Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Jett Michael Martin

This is my birth story of our first born child, Jett Michael Martin....

Around 4:00 AM Wednesday, February 9th I had woken up with some pressure around my belly area. I got up thinking it was one of the many bathroom trips I needed to make that night. I went to the restroom and then went back to bed, but the pain & pressure I was feeling was not going away. Which typically the pressure goes away after I go to the restroom. I started to pay attention where I was feeling the pain. It was on my lower back and belly area. I was thinking....this might be the real thing. So I got my phone and turned on my contraction app I had on my phone and started to time these pains I was having. They were consistently 10 minutes apart for 2 hours.

I had been having alot of Braxton Hicks Contractions. More than usual. I was very nervous that I wouldn't know the difference between the Braxton Hicks and the real deal. I just told myself if I could sleep through it then it wasn't the real deal. Thank goodness I gave myself that tip because that little tip I told myself was what made me determine I was in actual labor.

My head was spinning on what I should do. Should I wake up Mike? Should I wake up and get ready for work? Should I even go to work? What if these are false labor pains? Maybe I should go into work so I don't loose a day. Will this be the day we meet our precious son? Is this the real thing?

I then finally got the courage to wake up Mike at 6 am. I tapped him on his shoulder in bed and said, "Hey I think I am in labor. I have been having contractions 10 minutes apart. Do you think I should go into work?" Mike rolled over immediately and asked if I was okay. We laid in bed for a few more minutes. Then we both got up to figure out what we were going to do.We just knew that we needed to wait till my contractions were 5 minutes apart for 2 hours straight before calling my doctor. 

I kept asking if I should go to work because I was thinking that I would be in labor for a while and I really didn't want to loose a day for my leave. Then Mike said I should really stay home because the weather was getting bad with sleet and ice and I shouldn't be driving in it. So then I thought maybe I could just work from home that day. So I emailed my manager and told him my situation and would feel more comfortable if I could work from home just encase I needed to go to the hospital. He said it was fine. So I proceeded to work from home and my contractions were starting to be 5 minutes apart.

I called my mom, Mike's mom, & texted Becca to let them know my contractions had started that morning. I told Mike he might want to start packing his bag because the contractions were becoming closer together. I then got up and finished packing my bag. I took a nice shower, painted my toes (did not want Jett too see some hideous toes on his birthday), and put a little make up on. I was ready to go to the hospital.

Around 12:30 PM I called the doctor. Of course I had to call when they were on their lunch break. Answering service paged the doctor and he called me right away. I told him my contractions were 5 minutes apart for the past 2 hours. He told me he remembered for the day before I was about at 3 cm. I had met all the criteria and I should go in and get checked out at the labor and delivery at St. Lukes.

We said our good byes to the dogs. It was the last time it would be just me, Mike and the dogs. It would be more than likely when I came back home that we will be bring home a little Martin to our family.

The drive to the hospital in The Woodlands was very exciting, but scary at the same time. It was very cold outside and it was starting to sleet. The worry wart that I am was very nervous about the bad weather and was thinking the worst case scenario. Like what if Dr. Young can't make it cause the roads were iced over or the whole city will shut down like the week before. Nervous!

We arrived at the hospital and went straight up to labor and delivery on the 3rd floor. We let the nurses know at the front that I was having contractions that were 5 minutes apart the past two hours and Dr. Young said I should get checked. 10 minutes later I was in this cold room where they check and determine if my labor was a false alarm or not. The nurse who checked me was name Trisha. She hooked me up so we can listen to the baby's heartbeat and this other thing to monitor my contractions. She checked me and said I was a good 4cm and 80%. She would call Dr. Young too see what he wanted to do at that point. I was praying that he wasn't going to send me home. I did not want to go back into that cold and go through more pain. Trisha came back and said that Dr. Young wanted me to walk for a hour too see if I would progress or not. I was in shock...really? walk?? I was in complete pain. Trisha said she doubt he would turn me away because I was at a really good 4cm, but my water hasn't broken yet so they can't admit me. If my water broke it would be a different story.

