Gender Reveal PARTY!

So here’s my Gender Reveal Party Post woo hoo!
Our theme was Little Man or Little Miss?
The colors were bright/hot pink and turquoise-isn/bright blue, which I loved, since it was a nice change from the usual super light pink and blue baby colors.
I had a blast putting everything together, enjoy!
Collage Table

Candy Bar & Cake Table

Blue Side & Pink Side

Blue Side & Pink Side

After cutting the cake, and Photo Booth props!

After cutting the cake, and Photo Booth props!

Collage Side Table
Outside little bar area before drinks haha, split up on a blue side and a pink side, like everything else!
First Picture: View of the Table.
Second Picture: Baby’s Ultrasounds.
Third Picture: Baby Name suggestion cards and instructions.
Fourth Picture: Chalkboard Style Frame with Old Wives Tales
Collage Outside
Outside Area set up with tables.
Collage Cutting
Cutting the cake! The big reveal!
Teams
Team Pink, Team Blue & Team Pink making fun of the loser team!
Group Gender Pic
Everyone! Minus the kids, they were too busy playing!
Collage Cake
The cake before and after!
Cake was made by Sweet Treats by Julie. How freaking perfect was that pink cake inside?
Collage Ultrasound
Finally getting to see our BABY GIRL‘s ultrasound.
Photo Booth Girls
Photo Booth Groups

Photobooth Family

Photobooth Parents

Photo Booth fun!
Collage Families
Vovô, Uncle JP and Vovó
 Auntie Amanda and Grandma Bette
What an amazing day it was! We got to share it with our family and closest friends who will be Baby Girl’s “aunties” and “uncles”. She is going to be SO SPOILED! She is the first baby girl to be born into our group of friends! So exciting!!
I hope you all enjoyed it!

It’s A……..

So ever since I was younger I always thought I would have a son.
For some reason I’ve always had “I’ll have 2 boys and 1 girl” in my head.
So when I got pregnant I was like it’s probably going to be a boy, because I KNOW I’m a boy mom, I just KNOW I’m going to have a son.

When I first announced my pregnancy, everyone started telling me that they thought I was having a girl.
Most Old Wives’s Tales said girl.
I was like ok, maybe it is a girl!

Then as my bump grew everyone started saying they thought it was a boy.
“You have a boy belly, or you are carrying low and it’s usually a boy…”
So my “I’m a boy’s mom” thoughts started coming back and I was like ok, maybe it’s a boy!

Fast forward to the gender reveal ultrasound.
Yasmin (the tech) is super sweet, she was so confident in what baby was.
She took pictures, made me move to get other poses, kept my secret and did everything perfectly for Jaime and I!
After the scan Jaime and I were talking about it and I told him how I thought it was a boy because she wanted to get so many pictures, so I felt like she was trying to get penis pics, haha, there’s really not a better way to say it!
Then Jaime said that maybe she was just trying to get pictures in different angles to make sure that there was nothing there.

Ugh! Seriously! I was so confused! Was it a boy or a girl?!
I would have to wait 4 whole days to find out!

As you can see in my last post, the closer it got to the reveal day the crazier I was getting.
I was SO nervous!
Also, the fact that I had no idea of what my baby could be was bothering me!
How did so many other people have guesses?
How did they all have reasons to why they believed my baby was either a boy or a girl but I was sitting here clueless and getting all these different feelings in my head.
I didn’t understand.

I had dreams that it was a girl, twice.
Jaime did too, once.
Then after the ultrasound, that night I kept waking up, switching between genders in my dreams.
First it was a boy, then a girl, then a boy, etc.
The night before the gender reveal I dreamt that it was a boy again.

I made it very clear that I would have been happy with either gender.
Girl or boy, as long as it was healthy, being my first baby, I didn’t care.
I plan on having more kids, so I can always try for the opposite sex later, no big deal.

I would be happy with a boy first because then my future daughter (ideally I would have one of each) would have a big brother to take care of her and protect her, and everyone says “boys are easier”. Also, I would have a little lover, Mommy’s Boy to cuddle with all day.
I would be happy with a girl first because they are so much fun to dress up, and I would love a mini-me, and being a girly girl myself I would have so much fun with the nursery and picking out cute outfits and bows and stuff.

So… With all of that said… Baby Mudrich is a GIRL!

