After two different ultrasounds, one very shy baby (the baby just did not want to uncross its legs!), the tech was finally able to determine if Baby Heid was a boy or girl. We didn’t want to know right away – ok, we totally wanted to know right away! But we had other plans – so we had the tech write it in a blank note card and seal the envelope so we couldn’t peek.
We wanted to share the big moment with our family and best friends, so we jumped on the latest craze and did a “Gender Reveal Party.” On the big day (June 23rd), everyone gathered at our house for a BBQ and to see the answer to the exciting question of Boy or Girl. No one knew (including me and Jared) what was in the envelope except my niece, Maeghen. She was the the envy of the party when everyone found out she got to know first!
We chose her for several reasons (we’re close, we love her, but most importantly, she can keep a secret) and because we needed someone to arrange the reveal set-up for us. She was perfect and did a phenomenal job at keeping a straight face at the party when people were trying to get her to spill the beans!
Needless to say, we were very anxious to get to the reveal part of the party! Everyone wore their guess – Pink bows if they thought it was a girl and blue mustaches if they thought it was a boy. My instinct had been preparing me for a pink bow for weeks before the party, so I not only wore a pink bow, I wore a pink dress too! Jared proudly sported a blue mustache pinned to his blue shirt (clearly opposite of my thoughts!). This is a picture from the beginning of the party; by the time everyone arrived and selected “Boy” or “Girl,” Baby Girl Heid was far out numbered! About 3/4 of the party guessed Baby BOY Heid.
When it was finally time for the big reveal, we all gathered in the backyard. Everyone watched as Jared and I opened a box filled with helium balloons (they would be pink for a girl or blue for a boy)….
♥ We are so excited for Baby GIRL Heid!! ♥
We are so blessed and thankful for this amazing journey God has planned for us. It’s been an incredible experience and gets more exciting each day. Check back soon for more updates, ultrasound pictures, and photos of my belly as SHE grows!
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:13