So I put on another gown to cover my rear end. I put back on my tennis shoes and we started to do my laps around labor and delivery. That 45 minute period was the longest time of my life. My contractions were extremely painful. At this point they were a minute and a half apart. I would have to stop and grab the rails and breathe. It was so difficult. On a couple I cried because it hurt so bad. On one of the laps I spotted Dr. Young. He was at one of the nurses station hanging out and smiling. As I was turning the corner I felt like glaring at at him for making me walk laps around labor and delivery in pain. Well the walking helped!  The doctor checked me and I was at a 5 cm and 90% effaced! Walking did us good! We then were officially admitted around 3 pm into room 209 on 2/9/11. It was fate!

We let all the family know by text and facebook that it wasn't a false alarm. That this was going to be the day that we meet our son!!!!

A bag of fluid was started so I can get the epidural I had already requested as soon as I walked into the door, which I have to say was the best thing I ever did. It was all timed perfectly! The bag of fluid started to drip slowly then my nurse, Lizzy, made it go faster to speed up the process. She called the anesthesiologist right then by the time the bag was done he would be there (The bag of fluid was needed so my blood pressure wouldn't drop when I received the epidural).

Our support team came in shortly after we were admitted into labor and delivery. The awesome support team of family came too root us on, Mike's Mom, Kim, Steve & Becca! I will never forget the look on Mike's mom's face when she walked into our room. She was already in tears so excited!

Around 4pm the anesthesiologist came in and gave me my epidural. I was pretty nervous about this part since I knew a huge needle was going to be in my spine. Also, was a little uneasy because they made Mike leave the room. I really really didn't like that. However, I understood why they made him. As they inserted the cathered in my back my nurse Lizzy was trying to distract me from the pain by asking all sorts of questions. It worked to get my mind of the pain. Getting the epidural was just as painful as a bad contraction. Luckily it didn't last long, but after I knew I had it in my back I was nervous to move around at all in my bed. It finally set in after 15 minutes or so, but the contractions leading up too it were very very painful.

Around 5pm Dr. Young came to check up on me. He checked me and I was at a 7 cm and 90% effaced. Then all of sudden I felt a gush. I looked over to him and asked...."Did you just break my water?" He laughed while holding up in the air the thing that he broke my water with. Mike then looks at me and laughs, "What did you think he was doing?" I had no idea he was breaking my water. I thought he was just checking me. Anyways....the feeling of that was all weird. Didn't think it would be a rush of fluids coming out. I thought it would be a little trinkle like I had read in the books. I was wrong. Before Dr. Young left we asked him when he thought the baby would be here. He said rule of thumb is that you progress 1 cm per hour, but he thought I would be much sooner since I had been breaking every rule the book has. So he thought baby would be here in a couple of hours. Wow...was he right!

After he broke my water all the family came back in and started to take guesses on when the baby would arrive and how much he would weigh and how long he would be. At this point I was exhausted. I really wanted to take a nap. I hadn't eaten anything all day, but just half an orange. And at the hospital I just had a few pieces of hard candy to get my mind off of not being able to eat and help with the dryness and not drinking any water. I was sooo sleepy.

Then around 6:30pm Lizzy had checked me and was surprised. She says,"Yes, you are at a 10cm and 100%. I am going to call the doctor." Wow...this was actually going to happen. Our baby boy was going to be here soon. Right after that there was a shift change and my new nurse was Victoria. She had spoken to Dr. Young and told her to tell me not to push until he got there.

I could start feeling the contractions again. They weren't painful, but I felt an extreme amount of pressure in my belly area. I just was praying that Dr. Young would be here soon so we can get this process going because I was tired and I was expecting to be pushing for 2 hours since that was average for first time moms.

