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Nothing more fun than a gender reveal

It's a boy! The greatest news I received early on in my pregnancy. After confirming I was in fact pregnant (finding out at 6 weeks, 3 days), I knew it would be too early to find out gender at my first doctor's appointment which was scheduled for October 12, 2021. I opted to use the SneakPeek at home test. For those who aren't familiar with this home test, it's a painless blood test you do yourself that allows you to find out the gender of your baby as early as 6 weeks! And because I was already past the 6 weeks threshold when I took my at home pregnancy test, there was no question on if I was going to order this test. The two major benefits of SneakPeek included, finding out the gender earlier than an ultra sound and knowing it was more accurate than a urine test.

I had the stressful task of planning my own baby shower, so knowing the gender early provided me with a head start on the gender reveal portion of the party. Unfortunately I didn't end up having a baby shower due to not being able to travel back home to Boston. Although we weren't able to celebrate with everyone, we were still able to make the gender reveal special for the grandparents, friends and family.

The way the works is, it basically detects if your blood has Y target DNA or not. If Y target is detected, than that means your baby is male. If no Y targets are detected then your baby is female. (a snippet of my results in pic below)

I found out the gender on October 15th, 2021, while at work. I was working an overnight shift and during some down time, I decided to check my email. I kept the information to myself, later disclosing this important news to my husband the next day. His excitement was out of this world. We both really wanted a boy! We would have loved a girl equally but I feel like I was meant to be a boy mom. I'll have to share the video recording of his reaction one of these days on Instagram, but take my word for now, he was over the moon.

As far as our families and friends, majority thought we were having a girl. Especially my family! Both my mom and dad come from predominately women families. Baby boys were just not landing into their families despite both of my grandmothers have many children. My husbands family on the other hand, had a 50/50 split. The results honestly could have gone either way, but we have been blessed with a boy and we have zero complaints. I am still on the fence on if I want to have more than one child. But we both did agree, if we did decide to expand and have a second, we wouldn't find out the gender until delivery day.

Did you have a gender reveal? Did you give birth to the gender you predicted you were having? Share your gender story with me!


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