We had the party at my parent's house so it was more centrally located and more of Cody's family could come. My mom was the perfect hostess and put a lot of work into the party. I couldn't have done it without her!
My mom got the cake and we made the cupcakes. Cody's mom brought the cookies so were set!
Westin with Papa and Gigi. I told him I was going to take a picture with him and Papa and Gigi so he just put his arms around them like he was an old pro. It was so cute!
We took the envelope to my parent's neighbor and she filled the box with either pink or blue balloons depending on what the ultrasound said. :) Of course I saw this idea on pinterest, HERE. I painted the chalkboard on the box so we could get a tally of every one's opinions. As everyone arrived they made a mark under boy or girl depending on what they thought it was going to be. I told them they couldn't make a mark based on wishful thinking but on what they truly thought it was going to be. Haha!
Our family members that were able to come. (My dad is taking the picture.) The final tally was boy-8 and girl-9.
As we were ripping the tape off, Cody and I were able to see the color of the balloons first.
My face is one of pure shock! Ha!
It's a GIRL!!
I was honestly shocked. Cody said he had begun thinking it was a girl the past week so he was more prepared. I had been feeling it was a boy all along and the heartbeat was exactly what Westin's was so I just thought for sure we were going to have another boy.
Checking out the "proof". The ultrasound picture that shows the gender.
Everyone was sweet to bring a little gender neutral gift. Westin took ownership over this little lovie. He will soon be sharing with his baby sister!
It was SO FUN finding out the gender with everyone at the same time! I loved doing that with Westin and it was probably even more fun this time since I was so shocked. I had never even thought about it being a girl because a boy is all I know but I have to say, I'm very excited about it!! I think it will be so fun to have one of each and I know Westin will be a great big brother to his sister. Plus, my mom and I went shopping after the party and she bought her 4 outfits which was really fun! I know I will probably be getting in trouble shopping for a girl. :) We are very thankful for a second baby and so excited to learn what it means to be parents to a girl.
We also already bought her crib and an antique chest of drawers, so I'll show you those pictures soon!