Sorry i didnt post before. it has been caotic since we found out that we are having a girl. so much to do to prep , a bridal shower saturday nite, etc etc etc. I havent had a chance to upload the pics to, um, whatever website i use to upload pics LOL i just had a total preggo brain moment
so my family from N. PA were one ofthe first ones to arrive, in two different cars. my aunt and her two kids got out and attacked me LOL and asked how the U/s went...and then imademy first slip, i said "she likes to kick my bladder" oops, there went that..but uckily only they heard it. later on, when pretty much everyone was there, i did the same thing again, referred to the baby as "she". Well there went that! by then everyone knew, and we didnt even get to do the easter egg hunt LOL the kids and my aunt had fun collecting all the eggs. my aunt want the u/s pic that was in one ofhte eggs.
the party was blue and pink themed, and i had all sorts of blue and pink desserts, as that was what i was craving. we had a blast, and most of the cupcakes that i spent hours making ended up being smooshed into the faces of myself, my mom and my aunt. THAT was hilarious. There was alot of laughing going on, which is just what hte doctor ordered. Ofcourse, there was that one person that had to try to ruin my day. and surprisingly enough, that was my mother in law. First, she called and hollered at me (while i stood inthemiddle of everyone at the party) for not calling her on friday with the gender results. It was made clear to her that she would find out at the party. THEN later on after she showed up, i read off the names that everyone suggested. Brian and i are now leaning towards Kendra. MIL asked what hte middle name would be and i told her MARIE. She looked disgusted and made it clear that she dissapproved of the name cause that is her sisters name. we all dislike her sister, me included for valid reasons, but i let her know that MY MOTHER AND ME BOTH have Marie as a middle name and that will not change with my daughter. well she got all pissed off in front of everyone and stormed into the house. i couldnt believe she made such a seen. it took every inch of contoli had to keep myself calm when all i wanted to do was to scream "this is my baby, not yours"! she knows how long this took us and what a huge deal this is, but yet she had to be a B*tch, pardon mylanguage. i ended up just brushing it off and continued having a good time. It was a great day, despite her efforts to ruin it.
I had pinnk and blue lemonade, pink and blue jello jigglers, and other pink and blue items, as sweets is what im craving. it all went better than i expected, except for my lack of being able to contain the news but it was ok, the point was to get all of our loved ones together! when i get a chance i will include the pics to this. im just too tired right now and i have an achy back to nurse.
Some of the beverages
team blue ...hubbie is the one on the porch
team pink...my mom is next to me, DD is all the way to the right in the pink sweatshirt
me and the hubbie..i hate this picture, but im adding it for the belly shot
Sounds like you had a ton of fun! Sorry that your MIL was such a b*tch!!! I woulda yelled at her anyways! Marie is also a common middle name in my family. Marie to me, was the only thing that sounded good with Hailey, so her name is Hailey Marie. When I told my aunt on the phone when I was in the hospital when I had her what it was, she said "Oh you kept the Marie going". I'm Kristina Marie, her middle name is Marie, my grandmother's middle name was Marie and there was other's I'm sure that had the Marie middle name. I agree, it is your child and no one has any say as to what you name her exept you and your hubby. If she don't like it because of her sister, then oh well, you can just tell her to fly a kite and don't bother coming to see the baby .
Can't wait to see the pics! Hope you feel better and your back doesn't hurt too long
Well, all in all it sounds like a fun party! Thanks for sharing that with us. I can't wait to see the pics.
Janelle and Brad 8-25-01
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Glad you had a, mostly, fun party!!! Sorry your MIL had to go and make it about her. For what it's worth my mom, I, and my oldest daughter all have the middle name Marie as well and my oldest daughter loves that she shares a middle name with mommy and grandma
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Sounds like a fun party. A couple I know had a gender reveal party, except they didn't know the gender until the party. Her aunt had gone with them to the u/s and she was given the baby's gender in an envelope. When the couple cut into their cake they found out the gender by the colored icing inside.
We wanted to do something fun to let my family know the gender but I'm not sure yet. We're going to find out the day before my son's birthday so I don't want to intrude on his special day. The day after his party is Mother's Day though (since he was born on Mother's Day we always have his party the day before Mother's Day) so maybe I'll do something that day.
I can't wait to see the pics from the party.
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That's too funny about letting it slip beforehand. Sounds like everyone had a really good time, besides a certain someone who has a stick up you know where! I don't think she would even be satisfied if you named the baby with MIL's first and middle name!
Glad things went well, though.
It sounds like the party was great! I would try not to worry too much about your MIL. There's almost always some family member who makes a fuss about something . I'm glad that you didn't let it ruin your day. I like passing on family names as well. My middle name is Elizabeth (a name that goes back pretty far on my mom's side), so DD's middle name is Elizabeth as well. We like to keep the name a surprise until the baby's born, mainly so that we don't have to hear everyone's opinions! I've found that if you tell people the name after the baby is born, you're less likely to get obnoxious comments . I love the name Kendra, by the way.
the thing with MIL is this...we didt see or speakto her for 6 years, and for very good reasons! it was only last december when DH's brother passed away did we all come in contact again and we are giving it another go. but she doesnt change and the same issues are here so it makes it difficlt to move forward. i dont care about her or anyones opinion on what name my baby. That didnt both me. what bothered me is that she made such a stink of it in front of everyone, which just made HER look bad. and then she called dibs on what the baby would call her and my mom UGH! when it gets right to it, she hasnt bother with the other 2 kids in 10 years and that wont change for this baby. and i dont think ima gonna make the effort.
The part was so much fun~ i do have pics of me, though i really dont wanna post them lol We did make the cupcakes filled wiht pink icing as well as the easter egg hunt. my entire family said i should have left it a secret for us as well, that way i woldnt have blabbed. but i dont care, it was awesome. if you need ideas for pink and blue food for your party, let me know.