Most of you probably already saw our gender reveal on Facebook this past weekend, but in case you didn’t, (or you just want to see it again) Baby Grand is a…
Before finding out, I did a lot of wondering and dreaming about whether I’d soon have a son or daughter. And to be honest, when I first found out I was pregnant, I really wanted it to be a girl. I started telling myself it was a boy so I wouldn’t be disappointed. But then, the more I thought about it being a boy, and as I talked to friends and family who had baby boys, I actually came to be really excited about the idea of a son.
About 2 weeks before my big 20 week ultrasound, I found myself actually hoping it would be a boy. I never thought I’d feel that way, but I like having an older brother and Stuart is the oldest in his family, so I came to love the idea of our oldest being a boy. And then about 5 seconds into our ultrasound, the technician said, “You want to know what you’re having right? Cause I can tell.” If that wasn’t a giveaway that it was a boy, the next image on the screen definitely was! (I’ll leave that one to your imagination…)
So now the world knows, the Grands will be growing by 2 little boy (Sperry-wearing) feet in January!
It’s been an amazing journey to see how much God has already blessed our family as we prepare for this little boy to join our family. Between receiving a ton of hand-me-down clothes, (all in surprisingly amazing shape, for being used by energetic little boys!) all the things this little guy’s grandparents have already purchased him, and the incredible amount of gifts we received at my two baby showers, Stuart and I are both blown away by the Lord’s goodness to us.
My mom threw me my second baby shower this past weekend, (my first shower was thrown by my mother-in-law) which also served as our gender reveal. We didn’t do anything fancy for the reveal, my mom simply decorated the room with blue accents and the bassinet we’ll be using, which is the same one she used when my brother and I were babies (the skirt was hand sewn by my grandmother!). She also asked a friend to make the CUTEST footprint cookies with blue icing, that were TO DIE FOR. I’m pretty sure I ate like 7. (Don’t judge…I’m pregnant, remember?) She also had a book theme, asking people in the invitation to bring a book for Baby G instead of a card, and decorated all the tables with baby books. This little man’s library is STACKED. I’m pumped.
It was so fun to see the different expressions as people realized our news, and how excited they became knowing there’s a little man coming! (Although I’m sure the excitement level would have been equal, had it been decorated in pink…) Some people were expecting the reveal, (the same ones who have been trying to trick me into slipping it over the past couple months!) but it took a little while for some to realize we were revealing that we are having a boy. But overall, everyone was super excited, which in turn made me even more pumped to welcome a little boy into our family.
And then came the gift opening. Between my 2 showers, I was completely blown away by God’s goodness to us, through the generosity of others. Our little guy has pretty much everything he’ll need for the first few years of his life, (save for a few cloth diapers, and a crib mattress which will be bought by mommy and daddy) and we are beyond thankful for each thing we received!
It was such a testament to God’s provision for us, and another reminder that giving up everything for the sake of the Lord’s calling is ALWAYS worth it, even when it goes against everything this world tells us. When God says “do not worry,” He means it :)
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:6 + 7
And now some fun pictures from the big day: