Gender Reveal {Easy Card Stock Banner}

Monday, June 1, 2015

We will be adding a baby girl to our family this fall and I could not be more excited about it!

Pink lace shirt from JCrew Factory / similar one can be found here.

I have to admit, things have been a little different with pregnancy number two.
Chasing a toddler around sure takes up a lot of my time, but I am SO excited about our baby girl.

I knew I wanted to announce our news in a special way, because if I'm being honest I really haven't been documenting this pregnancy like I did my last one.

I made my "girl" sign out of card stock during Jacob's nap time, so quick and easy!
I used my Cricut to cut out the pennants and the letters, but it could easily be done with stencils and scissors. I used good old fashioned glue stick to attach everything, punched a few holes, and laced some jute through it.

Now that I've reached the halfway point and we know that we are having a "she", the fact that there is going to be another tiny little human here soon is starting to set in.

How will I continue to give Jacob all the attention that he needs and craves once the new baby arrives?
How will our family dynamic change?
What the heck is life going to look like with a newborn and a toddler?
Will I ever have time for myself again?

These questions (along with many others) are constantly floating around in my mind. I know that things will workout (they always do), but it doesn't stop me from worrying and wondering!

If you have two (or more) children how did your family adjust?



  1. I remember being so sensitive about all things revolving around my 1st child during my second pregnancy. I was very worried at one point that I was ruining life as we knew it. (Sounds dramatic now, but I was sincerely concerned!) Things were good with us as a family of three - did I just make a decision that would make life much less enjoyable for Presley (our first)? How am I going to affect the bond I have with her? Etc etc. The greatest gift I had ever given Pres was her sibling! They get along famously. Fights are to a minimum at this age/stage (1.5 yr and 4 yr) and even through their "fights" they are enjoying each other's company. So much.

    The transition was so easy... effortless. Presley was so intrigued by Molly (our second) and wanted to hug, kiss, cuddle, and watch her. Plus, newborns sleep so much and require so little (just milk!) up front that it is such a natural, easy transition. The most difficult part of it all for me was the lack of sleep up front, but that too eases quickly (though it doesn't always feel quick!) and is mostly forgotten by this point. So much so that we're expecting our third! Here I am again asking - sometimes - what. am. I. doing?! Am I about to wreck life as we know it?

    So, I think all these feelings are 110% normal and really does help you wrap around the situation and prepare for how much your life is about to change. It's all for the best. :) God bless you, mama, and here is to a healthy, happy pregnancy, labor, and delivery!

    1. Haha - also, this blog post just showed up on my feed today for some unknown reason! SO, you already know all of these things seeing as you've already had your sweet baby!!! Congratulations!