Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Monday afternoon, Brad and I found out what our little bug is...We had a Gender Reveal party that night at my in laws so we couldn't tell anyone!


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Tonka trucks and TuTus was the theme....so sweet.

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And of course an owl touch...if anyone knows me, they know there will be owls.
This was the voting table where people also wrote their name suggestions...it got interesting.

Boy 15 - Girl 10


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My good friend, Lisa, made a whole table called "Kaitlin's Cravings". It was so cute. She did such a great job!! One day I will be crafty too. There was also bbq, bakes beans, and potato salad served in true Southern fashion.

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straws for the punch...

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The yummy cupcakes filled with pink or blue!

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Our parents did the honor of taking the first bite! Oh yea, and everyone wore their vote- pink or blue. (my mama on the left, dad behind, B's mom in front)

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B's dad below...convinced that it is a boy.

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And...he was right!!!!

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Happy future parents!!

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End note: Brad thought from the beginning it was a girl. I couldn't really decide either way. On Sunday I woke up knowing it was a boy. I just knew it. I told everyone. I freaked out (what am I going to do with a boy?!?) I'm such a girl's girl. I love women. Not in a weird way, but I love the tradition of women -(read The RedTent). I've always had tons of guy friends, but I love to surround myself with strong women and great conversation.

All of that to say, I was scared to have a boy and I knew I was having one. But let me tell you something, when Rachel, the ultrasound tech, said "Mama's right! It's a boy" I cried tears of JOY! And all of my worry rushed away. I could not be happier. What is better than a big brother? I always wanted one!
They say boys love their mamas too... ;)


15 comments:

Kristin said...

I am so excited to have a sweet, precious nephew! Joey and I could not be happier :)...and Joey said you look absolutely BEAUTIFUL in the pic of you and Brad (of course you know I agree!)!! I hate I could not be there, but do not worry because I will not be missing ANYTHING ELSE! I love you my sweet sister, Katy Kate!

Sam and Katie said...

Kaitlin, I had the exact same thing happen to me. And I promise you- your instinct is SO right. I sometimes wonder now how I ever even thought I wanted a little girl. Little boys really do looooove their mommy! I always wanted a big brother too! Congratulations. Little boys are the sweetest thing in the world. I know Brad is over the moon too!

Anonymous said...

Ugh! That is so exciting. And being the super emotional mom that I am, I of course cried when I read this. Its so exciting and you are going to love being a mommy! Your gender reveal party was so stinking cute. Congrats on your sweet baby boy!

Justine said...

I started crying reading this part of your blog. I am so happy for you and can't believe it!! I love you so much. I feel like I was there.

Becca said...

Gorgeous picture of you and your mom! And what a cute party! Oh my gosh I'll never be that creative...ha! Congratulations again! And you can still be a "girl's girl"...you get to put in your two-cents on every girlfriend...ha!

brettszy said...

I had a boy feeling all along for you! Not that my "feeling" matters! :) I am so happy for you guys!! In our family of strong women it is nice to have a few boys added now. He will have at least 2 older boy cousins to learn bad habits from And the party is such a cute idea! Love you!

Lizzie said...

I just cried my eyes out.. this is s sweet. The photo of you and beth and you and brad is too precious. I am so happy for you. Oh and by the way, I called it was a boy the morning you called to tell me ;) love u booz.
<3,
Cobb

Mateya said...

I love it! So cute...congratulations!

I feel the same way about our future children. I am such a girly girl and it makes me nervous to think about having a boy, but I KNOW I will have one if not all boys just for that very reason haha!

Kristen said...

what a great idea! so adorable :) congrats on your little boy! i'm excited to follow along with you!!

Michaela said...

Alright this is the cutest idea ever!!! Definitely stealing it for when I'm, ya know, married and pregnant! (: You're too cute! Congrats (:

Raven said...

I LOVE this! love love love! A BOY!!! You know, I love me some little boys :)

These pictures are awesome! I bet it was super hard keeping that a secret, huh? My sister did the same thing and had the two mothers open up a picture each with the ultrasound and pointing to the parts...TWIN GIRLS!

This is so awesome, you are going to be great mom!!

Heather said...

Oh my gosh, how exciting!! Boys are seriously SO much fun. And they definitely do love their mommas.

You are seriously glowing. Absolutely gorgeous!

Working Mama said...

I'm so happy for you!! I love having a boy first and the fact that Kylie has an older brother. This was the cutest party and the pictures really do make you feel in the moment! CONGRATS!!

Audrey Anne :) said...

So Stinking Excitedddd!!!! Mommy told me when she found out and I am so happy for you! Hate I won't be here to see him :(

I love you!!

PS-party=cutest thing I have ever seen in life.

andrea n. townsend said...

First of all, CONGRATULATIONS! Oh my goodness, you are going to be the cutest, most loved mama in the world. That little boy is going to adore you. :) So happy for you two!

And PS: The Red Tent?! One of my favorite books ever! It's amazing. So glad you mentioned it!

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