Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Little LADY on the way

I'm officially the worst at blogging in a timely manner. ugh. It's only been...oh...almost 2 weeks since we had the big reveal!? Oh well. Forgive me? Besides, thats what facebook is "officially" announce stuff on there, right? ha.
Anyways, just in case you still care to know how the big reveal happened, here's a little recap post!

 Saturday, May 19th, we had a lovely little gathering where we finally found out that we have a sweet little LADY on the way! :)

Andrew and I always knew (even before the baby-on-the-way was a reality) that we wanted to do something fun one day when it came time to find out whether we were having a boy or girl. So once it was a reality, the planning was in place! I always thought a reveal cake was a cute idea and it just so happens that my best friend Jessie is pretty legit at making awesome I knew it would be a perfect fit and a perfect plan! Her cake ended up exceeding anything I could have imagined (as I knew it would), and I love knowing that we will always have this fun, sweet memory of finding out about our baby girl! (Thanks a million, JK!) So yep...sweet Baby White is now sweet Baby GIRL White :) And we couldn't be more thrilled!

Now, for a little picture recap of how it all went down....

No reveal party would be complete without some adorable little man/little lady decorations! The talented Jessie was also the awesome creator of these adorable chocolate candy props.

Didn't I say Jessie was legit?! As much as I was dying to cut into this cake to see the inside, I was also dying, knowing I would ruin such a beautiful thing!

We had each guest wear a little man mustache, or a little lady bow depending on what their guess was...let's just say, majority were convinced it was a boy. Sorry folks!
Currently, I'm obssesed with making these cute yarn pom poms for party decorations - perfect, simple DIY decor for any event!
 20 week bump - baby girl is growing!

Here's some series shots for ya'll, to get a glimpse of our initial reactions as we cut the cake. I'd say, they were pretty priceless :)

To sum it up - I bawled like a baby from the excitement and reality of it, and Andrew looked scared (but happy!) to death. ha! There were so many emotions going, but in the end, we were both so thrilled to call ourselves parents of a sweet baby girl!
Can't wait for baby girl to meet her awesome Aunt Jessie!
Pink Cake!

Since Jessie was the ONLY one who knew the gender before the reveal party, she was sweet enough to buy us the first gender appropriate baby outfit - the sight of Andrew holding this onesie with "daddy's girl" totally brought me to tears! I'm such a sap. And I can't wait to see him hold that precious litte girl soon.

Oh, heyyy bumps! Baby Girl White meeting her future husband...I mean, friend, Haddon! ;) (p.s. he's due in like, 2 weeks, and we can't wait to meet him! c'mon Haddon!)

Well there you have it! We love referring to my bump as our baby girl...and just in case you were wondering....yes, we will keep referring to her as baby girl because we've decided to keep her name a secret until she arrives. Sorry, folks!
Clearly, we just love secrets...can't you tell? :)

XO, Brittany and Baby Girl White

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Little Man or Little Lady?

Today was the day! We woke up this morning, so excited to go to the doctor's office to see pictures of our little baby...and to finally find out if, come September, we will be bringing a home a little son or little daughter!

So the gender is known!....just not by us. YET.

Yes. That's right. We're are waiting until this weekend to find out with our nearest and dearest. I know...we're crazy. And's already killing me. But it will be so worth it to have our loved ones around us as we make the big reveal!

...So stay tuned for the results this weekend :) In the meantime...what's your guess?
I think it's a girl. Mainly because all this baby wants to eat is apples and sweets!

Monday, May 14, 2012

A day for Moms and Moms-to-be!

Yesterday we celebrated some pretty special women in our lives. Women who have birthed, raised, shaped, loved and nurtured us. Women who have been a blessing in our lives, and who we are proud to call our Moms. 

What's even more special about this day for moms, is that some of us are gaining this honored name for the first time! 

My baby may not be in my arms yet, but he/she is definitely with me! As my belly grows, I know my baby is also. As my baby kicks and wiggles, I get to feel it. I'm still getting to nurture, feed, and love my baby, just in a physically different way...from the inside. This mother/child bond is already forming, and therefore I already consider myself a mommy...A mommy who is SO excited to see and hold my very first baby for the very first time. I already love this little life inside of me.

See baby grow! 11 weeks / 19 weeks!

A mommy who is so thankful for my own mom, who is the most amazing mom a girl could dream of. A mom who I can easily say is a best friend and who I was honored to have standing next to me on my wedding day as my matron of honor. Mom, I can only hope and pray to follow in your footsteps, to be at least half of the amazing mother that you are to me! 

And to all the other wonderful mother figures in my life, THANK YOU, for being such wonderful role models. For teaching me and showing me the power and wonder of motherly love. For encouraging me and supporting me as I get ready to join your club. 

So to all you special women who hold this lovely title...I hope you felt extra loved yesterday and always!