The Long-Awaited Gender Result…

Around ManilaForeign Service Life
April 28, 2011

Baby Novak’s Brain! (a top view)

As you all know, I’m quite impatient in general, so this whole baby gender thing has been on my mind since we found out we were pregnant 11 weeks ago.  Thankfully, Nick also had a desire to know early (and was okay with me telling the whole world what it would be via the blog and FB).  I love that when we’re on the same page!

When I went to Singapore 2 weeks ago, the Doctor gave me a prediction of what the gender would be with 80% certainty.  Our appointment today was with our Manila OBGYN, who was able to confirm the Singapore Doctor’s prediction.  And so…. DRUM ROLL PLEASE…..

Baby Novak is a GIRL!!!

As a little treat for today, I leave you with a short video of Baby Novak sucking/eating something.  If you look at Baby Novak’s head on the upper left side, you’ll see the movement.  Don’t confuse the mouth with the heart, which is pulsing down on the lower right-hand side!


**Final Note: The Doctor said that they can never confirm girls with 100% certainty because the scans can miss/hide things.  I’m feeling confident with 2 different Doctors saying it was a girl, but we have another 3D scan in a month that should really seal the deal.  Until I see otherwise, I’m going with girl!


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  1. Selina says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! <3 <3 <3 Tita (Auntie) Selina

  2. Yvonne says:

    This video is amazing & baby Novak is a little ANGEL!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Sarah Novak says:

    Thank you, thank you! It’s so much fun to get to know more and more details about this little person! I am so thankful for the excessive ultrasound scanning that is allowed here – it makes you feel so much closer to the babe!

  4. Sarah Novak says:

    I love the technology aspect of it (and the low cost of ultrasounds)! Our next scan is a 3D one where we should be able to see lots of detail!

  5. Tanisha A. says:

    LOVE LOVE the video. So freakin cool!

  6. Sarah Novak says:

    Thanks – we think so too! :)

  7. Daniela says:

    Congrats! Girls are awesome! There’s a lot of drama with them but a ton of fun too! And they are a blast to shop for!

  8. dana says:

    Miss Sarah. You and your FB posting are such a tease! Congratulations–we are happy to have another bennie!

  9. Sarah Novak says:

    Oh, with 4 girls in my family, I’m quite familiar with the drama… but yes, the shopping and dressing up should be delightful!

  10. Sarah Novak says:

    It wasn’t meant to be, you all just interpreted it that way! And yes, she’s going to be a lovely Bennie (although I promised Nick I wouldn’t start pushing it until she’s at least 5)!!

  11. Chris says:

    So wonderful – love the video! Congratulations on Baby Girl Novak – She is going to have one amazing life! XO

  12. elise says:

    Well who’d have guessed it Family of Girls Miller-Novak? ;) We need more girls in this family, and I’m sure Joyce is peeing her pants right now with excitement. I can.not imagine a better dad for a little girl than Nick, nor a better mama, than you. So excited you two!

  13. Joyce says:

    Hurray finally a girl!!! Sorry Nick but you are going to see a whole different world now. Don’t give up on your dream of baseball and kayaking and skiing with her either cause girls rock!!! Love you. Future Grandma.

  14. Lindsay says:

    So excited for you!! She is so beautiful already! You are going to be a wonderful mommy!

  15. Jenna says:

    So… i am pleased that I can now buy my flowered headband that I wanted to by for the baby the second I found out you were pregnant!!!

  16. Yay, it’s for real now!

    And there’s definitely something in the water — every single friend of mine that had a baby in the last year (and there’s been more than a handful), had a girl!


  17. Sarah Novak says:

    Thank you – we think so too!

  18. Sarah Novak says:

    Yeah, Joyce is way pumped! Nick is just out of his element, but I know he’ll adjust fast and she’ll be a daddy’s girl. :)

  19. Sarah Novak says:

    Yeah, he’s already been talking about water kayaking with her, which makes me quite nervous, but I suppose I’ll have to get over it! :) And I definitely agree, girls ROCK!

  20. Sarah Novak says:

    Oh thanks Lindsay – I’m starting to feel more confident about this whole process, which is comforting!

  21. Sarah Novak says:

    Oh yes, flowered headbands would be VERY MUCH APPRECIATED! Yippee!

  22. Sarah Novak says:

    I know, it’s real! Yippee…

  23. alex says:

    Congrats! Now you get to start the name game… fun! =)

  24. Sarah Novak says:

    I know, totally!!

  25. Jill says:

    Mazel tov!! Love little girlies … so happy for you!

  26. Bethany says:

    YAY!!! Congrats Sarah and Nick! A baby girl!!!!

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