Baby Newell is a girl! We’ve known for over a week now, but decided to wait and share it with friends and family at a small gathering. I made a card (sorry, forgot to take a photo, but will and I’ll post it another day) specifically for the occasion and printed an ultrasound record for the technician to complete and place in a sealed envelope. On the same day, we left to have a late lunch, but I was not hungry. So, we shopped around at the mall and my poor husband was getting anxious. We opened up the card after we ordered lunch and were filled with emotions. We are both excited she’s a girl. She will be loved in so many ways (and already is)!
My pregnancy is going very well right now. It was a little crazy in the beginning, but I’m over that stage. I get pretty exhausted (more than my usual), which takes me away from my crafting time. So, sorry guys…there has not been much posted here on the blog, but I’m busy resting, sleeping, or eating, and making a baby. The baby is doing extremely well. The doctor calls her an “active baby” and we even caught her sucking her thumb during an ultrasound. It’s one of my favorite pictures…ever! I stare at it and wonder about her daily. I can’t wait to meet her!
Here are some photos that my friend and I snapped at the Gender Reveal Party.
I printed out a sign (on lemon tart cardstock) to display the symptoms or things I’ve experienced thus far during pregnancy. This may or may not have helped the guests select “Team Blue” or “Team Pink.”
I took a tally of of the guests’ votes and boy oh boy did almost everyone think we were having a boy!
Mac and I decorated a bit before the party. Here is the streamer wall! It’s still up after all that work (haha).
I also assembled some tissue paper pom poms and hung them from the ceiling (well, Mac did the hanging)!
Here are some more pink/blue decorations: chocolate, straws, and party favors.
Upon arrival, guests were to select “Team Blue” or “Team Pink” and wear their votes!
A friend of mine made the cake. It was so delicious.
She also made lots of cupcakes too!
Here we are cutting the cake! There was a checkerboard cake design on the inside with pink frosting. The frosting revealed the gender!
These are fortune cookie favors.
Thanks for letting me share this with you all. I know some of you wanted to see more and keep up to date with what’s going on with me, Mac and the baby. I try to keep some things private, but decided this worthy enough to share.