The Twins Gender Reveal Party

///The Twins Gender Reveal Party

The Twins Gender Reveal Party

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I have big news to share with you guys today… our gender reveal party for twins!  We are thrilled with the news and are pretty sure you will be too.

When I found out the Hubs and I were expecting twins after five long years of waiting and I almost didn’t believe it.  Our wonderful doctor kept telling us to be cautiously optimistic… but we could not help but feel too worried to actually really celebrate the good news.  We even told our family to not get too excited yet.  It wasn’t until I was about 10 weeks along and the doctor told us that she really thought this was the real deal that I really let the news sink in and felt some of the stress go away.

Since our journey to pregnancy was so long and hard, it felt amazing to finally feel full of joy and allow our friends and family to feel happy for us too.

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Our Gender Reveal Party for Twins

Fast forward a few weeks and we found out we could learn the sex of the babies early through a blood test that we needed to do anyway to check for other health issues (which all came back perfect!)  Being the planner that I am I was excited to find out early and decided it might be fun to do a small gender reveal party for twins for our family and very close friends… giving us the chance to finally celebrate these babies since we spent the entire first trimester feeling very guarded.  We did our blood work and had our doctor write the results on a paper in a sealed envelope instead of telling us.

My lovely Sister-in-law Megan found out that I wanted to do something and immediately jumped in to take over.

She went on to plan the cutest gender reveal party for twins ever in less than two weeks.  She did all of this from Columbia, SC and brought it to our house for the perfect party for our family.  I tear up just thinking about it and can’t thank her enough.

She went above and beyond with so many swoon-worthy details that I felt like I was living a Pinterest dream.

She even set up a table with old wives tales, voting, and name suggestions!

Gender Reveal Party for Twins

Most people thought they were going to be boy-girl twins including the Hubs and I… although both of us thought strongly that same-sex twins would be easier.

We even got some name suggestions that are actually in the running too.

For those of you who still want to guess… here’s what the old wives tales predicted.

My entire house was decked out with the cutest gender reveal party for twins you’ve ever seen.

As we were getting ready for the party I kept saying how lucky I felt that it was finally my turn to do this.  I didn’t think this day would ever come and I still can’t believe it’s TWO.

My only request for the party was for the actual reveal.  I had the vision to share the news with two giant boxes filled with balloons that were either pink or blue depending on the sex of the babies.   Megan and her husband Justin made the prettiest boxes for me and when she got into town we took them to the store and had them filled without either of us finding out the news.

Finally, it was time for the big reveal and I instantly got super nervous.  I had been calm all day but nearly lost it at this moment.  It really didn’t matter what they were… but knowing the sex of the babies made them feel so much more real in a world that has been feeling entirely too surreal lately.

Despite my hesitation, it was time…

… AND….

THEY ARE BOYS!!!!!

We were both thrilled with the news.

I can now imagine two little versions of my hubby running around and I instantly feel at peace.  My nerves are gone.

This is our perfect little family and our destiny!

There are moments you want to memorize and hang on to for the rest of my life… this was one of those for me.  I always kind of thought these gender reveal things were kind of silly… but when it came to my turn after five long years of trying I wanted nothing more than to celebrate these babies and dreams finally coming true.

You see… at the end of the day it didn’t really matter whether the balloons were pink or blue.  What mattered is that the babies are growing, healthy and we got to share and celebrate with our loved ones.  God picked us to be these babies parents and while I don’t know what’s exactly in store for us, I’m sure he will give us everything we need to take care of them including a lot of people who love and care for us to help.

God gave us two and we feel pretty darn special.

Bring on the planes, trains, and baseballs… being a boy Mom sure does sound like a lot of fun!

 

Missed any of my twin pregnancy news?  Catch up here…

 

Thanks for sharing our joy with us and for Michelle Huston photography for capturing these moments.   I have two doctor’s appointments this week and I’ll share my next pregnancy update on Friday! 