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Yes, we are happy! I’m happy, my husband is happy, he told me a boy would have been easy but a girl will be a challenge and so much fun.

I still believe I’m going to have a son, maybe not 2 because in my head it was always like ok, I’ll have 2 boys, try for the girl and get her the third time..
Well, I guess the little lady wanted to be first in line so she’s coming!!!

Week 18

How Far Along: 18 Weeks
Weight Gain: About 6-8 pounds. It seems to keep changing every time I weight myself lol.
Stretch Marks? No! So happy!
Maternity Clothes: Pants, yes.
Sleep: Terrible terrible terrible. I’ve been hurting so bad on my right side and waking up multiple times at night in pain. I finally put a pillow under me, I sleep on my side so it holds up my belly. I got a “wedge” can’t wait to get it in the mail and try it out!
Best Moment This Week: The Gender Reveal Party!!!! So awesome!
Worst Moment This Week: My nerves the day before the party. I was freaking out over nothing haha!
Miss Anything: Sushi. Like the RAW fish. Yum.
Movement: Just stretching and pulling still.
Cravings: Eh. Sweets.. Nothing specific this week.
Queasy or Sick: Headaches have calmed down, but still come here and there.
Have You Started To Show Yet: Yes, but I can still hide it in looser clothes.
Gender Prediction: You’ll see what baby is on my next post, woo hoo!
Labor Signs: Nope.
Belly Button In or Out? In.
Wedding Rings On or Off? On.
Happy or Moody Most of the Time: Happy!
Looking Forward To: Finally finding out the gender! SHOPPING!! Can’t wait to get the nursery started!

Gender Reveal Jitters!

So tomorrow is the big day and I am freaking out!!!!!
I’ll finally know if my baby is a boy or a girl.
 
My hormones are going crazy and my nerves are getting the best of me.
Did any other mamas feel super nervous too?
 
I don’t have a preference.
Honestly.
It’s my first baby and as long as it’s healthy I’ll be one lucky and happy mom.
 
The fact that I don’t have a clue of what my baby’s gender could be (will be) is probably making it harder on me because it will be a total surprise, a total shock!
 
– I’m probably going to cry because of my nerves, and I don’t want people to think I’m crying because I’m disappointed with the gender.
– I’m probably going to cry because I’ll finally know what I’m having.
– I’m probably going to cry because knowing the gender will make it all even more real.
Not that it hasn’t felt real, but you know, my baby won’t be an “it” or a “he/she” anymore, it will be my son or my daughter.
– I’m probably going to cry because of how much money I’ll be spending the next few months buying this baby everything I’ve saved on my Etsy and Amazon wishlists haha!
 
Orrrrrr….
 
I’m probably not going to cry because the day is just going to come and I’ll be too busy and excited to overthink everything like I am right now.
 
I’m just freaking myself out.
 
[End Rant]

Gender Reveal Ultrasound

I went in for the Gender Reveal ultrasound today!
No, I don’t know what it is! The tech wrote it down, sealed it in an envelope and I’m giving it to the baker first thing tomorrow morning!
Talk about self control!!!!!!!! I have the answer in my purse right now!!!!!!
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The top yellow envelope is where Yasmin (the tech – which happens to be my sister-in-law’s sister in law) put the ultrasound pics in that say/show if it’s a boy or a girl!
The bottom small white envelope is what I’m giving to the baker tomorrow with that index card with the correct box checked.
Apparently baby was putting on a show and it was easy for Yasmin to tell what it was! We barely spoke while she checked, so she didn’t give anything away and I didn’t ask any questions that might give it away. So either she clearly saw something there, or she clearly didn’t see anything at all! I’m happy at how confident she was.
So I honesty honestly honestly have NO IDEA what it is! People think I’m crazy because I don’t have a “feeling”! What’s wrong with me?!?!?!?! I looked at my baby’s face today and all I saw was Ghost Rider! Am I the worst or what?!
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But seriously how creepy is this ultrasound picture?! Don’t lie!!! I had never seen a baby facing forward like that before! I prefer the sideways cutesy profile pics for sure! Can’t believe I’m posting that haha! Can’t see what I see? Maybe the picture below will help!
Creepy Ultrasound

Still, I’m so in love and so excited to FINALLY find out if I’m having a Little Man or a Little Miss!
Is it the 18th yet?!