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August 15, 2017


A Crown Point Indiana Gender Reveal


I still can’t quite believe my little brother is going to have a BABY! I still remember the little platinum blonde boy who was never afraid to play with a gaggle of girls. From swim meets, to playing Barbies, to endless evenings of frisbee in our front yard, that sweet boy has always been a constant companion. It’s so strange to be on the other side of it now, but one of the things I miss most as an adult is being able to see to my family every day. Like every foolish teenager, I had continuous thoughts and/or comments about being ready to be out of my parents house! Growing up is so weird….

I remember being pregnant with Jackson and the never-ending joy and impatience for every pregnancy milestone we made it to. I checked the What to Except app religiously to know what fruit or vegetable Jackson was each week. I was hormonal and crazy! I have never willed away days of my life more than those last few weeks leading up to our 20 week ultrasound that would reveal his gender. While the cliche of a happy baby was absolutely true for us, I had always dreamed of my first baby being a boy and I always FELT like Jackson would be. I felt the same about Harper being a girl. I am not the most patient of individuals and those last few weeks were torture! He was super active during our ultrasound and I cried tears of joy when he flashed us his goods! Seriously….I was a hormonal train wreck!

Through an act of will my impatient self could never have handled, Shelly and Nick waited until their gender reveal party to find out if Baby J was destined to be a boy or a girl. I. Would. Have. Died. But they held out and waited to find out with their families and closest friends. It was the baby version of Twilight, with guests choosing either “Team Blue” or “Team Pink.” Guests were greeted by an array of balloons filled with paint. Family and friends -even the young boys! – enjoyed shoot darts to see if they could be the one to surprise everyone with Baby J’s gender. Everything, down to the trays of deviled eggs, was colored in pink and blue, it was adorable! Everyone really lived the theme, refusing to eat or use utensils that didn’t match their team’s color. I loved it! My favorite moment of the day though was watching the look of pure shock bloom on Shelly’s and the laughter in my brother’s eyes as she popped that final balloon and saw their dreams of a baby boy become a reality.

Nick and Shelly, you are going to be amazing parents. The love and joy you bring to Jackson and Harper when we are able to be together shows me that, and it will only be more so for little Gauge. I am so excited you are having the sweet boy your hearts have been wishing for!!

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I’m sorry……LOOK at this cuteness!! *SWOON*

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Much love friends,

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