BABY OGILVIE IS A...? #genderreveal #wecanbearlywait ♡

Where has time gone?? I mean I am already in my 2nd trimester and feeling so much better.  We had the opportunity to go to Florida in MARCH when I was 13/14 weeks to do a combined party for our gender reveal and arrival of baby Hoffmann my sister's third baby girl--- we are so excited. The theme was "We can BEARLY Wait," so we had cute teddy bear themed centerpieces and cookies. We had a light lunch served and our fav Nothing Bundt Cake. Our local friends and family joined us. 

We faced timed my sister and her family in CA and my aunt in Miami and my cousin and her family in another part of CA. My sister Kim is the one who knew the results. I did the DNA test in AL but sent her the results  until the party she didn't find out until two days before. 

We had a big black balloon with blue and pink tassles strings tied to the top and inside had confetti of the gender of our baby.

NOW for the moment!!! I was so nervous don't know why?? I guess this really meant baby is really coming, I will be able to picture the future more and start planning and buying baby everything. Mark held the ballon since he is tall and I had to pop the balloon. I tried and couldn't and then everyone was encouraging me to and I started to cry...maybe hormones but I just felt an intense feeling of gratitude that I WAS ACTUALLY HAVING THIS MOMENT WITH MY HUSBAND AND MY FAMILY THAT IT WAS REALLY MY TURN TO BE A MOM not sure why that felt more real in that moment but it did. I had no idea what our baby gender would be but I knew the baby growing inside of me already picked us to be parents. So I FINALLY POPPED it and...

IT'S A GIRL!!!! PINK confetti filled the air as I had tears of joy and shocked at the fact I get to be a girl mom of my own (I have always felt a deep connection to my sister's children). 

I also thought if my grandmam's who have passed away especially one who got the news I was pregnant but didn't make it to know she's a girl. I like to think they meet already. 

My mom literally jumped for joy she guessed baby would be a girl, my dad guessed boy and the winning votes were for boy but we having a girl!

Here the video of the party, some guest who guessed and the actual balloon popping. 

Pregnancy Symptoms: Aversions vs. Cravings ♡

                                 14 week bump 

I barely had #pregnancysymptoms the first weeks of pregnancy but towards the mid 1st trimester. Read my #aversions and #cravings below….๐Ÿคฎ๐Ÿคค

-smell of popcorn (๐Ÿฟso bad I threw up when at the movie theaters, so we haven’t gone back ๐Ÿ˜…)
-garlic taste and smell
-cooking red meat ๐Ÿฅฉ
-too sweet or sugary treat (AND I usually love sweets) ๐Ÿญ
-oiliness/greasiness in food (like fired chicken or ๐ŸŸMcDonald’s fries taste like drinking oil)
-bleach/ cleaning supplies /fridge smell
-dirty dishes (like if I see food on it)

-fruits ๐Ÿ‰๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ“๐ŸŠ(ORANGE OR CITRUS anything is king hahahA)
-cheesiness (but I am lactose and tolerant)
-plain rice ๐Ÿš
-bread (I rarely ate carbs before)
-eggs (normally less fav breakfast item)
-cold water (I usually liked room temp)
-veggies in weird combos (like cucumber and Mayo)
-pan pizza (hard one since I am lactose and tolerant)๐Ÿ•

I also bought the book "Real Food for Pregnancy: The science and wisdom of optimal prenatal nutrition," by Lily Nichols RDN, CDE and have been learning what type of foods work best and what combos. I also loved what she said about what I am eating now is of the first of foods that I am introducing to my baby that will effect her once she starts eating solids in the future. 

I still can't feel shocked with this all and how I am literally creating a human inside me, what a blessing!

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