Monday

Tutus Or Ties, What Will It Be?

What a weekend we had, and it ended in such a special way ... a small gender reveal party yesterday afternoon with some of our closest family members and friends!

We surprised my parents by letting them be the ones to do the honor of opening the envelope. It was one of the most incredible moments of my life -- hearing from my Mom what our first child would be. So, so special.



My two biggest hints about the possible gender of the baby were a) zero morning sickness, and b) baby's low heartbeat (it's around 140 right now). Those two signs made me think boy, boy, boy. You can see the absolute shock on all of our faces hearing that we are actually expecting a sweet baby girl!

So now I'm just convinced that, due to those two hints above, my baby has two amazing traits already: she is considerate of her mama, and she is cool as a cucumber!

Thank you all for the love on Instagram ... you sure know how to make a girl feel special! Ian and I are absolutely overjoyed at the thought of having a DAUGHTER. A sweet, sweet DAUGHTER.

Bring on the pink!

82 comments:

Lauren said...

So excited for yall - what an amazing blessing!! Looks like such a sweet & special time, thanks for sharing!! I voted girl ;)

Maran (HeyHawleywood) said...

so so so exciting! You will be a fabulous baby girl Mama. Now get to planning that nursery :)

Elise @ Cheers Yall said...

might've just teared up a little bit at that sweet video! what a beautiful idea to have your mama fill you in on the news!! even makes me tear up again just thinking about the sweetness behind that moment! bless!!! SOOO happy for your little family!!! bless!
xx

Melissa C. said...

OH MY WORD! I just showed this to everyone at work! I am so happy for you sweet girl!!!

Sunkissed and Southern said...

I love your videos that include your family. So precious! Everyone is having baby girls these days. Now I can't wait to see that nursery unfold.

[darci @ the good life] said...

This made me smile from ear to ear. So happy for you sweet, friend... you and Ian are going to be amazing parents. Very, very good & blessed days area ahead!! This is just the beginning!

Brianne Bracco said...

Loved the sweet video! And congrats the sweet baby girl!!!

Katie Elizabeth said...

So sweet, thank you for sharing the video! So happy for your entire family!

The Mama Duck Blog said...

How exciting...congratulations!!!

Delta Daisies said...

YAYYYYY!!! She's going to be beautiful like her Mama!

Mariel C. said...

Totally crying at work right now. So excited for you & Ian! You're going to be such awesome parents to sweet baby girl!!

Katie said...

SO so adorable. Your daughter will be absolutely gorgeous :) I love the idea of having your parents open it too! so sweet!!!

xx BHB said...

Congratulations! Another generation of Alpha Delta Pi to enter this wonderful world :) <>

MCW said...

So cute! I love how excited your mom was to open the envelope! Congrats!!!!!

The Eberspachers said...

Congrats!!! Little girls are SO much fun! I'm thrilled for you :)

Courtney W. said...

Congratulations! I totally tears up while watching the reveal, it was perfect!

Emily said...

Oh my gosh- you totally made me tear up while watching this at work!! Your sweet mom was so excited to have the honor to open it!!! :) congrats. she is going to be one precious daughter!!!!!!

Annie said...

Yayyyyyy! I'm SO excited for yall! I love that you had your mom open the envelope!!! So special!

The Sea Salted Blonde said...

Congratulations to you and your family!!! I'm sure you are all still smiling, she is already so loved!

Cherish said...

What a special day, I love that y'all had your mom open the envelope! She is going to be one very well dressed and adorable little lady! Congrats! : )

Morgan Rae said...

Congratulations! What a sweet and special moment for your family as your mom opened the envelope.

BLovedBoston said...

That is so sweet and so exciting!! What a great memory to have! So excited for the tutu's in your future! Congratulations on the baby girl!

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Cari said...

congrats....girls are so much fun to dress up!!!

Haley said...

That is the sweetest video ever. It gave me chills!!!

Lauren said...

YAY!!! I was convinced that little Elyse was going to be a boy as well--because of the same lack of sickness and slower heart beat! But she's been an awesome kid so far!

FARMER &the BELL said...

"GURL!" oh my goodness…she was shocked! the best part is your husband…he immediately hugs you and that just warms my heart. gobble up those hugs because he'll soon give all his attention to a new little lady! i've really had to up my game to compete with my gal! my farmer is obsessed with her and wants five more…girls.

Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

Congratulations!!! I love that you gave it to your parents to open. That is incredibly sweet!

Alayna said...

your mom was too cute! congrats!

KW said...

Your mama is so darn adorable, as was your reaction!!!! Congratulations (I totally had a feeling it would be pink!).

S D Butcher said...

Soooooo awesome!!!!! Congrats!!

Jodi said...

I was thinking boy. You'll have so much fun with a little girl. Just think, next year you get to buy a precious little Christmas dress! I had fun with that this year :)

Nicole {Appalachian Charm} said...

This is so exciting! Loved the video, your mom is so sweet!!

Elena Ridley said...

How stinkin adorable! Love all of your reactions!! Congrats to you both!!

Megan said...

What a sweet way to announce the gender! I can't watch these things without tearing up.

Congrats on the news of a girl! Baby girls are the best! Enjoy this time! It goes quickly!

Christina @ This Woman Cooks! said...

Yay!! A girl!! How wonderful! You are going to be an amazing mommy to a beautiful little girl. Congratulations!

Amanda Hooper said...

Yay!!! Congratulations!

Megan @ Grad Student Needs Hobby said...

