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Thursday, August 7, 2014

is baby sunshine a boy or a girl?


so the question every has been wanting to know….
is baby sunshine a boy or girl?

we never wanted to choose the gender of our baby. all we've ever wanted is a healthy baby. in terms of the sex of that baby, we've always figured that God will give us whatever we are meant to have.

so when we decided to do the PGS testing on our embryos, our nurse asked if we wanted to know the gender of our embryos. we said yes. when she asked what sex embryo we wanted to transfer, we said we want the best embryo transferred regardless of sex.

as our cycle progressed and we realized that 17 embryos were going to be tested, our nurse urged us to decide what sex embryo we'd like to transfer. she said that with that high of a number of embryos, there will likely be multiple high grade normal embryos of both sex to choose from. in that case someone has to decide, either us or the doctor.

we really struggled with this. if we were to get pregnant naturally, no one would be deciding. it would be left up to nature, or chance, or God or whatever you believe in. hubby and i talked about all of the good and bad things about having a boy and then did the same with a girl. the bottom line is that there are good and bad things about both. one is not better than the other. they are just different.

so we decided not to choose. instead, we went to the beach, found a flat rock, and wrote a G and a B on each side. we threw the rock in the air and the letter that landed face up in the sand would be our answer. G for girl. B for boy.

to be continued….

don't kill me for the cliffhanger. there is a reason this story will be paused and continued in sunday night's post with our gender reveal photos. the reason is that we thought it would be so fun to see what y'all think? what do you think we are having?

do you think baby sunshine is a girl or a boy?

please leave your predictions in the comments below. we can't wait to read your thoughts, take a poll and see how many people guess correctly. 


107 comments:

Callie Nicole said...

Girl? I'm just pulling that out of a hat, I have no idea.

Kristyn @ Carolina Fireflies said...

Ahh! I don't want to wait until Sunday to find out! I think boy but since you aren't showing yet and haven't given us any clues that we could apply to old wives tales (there probably aren't any yet) that is 100% random guess!

Can't wait to see the reveal photos!

Lex said...

My guess is girl! :)

(And congrats!)

A Life Without Mofongo said...

I love baby girls so I go for a little healthy princess lol :)

Just T said...

I am thinking a darling little girl :)

Elena Ridley said...

Boy!!

JoJo said...

Hmmm...I want to say girl because of ur dream BUT ah! I'll stick with girl.

Lee-anne Barker-Cobb said...

Girl

"B" said...

Oh my gosh CLIFFHANGER. We had this same testing done and decided not to be told the gender. In hindsight it would have been fun to know right away - not that I would have wanted to choose, in hindsight we never would have had to choose bc we were told that they were all the same;) God works in mysterious ways! We are blessed with our beautiful girls! Because of that I am guessing GIRL :) Either way I am so happy for you!

Natalie | Mrs. Janney | said...

Oh that is CRUEL!!! :)

But fun at the same time.

I can definitely see the pros and cons of both. We have a little boy already but I not so secretly wanted a little girl. Is that bad? I don't know.

Ultimately, I am glad we had a boy first. A little man for my husband to take fishing, to carry on the family name, to watch sports with.

But I am hoping we can have a girl eventurally. :)

Mrs B. said...

Boy!!!!

Mrs. G said...

GIRL!!!!!!

Kandie Walker said...

Ahhh!! My guess is boy. Can't wait to hear!

Stephanie said...

That's AMAZING that you can choose! That would be tough for Mike and I because I want a girl and he wants a boy first! :) I think you are having.....a girl!!! :) :) :)

JJ said...

boy

Lauren said...

I think girl,because you and your page seem so delicate and feminine, I imagine you dressing your girl and it brings a smile on my face. Not that you wouldn't have a similar experience with a boy. Girl just popped in my head first. :-) CONGRATS, love following you.

monica yard said...

Girl! or boy....OH man. Girl. Yes. that's my vote!

Ashley Sanderson said...

I'm going with girl!!!! Girls are so much fun!!! :) Still so excited for you Jessah! Welcome to the momma club! :) It's full of exhaustion and so much love!!

Ashley

Jessica said...

Eeeek! Ok, I am going with girl. But I don't know! Either way, SOOOOO exciting!!! Can't wait to find out:)

Bailey@Lost&Found said...

girl :)

Amie said...

I'm going with a sweet baby girl!

Morgan Rae said...

Ekk! What a cliffhanger! I think baby sunshine will be a...girl! Whatever he/she is, I know she/he will be perfect and healthy and beautiful!

Morgan Brooks said...

my vote, GIRL :) XOX

Endo_Life said...

I am guessing a girl 😃 What a decision to have to make though. I love the way you chose in the end the best way to choose without actually choosing. I can't wait until Monday to read your reveal post xx

Kimberly Bonham said...

I'm guessing a girl!!

Caroline said...

The suspense!!! I think boy!!!

holly said...

My vote is for girl!

Amanda said...

What??? Cliffhangers? Girl, this is becoming a theme with you!

I don't care, girl or boy, I'm just THRILLED your here, tossing rocks to decide between your many excellent embryos!

A Few Good Eggs said...

What a fun way to decide! I always thought that would be such a hard choice to have to make and I love your solution. I'm going to vote... BOY!

Sarah J said...

I'm guessing a boy!

Catherine said...

I'm guessing a beautiful baby boy!

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

I love heads or tails or rock paper scissors. Can't wait to see the outcome!

Lindsay @ la vita dolce said...

I say girl ;) cannot wait to find out and see your reveal photos!! ps...i made my consult with SDFC :)

Infertile625 said...

I say girl. But I'm usually wrong in which case it would be a boy. But girl, I'm going with girl.

Dream Chase said...

ahhhhh, can't wait to know, LOL!!!! I'm going to go with girl for my guess.

itekoppen said...

I believe it to be a boy or a girl. No a boy. Why. Well allot of my friends have had girls so I believe that next year will be a boy year. So I believe that you and your hubby will have a healthy boy.

/ Ellinor from Sweden I blog in swedish and if you want to read go to google translate and just ad my blogadress. If not, I don't mind.

Noemi said...

I am going to say Girl. And congratulations on your much awaited baby.

The Run Away Stork said...

I think Baby Sunshine is a girl! I just see visions of you with this gorgeous baby girl as your side kick. It makes my heart happy!

waiting and wishing said...

GIRL!

Danielle said...

Oh gosh... I have two little guys, and it's always my inclination to say boy when someone asks. I'm clearly biased! LOL! But for some reason I'm getting a girl vibe. I will say girl, but my biggest vote is obviously for healthy mamma and healthy baby, no matter the sex. Can't wait to hear how everyone else votes and read the continuation!

Brenda said...

I think Baby Sunshine is a GIRL!!! But there are so many wonderful things about boys too, so you really can't go wrong. I love the "leave it up to the rock toss" idea. With so many knowns in IVF it's fun to leave a little something up to chance! Either way, Baby Sunshine is already SO loved and so precious!

Susan said...

I love all these posts! So much fun! Kudos for flipping a rock. Not sure I could have picked either.
As for my guess...hmmm...I'm going with...GIRL! My only reason is because the baby I heard about was a boy. Just alternating! Can't wait to find out!

Aubrey said...

Girl????

Wait, boy! Yes, I'm going with boy!

Elisha Kearns said...

i am going to say girl :)

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Anonymous said...

I'm hoping you have twins, boy and a girl! Realistically, I'm betting on a boy. Either way, super excited for you both! Can't wait to read Sunday's post! :D
~Annabelle

ks said...

Girl!
I just love girls! Of course because I have 2! Lol!
But really no difference! Just healthy and happy. And blissful 8 more months to you blogger friend!

ks said...

Girl!
I just love girls! Of course because I have 2! Lol!
But really no difference! Just healthy and happy. And blissful 8 more months to you blogger friend!

Holly said...

OHHHHH!!! Cliff hangers kill me!! I LOVE the fact you still left it to fate with the rock flip. I'm going to guess team pink <3

Lisamarie said...

I'm guessing boy! What a cute way to decide the gender. I can't even imagine having to pick on my own. So exciting either way, though!

Kristina said...

Girl!!

Bette said...

I'm guessing girl....guessing being the operative word! Good luck I am so happy for you...finally!

Gypsy Mama said...

oh this is so cool!! My guess is a girl :)

withgraceandfaithwemakeafamily said...

Oh. Fun. I will say a girl. :)

acoursetothefinishline said...

I guess girl!

Krystal Sullivan said...

Not sure why, but I think boy (but I am always wrong, haha). Cant wait to see the reveal!

Jaimee Granberry said...

I'm going with boy!

Weylin said...

JESSAH!

I guess A GIRL! Come on, Team GIRL Sunshine:):)

Ashley @ Life on the Parsons Farm said...

It's a 50/50 chance but I think it's a boy!!!

