So, today is my 29th birthday. 29. The year that I will refer to as my age for the rest of my life. 🙂 It’s not really about me this year. I don’t want any presents, really. I don’t want to shop for myself. I still want to shop, don’t get me wrong, but I only want to shop for this little baby that’s set to arrive in January! That’s it! This past Thursday evening, my sister-in-law + brother-in-law threw Nic and I a fun Gender Reveal party!
We both have always known we would want to find out the sex as it definitely helps with the mental and physical preparations of having a baby – especially the first!
Thursday afternoon, as soon as we received a little envelope from our doctor, we took it straight to my sister-in-law, who was prepped with both pink and blue treats, party decor, and helium-filled balloons to put in a box for us to open!
We invited close family to help us discover the surprise together later that evening! Everyone had to pick a “Team” – Pink or Blue. Naturally, I chose Team Pink + Nic chose Team Blue!Team Pink vs. Team Blue – note how many more Team Pinks there were, y’all! Which p.s. I think it’s funny considering the above tally board… hmm… it seems people changed their mind mid-party for some reason.And here goes nothing… but everything… our future… ah I was so nervous/excited at this point:When we did finally open the box, I think I was in shock for a bit!
I was expecting BOTH pink AND blue balloons to pop out for some reason but low and behold, only PINK showed up for the party! I was obviously ecstatic, as you may be able to see from these photos! I think Nic was in a joyous state of shock and his reaction was so sweet.
A baby GIRL!!!!!! My gut instinct all along has been that it is a girl and it goes back a couple of months ago, when Nic and I went on vacation to Charleston, South Carolina.Every.single.baby. we saw there was a GIRL! It became so comical towards the end of our trip! Every baby!However, along the way, I also had boy feelings and would have been so happy to be having a boy too, of course! Baby boys are so cute!Nic is seriously saying in the picture below, “Is this a joke?!” Ha, Ha. Everyone has been asking us up to the point what we wanted; a boy or a girl. We just want a healthy baby!It’s nice not to have to answer that question anymore + also not to have to call the baby an “It” for any longer too!
Thank you, Alicia (and Dane!) for all of your hard work for the party! We loved every second of it and will never forget it.