Gender Reveal Party

The party was awesome! 🙂 We about 35 people in our house who have been with us through this journey. It was really a celebration of a milestone as we near the middle of our IVF pregnancy.
We had a cake that was dyed the color of the gender on the inside so no one knew what Baby Newman was going to be. My sister hosted, putting together games and activities for everyone. We did an old wives tale game (predicted boy!), a baby diaper game and a name suggestion game (still no name for Baby Newman).

Then came the really fun part- registering for everything!
We went to target first and spent about an hour there. The thing I learned from that experience is never to select items marked as “limited avaliability” because it means it is discontinued. Nearly everything we picked was discontinued and so when I got home to view my items online, I had nothing.
Target “Take Two” was much more sucessful. We basically registered for blankets, onsies, diapers…stuff…but not the big, important stuff.
For the big important stuff we went to Babies R Us and went crazy! Bottles, pack and play, high chair…
Can I just say “thank you” to whoever decided baby showers needed to happen? That stuff is expensive and you need so much! It made me feel underprepared to be a mommy!

But we got a lot done. At least the biggest part of registering done. Now it’s time to research the saftey of some of our picks and refine/add to the list.

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