I already did all this on Facebook, but I wanted to share on the blog too. Last week, we had our twenty week anatomy scan, our first look at Niko since April @ 8 weeks. If all goes well, it should be the last before the December debut. So, we were eager to learn if Lauren was going to have a baby sister or a baby brother.

At first, Niko was not so cooperative, much like Lauren was early on. So the tech went on to take all the other measurements and even get a picture of Niko sucking on a thumb, and by the time she was done with that, Niko had moved into a more accessible position. The tech easily identified the genitals, and Niko’s sex was no longer a secret.

That very same night, we began discussing name possibilities (still undecided), and I began planning the sex reveal. The day before, I had decided to make cupcakes (naturally) – a nice chocolate cupcake with one of two frostings: raspberry for a girl, blueberry for a boy.


That’s right, friends, Lauren has got a little sister.

I admit, I was kinda hoping on a boy, for many reasons, but I’m sure y’all know that I would love love love to bring home a happy, healthy girl. And she seems to be all of those things at the moment! She’s quite energetic, and she’s been making her presence known frequently lately. We’re very excited to have her in our lives.

Now we just need to decide on a name!

[Chocolate cupcake recipe from The Cupcake Project. The frosting is a raspberry curd frosting – raspberry curd recipe from Java Cupcake.]