Dr. Young arrives around 7:15ish or so and said I could start pushing. So Victoria got me all prepped to start the process. I started to push around 7:40. Victoria coached  me every step of the way on how to push. She asked Mike to count one through ten while I was pushing. If Mike wasn't there counting I couldn't have gone through with it. He was the only thing that kept me going. His voice was my focal point.

On a side note during this time I was pushing with Victoria I thought these were practice pushes so I can get the hang of how to push when I really needed too. I guess I thought this after reading so many people's other birth stories online and them having practice pushes. Well mine were NOT practice pushes they were the real deal. After a first couple of pushes I started to get the hang of things.

 I think after the 3rd push I asked if the baby had hair. Victoria couldn't tell, but she thought he didn't really have much because she really couldn't feel any. Then after the next couple of pushes she was like...Oh yeah he has a TON of hair. It is just all plastered onto his head. I couldn't believe she could see his head at this point and so could Mike.

Dr. Young came in to bring our miracle into this world. After 1 push Dr. Young said in his laid back no big deal tone, "One more and baby will be here." I don't know what I was thinking, but it really didn't hit me at all. I was thinking okay whatever. Well he was right one more push and all of sudden at 7:51 pm, Wednesday, February 9th, I have this slimy baby crying on top of my chest. I teared up and was in amazement and shock. I couldn't believe I was holding our son. Mike was thrilled!

As the doctor was stitching me up. Mike is next to our newly born son while he is getting wiped down, measure and weighed. He turns to me describing our baby to me. "He has long toes, fingers and has your eyes." The one thing I will never forget Mike saying to me as he turns grinning ear to ear...."He is a Jett. He is definetly a Jett. One "T" or two "T's". I smile and said two "T's."

Our son.....

Jett Michael Martin
February 9, 2011, 7:51 PM
7 pounds 9 ounces
19.5 inches

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Renovation....The Nursery!

We started to work on the room slowly, but surely in September. We first had a garage sale to get everything out of the room. It was basically used as a storage room and it was packed from floor to ceiling. Luckily we were able to sell the majority of the items. Thank goodness!!

The Garage Sale!!
Second was tearing everything out of the room. This was the fun part! Pulled out all the carpet, everything out of the closet (shelving, poles, racks, etc.). 

The dogs even wanted to help out! ;-)

Third Mike worked on some great solid pieces of furniture (dresser, tv armoire & crib) to refinish. This took a while since it was sooooo time consuming. We wanted black with some antiquing. Mike of course added his awesome creativity to it all with some stencil work and lining the interiors with some awesome mod podge work. It was worth every minute. He did an INCREDIBLE job! The pieces look soooo awesome!
My Dresser Growing Up Before.....
After without hardware....
Inside the dresser we Mod Podge this wrapping paper,
we bought at Michaels, as the lining turned out awesome!
Final Product...UH-MAAZING
Mike's T.V Armoire Before.....
And After.......!
(Mike painted on the stencils and added some cool hardware from Hobby Lobby)
Inside Mike lined it with fabric (mod podge) and made shelves for storage. We plan on getting baskets to store books and such!
We were blessed to have Mike's sister and our friend give us each a crib. We loved the look of my friend's crib that was originally white with some gray antiquing, but some of the crib slats were missing and I wasn't comfortable using a crib with missing slats. So we decided to use Mike's sister's crib it was a simple and sturdy design, but it was drop side crib. Mike was just about to be finished painting the crib when the story hit that drop side cribs were banned. With this news we had decide what we wanted to do. Buy a crib or figure out a way to make it a fixed crib. Since we orginally liked the other design we decided to combine both my friend's crib (using the side ends) and Mike's sister crib (using the slats) to create the crib that we wanted. Mike also created from scratch four sides that look like as if they were part of the crib. My husband is soooo talented!! By far this is my favorite piece. It turned out incredible!!!

I don't have any before and after pictures, but I have pictures of the process. Just remember the 2 ends were white and antiqued with a black. The slats were a oak.

