Party of Five

Ruthie Baby Reveal - www.ruthieandrose.com

I can’t believe I’m even about to write these very words…our little family is not going to be so little for much longer. Come March of 2016, we’re going to become a party of five! Gah! The hubby and I are thrilled, amazed and feel so incredibly blessed.

The other weekend we gathered to celebrate with family and friends and to reveal whether we were having a baby boy or baby girl. Follow along and you’ll soon find out yourself! As you may already know, I have two adorable little boys (yes, I’m blatantly biased). My oldest just began kinder and my youngest is clearly now venturing into his terrible-two’s phase.

So I simply could not wait to find out whether we would have a pack of boys or if I would finally be able to buy some bows! There was a small part of me that wanted to wait and let it be a surprise – kudos to Laur who is patiently waiting to find out about her little one! But my head and heart collided as the weeks drew near to that ever-important sonogram and I caved – I just couldn’t wait.

Since traveling so much for work in this season of my life, I haven’t made much time to be very creative. And with this pregnancy getting off to a rocky start with 15 weeks of almost constant morning sickness (a total sham of a name, if you ask me), I have been spending more time and energy just growing another human being and also trying to care for two other little monkeys who need constant attention. It’s been exhausting to say the least!

After all of that though, I was itching to throw a really surprising gender reveal party and it turned out pretty darn cute, if you ask me. And now that I’m settling nicely into the second trimester, I got the creative juices flowing again and managed to pull together a festive and fun baby reveal.

Baby Reveal Centerpiece - www.ruthieandrose.com

Baby Reveal Centerpiece - www.ruthieandrose.com

Ruthie Baby Reveal - www.ruthieandrose.com

Baby Reveal Centerpiece - www.ruthieandrose.com

I wanted sweet colors with blends of blues, greens, peaches and pinks. So from making my own confetti to reusing some spring-time decor for centerpieces, it was a low cost and easy way to add some special touches to my home for the big news. We took name suggestions prior to the reveal and everyone “voted” by wearing either a mustache or a pink bow. In addition, the hubs smoked a heavenly fall-apart brisket and we had a Torchy’s-inspired make-your-own taco bar – it was incredibly delicious. Sorry I didn’t capture any pictures of that – I was probably too busy stuffing my face. :)

We decided to let everyone eat first – since half the crowd (read: the men) were really there for the food anyways – and then we moved to the backyard afterwards. I let my kiddos and their cousins help with the fun task of making the big announcement and oh what fun they had! With confetti tubes armed and ready, cameras rolling and my sister (who lives in D.C.) live on Skype, we let the confetti fly! And after hugs and kisses and joyous wishes, we snapped this quick pick once it all settled…

Ruthie Baby Reveal - www.ruthieandrose.com

Yes, that is BLUE confetti on the ground of our backyard – we’re having a BOY!!!
It would take an entire other post and then some to completely describe how I have been feeling since we found out we will soon have a brood of boys; but my heart is full and I have joyfully accepted that I will be a mom of all boys. Boys. Three boys. Yes, I have said that to myself over and over and over and well, it is simply wonderful.