Second Trimester – Gender Reveal:
It’s been a hot minute since I wrote about my pregnancy journey, so sorry about that. If you haven’t read the earlier chapters of my Pregnancy Journey, you can click here to find the beginning of this journey. Anyway, I’ll be picking up where I left off, the start of the Second Trimester.
Thank goodness, for the second trimester. I read a lot of good things about the second trimester and they were true for me. The morning sickness went away. I still had some fatigue but it was nothing compared to the first trimester. I had more energy. I felt human again, for the most part.
But that wasn’t the only thing that made the second trimester so great. There was a lot of development for the babies during this time. I finally felt “flutters” (feeling the baby move but not strong enough to be considered kicks). I had more ultrasounds in the second trimester, and with that came finding out the genders.
We knew from the start that they were both going to be the same gender since they are identical. I was kinda sad about this because I only ever wanted two kids, one boy and one girl. But that’s okay, I came to terms with this early on. My new dream is for my sister to have twins (girls) too. Anyway, so we knew they were gonna be boys or girls. My husband wanted girls and I was impartial since I couldn’t have the genders I really wanted, but I also had a feeling I already knew what they were.
Before the gender ultrasound arrived we decided we would have a gender reveal party. So we chose my sister to be the keeper of the secret and she will be the only one to know the gender. So at 16 weeks, my sister found out the gender of our boys. She came to the ultrasound with hubby and I and when they went to look over the genitalia we closed our eyes (no peaking) and my sister looked.
After that my sister quickly (cause I wanted to know as soon as possible) ordered the decorations and the smoke and confettis canons from Amazon. I wanted both smoke and confetti. You’ll see why in the photos below. We planned for the reveal to be two weeks later and those were the longest two weeks ever. My sister kept all the party stuff in her room and pretty much organized the entire thing. Thank goodness for our friends too because they helped with decorating the night before and the day of.
By the time the gender reveal party came, I was a nervous wreck. I had no idea how I was going to react, I had social anxiety, and I just felt so much pressure. But other then that, the party was great. My grandma made amazing food, the decorations and photo booth were so cute, and everything was better than I imagined.
When we ordered the canons, I had shipped some to my hubby’s family and to my best friend on the mainland. I made the time early in the afternoon so we could all pop it together. I wanted his side of the family to feel included despite the distance. So then it was final time for us to know the gender of our twins and it was beautiful . . .
I was so overjoyed, I cried so many happy tears. My poor husband suffered from gender disappointment for awhile (completely valid), but he loves the boys so much. We both do.
I highly recommend a gender reveal party. It was such an amazing feeling finally knowing the gender and seeing the color explode from the canons. This was truly one of the best days of my life and I’m so glad I got to share it with the people I love, and now all of you. This was definitely a long blog so if you read this far, thank you!
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