This is a beautiful idea! I got tears in my eyes just watching the video - you could really feel the love and excitement in the room. Thanks for sharing!

Anni said...

Yay! Sooo exciting! Love how yáll found out!

Alexa said...

SO excited for y'all!!! And for your baby girl - she's the luckiest little one to be blessed with you and Ian as parents! Such a sweet moment having your mom open it too, brought me to tears at work! Congratulations, friend! :)

The Southern Wife said...

So, so excited for you! Love that you let your parents open the envelope.

kate said...

I totally cried during this:) Congrats on a baby girl!!!!!

Sara said...

You will be the perfect girl mama!! Congrats to you and Ian!

Nat said...

Such a sweet video!!! Congrats on your little girl!! Little girls clothes are so much fun. I no longer believe those old wives tales- I had horrible nausea and high heartrate and had a boy.

Colleen Sullivan said...

Yay I'm so excited for you guys! Motherhood is the favorite role I've ever played!

Miranda said...

Such a sweet video!!! Thank you for sharing with us! :) Congratulations on your baby GIRL! :) :) :)

MakeMeUpMia said...

Congrats on a beautiful baby girl, thanks for sharing that video, so precious!

Tricia said...

That was such an incredibly special moment. So happy for you, and cheers to a healthy girl! I can't wait to hear names and see monograms. :)

Sara said...

YAYYY so excited for you!! :)

Heather said...

I'm still so shocked on girl as well but so very happy for you two! That little girl is going to be so stylish! Congratulations!

Natasha said...

pink is going to fit you beautifully my dear!!!! i am just so stinking excited for you and your family...congrats all around!!!

Taylor Rae said...

This is probabaly my favorite gender reveal post ever! So sweet!! Y'all are adorable and so is your mom! So excited for y'all! Congrats!!

Carroll said...

What a special gender reveal! So happy for you all and your little miss on the way!! :) Congrats!

Courtney - Shiraz In My Sippy Cup said...

Girls are so much fun!!! Congrats!!!

Heather said...

Oh, how sweet!! I just loved this!

Mindy said...

Congrats on your baby girl and welcome to team pink!!! :) I teared up watching your video...such a special moment! Ps, I saw your old wives' tales on Instagram, and they were exactly the same as mine (except I had morning sickness)! Yay for little girls!! You will have SOOO much fun shopping! :)

Sara said...

Oh how special!! What a fantastic way to find out. And yay team pink!!

Dee Stephens said...

So fun! Love the video! So glad ya'll waited and found out with everyone else!!!

Amanda Anderson said...

Congratulations!!!! SO happy for you both!
(P.S. I totally cried watching this video. How adorable. What a precious memory!)

She's Southern said...

That's precious! I was smiling the whole time. Congrats!

Allie Key said...

I just knew it! Congratulations!! So happy for you guys

megan said...

The video and your mom are too cute!! Love how it didn't really register with you two for a second haha!

whitley hamlin said...

April, that is the cutest video EVER! You are so creative. A room full of a party to find out the gender. That is so special!! So cute to hear your voice and see you and Ian interact beyond still photos. Much love and congratulations to you!

Whitley

Kate said...

SO excited for y'all! Little girls are pretty dang special!

Kelsey | Southern in Love said...

I can't even begin to imagine how special this video will be in years to come - and one day when your little girl watches it! Ian's reaction was so so sweet. Baby girl is going to be so loved! Congrats again!!

Courtney Wilson said...

The video is just awesome! Congrats! Girls are so sweet and cudly!!!!!!

Samma said...

Congratulations!!!

Heather said...

Ohmygosh this was the cutest thing! Love that you had your mom read it. I heard people clapping on the video and I was so happy, I clapped too (and I have a hurt hand! I'm a tool.)

Congrats on your daughter. So SOOOO happy for you guys!
Heather

Ashley said...

I loved watching this video! Congrats on the precious little girl coming yalls way!!

Carolina Charm said...

I love this video SO much!!!! And I love that your mom opened the envelope! What a sweet party and YAY for pink, pink, PINK!!!!

Heather said...

So exciting!!!

Confessions of a Northern Belle said...

Aw your video made me cry! I would've guessed girl based on your lack of morning sickness and low heart rate though b/c that was the same for me and we are having a girl too!! CONGRATS!

Keely said...

SO SWEET!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Thanks for sharing your special moment with us! Letting your mom open it up was so sweet!!!!

Leslie said...

Congratulations! The way that you found out is just so sweet. :)

Mirkka Rautala said...

That video was so sweet! Congratulations to you both.

Bama Girl in AZ said...

Congrats!!!!

Rychelly said...

Congrats!! Girls are soo fun!! LOVE the video!

WorthyStyle said...

I know I am late to the party, but I am so happy to hear your news. I love that y'all recorded it so you will always remember that moment. Cherish each one!

XO

Rhiannon said...

How exciting! I was just thinking of you the other day and was wondering if you were pregnant yet :) and here we go! I am so happy for you and your hubby! Yay!

rachel said...

AWWW!!! I totally just boohooed watching this! SO sweet! Congrats on your baby GIRL mama! :)

Lesa Walker said...

Loved your video and congratulations to you and your husband. ( I voted girl :) ) So incredibly sweet and thank you for sharing!

CAC muffin said...

Congratulations sooo excited for you and your husband!!!!

Leigh Powell Hines said...

I was traveling when this came out. Congratulations. That is wonderful news.

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