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It’s been a rough past few months, and with all of the morning sickness and the aches and pains of pregnancy, I haven’t much wanted to update Better Bee Daily. Admittedly, I spent the time instead binge-watching shows like Gilmore Girls (for the second time), Fargo, and Making a Murderer. (Kind of sorry not sorry about that.)
Thankfully, I’m in my second trimester now, and the indifference I’ve had towards my website has finally subsided and I’m definitely anxious to get back to writing!
In fact, I’m excited to come back from my brief hiatus with an exciting announcement: After two wonderful, deeply loved boys, we are finally expecting our first GIRL!
We found out via blood tests, and when our doctor gave us the news, I immediately burst into happy tears, and my husband and I shared a long hug while I sobbed on his shoulder. Boy or girl, we didn’t care because I LOVED having baby boys, but the news of a girl brought us a new, profound joy!
For Christmas, I made for my sons a surprise “gender reveal” cake to announce to them their new baby sister. Two nights prior, I stayed up all night making it. Unfortunately, as most pregnant ladies do, I had super vivid dreams that night, and I dreamt over and over again all of the possible different scenarios of the boys destroying the cake before I could even get up for the day. I jumped out of bed and sprinted toward the kitchen TWICE to check to make sure the cake was safe and that I had properly hidden all evidence of pink cake batter. Thankfully, they didn’t even pay it much mind at all, and I was able to successfully take it to Grandma’s house for Christmas day dessert. The boys had no idea that it was colored on the inside, they just thought it was a regular cake!
I was actually pretty nervous about telling my sons about their sister, because even though I knew one was going to be SUPER excited, I knew I was about to momentarily break the other son’s heart. But nothing could have prepared me for exactly how my sons were going to react!
Here is the video my husband shot of us doing the big reveal and the unbelievable reaction from my sons!
In case you don’t want to sit through the short video, here it is summed up in a photo editorial: