We're so excited! Mike is seriously outnumbered now. But I'm so happy Evie will have a sister!
And we'll be able to reuse basically everything, so that's pretty cool.
My mom does ultrasounds for a pregnancy care center, and she offered to do one for us. Mike unfortunately had something to do for work, so I went without him, but I promised to surprise him with the results when I got home.
I didn't have any creative ways to go about doing this, so I did what any of us would do and turned to Pinterest.
And, might I say, thank you Pinterest.
To surprise him, I copied this idea and filled a balloon with pink paint and taped that to a blank canvas and had him throw a dart-like object at it to pop it. I say dart-like because we don't actually own any darts, and he ended up using a drill bit instead. But it worked great.
And voilà. It's a girl!
I think he had a lot of fun with this, and I can turn the canvas into some kind of artwork for the room Evie and Baby #2 will most likely be sharing.
And we also took some glitter photos because, well, glitter is fun and pretty. Though Mike has a weird blowing glitter face...
(We tried this like three times, at least...)
And Evie wasn't so sure about this whole glitter thing.
But she warmed up to it when she realized she could shake it all over the place.
Anyway, I guess I wanted to do something special to reveal the gender of this baby because, honestly, I haven't thought about this baby as much as I thought about Evie when I was pregnant with her.
I haven't taken any photos of my belly, and I forget to check my pregnancy app, which gives me weekly updates on what sized fruit she is every week. I haven't been writing thoughtful letters to her, and I get anxious when I think about having a newborn again.
Plus, doing life with a toddler definitely keeps a person busy, and the thought of adding more to the hectic overwhelms me. Evie gets so many of my thoughts and so much of my time, it's hard to believe I have any more of anything to give to another baby.
So this was my first way to show this new little nugget that the truth is I do have much to give to her as well. I want her to know that we are full with love and hope and anticipation to know her. Though our lives might seem stuffed, there is room for her. And we look forward to welcoming her with joy.
I know God will give us all what we need at just the right time.
After all, He has given us her at just the right time.
Sweet Baby girl #2, we can't wait to meet you!