We found out at the end of June that we would be welcoming a new addition into our family. We didn't tell our parents immediately for two reasons:
#1 - My sister was getting married and I wanted her special day to be about her, not me.
#2 - I always like to wait a couple of weeks before we tell our immediate family in case something goes wrong with the pregnancy.
So, we decided July 4th would be the BIG DAY!!!
We went to The Dollar Tree and purchased these lovely pink and blue baby decorations...
Hung them in the playroom closet, which is now in the process of being converted into the baby's room, and waited until the big day.
We decided to cook supper for our parents that evening. After supper, I told them that I wanted to show them how I had reorganized the playroom closet. I am not sure if y'all remember, but the closet originally looked like this...
So, my husband and I called them all into the playroom. And, here is the funny part... My mom was busy looking at a photo book I had just made for my daughter and I almost had to pry her out of the chair. She thought it was just another one of my organizing projects that she could wait 10 minutes to see. She actually told us not to wait on her. She would come in there after she was finished looking at the book.
After a couple of minutes of trying to get them to stop what they were doing and move to the playroom, my husband grabbed one door handle and I grabbed the other, and we flung open the doors...
I didn't have the pjs hanging in there when I took the first picture.
Let me just say that we didn't get the reaction we were looking for at first. All three of our parents stood there with a very confused look on their face. It was actually a little comical. So, we had to explain to them what the streamers said... It's a Baby!!! Then, after a few seconds, the cheers, gasps, and congratulations followed.
I think we really caught them off-guard. They knew we wanted to have another baby, but we didn't tell anyone when we wanted to have this bundle of joy.
And, we had to get one final picture of the proud future big sister...
So, will Kate have a baby brother or sister?!?! Check out one of next week's posts when I reveal the gender and baby's name.
Have a wonderful weekend!