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Today Everyone I have BIG news to Share…

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Some one is going to be a BIG SISTER!!
And it’s a….

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GIRL!!!

We and especially “ME” are so thrilled. I am 17 weeks along and time is just flying by. With my first pregnancy time went by so slow. But with taking care of and keeping up with a busy 2 year old all day this pregnancy is going by fast. (I will probably be singing a different song when I’m 8-9 months pregnant though) :)

So this is why I have not been posting any workout pictures lately. I am already showing and look like I am just getting a gut. (So flattering) This is another fun thing I am learning about being pregnant the second time around. You show way quicker! But now that the secret is out I will start to post workout pictures again. hahaha

Once again you know I like to make a big deal out of life’s events so I did three fun ways of telling people I was pregnant and the gender.

1. Telling the Husband:

Derek is very obsessed with football and his team is the Patriots. I found out I was pregnant a little before our 5 year anniversary. It was also the same time he was doing his draft picks for “Fantasy Football”. So trying to be cleaver I ordered a baby patriots Onesie and wrapped it up with my pregnancy test and put a card on top. This was his anniversary present from me :)

Here is the card

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And Here is the Present

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He was so excited when he opened the present and had no idea what I meant from the card. This was such a fun way to tell him because it meant something to him. (Tip for all you women out there, try and tell your husband in a way that they would love. They will be more excited)

2. Telling the Family:

We told both our families we were expecting the same way. I bought a Big Sister shirt for Scarlett and made a t-shirt for our puppy to wear that said “Not Another One”. Then I put the dog on a leash and let Scarlett lead her into the house and show everyone the news. It took both our families a minute to figure it out because they couldn’t figure out why the dog had a shirt on. (I am not one of those people who put clothes on their dog regularly.) haha But once they read her shirt and saw Scarlett’s they were all thrilled.

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3. Finding out and Telling the Gender:

Derek and I (very much more Derek) thought it would be fun not to find out the gender at the doctor office but at home with all our family instead. I had thrown a big gender reveal party with my first baby but I had already know the gender before the party. So doing it this way was very hard. I experienced great self control.

I put the party together very last minute. Which is usually not like me. The theme was Who Will it Be, A He or She? I did blue mustaches and pink lips as the guessing tools. I served cookies with big question marks on them and rice krisspy treats dipped in pink or blue chocolate for the kids. And for the adults I made other side dishes. Here is the link for the free downloads I used for this party (Catch my party)

Sorry Picture Overload

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All the People who guessed a Girl!

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All the People who Guessed a BoY!

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The way we found out the Gender

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I had the ultrasound technician write down the gender on a piece of paper and seal it up in a envelope. Then I took the envelope along with this box and packaging tape to a balloon shop. I then gave them the envelope and had them secretly fill the box up with either pink or blue balloons depending on the gender. They then sealed up the box and I picked it up.

Here is the Big moment of us opening the box and finding out.

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The moment we both saw the color before everyone else :)
I love Derek’s Face.

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And It’s another Girl! YAY!

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I am so excited to be having another girl and can’t wait to see the wonderful sister bond between my two girls. Thanks for putting up with my super long post but I am just so excited to share our New News.

-Shauna

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