Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Big Reveal

First off, can I just take a moment to say how awesome you guys are?!  Seriously, a huge THANK YOU to all of you who poured out such sweet congratulatory sentiments to our family on behalf of our new addition!  We are absolutely over the moon excited that our family is expanding, & to hear how much this little life is already celebrated & welcomed so eagerly into the world, well, it has truly moved us.  So thank you-- for the phone calls, the text messages, the emails, the blog comments, right down to the hundreds of facebook comments.  You have made the beginning of this journey of ours that much more meaningful & it has been so much fun being able to share it with you.

Speaking of sharing...I thought it'd be fun to tell you how we made the big reveal to our families.

Before we announced our big news to the facebook & blog world, our families had to first be properly notified.

In true Holly style, of course.

By now, you've probably figured out that I'm all about taking a treasured moment & turning it into a full blown sha-bang. In all honesty, I don't do simple very well. In fact, more times than not, I drive myself absolutely batty trying to figure out the perfect way to take a special moment & craft it into a great big grand production {Just come around here when I'm planning a birthday party--you'll see}. And when that special moment just so happens to be a new life & soul that I am doing the honors of bringing into this world?  Well, watch out.  My wheels start workin' overtime.  Because in my opinion, there are very few things in this lifetime that are as exciting as new life. Jared & I made so many amazing & special memories during the pregnancy of our little Jett Jett & vowed that each & every new soul we bring into this world would also get the celebration it deserves.

And that celebrating all starts with the big announcement to the families. {Well, after peeing on a stick, seeing a plus sign & literally jumping up & down in the bathroom for five minutes, that is.} 

Right when we saw the plus sign on that pregnancy test, we knew that Jett was going to be the one to spill our baby beans with our families. We contemplated a "BIG BROTHER" shirt, but then we thought it would be a lot more fun to watch our families squirm a bit--have them figure it out on their own.  So we instead, went with the "i have a BIG secret" shirt.

Sure enough, watching their wheels turn, seeing their eyes pop, & watching them look questioningly at Jared & myself, then quickly following it up with squeals, hugs, & I knew it's} was everything we anticipated & hoped our big reveal to be!  

We're not sure yet if this new little life growing inside of me is going to be a rambunctious little boy or a maybe this time, a prissy little girl.  We have no way of knowing if he/she will be a spitfire like big brother or perhaps a chill, laid back, happy go lucky little one. But there is one thing we are already absolutely, one hundred percent, without a doubt sure of--that this baby is one lucky little duck. Because not only does this brand new bundle have two parents & a big brother that couldn't be more excited to bring him/her into the world, but a whole family who just so happens to be right by our sides cheering, celebrating, & eagerly anticipating the arrival of our newest family member! 

And while orchestrating a big reveal sure is a whole lotta fun, it isn't actually what makes the moment a magical one.  A big reveal is nothing without the army of love that receives that announcement & runs like crazy with it, the way our loved ones have.  It's our families that made our special little moment one that will nestle inside our hearts forever & ever.  They are the ones who made our treasured moment a full fledged sha-bang.  

So thank you to our families-- for going along with my not-so-simple shenanigans, for loving us the way you do, & for embracing this brand new life that we are growing.  Oh, & one more may want to brace yourself. There's already a whole lot more orchestrating going on in this crazy pregnancy brain of mine!  I mean really, would you expect anything less?

It sure is going to be a fun nine months.


  1. Holly i just saw the good, no great news!!! Im so happy for you!!!! and Jared, and Jett of course ....
    Aunt Silla

  2. Congrats to all of you! Glad I'm not the only person that can't do simple and makes sure every special event is special and memorable..! It's fun that way and everyone deserves a special celebration and day! :-) Good luck w/ everything and take care of you and that baby! :-)