When I took my NIPT (non-invasive prenatal testing) also known as the Harmony test, the specialist asked us if we would like to know the sex of our baby- which of course, we hastily said yes. With what seemed like forever waiting for the result, the “call” finally came while I was at work. Since G made me swear that we should find out together, my colleague kindly offered to be the one who took the news, write it down & seal it in an envelope so G & I could open it together at home. But since secrets-in-an-envelope weren’t exactly our strength and waiting an hour drive home seemed nearly impossible… we ripped opened the envelope as soon as G & I sat in the car.

G was convinced it was a girl, which was also what he not-so-secretly hoped for, so did I. I didn’t have any particular ‘mothers intuition’ one way or another, but our preliminary list of boy names was much longer than the options for girls, so I just assumed we’d have a boy. Once I read the words “Congrats, it’s a Girl!” I immediately felt fireworks in my heart. It was one of the first times I’d experienced such a surge of emotions since I first found out about my pregnancy, and suddenly everything felt real and exciting. We’re both thrilled and while having either a boy or girl would be equally amazing, all we really hope for is a healthy and happy child.

IMG_5643_副本[It’s going to be a Jordan family]