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March 27, 2014

Gender Reveal Party

Gender Reveal Party Time…
Are you EXCITED?!

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This past week we had the MOST amazing experience of having our gender reveal party!
The suspense has been exhausting. For the past couple of weeks David and I keep talking to
our little one “baby haley” But couldn’t wait to finally call him or her by name!

So a little background, David’s prediction was boy .. ALONG with almost all of our family & friends 🙂
I however after the first ultrasound, I thought it was a girl.

After looking online for a “theme” for the party I wasn’t crazy about what was out there.

So I thought the “time” theme was perfect! Classic yet clearly a gender reveal party!
My AMAZING sister, mom & cousin put the party together! We knew wanted a BBQ dinner
to share this special moment with family and friends.

Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 9.46.38 AMWe had our guess cast their vote, and pick Boy or Girl.
The BOY votes TOTALLY beat the girl votes!

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Every detail was so perfect! Marshmellow pops for the kiddos and lots of room for them to run around outside!
The weather couldn’t not have been better, Sunny Florida did not disappoint.

Some of my random cravings. It’s funny I always thought I would want something totally crazy, like pickles and icecream.
BUT so far nothing! Just an overabundance of orange juice. Something pops in my head and I WANT IT RIGHT THAT SECOND!
Ha Ive never had anything like that.. But thankfully Im craving mainly fruit and juice and the occasional chocolate 🙂

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 I absolutely LOVE the picture props my sister made! She is as I like to call her the “Cricut Queen
She thought about every single detail and I was SOOO impressed with how everything turned out!

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We set up the party to a “Pot Luck” style, everyone brought a dish and we had MORE than enough for everyone to have one or two plates.
The food was perfect and a nice variety for everyone to choose from.

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 We even had our own Instagram Hashtag.. #OMG for real?! This is why I love my sister!

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We had all the guests cast their votes and pick if they thought it was boy or girl!
Also we requested the guests
“DRESS THEIR GUESS” so the party was filled with lots of pink & blue!

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I can’t tell you how much it meant to David and I both to have the people we love surround us when we found out boy or girl!
It was such an unforgettable moment! Almost like our wedding day.. To stand in front and look and see all the people who are there for us and support us.. means the world!

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Um can we just talk about how cute my family’s kiddos are?! Little Baby Haley has ALOT to live up to haha!

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Time for the REVEAL.. So heres how it worked:
We had our ultrasound the week before, told the nurse we did NOT want to know the sex of the baby.
She took the pictures and sealed the results in an envelope. We then got to see the profile of the baby and see them moving around!
THEN we gave the envelope to my Doula/Friend and she was the ONLY one who knew! She bought the matching balloons and stuffed them in the box.

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Okay let me just say I totally started crying before we opened the box! I dont know what came over me, prego hormones or
just the realization that we were about to be even CLOSER to our little one!

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And the verdict is…. IT’S A GIRL!!!
OMG BEST MOMENT OVER

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I think David was a little in shock and I couldn’t stop crying HAHA BUT we were both completely OVERWHELMED  with joy for our little girl!

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We couldn’t be happier & it was just amazing FINALLY knowing!
The pink balloons filled the sky and all I could think about was our precious little girl
growing on the inside 🙂

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This man has completed my life for the past 11 years and I have come to LOVE him
even more than I ever thought possible. We have grown so much through the years
and after almost 6 years of marriage we are just beyond excited to start our parenthood journey together!
I can’t wait to see David as a Dad! He is an amazing husband and I know our little one will be so blessed
to have an amazing loving father.

After three years of trying to get pregnant and the emotional roller coaster it has been,
we both are just in awe of God’s amazing timing! To read more about out pregnancy journey CLICK HERE.

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Are you wondering if we picked out a name yet?!
Annabelle Marie Haley

I’m in LOVE already! We picked the name years ago and when we found out we were pregnant
we still loved it! Something southern and sweet about Annabelle… hoping
her southern charm lets momma & dad sleep through the night HAHA

And it also seems fitting that Annabelle means Joy. It’s like God is just showing us that through the journey he always
has our JOY and has not forgotten us! We just have to trust him and not lose faith in ourselves either.

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 HUGE shoutout to my amazing BIG sister!! She is the epitome of an incredible mom!
She threw the best party! We didn’t want the day to end. It was seriously unforgettable and um she HANDPAINTED the pink/blue door!
FOR REAL.. she’s AMAZEBALLS! She wen’t above and beyond and it made us feel so loved!

Photography: Ropero Photography
Styling: Danielle Campbell
Party Decor: Made with Love Designs

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3 Comments

  • D Cam

    ummmm for reallllll tearssssssssss!!! I love you so much Sheesh! Cant wait for my little dumplin BabyBelle to get here!!! I love her so much I may burst when she arrives!

    April 14, 2014 at 6:05 pm Reply
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