Baby shower

A few weeks ago my husband and I traveled to Orlando, Florida for our baby shower! We live in NJ and basically our entire family lives in Orlando so it just made sense for us to travel down there for a shower. My wonderful sister, sister-in-law and mother-in-law put everything together for me. It was absolutely beautiful! The only downside was the typically unpredictable Florida weather! It started out as a beautiful morning then the afternoon showers came. But, after about an hour the sun came out again and it was great. It was such a great time to spend together with family and friends celebrating our little girl. It made everything feel even more real honestly.

For the theme, the only thing that I told them was that I wanted a Minnie Mouse theme but more of a feminine and floral style. Not the typical bright red or pink style. It came out exactly how I imagined it really.

My mother-in-law put together this awesome candy bar as well. And it doubled as favors! Aside from the other favors that we had. Everything was delicious!

We had some really fun games but I think my favorite of the afternoon was this game they found where the men have to put a balloon in their shirt and try to sit and tie their shoes. It was absolutely hilarious! Then they had to put a ball between their knees, hop across the floor, and try to put the ball into a cup. I’m telling you I’ve never laughed so hard!

We also had some great food! We had the event catered by Chef Montalvo Catering. I had a very simple requests for the food, I’m not a very picky person. Everything he made for our shower was amazing. The steak was so tender I was able to cut it with a plastic fork! The flavors were amazing. I would definitely recommend him for any other event you may have in the Orlando area! Check him out here.

In the end, everything turned out amazing. More than I could have asked for really. Looking back at all these beautiful photos just shows me how much our little girl is already so loved. Having everyone come out to celebrate her just meant the world to us. I can’t wait for her to be here in my arms and meet everyone that just showered her with love and gifts before she was even born.

All photos were done by my sister-in-law, Elsie Calo of Confident Motherhood. She does such a beautiful job for every event that she’s photographed for us. If you’re in the Orlando area you seriously need to contact her! Check her out here.

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xoxo, 

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It’s A…..

So, as most of you probably know by now, we are having a baby GIRL!! I still can’t believe it. For some time, my husband and I thought we were having a boy. We were fully convinced. About two days before my reveal I changed my mind and thought it was a girl. But I mean, really, you can’t really know until you see the sonogram picture. We were so surprised and happy. We have been so blessed!

I wanted to share some pictures from that day to just show you how emotional it was for us. I’m telling you, I’ve never seen my husband jump so high before ever! Even when he’s playing basketball! Can you tell he was excited?! Lol.

Of course, I’m beyond excited too. I mean I feel like girls are just so fun! So many cute outfits and things you can do together. I can’t wait! We do have a first name picked out, but we haven’t decided on a middle name. I might share it on the blog, but it probably won’t be until we know for sure what her name will be.

My amazing friend through our Gender Reveal and my awesome sis-in-law took our photos. My friend definitely tricked us that day though! She initially told us she put the reveal inside of a cake. So my husband and I started to cut the cake and pulled out the slice to see what it was and it was just vanilla icing! Let me tell you, as he was cutting that slice of cake my hands were sweating and my heart was pounding! Then to see it was a joke! Ugh! My heart dropped! Then she came out with a balloon and a pin. That was the scariest thing ever too because I was afraid it was going to pop in my face! You can kind of see that in the pictures. But it was the best day ever, finding out that I’m having a daughter! I still can’t believe it.

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That night, as I was lying in bed, all I could do was thank God. This whole pregnancy has been amazing. Yes, it hasn’t been the most comfortable at moments but to know that I’m bringing a child into this world is really just a blessing from God. I can’t wait to keep sharing more from my pregnancy journey into my motherhood journey!

xoxo,

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Photos done by: Elsie Calo

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