 And After!! Pictures don't do it justice!!!
The bottom pieces were added on.
Mike created this sides out of scratch.
They look like they belong there!
Then the painting process began!
Here are the before pictures of the room.

I  wanted one darker gray wall and the rests of the walls a light gray. My original inspiration was this pic below.
We decided on gray for the walls It is just the perfect color for us. So chic and clean. We love the bead board and chair rail idea on the wall, but we decided to do it only up against our accent wall. I think eventually we will have them on all 4 walls. We decided against carpet. One carpet is just gross with all the stuff it collects in it and two we have 3 dogs that shed so carpet is not a fun thing when you have 3 dogs .

The room after Mike refinished the furniture right before he started to paint the walls.
Touching up some of the walls! He has the pose down!
Installing the floors. He did this in one night!!
 Now for the long awaited after pics!!!

Presto....the room! One of our 3 dogs Maverick wanted to pose.
He loves this room!
Lucy tried to get in the pic too!

The awesome closet that Mike built!
 We will be getting baskets that match for storage! So Awesome!
The awesome bedding made by my very talented mother in law. The decal is a custom decal made through www.dalidecals.com
(I highly recommend them....very affordable)

We purchased the fabric from www.fabrics.com
the best prices anywhere!
And the precious diaper hanger she made!!
A diaper hanger is a MUST!!!

There are only a few more things we need  (baskets for closet, cornice window treatment, area rug) to do to complete Jett's cool room! I am super proud of this room and my hubby who made this happen. Besides our beautiful gem, Jett, this room is Mike's best work yet! He has created the vision I had as a perfect nursery into reality. Thank you....to my AWESOME AWESOME husband!! I love you!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Maternity Session!

We had our maternity session taken when I was 36 weeks. I wanted to get my belly as big as possible to take these pictures. I didn't want the typical studio maternity session showing off bare belly. I wanted something that looked like a piece of art that we can hang around the house. Plus I was super self conscious of showing my bare belly. I just did not like showing off the line that was going down the middle of my belly. So I told my awesome wedding photographer, Montage Photographers, my vision on what I was looking for and he totally delivered!!

The weather was not very ideal. There wasn't any sun light and mainly it just very cloudy. Luckily there was no rain. Thank goodness! I really want to take pictures in an open field. We found a development behind Old Town Spring. There were some gorgeous houses back there, but there were also alot of open fields that we took advantage of.

I have to say this maternity session was a major work out for me. Climbing up sand hills and over overgrown brush was so much work. I was so sore and worn out, but it was totally worth it!! Here are some pictures from my photographers blog. The rest of the session you can see here!!

I had to get at least one picture with our furbabies.
This love seat is an antique. It was my great great grandfather's. I believe this was made in the mid 1800's

Monday, February 7, 2011

37 weeks: How I feel

Wow.....this week felt like it would never come! I can't believ I am FULL TERM!! Absolutely amazing!! It feels great to know that if he was born that he can function with out any help! Such an awesome milestone!

Dilation & Effacement at Check Up!
Went to the doctor this week. I was very nervous beacuse this was going to be my 1st internal exam to check for dilation. It really wasn't too bad at all. Dr. Young said I am really good shape and was 2 cm dilated & 80% effaced! I could not believe it!!! Wow...already. I really thought he was going to stay and sealed shut and nothing was going on. I was floored. He could be here any time!

We also had an ultra sound to see how much our precious boy was going to weigh. He is 6 lbs 2 oz. according to the ultra sound. It was weird to see this particular ultra sound because usually you can see the whole body, but we can only see parts because he is so big now. It was amazing to see a large view of his heart, ribs & head. And yes he is still a boy!! :-)

Hips Hurting...No Such Thing As Good Sleep!
Seriously this head line says it all. There is NO such thing as good sleep anymore. I wake up literally every 5 minutes because the weight of my body is hurting my hips or side that I am trying to sleep on. So I have to turn my body and of course that is a huge task. I try to position my body certain ways...fetal position, crouching, stretching one leg, etc. It might work for a split second, but then I start to feel the pain again. Ugh...I can't wait to get my body back and I can sleep on my stomach!

