Baby Update: Christmas Gender Reveal!

Courtney Whitmore

PAUSING the Party Ideas for a Pregnancy UPDATE!
I can’t believe I’m halfway through my pregnancy (21 weeks and due date still May 3rd)! Time for another update. We now have a GENDER! Yay!

How Have I Been Feeling: Great! Now that I’m in my 2nd trimester, I’m feeling like a human again. I was very sick throughout my 1st trimester. I could barely even get out. Now, things are different! My husband and I went on a little vacation together too!

Other Symptoms: The symptoms I’m having now are mild compared to the 1st trimester. Nonetheless, I’m having a bit of back pain in the evenings (only in one little location so it’s not too bad). Besides that, I really can’t say there is much else going on! I’m feeling little baby kicks that I LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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Size of Baby: An 11-inch butternut squash! About 1 pound.

Cravings: Still not into sweets! Really crave savory foods.

Gender: Chris and I had a friend wrap up our gender envelope with either pink or blue tissue paper, and we placed it under the tree for Christmas morning! I truly have to tell you that I thought it was a boy. Pretty much 95% of people in my life thought it was a boy. I even bought a few blue items the week before Christmas (kept the receipts though)! We had a boy name picked out (nothing for a girl). I was POSITIVE. To the point that I was a little sad that we were doing a gender reveal on Christmas morning because I thought it would be pointless since I knew it was a boy. Why? Well, a lot of wives tales, some thing called the Ramzi Theory, gut feeling, nurse guess, etc. Well…..I got the shock of my life!

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It’s a GIRL! I can’t even BELIEVE IT! We are so thrilled. Tickled pink would be the perfect way to describe it :)

Here is a trimmed video of the event! My friend and her husband played a little trick on us and the big box was filled with BOTH pink and blue tissue paper. There was a second box which we are discovering when this video starts. Warning, we were all so shocked so turn the volume down!

What I’m Looking Forward To: NURSERY design! My entire Pinterest board was boy nurseries so I have some pinning to do! I’m so excited for a little girl’s nursery and have tons of ideas already. I’m thrilled for all the future birthday parties for a little girl too! And of course – the outfits! Bring on the bows! Have a favorite shop on etsy or online? Leave me a link below! 

Thanks for reading my update! Thank you to everyone who left such sweet instagram and facebook messages on Christmas morning. I read every single one! Thank you!


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    I’m rather late in watching this video and seeing this post as I was following you on instagram on Christmas morning :) Seeing this video and your reaction completely brought tears to my eyes. I LOVE it!!!!! Congratulations again and yay for little girls!
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    Congratulations on a little girl! I love the video and the excitement on your face and how sweet Henry got in on the action! Can’t wait to hear / see more in the coming months! xo
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