Anonymous said...

I think girl!

Bette said...

A girl!

Jennifer T said...

I have no idea!!! I will say a boy? Using the rock definitely kept it up to chance. Great idea!

Isabelle said...

Random guess: girl!

Nathalie Willmott said...

Wow so hard! I think girl in my heart ☺☀

Desirae said...

Girl :)

I can haz babyz? said...

I am not going to try to guess. I prefer to wait for the anticipated news :)

Anonymous said...

Girl - based on the onesie that u picked.

Little Misadventures said...

I don't know why but I can't see y'all with a daughter...but y'all are probably having a girl just because I said that! Haha. I still guess boy though :)

Sarah said...

you wrote in pink so maybe a girl?! ahhh I don't know! I can't wait to watch you become a mother to either one tho!

~ Megz ~ said...

Boy!!! I am sooo excited to hear!!!!!!!!! eeeek!!

http://ttcaftertr.blogspot.com/

Kassaundra Garcia said...

Im thinkin pink!!!

ADSchill said...

I would not have wanted that decision either. It's way more fun to have it come from the universe. I usually guess gender when someone has a prominent belly, so this is weird. I think....girl.

Tammy Vittone said...

I'm feeling girl, in your future!!! No matter what the gender this baby is already so blessed because of you two💗

Brittnie said...

I guess girl :)

Sarah said...

Girl! Because if that dream you had many months ago!! :)

kemmy said...

girl.

Julia said...

My guess is boy, but either is fantastic! I'm not sure how I came across your blog, but I'm glad I did. I've been following for about a year now & your love in your marriage & of your future child is inspiring. You will be amazing parents to Baby Sunshine. Looking foward to following your journey more. And Sunny is a cute girl or boys name ;)

Victoria, like the Queen said...

Eeeek!!! So exciting!!!! I'm thinking team pink! :-)

Ashley said...

I'm going with girl, since you wrote the questions in pink. Lol

RockinMom said...

I am guessing boy.

shay said...

I think it's a girl! Love the way you chose!

Lisa M said...

Girl

Maribel Galvan said...

Boy?! Girl?! I'll go with boy!!

Emily said...

I'm guessing girl based on the fact that you had a choice in what to transfer...I just see your girlie girlness wanting a GIRL!

travelsoul said...

I could never ever pick. I want a girl. With all my heart I've always dreamed of having a daughter. But I could never choose that. I think your stone toss was a perfect idea. I have no guess for you... I'm horrible at guessing.

Laura Rahel said...

LOVE THIS! I think BOY!

Kaity said...

We know what team I'm on- since I clearly have no idea I'm sticking with Team Boy :)

Joahn Fauchier said...

I vote a boy!! Either way it is one lucky little baby!

Darcie K said...

Boy!

Anonymous said...

Girl. But I don't get why you HAD to pick. You could have had PGS testing, had one transferred and not had the Dr tell you....a lot of people do that.

Sarah Beth said...

Going with a BOY!!!!

AM said...

Boy.

Chelley N said...

Oh the suspense! I can't imagine making a decision like that . . . can't wait to hear the results!

ChickinNH said...

Gah! That's just mean!

I'm gonna guess girl :-)

J said...

Boy:)

Kristine Waller said...

Boy!! Just because it looks like in your last post the sign around your puppy's neck that says big brother is written in blue chalk!!

Lee-anne Barker-Cobb said...

I amgoing to go with GIRL!!!

Julia said...

Boy!

Carlena Peterson said...

The familiar song I sing to my sweet little girl every day is "You are my sunshine - my only sunshine. You make me happy - when skies are gray…. You'll never know, dear - how much I LOVE YOU! Please don't take my sunshine away!!! So, I am thinking baby sunshine is a GIRL! Praying for the 3 of you even though I know know you through your precious blog!

Anonymous said...

Girl!

Kristine Waller said...

Boy!! Just because it looks like in your last post the sign around your puppy's neck that says big brother is written in blue chalk!!

"B" said...

I thought I had commented lol! Anyway long story short I think girl!

Waiting for my miracle said...

I think it's a boy!

Alana Christine said...

Boy!

Robbie said...

Boy!!! I think you would have picked girl, but I can see your hubby wanting a girl!

Robbie said...

I meant to say I can see your hubby wanting a boy.... lol sorry

Sara said...

That is beyond amazing. God really is in control. So very happy for you.

Sara said...

That is beyond amazing. God really is in control. So very happy for you.

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