Bags Are Packed!
Baby's bag pack...CHECK! My bag 99% packed....CHECK! Everything is just waiting in the room ready to take to the hospital! Hopefully it will be soon!!!

Another Check Up
Tuesday before I hit 38 weeks my doctor checked me and I had progressed from 2 cm to 3 cm still 80% effaced!! He is almost here!!

37 weeks...FULL TERM!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Week 36: How I Feel

Whoa Weight Gain!
I started this week to go to the doctor once a week until the baby arrives. Just in one week time frame I gained 3 lbs!! I was in shock when I looked on the scale because during my 2nd trimester I think I only gained 5-7 lbs during the whole thing and now just in one week I gained 3! It's not like I am eating any differently. I guess this baby is gaining most of this weight, which is very very good!

No Group B Strep!
The week before I had to get tested for Group B Strep. This test kind of caught me off guard. The nurse did her typical routine of weighing me, checking my blood pressure and asking if everything was okay. However, this time she says, "here you go." While handing me a paper sheet. She was letting me know that the doctor was going to have to get a sample to check for Group B Strep. I looked at Mike and he started to laugh. Because he knew if the doctor was to check me that I like to make sure I at least shave my legs! And I didn't prepare for that at all. Luckily I just got my toes done a few days prior so it wasn't too bad. Thank goodness! The test did hurt a little. Without any warning the little q-tip was shoved in me. Very uncomfortable. I thought he was going to open me up like a regular exam....NOPE I was wrong! Oh well...anyways my tests came back negative so no extra antibiotics for me during labor!  :-)

Shooting Pain in Thigh!
This pain all started this past weekend. Right where my upper thigh and groin meet. I've been having periodically off and on shooting pains in that location. Some are more painful then others. Seems like they are occuring mostly in the evening. So I am thinking it's just my body telling me I have been doing too much during the day so I need to slow down. The pain was getting worse so then of course I had to use the trusty "google" search too see what is going on. I read...not sure if its' true....that the baby is moving further down to the pelvis which is causing this twinge of pain. I will ask the doctor tomorrow if I should be worried, but from I read it is pretty normal. But man does it hurt! I can't walk when this shooting pain occurs!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Week 35: How I Feel

God's Random Messenger
I was at the Kroger's sushi bar browsing through the sushi items seeing what I could eat and not eat. I was totally in my own world debating between the rock and roll and the shaggy dog. Then all of a sudden I felt this presence behind me start talking to me. I thought it was someone I knew at work sneaking up behind me to tell me hello, but too my surprise it was a priest with crazy hair. He says to me "Your are the most beautiful in this form in God's eyes." Then he hands me a pink rose and walks away. I said, "Thank you" and just stood there for a moment and turned back around and the priest was no where to be found. As I proceeded to check out of the Kroger I kept repeating what the priest had said to me and he was right. I know God felt this way. I started thinking deeper into the situation of what just happened and it hit me. This was God's way of telling me to stop complaining about what I am going through because I had been complaing alot about how uncomfortable I was. It was his way of telling me I need to enjoy my last few weeks of my 1st pregnancy. It was definetly a wake up call. Sooooo......

I will enjoy the last few weeks I have...I only have this experience once of my first pregnancy. :-)

Back To School!
Mike and I hit it hard with the classes this week. We took a breastfeeding, infant care & infant cpr class. All of them were great! The one that freaked me out the most was the breastfeeding class. I am trying to tell myself I can do this. I hear it is really realy a hard & frustrating process, but then when you do nurse it is the best thing ever. That's what I keep telling myself "the best thing ever," but I am still really freaked out about it. Mike tells me I worry too much, but I can't help to think that a living breathing human being is depending on me producing noursihment out of my body to keep it alive. Such a big deal! What a responsibility! I guess I will just have to take 1 day or feeding at a time. ;-)

The other two classes were great. Alot of it was repeated from the child birthing class we took in a month prior. However, some parts were a little bit more detailed and we learned how to swaddle. The CPR class was great. I am really glad we took that. I hope I never have to be in a situation that we need to use CPR because that is very very scary I would literally freak out, but it is really good that we know just encase we need too.

