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Big Night, Big News

The suspense has been killing me…. and this time, I couldn’t wait. We didn’t find out Cruzzie’s gender until he was born, and it was the best surprise. But this time, I convinced Ken that we should find out the gender of Baby 2 [1]. We (aka me) wanted to find out on my birthday (good compromise, no?), so Ken kept the envelope with the gender in his desk for the last month (had I kept it, I would have cheated on day 1). To celebrate, we went out to dinner at our favorite local restaurant to do the big unveiling….drum roll…….

Pre-dinner pic. We have been doing this every week to document my increasing largeness. Hello, belly!

Entrance to Barney’s. We ate at Fred’s on the 9th floor, our local fave.

[2]

Elevator to dinner. Uber nervous. (As you can see, I got super dressed up for the big night…)

Elevator to dinner. Also nervous. But looking way more dapper and put together than me….

[3]

J2 stands for “Junior #2” — we called Cruzzie “Junior” when in belly. The envelope was so sturdy and thick that you couldn’t see through it even if you tried…not that I tried….

Signed over the seal by Ken. And taped. Just in case. 100% protected.

Nervous smile and laugh….

Much more calm and collected….like always in comparison to me.

OMG!!! What I always dreamed of!!! (My first thought was — whoa, the technician wrote a sentence instead of just one word).

In absolute disbelief. So excited. Best birthday present ever.

Giggly and thrilled.

Emotional and sentimental. Ken is going to have a “Papa’s Little Girl!”

Hard to believe….

Time for birthday profiteroles!

The ice cream is melting away……as I gab and gab on the telephone.

Yummy. Gestational diabetes here I come….

SO there it is….the biggest story of our lives in 2012. Another baby and we couldn’t be happier. It has always been my dream to have an older brother and a younger sister — and it is all coming true. Of course, I would have been happy regardless, because a life is a life. But a boy AND a girl. It is perfection. And let me tell you, this BABY GIRL is going to be s-p-o-i-l-e-d. Do you know who her grandmother is??? Best birthday ever.

Until Wednesday,

Anika Yael Natori, aka The Josie Girl