Last Monday, October 30th was the BIG DAY! I have had ultrasounds with every appointment, but these babies were being stubborn and keeping us guessing.
That Monday morning, Jada went to school, Michael went to work, I dropped Tucker off at preschool, and Memphis and I headed to my doctors appointment and ultrasound! Since it was my 20 week appointment, we got lots of extra time with the ultrasound and visit. We were able to take lots of measurements and saw the babies moving around a ton. And of course, we finally were able to see what these sweet babies are!
After the appointment, we went to Party City and got our balloons filled and ready to go. I had previously ordered huge 36" black round balloons (which as you can see in the photos below were not quite blown up to their potential . . . the lady helping me was so sure they would pop if she put any more helium in them), as well as 2 packs of blue confetti and 2 packs of pink. That way I had every option covered. So after we were sure, Memphis and I went and prepared the balloons.
As soon as Michael got home from work we had our little party. I asked a friend, Monique, to come over to record it for me. I have the option on my camera to film, but wasn't confident in my abilities and this was a big moment. Lucky for me, she was so sweet to come film it for us!
It was pretty fun! Originally I was hoping Jada would pop one, and Tucker the other, but Jada was too scared (she hates popping balloons). So, Tucker ended up being the popper of both. Memphis tried on Baby B, but wasn't quite able to do it and ended up getting scared. Tucker was happy to take over and do it all.
Jada is beyond excited to have a little sister, something she has been asking for for years. (Though you may not be able to tell from the photos . . . poor Jada wasn't feeling well and ended up being diagnosed with Strep a few days later) Tucker and Memphis are equally excited. Everyone was hoping for at least one girl so everyone was happy. No tears! Yay!
We are all looking forward to March and welcoming these sweet babies into our family. They are already so loved!