We decided against a gender reveal party for several reasons. First, I've learned to 'just say no' to stress. The coordinating dates with family, the planning, the organizing....I just decided to opt out. I had just planned a few different get togethers with family to announce that we were having a baby and didn't really want to do it all again so soon. Second, I learned during the announcing of the baby, that the crowds and attention on Miles was not fun for him. We really wanted him to enjoy this moment. I also worried about his disappointment if it was a girl and wanted to make sure he could express whatever he needed to. And last but not least, we did not want to wait a second longer than we had to before finding out. Having a party probably would have meant that we would have to wait until the weekend.
Our friends, Rachel & Travis, offered to repay the favor and fill the pinata for us, take pictures, and video. Miles has always wanted to bust open a pinata, so it sounded like a perfect plan. I was so anxious in this picture. It was such a crazy feeling to know we were about to find out.
It took about 5-6 swings and blue came pouring out!
I died. It was such a surprise and then knowing how much it meant to Miles was an unbelievable feeling.
I really tried to refrain from saying I wanted one or the other because it absolutely did not matter. I knew God would give us what was best for our family, but I really wanted a boy. A house full of blue felt good in my heart.
My mom asked what Miles' reaction was like. I know he was happy, but I honestly think that he's known it was a boy all along so I'm not sure he was that surprised. He couldn't get enough of the pinata though....even long after we knew.
What a great day! Let the shopping, nursery decorating, and name selecting commence!