Our amazing friend, Dave, agreed to take our gender reveal pics for us over the weekend, and I have to apologize to everyone who I said I didn't know gender yet!!! I just felt so bad because Mike wanted to tell his parents in person today (he is in Jackson, MI, this weekend-- happy birthday to my father-in-law, Jack!), and I needed to be sure to tell my dad first, too. I was lucky enough to tell my mom and Gary in person last weekend when they were in town to watch Finn (check my FB and Instagram for the video of my mom finding out!). I Facetimed Anna, Shawn and Finn minutes after we found out (I held up Bella and Bentley and asked them to guess which gender! hahah!).
But, I hate lying, and I am very sorry for saying I haven't known!!! I just needed to be sure we told our immediate fam before I went blasting it all over the internet. I apologize! But seriously, Dave Jennings, is the man. He took these incredible pics that I will share below. Hire him, you guys (firstname.lastname@example.org). For Christmas card pics, engagement photos, your wedding, etc. I just got Anna to book him for her Christmas card pics. He's so reasonably priced, he is freakin' hilarious, and he is just a really great man/teacher. Now, look at his handiwork!
Total teaser^^ that's us popping a balloon to show the gender with colored confetti... scroll down to see!!!
I love this picture of Mike!
^^ In Wayne, IL, right before 4 horses trotted by (with their owners, obvi). Little known fact: I am actually terrified of horses, even though some of my closest pals love them and ride them professionally (which truly amazes me)! But they literally horrify me. haha!
A horsey pic for my friends Jenny, Val and Taryn-- haha!
^^I love this one so much. Future canvas pic, perhaps?
Dave goes, "think autumnal thoughts, you guys!" hahaha
It is a BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Soon after this picture was taken, a cop pulled up, and I almost cried ahhaha. I didn't want to get in trouble! We did pick up all the little confetti chunks, I swear! (Mike tried to bring the hand vac, but I love that device too much to get it dirty LOL). The cop was just checking in to make sure we were okay. Good ol' Wayne, IL!
Our little prince is coming in April!
Prince onesie (sold out), similar here: Baby Gap
^^ Probably my favorite picture of Mike ever. How handsome is this daddy-to-be?
Lilly Pulitzer dress:
Lilly Pulitzer earrings:
Mike totally thought girl. I had no idea!! We definitely had girl names, but we need to start working on boy names!
Have you heard of the app called "Baby Names"? It is literally Tinder for baby names. You get names and swipe left if you don't like and right if you do. Then you're alerted when your partner matches! It is brilliant! Of course my tech-savvy hubs decided he needed to upgrade to the 5,000 names premium package hahaha God bless. You get some funny ones, though, like Odysseus. #nope
Now we have narrowed it down to only boy names!
Dave seriously had us cracking up in the fields the whole time. No sign of ticks yet, Dave!
That sunlight, though! Come on! Dave is the bomb.
See below for outtakes of us trying to recreate the confetti bomb, AKA Dave throwing glitter chunks at us and trying to photograph at the same time. Needless to say, we were cracking up soooooo much!
Omg, I haven't laughed that hard in sooo long. Baby Boy Fremeau was probably like what the heck is happening out there, mom?!