Alexis and I have known each other a long time. We used to compete against one another in gymnastics during junior high and were finally in school together starting in 9th grade. We became instant besties and spent hours on the phone each night chatting about crushes & checking homework answers. On the weekends we basically lived at either her house or mine. Our birthdays are also only a mere 3 days apart in April, we both went to Texas A&M University, got engaged within 1 month of each other and married less than 1 year apart!
So when Alexis called me on a Saturday afternoon in May to tell me she was pregnant, I was hoping in my gut that I was too! I told her that we had taken 2 failed pregnancy tests but were waiting to have bloodwork done on Monday to make sure. I daydreamed all weekend of the endless possibilities of being pregnant at the same time and sure enough, Monday brought the GOOD NEWS!!!! Alexis and I are literally due 3 days apart (just like our birthdays) and we couldnt have planned that even if we had TRIED! haha :) I love how God was probably just delighted to surprise us with that blessing. Even though we are an ocean away, we have been able to email every week on new symptoms, have you felt the baby kick yet, baby names, sleeplessness, aches and pains, and celebrations over each sonogram.
THAT WAS THE LONGEST INTRO EVER.... ANYWHOO, while I was in Dallas, Alexis had her gender reveal party! I was so thrilled that I was able to be there IN PERSON to find out firsthand! My inkling from the beginning was a boy because we thought that we were having a boy and it seemed like everyone around us was having little girls...but once we found out Stella was a little girl, I had a feeling that they would be having a little girl too... I will let the pictures do the rest of the talking!
YEP!!!! GIRLS!!!! TEAM PINK!!!! Future BFFL's!!!! How special is this? Best friends, birthdays 3 days apart, due dates 3 days apart, and BOTH little girls. I am tickled pink! Baby Stella can't wait to meet Baby C in April... I see lots of matching outfits and slumber parties in our future :)