Well, its Wednesday; one of my favorite days of the week because it means the work week is halfway over! Anyone else feel that way?
I wanted to kick off the new look of my blog with a personal post about an exciting happening in my life – I’M GOING TO BE AN AUNT!!!! Does anyone have any ideas of what I should be called? I think “Auntie B” has a cute feel to it…but I welcome your comments & suggestions!
When Kelley (Kevin’s sister) told me she was expecting early that spring morning I could hardly contain all the million baby ideas that ran thru my head…thanks Pinterest. Kelley is somewhat of a “hippie child” or at least that’s what her momma says, so I knew she would want any baby celebrations to reflect that. I spent weeks planning her gender reveal party because I wanted it to be something special for her & Santi to look back on!
We decided that Kelley, Santi, Wanda, Kayla and I would attend the ultrasound and then I would leave with an envelope to discover the gender and plan the gender reveal party. Well….little Baby Fusilier had other plans. That stubborn little babe sat in Kelley’s tummy as comfortable as could be with its legs crossed for an entire 40 minutes. SERIOUSLY? We had a party to throw but even at a young age….this little booger was showing us who the boss was. Sorry Kelley…looks like your hands are gonna be full!!! (In the best way possible!)
So a few weeks later we went back to the OB-GYN. The plan was the same. Kelley, Wanda and I were so anxious and were really hoping that the baby would cooperate so we wouldn’t have to reschedule the party again! Once in the ultrasound room the technician was talking with us about the party and asked if we were still having it, what our plans were, etc. So then she starts looking around for the gender and before we knew it she responded with, “Its not the best position….but IT’S A GIRL!!!!” Mixed emotions filled the room. I think Kelley even let out an, “Oh No!” because she was so worried about my feelings being hurt, but full of giggles I happily reminded them, “IT’S A GIRL!!!! OH MY GOSH!!!” The tears were flowing. Though it wasn’t what we had planned it was perfect!
The next phase was the hardest. Knowing the secret and keeping it. I think it slipped out to a few folks but for the most part, we were able to keep it a surprise until the evening of the gender reveal party. Sadly it rained and we had to move everything indoors, but it was still a blast!
In case you didn’t know before, now you do….My mom and I really enjoy planning parties and decorating for them. Here’s a few photos I snapped of the food and decorations!
The cutesy, adorable cake topper came from sweet friends, Justin and Keary at Grace & Salt. Seriously, check out their stuff…its amazing!We sent everyone home with favors after we announced the gender. Planning your own gender reveal party? You can find the pink popcorn recipe here.I love this photo of our family. From Left to Right is Kayla (sister-in-law), Bruce (father-in-law), Kelley (sister-in-law), Baby Fusilier (in-utero), Santi (Kelley’s boyfriend), and my handsome husband, Kevin.
Here’s Kelley & Santi with Clara, Santi’s sister!We had to grab a quick shot of Team Pink & Team Blue. Looks like the Team Pink crowd outnumbered the Team Blue folks. To view even more images from the party, click here!And finally, here’s a few lovely photos of the mommy-to-be. How perfect does she look? She definitely has that mommy glow!
So there you have it folks. Sweet little Abella June will be here in a little over 3 months. Thats so crazy to me! Time has flown by! Keep checking back soon because I’m sure there will be more images of her mommy soon!
Kelley & Santi- Thanks for letting me document your sweet memories as first time parents. I’m so excited for your new journey together as parents & I pray special blessings over you both & Abella. Anytime you ever need a baby sitter, I’m here….but there will be candy & soda involved. Just kidding…she will be loved on lots and slightly spoiled. Here’s to the adventures that are in store for you! Kevin & I love you both and are always here for you!
Until Next Time,