to myself often when we’re in a public place and I find myself more excited to dress Baby Basilio up for Halloween than to go to our college’s homecoming with our friends. Things that were so important suddenly aren’t, and drama and people that I once felt so tied to are no longer a concern. I don’t know how having a tiny person inside of you can do that, but for me, it has. Dom and I feel more like a family than ever before, and some of my favorite moments are when he kisses my belly at 5am before he leaves for work. I might be delirious from exhaustion and completely out of it, but these are moments I will always remember.
We are in for a long ride, I know, but there is something so sweet about having all your wishes come true. One of my favorite feelings in life (so far) is knowing that everything we have been through was worth it.