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By | 2018-07-08T21:18:30+00:00 July 9th, 2018|Friends & Family, Fun|45 Comments

45 Comments

  1. Farrah July 12, 2018 at 7:21 am - Reply

    Such a beautiful party!! <3! Looks like you both were right! Congrats to you both! <3 :]!

  2. susan rawls July 11, 2018 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    Congratulations! So happy for everyone 🙂

  3. Brenda Speer July 11, 2018 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    What a blessing from God!!!! I will be praying for you! Thank you for sharing this precious gift with your followers! 😊
    Brenda

  4. Andrea on Vacation July 11, 2018 at 8:49 am - Reply

    Yay! I am so happy for you! At least you have Makena Rose to help keep all the boys from taking over 🙂

  5. Jan Jenkins July 10, 2018 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    So happy for you both!! God’s timing is always perfect 💗

  6. Deborah Moore July 10, 2018 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    CONGRATULATIONS To You Both

  7. Rene Baron July 10, 2018 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    I got teary watching this. Congratulations to you both!

  8. Donna Waldrop July 10, 2018 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    Congratulations to you and your husband on twin boys you are going to be great parents

  9. nancy July 10, 2018 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    What a blessing,, congratulations to you both!!

  10. [email protected]hat.blogspot.com July 10, 2018 at 9:33 am - Reply

    Oh, I’m so happy and excited for you, Julie!! Blessings to you and your hubby as you await the arrival of your two boys!

    debbiethisandthat.blogspot.com

  11. Cameron July 10, 2018 at 9:26 am - Reply

    Congratulations! I have twin boys who are now eleven years old. Twins and boys are absolutely wonderful. I love that they always have each other to walk through the various stages of life with (even if it’s sibling fights)! 🙃.
    Enjoy your journey!

  12. Judy Demoss July 10, 2018 at 1:05 am - Reply

    Congratulations, mom & dad. That is awesome news so happy for you 2!

  13. Rae July 10, 2018 at 12:17 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful celebration. I have to say, again, how happy I am for you both! I am a mom of twin girls (now 23!) and twins are so much fun! I am keeping you all in my prayers for a healthy and safe pregnancy.

  14. Blane Sherer July 9, 2018 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    Congratulations again ( smile ) !
    Glad that you had a great gender reveal party .

  15. Martha July 9, 2018 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    So very pleased and happy for you! Little boys are very special, such fun ahead for you.
    Congratulations!

  16. Kimberly Hatting July 9, 2018 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    Huge congrats!!!!! Your reveal party looked picture perfect…..what a great event and an awesome celebration 😉

  17. Lisa Ballantyne July 9, 2018 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    Congratulations to both of you! Twin sons! How exciting! I know the gender reveal party will always be one of your most special memories as you prepare for the great adventure of parenthood! God bless you, and God bless those little boys who are yet to make their grand entrance into your family and your hearts!

  18. [email protected] July 9, 2018 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    You had me reading this whole post with anticipation of what it was going to be. Congratulation! Now you can start the decorating.

  19. Hatton July 9, 2018 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    This made me tear up! What a sweet post. So excited for you!!

  20. MARY BETH JACKSON July 9, 2018 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    So so happy for you two! LOVE it!

  21. Nicole @ Fitful Focus July 9, 2018 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    My heart is so full for you guys! This really does look like it was the perfect party! Good thing you have Makenna to keep the female balance a little ;-P.

  22. Christine July 9, 2018 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you!

  23. Jessica Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN July 9, 2018 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    Congratulations Julie, this is such exciting news! And such a fun gender reveal! Love the balloon in the box idea. Hope you’re feeling good!

  24. Jenn July 9, 2018 at 11:36 am - Reply

    Congratulations, Julie! There is nothing quite like raising twins! They will be best friends and, at times, worst enemies. They will be fiercely loyal to each other. Enjoy every second!

  25. Chelsey July 9, 2018 at 11:25 am - Reply

    Awww so happy for you Julie!!! My best friend up here is due with 2 boys in October, wish you lived closer so they could all be buddies!!! Sending you so much love!

