Tuesday, April 8, 2014

It's a........GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's right folks.  We're having a precious baby girl!!!!!!!!!!! 
Last Sunday was a day we'll never forget.  A day full of SO much anticipation, it gave our wedding day a run for it's money! We've been prepping for this party for the past 6 weeks and finally....the day arrived.  Jon and I got up super early to finish all of our last minute "to do's," including hanging every last pink & blue puff ball from our ceiling along with the 8 million burlap banners I made.
For the record, Jon made these fruit baby carriages all on his own. That's what happens when you tell a man you don't think he can do something.....  ;)
One of my favorite parts was the "video booth" we set up.  As much as I love the idea of photo booths, I thought for this occasion, videos would be more sentimental to show our little girl someday.  I haven't seen the final product yet, but I should get it this weekend!  Can't wait!!
Now, onto a few more pics from the party.
The day could NOT have been more beautiful!!  It was 70 degrees and sunny, one of the most beautiful days we've had this spring.
Proud Grandparents!
My Mom & Aunts....all Team Pink from the start.
If I had to choose one photo that captures every last emotion of this day, it would
have to be this one....
You know that feeling of your life flashing before your eyes? 
That was this moment.
Both of us fully expected to open that box to see little blue balloons....and when I saw pink, my heart exploded with so much love!  I fell in love with my beautiful daughter right then and there.
For Jon? 
His heart became a protector's heart.  Right then in that moment, he envisioned walking his baby girl down the aisle one day....only to give her away to another man. 
He envisioned his delicate baby girl, who he will now spend his life loving & protecting
with all that he is. 
Right then in that moment, I fell more in love with my husband. 
The father to our beautiful baby girl.
And here we are, halfway thru this journey.  I can't believe it!
This past weekend we decided to begin our registry & boy was that an adventure.  I mean, who the hell thought it was a good idea to create 700 different kinds of pacifiers???
Not only did we register, but we got a jump start on building our baby girl's wardrobe.
Turns out, we are addicted to baby consignment sales.  All of these clothes....like $3-$5 an outfit!
And last but not least, this past weekend we also celebrated this little man's boy's 8th birthday!
Next up....NURSERY PREP!!!!!!!!!! 
Tomorrow I'll officially be 21 weeks with only 19 weeks to go!! 
This pregnancy has been such a breeze that it's literally flown by. 
 I'm now feeling a bit frightened that I might blink & wake up, only to be in
labor and racing to the hospital. 
Lately I've felt as if I want time to slow down a little bit. 
What if we're not ready yet?  What if the baby cries all the time?  What if we never sleep again?  What if the smell of baby poop makes me throw up?  What if we never have peace & quiet again?  What if the carseat is a pain in the ass to lug around?  What if she gets sick? What if we break her?
What if....what if...what if.
But even with all the fear, I still feel so much excitement.
 Yes, I'm scared shitless. 
But even though I'm scared shitless, I still can't wait to meet our baby girl.....just give me
19 more weeks, please. :) 


Amanda @ everyday b and b said...

Congrats on your baby girl! You will LOVE being a girl mom. And trust me, I had all the same thoughts running through my head about what if's, especially in the last month. But I can tell you, the moment that beautiful baby girl is born your mommy intuition kicks into full gear. And the sleep thing, well, it sucks at first, but that's why you become best friends with coffee :) you'll be great! And the baby poop smell in the beginning isn't that bad, it's when they start eating baby food and table food that it becomes a battle of who has to change those diapers hahaha :)

Kait said...

You two are so cute and I love following along your journey! So does my mom... ;) I know you will be amazing parents! XO

Marianna Dunn said...

Congratulations!! She's going to be the cutest, best dressed diva around!!

PS I love the "nuts" and "no nuts" m&ms ;)

Kelli Herrington said...

I came across your blog and I am loving it so much that I am your newest follower.
I think you are going to be a great girl mom and love playing dress up with her.
Congrats to yal