Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Janna and Jeni threw us a GENDER REVEAL party, and it was the MOST FUN ever!
We kinda decided last minute to do it, and I'm so glad we did!
Our 19.5 week ultrasound was April 12th at 3:30 PM. The doc looked me over, measured my growing belly, and let us hear the heartbeat. 153 BPM!! I love hearing that swooshing sound. 
Then we went to see the ultrasound technician. We told her RIGHT away that we didn't want to know the gender, but that we wanted her to write it down and seal it in an envelope so we could open it with our friends and family later. 
CRAZY, right!? The suspense of waiting until 5:30 that night almost killed me!
At home, while cleaning, getting ready for guests to arrive at the party, and eating some french fries, I heard a knock at the door. TO MY UTTER SURPRISE it was my mom, my three sisters, and my two nieces screaming in my face! And so I screamed back! And almost fell to the floor. Then I cried!!! I couldn't believe that they traveled 4 hours to come see if our baby was a boy or girl! It meant the world to me to have them here along with Jaren's parents AND Jaren's sister, Jeni, and her family! Plus, our great friends Tina, Jon, and their little boy Max, plus our BFF neighbors Holly and Koltyn came too!!
I felt like I had won the lottery. There is NO doubt that this babe will be SO. DANG. loved!!!
The plan was to dress up one pup in pink (Fritz. He got the raw end of the deal) and to dress the other in blue (Odie) for a few pictures. Then to REVEAL the gender by letting Holly (our awesome neighbor) take the pups and the envelope in the back room, dress both of them in the correct color, and send them out! They looked SOO adorable in the little party hats Janna made for them. Aren't those to die for?? So lucky I have her as a mother-in-law. And look at those beautiful strawberries! Jeni slaved away on those and I am SOO impressed with how good they looked and tasted. Perfection!
 Here we are ANXIOUSLY waiting for those pups to come trotting out! My heart was beating so fast. And the verdict is...Boy boy boy boy boy BOY!!! I knew it all along. Even from the moment I found out I was pregnant, I had a feeling that it was a handsome, little man. I've had tons of dreams about how CUTE he is!! We cannot wait to meet our little guy. Thank you SOOO much for everyone who sacrificed so much to be there for us! Best party I've ever been to. Much more exciting to have everyone there that you love!!!
 
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