We found out if we were going to have a little boy or a little girl!
We scheduled our gender determination ultrasound last Friday, and planned our party for Sunday since Saturday was a holiday. Cody and I (well me, really because Cody wanted to know then) chose to wait to find out what Baby C was with our family and friends. Talk about two days of torture.
Our sweet new neighbors so kindly took our envelope and our box and filled it with the right color for us to open on Sunday. I couldn't be more grateful that they took on the challenge and really did it without hesitation. We love their little family already!
Although the party turned out to be a lot bigger than I first imagined, we kept it easy with simple decorations and snacks. I didn't want to go too crazy, but was really pleased with how everything turned out. Shout out to my mom and sister for helping with everything throughout the week and shout out to my hubby for busting butt in the yard! Everything turned out to be so cute and wonderful.
Guests arrived around two, so we enjoyed an hour of snacking and socializing before the big reveal. We had so many loved ones show up, and it shows just how loved our little peanut already is.
Cody and I went with a confetti/balloon box to reveal the gender just to do something a little different. I honestly stressed out about this box for days and was SO nervous before we opened it. I didn't want a tiny little piece of confetti to fall out and ruin the surprise and I definitely didn't want the box to not open at all when we went to pull the strings! But luckily, all worries were put to rest because when the big moment came, we pulled the strings and out fell the most beautiful pink confetti and balloons I had ever seen!
Shocked was a complete understatement, because I expected to see blue fall to the ground for the longest time. I was convinced this baby was a boy, but am SO excited (and still shocked honestly) that we're going to have a little girl. I don't think it's really sunk in yet.
After we shocked our family and friends with pink, we spent another hour or two sharing in the excitement of a little girl come this December. Cody and I feel so blessed and lucky to have been picked to be this little girl's parents already. We can't wait to meet her this winter!