I thought that I would follow up a downer post with a very happy post. You are on the edge of your seat, right?
So, my in-laws decided that this year they were going to visit us for their birthday’s. It’s quite the smart plan, considering they live in Colorado. Plus, we love having them visit and it was perfect timing to do a gender reveal! The hubs and I agreed, it would be a surprise for them.
The plan was to go to a nice dinner to celebrate all three birthday’s. We chose to go to a place around the corner called Jayne’s Gastropub. We’ve been wanting to try it out since we moved into the neighborhood, over five years ago! Everyone was excited.
When we sat down, Gil was in charge of discussing the plan with our waiter. Our idea was to have the bartender make a drink that was pink or blue and pour it in front of us at the table. We weren’t even sure it was a possibility, but with a mixologist bartender we figured it was a safe bet. Once it was all settled (as much as the poor waiter could be since it was an odd request) we announced to the rest of our party. I think they were as confused as our waiter. Until we showed everyone the sealed envelope and said we didn’t know the gender yet, either. Which was funny because that was when it dawned on our waiter that he was going to find out before we did. Immediately, he stopped in his tracks and said he was nervous and couldn’t believe he was going to find out first. I can only imagine how that must have felt, since we had never laid eyes on the man before that night.
We go on to order a wonderful dinner. If you live in San Diego I cannot recommend this place enough. Check it out here. I don’t recall what everyone had, but they all raved – I had the Shepard’s Pie and loved it! Of course, we went on to order dessert, I just cannot help myself. Which ended up being a great idea because it was a great cover for the drink arrival.
As the dessert for my father-in-law was being presented, glowing candle and all (it was his birthday that evening). The owner of the restaurant was coming around the corner of the table with a glowing tray of champagne flutes. I didn’t see it until she was behind Gil, who was sitting directly in front of me and I gasped REALLY loud simultaneously covering my gaping mouth. Later on, Gil would confess he wasn’t sure what that reaction meant…was I excited for another girl or what? And I swear I my eye balls had to of been hovering outside of my head after popping out from shock!
The tray was covered with electric BLUE drinks! That’s right folks, we are having a boy. Some would say we hit the gender lottery. So, here is why I was so shocked: I thought that the physicians assistant at my OB office had spilled the beans, by accident, that we were having another girl! Here’s how it went. I asked for the gender in a sealed envelope because we were going to do a surprise reveal with our family who was coming to visit us. As the receptionist and PA were getting it ready, the other receptionists was asking me about L.L.’s name saying how beautiful it is. I went onto explain how hard it was to decide on a girls name, etc… Then, the PA came over with the envelope saying something to the effect of, well, your going to have to come up with another girl name. I just stood there in shock while the other receptionist (who helped her get the envelope ready) shook her head in disbelieve and slowly said…or a boy’s name, then looked at me. I said, “right,” but, in my head all I could think of was, is this really happening? Did she just spill the beans by accident? So, I exited in a hurry! And thought about the exchange for an entire week, keeping it to myself. It was torture!
Back to the original story, when I saw the electric blue drinks I was in disbelief. I thought, is someone messing with me???? Someone has to be messing with me! Then all the drinks were distributed and my father-in-law asked what it was. Gil had to say, “It’s a blue drink, Dad. Blue means we are having a boy.” Meanwhile L.L. is in his lap and grabs the electric drink but tilts it over spilling it all over the side of the table. Talk about comical! In the end I told my doctor office story and teared up still saying I just can’t believe it. The in-laws were just as shocked, but happy and instantly on their phones texting the family the news. Talk about comical – Gil and I just sat there taking in the news while the older folks are texting away!
It’s such a sweet memory and we couldn’t be happier how it all turned out. Last time we got to share the news with all our friends at a ‘Cake Party’ that was awesome! This time we got to enjoy a relaxing and superb dinner with family, along with sharing the wonderful news, again.