Nursey Progress
Mike has been working hard on the nursery this week. He is officially done with ALL the furniture, which looks fantastic by the way. He is now painting the nursery. I was little disappointed that my original gray accent wall wasn't dark enough, but Mike of course the genius that he is added some color to it and made my darker accent gray color. I can't wait till it is all done!! Then it will be the floors and then move everything in!!! WOO HOO!!

Me at 35 weeks....getting rather large!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Week 34: How I feel

Yes...I am feeling miserable. I am ready for my body to be back to normal, which I know it probably won't be after the baby. At least I won't have a hard belly, which for me is the miserable part. I love sleeping on my stomach and I just can't anymore. BOO! This misery I know is worth it when I finally get to hold him in my arms. I can't wait!! Only one more month!!

Getting The Last Bit Of Stuff
I went this weekend to get the last bit of stuff that I thought we might need for him the 1st month. I am not quite done yet. I still need to get a couple more things, but I got the good chunk of what we need. It amazing of how much stuff one baby needs. Nuts! My goal is to get it all done by next week....we shall see.

Waddle Waddle Waddle....
I think I've had the waddle for a while now, but now it is just ridiculous!! I look like a duck waddling down its' path.The waddle is much worse when I am rushing to the bathroom. I guess mentally I feel like it helps me from peeing on myself. ha ha! Mike laughs at the waddle, but he said I always had one. It is just funnier since I have a belly and the waddle going on at the same time. :-)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Week 33: How I Feel

Swollen Ankles
I don't know if it was because I was on my feet more this particular week with all the shopping. But my feet were so swollen by the end of the day. I did see my typical boney ankle sticking out. It was weird to see. Luckily all the swelling goes down by the next morning. It is just an occasional occurence thank goodness!

Braxton Hicks Contraction
I actually was getting these contractions earlier than this week, but this week they are occurring much more often. They don't hurt. However, they are starting to be at the point of being really really uncomfortable. I get at least 1 or 2 every hour. I know it is my body preparing for this baby, but MAN talk about preparation. Not fun!

Not A Jab, But A Knee!
When we went to the doctor this week. I was telling him I wasn't sure what was this boney thing on my left side. I was thinking it was an arm just punching me constantly. My doctor felt around and showed us each part was. The right side of my belly was his butt and back. His head was facing down and that little knobby thing is more than likely a knee! I didn't even think about a knee. I was thinking it would be much bigger, but I guess not. He is so tiny. So his knee and not his arm has permanently been implanted on my side. LOL. I love him.

Bassinet Training...Furbabies
My sister in law, Kim, let us borrow the bassinet that was used for all of the nieces and nephews. I pulled it out this week and put it on my side of the bed. Since I will be the one more than likely get up in the middle of the night to take care of the baby. I pulled it out early to start training the dogs not to be rough around the bassinet and not be crazy in the morning like they typically do. Because the first thing in the morning around the time I am suppose to wake up the dogs get up on my side and try to wake me up if I am not up. Then when I up they are going nuts. So I was pretty afraid what they would  be like with the bassinet. The first day was pretty rough exactly what I expected. Then after that it got so much better. When I say NO all of them back up and give me room and don't really touch the bassinet. I hope this continues when there is a little one in there. They are doing really good. So proud of my furbabies!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

"What's It Going To Bee?" Baby Shower/Gender Reveal!

We had our baby shower this past weekend! And it was MARVELOUS!!! I could have never ever dreamed of anything better! It was just PERFECT!! My hostesses: Becca, Misti, Wendy & Kim did an incredible job. Every little detail they put in came all together beautifully!

