So.... an envelope containing the gender of our new baby is ever-so-casually held on our fridge by a magnet. When we entered into parenthood we became aware of the rule that you can only have a baby shower for the first child. I can definitely see why gender reveal parties have become so popular as a result! I really want to do something special for this new baby, he or she deserves it!
I have to make a social media faux pas here and admit something..... I am just too tired.
I look at those beautiful Instagram photos and videos of gender reveals and it just makes me feel tired. When I see those impeccably styled scenes, perfectly posed and polished photography, and amazing gender reveal props... all I feel is exhaustion, when I should be feeling wonderment and joy.
So then the self-doubt creeps in. How do they do it? What is wrong with me? Why aren't I more motivated to throw a party? Do I just not love this baby enough? Of course I must be a horrible person if seeing those out-of-this-world amazing gender reveal posts fills me with envy and insecurities instead of elation and delight.
I have lots of valid reasons for not having a party, our home is too small, no family members have offered to help, I would be doing all of it on my own, I have a demanding business, and a wonderful son who needs my attention..... But really..... I'm just tired and would rather spend the few spare moments that I steal on the couch watching tv.
So I have to ask myself, am I just a #realmom or a #momfail?
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Baby Boy Petrella was expected to arrive by C Section on November 19th. We were about to welcome our new son into the world when the Operating Room went quiet as the surgeon evicted the little one from Chantal. It was at this point where we had the biggest surprise we have had in a long time. The doctor said "It's a..... girl?" Her resident then followed up with "It's a girl?". The Midwives and Anaesthesiologist followed that with "That's a girl". That's when our jaws dropped and all of our preparation went out the window. Harper Grace has a little sister, not a little brother.
Needless to say, we are shocked but excited to announce the arrival of our little lady, Ms. Reese Mae Marie Petrella. She graced our presence at 8:48am and has been a sweet and pleasant surprise.
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When your tiny bestie is in town and mama gets y’all matching shirts #twinning 🎀
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Flashback to my first attempt at cake pops for our gorgeous “Adventure Awaits” baby shower 🌎 (I do secretly love to bake) This was SUCH a fun event! And to see the happiness of the beautiful Mama-to-Be ❤️❤️❤️ #macmakingmagic#macminidesign
Человек сходил в поликлинику 🏥
Человек докладывает 😃
1️⃣ месяц 🌸🌿:
✨3480 кг -> 4360 кг (+880 гр)✊🏻
✨51 см -> 52 см (+1 см)
(но что-то в этот параметр мне слабо верится)🙈
✨в эти выходные подарила нам с папой свою первую осознанную очаровательную улыбку 💕
✨педиатру не понравилось, что у нас ещё остались следы желтушки и направила к неврологу 🤦🏼♀️ (к слову, запись к нему только через месяц, на что сказали это поздно -идите платно 🤦🏼♀️). Уверена, что у нас все хорошо...с Тимом тоже была куча «перестраховок»...по каким только врачами не ездили 🤪 Как продержаться этот год с его ежемесячными осмотрами? 🤪🙈
Ps. Один из сааамых частых вопросов в директ (хоть я уже и показывала), как одеваю Анфису:
〰️костюмчик (вот такой как на фото ☺️ очень тёплый, заказывали у @sovushka_textile_shop Расцветку выбирали папа с Тимом 🙈 Изначально чуток сожалела, что доверила им выбор 😅, но сейчас поняла, что мне безуууумно нравится этот принт 😍🍼🍼🍼 Ещё раз спасибо @sovushka_textile_shop 😘)
〰️+всегда в коляске у меня плед ⠀
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20 Weeks Pregnant 💕
Boy, the second trimester has not been much easier than the first trimester so far butttttt we have officially made it half way 🎉
Thank you again to everyone for reaching out and for all of your prayers! I appreciate it so much! Aria and I made it home from California Wednesday morning after our overnight flight. I spent Wednesday and Friday in the hospital getting checked out and getting an in-depth ultra sound done.
Thankfully the baby is doing great! Seems like the problems I’ve been having is due to my placenta being very close to my cervix. This is something that should hopefully resolve over time by itself but they’ll be monitoring me to make sure.
For now I’ll be on a modified best rest and taking it as easy as possible. Would love continued prayers 💗
Double the joy ! It’s a GIRL AND A BOY ! 🎀🏉 we are so very thankful for adoption and advanced reproductive technology for making our dreams of parenthood a reality . I also can not leave out our precious egg donor, and the fight in me to never , ever give up . I knew these babies were meant to be mine and I wasn’t giving up until they found their way to us one way or another . 💓💙💓💙💓💙💓🌈👶🏻👶🏼 #rainbowbaby#donoreggs#adoption#ivfsuccess#itsagirl#itsaboy#pregnantafterinfertility
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Just a few pictures from yesterday’s baby shower here in DFW! I am so very thankful and blessed to have had such a wonderful shower thrown for me & baby Presley! 💗 She is already loved so much and I can’t thank everyone enough for their presence yesterday and the gifts she received! Love you guys so much! 💕💕 1 shower down! 🙌🏼 #Babyshower#pregnantjourney#PresleyJo#PJP#babylove#itsagirl