In The Oven

Baking is a strong passion and hobby of mine, but something else is “in the oven…

In April I found out I was pregnant! Fast forward a little over four months and here I am, 21 weeks pregnant. My husband and I are beyond excited and can’t wait to meet our little one in mid-December. Since we didn’t know the sex of the baby, we had nicknamed our baby, Peanut. Hm, Peanut Piper.. has a nice ring to it!

Last week, on July 24th, I celebrated my 28th birthday. I was also exactly 20 weeks pregnant (halfway there!) and we had the anatomy scan of our little baby. It was the best birthday I could ask for because the Doctor had confirmed that everything (baby and me) were perfectly healthy and progressing nicely. Before Brian and I entered the Doctor’s office, we secretly wrote our guess of the sex on a piece of paper and put it in an envelope to open once we got back in the car to see what each other thought. I have been VERY neutral this whole time about boy vs girl. We had a named picked out for a girl and noticed daily that I had little “signs” or reminders of either that name or something related to it. I would say 90% of our families thought girl, even my Chiropractor had voted girl. For me, especially since it’s our first child, I didn’t have any preference. One day while walking around Target, I was in the baby clothing section cooing over newborn girl swimsuits. They are so tiny and cute – my favorite was a watermelon print with ruffles! I then walked over to the boys section to browse the little the socks and shoes – there I had a moment. I would describe as a “cold chill” and a feeling I can’t put into words. I paused and smiled to myself. There I had a strong feeling we were having a boy. About two minutes into our anatomy scan we had our answer, the little flutters I had been feeling in my belly was a BOY!

I think deep down I knew that I was meant to be a mother to a boy. A mini version of my husband. I can picture it now, Brian and our boy playing outside and me yelling out the window “boys, dinner!” The thought gives me all the feels and I cannot wait to hold this baby and look into his eyes.

Last weekend, we had a gender reveal party since we have a HUGE family and wanted everyone to find out together. We kept it simple with a potluck and invited our parents, grandparents and a few of our closest friends to celebrate the moment. Team Boy and Team Girl – we popped a balloon and blue confetti flew out of it. Surprisingly the teams were split 50/50 since our friends were added to the mix. It was a great day, something I won’t forget. I love the expression, “All because two people fell in love.” To me, this embodies that quote.

Photo of a video – but love we had this moment captured. This is from a phone but we used a GoPro for family/friends reactions {and ours!}

These past couple months have been a whirlwind to say the least!! Sadly this blog has taken a backseat, but the baking has continued through local Markets and personal orders. I enjoy writing and I hope to set aside time to write more often! Stand by for more updates and I hope to see some of you at our local Markets – the next one is the Hudson Flea (Hudson, Ohio).


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