June 29, 2011

Boy or Girl?

Most of you reading will already know the answer to this question: Boy or Girl? But if you haven't heard, I'll get to the answer in just a bit!

Todd and I had the best time with family this past weekend as we revealed the gender of our little one. Nearly 40 family members gathered at my parents' home to find out our big secret. We felt beyond loved that day and I will cherish the memories of our reveal party forever. We're so thankful for our families and are overwhelmed at how loved our little one is already. One blessed baby for sure!

Here's just a snapshot of the party. A special thanks to my good friend Roxanne for making the reveal cake! 

** It's A Girl **

Todd and I are thrilled to finally share the news with the world. Baby girl S is doing great. She's growing bigger every day and is starting to kick like crazy. I love it.

For those of you who know me well, you know that I had secretly been hoping for a little boy. I'm not going to lie, hearing the Dr. say "girl" was a bit of a shock. Not because I was sad that we're having a girl, but because a part of me was saying goodbye to my dreams of having a little guy around the house. I always pictured myself with a mini-version of Todd running around, so it took some time to get used to the idea of having a girl. Now that I have had time to let it soak in, I'm absolutely thrilled. She is so loved already. I'm only halfway through my pregnancy, but I'm getting really anxious to meet her.

So to my friends with little girls, please tell me everything you know! I am soaking up advice like a sponge.

Twenty more weeks to go!


  1. Yay, for baby girl Stepp! So excited for you. You will be a wonderful Mom to a little girl. I cannot wait to buy cute things for her! Fun times!

  2. Congratulations, Tara!! I'm so happy for you! You will love having a girl. It is so much fun to dress them up and you get to relive your childhood a little bit when you play toys with them. Sophia loves Strawberry Shortcake right now just like I did when I was little! Dolls, tea parties, dress up, dance parties... It is so much fun. You will be an amazing Mommy. :)

  3. Yay yay yay yay YAY!!!!! You are going to have a blast with a little girl! SOOO Excited for you!

  4. Congratulations! I'm so excited for y'all!