  26. Carolyn July 9, 2018 at 10:50 am - Reply

    Double blessings for sure!
    So happy for you and your husband!

  27. Julie Bantin July 9, 2018 at 10:47 am - Reply

    What a wonderful surprise! Congratulations! 👶👶💙💙

  28. Sara July 9, 2018 at 10:20 am - Reply

    This is a beautiful time for Mommy/Daddy to be! God is SO Good, He gives us His word to live and raise children, I am sure you both will do a wonderful job in being these Boys parents. We send our prayers and best to you all, for a sweet pregnancy of caring for yourself and your baby boys 💙💙.
    From Sara/Charlie Jones

  29. Emily July 9, 2018 at 9:48 am - Reply

    How sweet and how exciting!!!!!! So happy
    for you guys.

  30. Pam Cook July 9, 2018 at 9:38 am - Reply

    Congratulations! So very happy for y’all! I’m a boy Mom and would not trade it for the world!

  31. Mary Jean Henson July 9, 2018 at 9:21 am - Reply

    Congratulations! Beautiful reveal party! Being a boy mom is so much fun. You two will be incredible parents!

  32. Kaleigh @ Lively Table July 9, 2018 at 9:16 am - Reply

    How exciting for y’all! Congratulations! Love the photos!

  33. Ann Gardner July 9, 2018 at 8:30 am - Reply

    Julia congratulations. I had two boys 2 1/2 years apart. My boys are in there 50s now but I am very close to them. Also was blessed with a sweet girl 22 months after 2nd boy. Very excited for You!
    .

  34. Libby Haire July 9, 2018 at 8:15 am - Reply

    Great party pics. Congratulations to you both, and to the family who will increase by two this year. Best wishes. God is good.

  35. Sherri Bradley July 9, 2018 at 8:13 am - Reply

    Congratulations, you will be great parents!!!

  36. Joyce ogles July 9, 2018 at 7:55 am - Reply

    Remember mommy’s boys and daddy’s girls…..

  37. Susie @ Suzlyfe July 9, 2018 at 7:55 am - Reply

    Congratulations! I honestly thought there would be a girl in there. But I also see these boys as the perfect compliment to your girly personality. You are going to raise two southern gentlemen!

  38. Wendy July 9, 2018 at 7:51 am - Reply

    Congrats!!! As a boy mom, I can attest to how much fun it is raising boys! I love my guys. I know you’re going to be a great mom!

  39. Shirley Colagerakis July 9, 2018 at 7:49 am - Reply

    What a wonderful way to find out the gender, CONGRATULATIONS to you both !! “TWIN BOYS” looking at these pictures there’s no doubt the two of you are already in love with your boys!! May God Bless all of you .

  40. Dan Steadman July 9, 2018 at 7:34 am - Reply

    Congrats and welcome to being a parent of boys

  41. Norma McNeely July 9, 2018 at 7:28 am - Reply

    Congratulations boys are great. May God bless you with an easy birth. Praying for your little family.

  42. Beth Ann Chiles July 9, 2018 at 7:15 am - Reply

    I am over the moon excited for you! As the mom of two boys I KNOW you are going to love it. Mine are 3 years apart but still—the BEST combo I could have ever dreamed of. Congratulations again. I am so excited for you guys.

  43. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real July 9, 2018 at 7:12 am - Reply

    I can’t believe you both correctly guessed boy for the twins! Congrats!!

  44. Heather Brown July 9, 2018 at 6:48 am - Reply

    OH MY GOSHHH!!!! Yayy!! Congratulations! Nolan is my little snuggly mommys boy and I can instantly picture you with two snuggly little boys who are so beyond blessed to have you as their mama!!!! Love all the details and planning, too, for the party!

  45. Kristy from Southern In Law July 9, 2018 at 6:47 am - Reply

    Oh how exciting!!! I cannot wait to “meet” your sweet little guys!

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