Now for the back story on why we went with a bee theme and doing the gender reveal (original post about finding out what we were having). At 14 weeks I had to go in and get a detailed ultra sound. When we were there the ultrasound knew right away the gender of our baby. Mike and I at that point (well really Mike) were not going to find out the gender of the baby. So when the tech asked us Mike immediately yelled NO and I blurted YES! Mike was not a happy camper. I was begging him for us to find out. He kept saying no no no. So the tech did not tell us in the room or printed a ultrasound anywhere near where you can tell what the gender was. When the tech left I was telling Mike we could keep the gender a secret between us an no one else. He still was not wanting us to know. I was upset, but I knew why he had said no. So I was mentally ready to leave the doctor's office with out knowing. I gave it a shot of trying to convince him. As we were walking out the room Mike told the tech, "Just tell her." The tech was shocked, "Are you sure?" and I said the same. So she told us right then. I was in shock! Mike was still not happy just because we found out. He needed some time to digest what happened. I basically ruined his dream to hear what our child was for the first time at birth. I felt really bad, but I really wanted to know. Eventually he came around and was very excited.

After that I was still unsure of the gender since we found out so early. I wanted absolute confirmation at 20 weeks. So I wasn't running off buying gender relate items. Mike and I decided since I ruined his surprise that we would keep the gender a secret a between us for a while. So we could enjoy that moment of knowing between us. Then an idea popped into my head (of course). What if we revealed the gender at the baby shower. Then it would give us time to return anything that people had purchased for us that was gender related. Plus it would be so much fun to reveal the gender in front of friends and family.

It was tough keeping the secret for 20 weeks (5 months). People kept trying to trick us, but we stood our ground and didn't give in. Whenever we talked about the baby we say "it" or "baby" we never slipped about the gender. We only talked about him/her between us. It was fun seeing people trying to guess what the baby was. When people say..."Oh I think it is a..." Mike would always ask them their philospohy and wives tale of why they thought it was a boy or girl. It was interesting to hear. Most people were basing on how I was carrying the baby.

Some people didn't like our decision of keeping a secret. We would always hear,"Well how will you be able to decorate the nursery?" or "How am I suppose to buy you a gift if I don't know?" It was always "How are you going to do this & that by not telling anyone..." Number One I already wanted a gender neutral nursery: gray, white, yellow & black. Number Two I registered for everything gender neutral so mainly white, which was totally fine! Number Three we will manage. When Mike and I were babies they couldn't find out the gender anyways and they managed. It is just a little harder now since most people find out and everything is gender related.

For the baby shower we went with the theme "What's It Going To Bee?" everything was bumble bee theme, black and yellow. Our plans was to reveal the gender by having our baker dye the inside of the cake the color of what the gender was (blue/pink). Then Mike and I will cut the cake to reveal what we were having! The girls who hostessed the shower took this vision I had and just made it a dream come true!!

Prior to the cake cutting. We had the room split. Whoever thought we were having a boy on one side and girl on the other. When then proceeded to cut the cake. Of course Mike had to tease everyone a little. Well we finally cut the cake and it is a.......scroll down to find out!!

So beautiful...and the little bees were delicious cake balls!! YUM!

The cake that would reveal it all!!
Diaper Bee!! So creative!!

Me and my sister!
Me with my AWESOME hostesses!!!
Mother in Law, Me, Grandmother in Law!!

About to cut the cake!! Teasing everyone!!
Yes!!! It's a BOY!!
 A huge roar of cheers and smiles filled the house.
Everyone was sooo excited!!
The best reaction ever! She was jumping up and down like she won the lottery!!
The Proof!
The onesie project! Such a cool idea!
These turned out awesome!
Sooooo many gifts! We were so blessed!
 I got real emotional after the last gift from the hostesses!
I was overwhelmed with joy and love through out the day
I just broke down. We are sooo blessed!


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