We decided to find out the gender of our baby with all our family and friends!!!
So, at my 18-week anatomy ultrasound, we had the ultrasound tech print photos of our baby that indicated the gender, and sealed them in an envelope! Last weekend we hosted a gender reveal party at Roloff Farms with all our family and friends. We told everyone to wear the color that they thought our baby was going to be! Jeremy and I also wore the color indicating our guess. We both wore pink!!! It’s funny… because my whole pregnancy up until the past 3 weeks I’ve thought it was a boy, but this past month I’ve been pretty convinced that it would be a girl. You can read more about why on my blog post about my first trimester >>here<<
We wanted to reveal the surprise with pink or blue smoke flares! So we bought 4 of each color, and on the day of the gender reveal party, we had one of our friend’s open the ultrasound photo envelope moments before the reveal. We gathered everyone in the backyard at the Roloff Farms (where Jeremy and I had our wedding reception) and she handed us the correlating flare color! Then we set off the flares and consumed the backyard with PINK smoke!!!! We are going to have a daughter! AH! Thanks to all our friends and family for being there to celebrate the surprise with us!
Lot’s of people have been asking where we got the smoke bombs! We actually bought quite a few different kinds and we tested these the day before the reveal party! They are legit… you can get them here: pink and blue
So thankful that I get to go through pregnancy and enter parenthood with my sister-in- law! She’s having a baby boy in May, and I can’t wait for the cousins to be rompin’ around on the farm together;)
My sister was born to be a party planner and dessert caterer… seriously!!! She asked what she could do for the party and I tasked her with making a yummy treat and this is what she comes up with! Thank you Margo:)
I used For Your Party for a lot of the gender reveal decor! They offer customized party decor and supplies! I designed the party cups to be team boy (motorcycle) and team girl (lips) as well as team boy and team girl napkins! And how cute are these baby Roloff matches that we gave away as little party favors?!
Baby girl you are already so loved, and you will ALWAYS be loved MORE and MORE????#alwaysmore Pregnancy is a miracle. Sometimes I wonder… how could I possibly be growing a little baby inside of me? I often feel inadequate, not ready, overwhelmed, worried about if my body is doing the right things and if I’m making the right choices throughout this pregnancy that will grow and protect this little life. The “what if’s” begin to permeate my brain and make me feel less than. Have you l been there?!
I was recently reading a devotional that I receive via e mail, and I was struck by these words: “I tell you honestly that it is not your ability that matters; it’s the strength of your faith in My ability to do what you cannot. You must stop relying on your own efforts and common sense and begin to rely on Me…” Woah… This encouraged me so stinkin much. It’s not my ability that matters, it’s my faith in God’s ability to do immeasurably more than I ever could. That’s what matters. Are you assessing your energy and ability levels against the challenges ahead of you, or are you putting your faith in a God who always able?
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