We've been making our family wait to find out whether we were having a boy or a girl so we could do a fun little gender reveal with them. We found an etsy shop that sells breakable baseballs (think like a Christmas tree ornament) filled with blue or pink chalk.
Kevin thought it would be really fun to hit a baseball and have it explode in a pink or blue cloud, revealing whether we were having a little boy or a girl. So we ordered the baseballs, and were so thrilled when they arrived in the mail a few days later.
We decided to do the reveal when we visited my parents, so we successfully kept the secret from my family for over a week. That is, until the morning of the reveal when Emma happily told my sister what we were having. Emma!!! At least it was a surprise to the rest of the family...
We were actually visiting my family to cheer on my dad, sister and brother in a 5k they were running. (And... not to brag, but all 3 of them placed in their age categories! WOO HOO! Congratulations, guys!)
After the race, we walked to a nearby baseball field, and. . . well, I'll let the pictures tell the rest of the story. ;)
|Here's the pitch...|
|What's it going to be???|
|IT'S A GIRL!!!!!|
|The chalk cloud was pretty impressive!|
We are SO happy to be adding another little girl to the family. I already can't wait to get out all of Emma's little newborn clothes and decorate a new nursery. (This baby will be upstairs with us in our newly renovated attic, so I have a blank canvas to work with!)
Take a look at the video to see how it all went down. But first, I have to say: I'm no baseball player. In fact, I was really, REALLY nervous that I wasn't going to be able to throw a good pitch, and this whole thing would be a bust.
Kevin assured me that, as long as I threw the ball SOMEWHERE near him, he would do his best to hit it. Even with those words of encouragement, the first pitch was a miss! Haha! It didn't break, though, so we tried again. This time, true to his word, Kevin hit the ball, even though it came at him right above head level. Good job, Kevin. :)
What did you think of the reveal? Let me know in the comments! And as always, thank you so much for following along. I couldn't do it without all of your support!
P.S. We've already picked out a name that I absolutely LOVE! We're going to be announcing it on Facebook sometime in the next week or so, so make sure that you've liked my page so you get to see that fun announcement! I can't wait for you all to hear it. ;)