After everyone showed up we quickly ate dinner ..... Pizza, the easiest and quickest thing possible. Then we cut the cake with all our closest family and friends surrounding us .... Including my grandma from Florida via the iPad (Thank You Steve Jobs!).
I love this picture because everyone looks like they are thinking what is it going to be!? And the point of reveal .....
We cut the cake to reveal a pink color! This is when I whispered, "It's a Girl!" Can you tell how excited everyone was? That's my sister-in-law jumping up and down screaming! Johnny and I were both shy with all the people watching us but so excited to find out we were having a little girl.
And then we all ate cake! And it was DELICIOUS!
Prior to this party everyone asked me what I thought the baby would be. My gut feeling all along was that it was a girl. After I saw the ultrasound images, especially the 3D ones (which are very scary), I thought well maybe it could be a boy. I was shocked to find out it was a girl. All my life I have grown up around boys, I have four brothers and now here I am having a little girl. To those of you who wait to find out the gender of your child that's awesome, and I am sure you have great reasoning behind waiting! I'm sure it adds motivation during your pregnancy up to your delivery day. But to me finding out the gender has bonded me more with my little girl to be. I can refer to her as "her" or "she" rather than "baby". It also has given me the chance to think of ideas for the baby room. I was so happy to have an announcement party and share this moment with my friends and family and I highly recommend it!