Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Suspense Suspended!

But first, the story.

This morning was the first morning, I declared. It's a girl. I couldn't decide so this morning, I just decided to decide.

Drew got home at 6:40. Which is late for him. He's always home around 5:30/6:00 at the latest. Dern late meeting.

We all headed to Papasitos with the envelope tucked safely in my purse.

We ordered our drinks and queso. We waited forever for them.

Then we finally got to order our food. It didn't take forever but it seemed like a long time!

Drew ate one fajita and declared he was ready for dessert. We decided that with as long as it was taking for everything we better just order the dessert. {grin}

The boys wavered until the last minute. Sage declared it was a girl right before we ordered, and of course, Kolby declared girl too.

When he finally came back, Drew explained how important this envelope was and we ordered chocolate for a girl and cheesecake for a boy.

Waiting for the dessert to be brought out? Torture.

At one point, he came over with his tray lifted high and then set it down with a flourish and asked if he could take our dirty plates.

I told him that was cruel and unusual.

But the next time, he came with his tray high and had quite a few drinks around the edge (for the table next to us). As he set it down, I couldn't look.

I stared at Drew.

He whispered. "It's a girl!"

Then I looked:

Maybe we didn't totally trust him, we asked for the envelope back. Here's the proof. The ultra-sound tech wrote It's a Girl!!!! And the back of the envelope where I wrote girl dessert and boy dessert and he wrote our choices underneath.

Kolby may have cried right before he was going to bed saying he wanted it to be a boy. But, maybe we should leave that part out.

It is with great joy that we announce Annika Karoline will be welcomed by three big brothers in August!

43 comments:

  1. Aaaaahhhh!!! I may have teared up. SO excited for you!! This calls for a shopping spree ASAP! And is it ANNE-IKA or AWN-IKA?

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  2. This is so fun! What a memorable way to find out. My ultrasound is tomorrow. I'm still not sure if we are finding out or not, but I am starting to think we will. :)

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  3. hooray! what a fun story! so excited for you guys!

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  4. Congratulations!! That's so WONDERFUL!!! Welcome to the joyful world of being the mom of a girl!!

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  5. Thanks for the call Punkin - Dad and I are so very happy for you all! I love the memory you made for the boys and that you shared it with us. I know Annika will bless your lives in ways that only a little girl can!
    Prayers,
    Mom

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  6. Yay!!!! Congratulations!!!! Little girls are so much fun(and waaaaaay too much fun to buy clothes for) Praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy the rest of the way. God is good!

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  7. OH MY GOODNESS!!! So thrilled for you and the boys!!!! and of course the name - LOVE IT!!!

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  8. Congrats!! I'm so excited for you! I love my boys, but so glad I have my one baby girl. With her comes a lot of drama, but she's worth it.

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  9. I'm so happy for you! I'm sure that it will be so much fun to get into the world of baby girls. And you've chosen a beautiful name. With three big brothers, Annika will not be short on protectors!

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  10. YEAH!!!!! WOOO-WHOOOO! Can you tell I am excited for you all?!! Bring on the pink for little Annika Karoline. I love the memory you all made as a family. So special. And I love the look on your face in the picture...priceless. Congratulations, Steffan Family!

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  11. Yah! What a cute story. And a well loved baby! Annika was one of my favorite girl names when I was a little girl. Or maybe it was Anniki. Can't remember, but beatiful name!

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  12. That is the cutest thing ever! Whenever I am pregnant, I may or may not steal your idea. Congratulations! That is SO fun! And believe me, as a girl who has 2 brothers, she will LOVE having 3 and will feel so loved and protected. Well, at least when she's older! So excited for you!

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  13. Yayyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!! Your story gave me chills!!! I am so happy for you, Steffens!

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  14. hip hip hooray for three men and a little lady!

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  15. So happy for you, Kristy. I know you are excited. You are going to love having a little girl. I have three older brothers, and I was a very girly girl despite the fact. :) I'm sure they will treasure her. Love that you are using Karoline's name..that made me smile.

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  16. That is so awesome! I would NOT have had that self control not to peek!

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  17. Hurray for little girls! Congratulations. Annika's Aunt Karoline is in love with her already. Bring on the pink!

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  18. So excited for you!! What a fun night!

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  19. Oh Kristy! I just got chills!!!!! I am so excited for you guys! Annika Karoline will be well loved and protected with three older brothers!!!

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  20. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! I am so excited for you and your family!!! What a wonderful surprise! I can't even imagine all of the pink that will be infiltrating your house today (don't even pretend you're not heading to the Target sale rounder....) Love you!!!

    Marti

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  21. I KNEW ITTTTT!!!!!!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!!!!!!!! I have a huge huge smile on my face, Kiki! And GREAT NAME! We MAY or may not already have something for her... ;)

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  22. GRIN :)

    I know you already know how excited I am. And how I showed it in the parking lot.

    Love you and already love Miss Annika!

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  23. Woo hoo! Let's go shopping soon!

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  24. Yay for chocolate! I love her name, I love how you found out.

    And the pink lemonade was a nice touch, too.

    Congratulations! :)

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  25. My goodness, that was an exciting read! I totally teared up, and got crazy goose bumps!! VEry exciting news for the Steffen family!

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  26. Yippee!! So excited for you guys!

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  27. Congratulations, Kristy! Many new blessings to come...! ...and three big brothers to look up to!

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  28. Congratulations, Steffens!!

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  29. I'm crying, how wonderful, a healthy little girl!! So happy for you guys, Chunk. I love her name and I love you!

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  30. Love Love Love this SO SO MUCH! Can't wait to meet your new baby GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Love you guys! (I mean....and girls....)
    :-) Big Smiles....

    xoxo,
    Alison

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  31. Hooray! What fun news! So happy for you all!!

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  32. so long and drawn out! too cute! congratulations!

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  33. I may have teared up too. :) SO excited for you guys. She is going to be one blessed little girl with all those big brothers looking out for her!!

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  34. AHHHH!!!! Best way to find out. Ever. I have tears in my eyes, and I already knew from facebook. I just had to come over and read the story! Little Miss Annika. What a darling, darling thing she'll be! YAY for a daughter!!!

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  35. Hooray!!! I love, love , love the name! She will be one lucky girl. Can't wait until her grand entrance in August.

    Hope things are well in TX!

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  36. Oh Congratulations!!! How much fun will that be?!? Since she's bound to be beautiful it's a good thing she'll have 3 older brothers to watch out for her... God knows what He's about! =) Very happy for you Kristy.

    Love you, miss you and maybe just a tiny bit jealous,

    Bierma ;)

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  37. What a creative way to find out! and congrats on a little girl. I had two older brothers and LOVED every second of it. I'm sure she'll just adore them... you know... most of the time :)

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  38. Yay!!! Pink team finally! :) Welcome to the wonderful world of pink, ruffles, tulle, purses, glitter and so much more!! Annika is going to be very loved! How special that she will have 3 big brothers!

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  39. Tears streaming down my face!!!
    Congratulations, friend!

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  40. Congratulations, Kristy! Bring the American Girl doll out of the closet. :) My girls are VERY excited! And the boys are happy too. :)

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  41. YAY!!!! So thrilled for you guys!! She is going to be one loved little girl!! Kristy, I am just so happy for you!! I am tickled pink!!!

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  42. YAH!!! A GIRL!!! I was hoping it was a girl. You are going to love it! What a creative way to find out what sex the baby was. We miss you guys!

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