Before we cut into the cakes to reveal the genders of our little blessings (pink for girl, blue for boy).. here I am standing next to our angel, Amanda.. She is a true blessing from above.. and carrying our little miracles...
Braxton loves Amanda and often talks about "the babies in Amanda's tummy".. He was so excited all week for "gender party day".. every morning he'd wake up and say "I can't wait until Saturday so we can see what the babies are!!"
This is the video of the gender party.. I still can't watch this without crying.. what an emotional, overwhelmingly, joyful day! We are so unbelievably blessed!!
My wonderful childhood best friends Wendy & Sarah! They helped with the party & created the cute party decor & signs.. thank you girls!! Sarah has a blog and even blogged about Saturday's gender party, you can read it here: http://blackboardstobottles.blogspot.com/2012/01/surrogate.html
Randy, Amanda's husband, is such a wonderful person. He's so supportive of Amanda and our journey.. words can't even express how thankful we are for him. Originally he wanted to wait and be surprised with Rudy & I at the party, but when Amanda found out it was two girls at the ultrasound, she said she had to tell someone!! Five days is a long time to keep that kind of secret.. Especially knowing we were hoping for a girl!!
Favorite picture of the evening.. Our angel watching us embrace as she sheds tears of joy..
Amanda made this adorable bow holder for the girls!! I LOVE it!!!
Seriously, TOO cute for the girls!! Thanks Amanda ;)
Amanda is so crafty! I absolutely love these burp cloths!! I was so surprised.. they are the prettiest burp cloths I've ever seen, lol!! Very special to us..
Our friend Casey reminiscing on a day Amanda had mentioned at a play-date that she wanted to help us have another child and be our surrogate..
Never could I have imagined the magnitude that this day would have on us all the way it did. This was a magical day indeed.. It was one of those days you wish you could relive over and over again. I can't even count how many times I've watched the video bawling so I could relive this special moment. I can only imagine the emotions & excitement we will feel the day our little girls are born. We are halfway through our journey and as excited as I am to meet our bundles of joy, I know I'm going to miss each step of this amazing journey.. So I'm doing my best to journal, photograph & video every minute I can, so that I can capture each special moment..
(ultrasound pics & video will be my next post!)