Gender Reveal

Monday, January 11, 2016

I'm so excited to finally share with you what our little bean sprout is! We drove all the way up to Snoqualmie Pass for these photos, and I am so happy that we did. I knew once I found the lollipops to use as props that I wanted to do snow photos, it was just a matter of actually finding out the sex before we snapped away. I guess we could have done photos for each option, but I think it was more special since we already knew...and also much faster for our poor frozen fingers. In case you were wondering, the snow on the ground is obvs real, but the snow falling isn't. What can I say? I love me some good fake snow. I think it made the pictures look so much more magical. And yes, I am going to be a jerk and make you scroll to the bottom of the post to find out what the bb is.






::HIS::
OLD NAVY SHIRT :: ZUMIEZ PANTS :: DOC MARTINS BOOTS
::HERS::
MARSHALLS SWEATER & BOOTS :: AMERICAN EAGLE SCARF :: GIFTED LEGGINGS :: MACY'S COAT :: NECKLACE C/O ROCKSBOX :: MAC LIPGLASS IN DREAMY :: SEPHORA BRAND LASHES :: ICING BOW

Well, now you know! It's a girl! Her name is Coco Jane Niamh. (Niamh is a traditional Irish name, pronounced knee-ev...so absolutely nothing like it's spelled. Most Irish is like this. Jane is my mother's name. Two middle names are way cooler, am I right?) We're so excited that it's a girl! We would have loved it either way, obviously, but we were both hoping for a little lady. My friend Kaitlyn says I'm physically incapable of creating boys though, so there's that, haha. Michael got all teared up when the ultrasound tech told us the news. He's such a softie underneath it all. 

Also, can we please just take a second to talk about how majestic Chai is? She was built for the snow. Michael had such a blast running all over with her and exploring off the path. She wanted to go further into the woods, but the snow wasn't compacted so we couldn't. I hope someday we get to spend a whole weekend with her in the snow. I don't know if I've ever seen her so happy, and she is the world's happiest dog. 

12 comments:

  1. I KNEW IT! I had a feeling it'd be a little girl! Ok I just prefer girls but whatever - I can't wait to see how fashionable this little nugget becomes!! Michael looks so dang excited in his solo photo above. I love it!! Congrats, you guys!! So exciting!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha. Yeah I think only one person guessed it would be a boy. my best friend straight up said it was impossible for me to create a boy, which cracked me up. She's 7/7 on gender guesses so far. I suppose some people just have "the gift" but boy I am not one of them. Although, I did have a very realistic dream that I delivered a girl before we found out, so maybe that was her telling me.
      And yes, you should have seen him! To say M loves the snow would be an understatement. He had such a blast running around with Chai while I just slowly walked along.
      Thank you a million for your always love and support!
      ♡ Mariah Alysz

      Delete
  2. Amazing pictures for the reveal! :) So happy for you guys! I also, like Sara, had a feeling it had to be a little girl :) Loved loved Chai in the snow, she looks radiant.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much! They were fun to shoot even though we froze our fingers off. (I definitely asked M multiple times if I had frost bite lol)
      And yes! Chai is the superstar! She looks so majestic in the snow I almost feel bad for not living in the mountains.
      ♡ Mariah Alysz

      Delete
  3. so cute..... happy for you.... impatient to see the little face of your jewel.....
    kiss

    ReplyDelete
  4. so cute..... happy for you.... impatient to see the little face of your jewel.....
    kiss

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much Amélie! We are so eager to see her ourselves!
      ♡ Mariah Alysz

      Delete
  5. Yay for a little girl! That's so exciting!! Coco is a cute name, too! Also, Chai looks so happy. I don't know if you know, but the ancestors of Pomeranians were larger and lived in the Arctic! Could be why she loves the snow so much. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes! I read that the original Poms were around 30 pounds and were used as sled dogs! It's crazy to imagine Chai anywhere near that size, but I believe it with her amount of energy and willingness to explore the wilderness!

      ♡ Mariah Alysz

      Delete
  6. I LOVE THAT YOU ARE NAMING HER AN IRISH NAME AH!!! Lol "so nothing like it's spelled" -- so true. I love Irish names and how they never sound like you expect. I might have to use an Irish name for our next baby somewhere in the future, but we'll see.

    Um, you guys are beautiful and Chai is probably the cutest dog ever, and I love this whole shoot. That shot of you and your eyelashes, like... killer.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh I figured you would appreciate the Irish name. I wish I could use it as a first name, but I would never do that to my kid haha. I just imagine a substitute teacher "Is...n-eye-muh here?" Too mean.

      I so glad you like the shoot! I always forget how fabulous I feel with falsies on. They give me power. Too bad eye makeup is never in my time frame. I would just always rather sleep. And let's be real, the shoot became all about Chai. It always does.

      ♡ Mariah Alysz

      Delete
  7. Beautiful gender reveal photos! I love that you are giving your daughter two middle names! Both my girls have two middle names as well. A wonderful way to carry on family loved ones! My second daughter, Piper has her grandmother's middle name Ann and my Irish family name Meagher. Like yours Meagher is pronounced much different (Ma - har).

    Congrats again!!

    Xoxo,
    Heather

    ReplyDelete