Baby Girl Sprinkle

Every good and perfect gift is from above.” James 1:17

I remember when we lived in Green Bay, I attended a few of our friends baby “sprinkles” when their second baby on the way was a different gender. I love the idea, because it’s a great way to celebrate the baby on the way and help get the mommy-to-be extra prepared for their arrival! Plus let’s be honest, it’s another fun reason to get together with your girlfriends and have some yummy food!

It was a beautiful sunny day. My mom surprised me with the sweetest baby sprinkle this past weekend, and I knew I loved the color pink before but I think I love it on a whole new level now! I knew I wanted to share some more pictures from the party. With baby girl on the way, (a little less than five weeks to go), it was the perfect time to celebrate her. Instead of having a huge shower, it was just a small brunch with so many yummy sweet treats and lots of love shared for our baby girl.

I thought it was just going to be a small gathering with my mom and a few of her close friends, but I was totally wrong! About twenty minutes into the sprinkle, we had all just sat down with our plates of food and I heard the front door open. My dad was watching Carter next door at our cabin, so I just assumed it was the two of them coming over to play in my parents basement, or because Carter wanted his mommy. So with that being said, I didn’t just whip my head around to see who it was right away. Then all of a sudden I hear this VERY familiar “hi!” and my stomach like dropped. I turn around and it’s my four best friends literally walking into my parents’ house to surprise me!!! I can’t even explain the emotions that overcame me! I was so surprised and excited, and also just feeling so beyond grateful and blessed that God brought these amazing women into my life years ago.

This pregnancy has brought more emotions than I could have ever imagined, and some days were pretty hard for me. The anxiety was the main thing, and there were days I didn’t feel like I even had control over it. I kept trying to figure out a weekend to get downstate to be with my girlfriends, but it was a busy late winter and spring for us. There never seemed to be a weekend that worked for all of us to just see each other and get some much needed girl time in. So to have them pull off this surprise to come up and see me, was the absolute best. I think we all laughed, cried, and hugged several times, which was much needed! We ate lots of food, and Carter even came over to help open some presents. Our baby girl’s closet is completely full now that’s for sure!

I definitely feel even more ready for our baby girl to make her arrival now. I received so many thoughtful and heartfelt gifts! I know I have a little longer to go, but July is only a couple days away so I am counting down the days until she will be full term! We are forever grateful for the prayers and support we have received throughout this pregnancy! And thank you so much to everyone who has followed our journey! I am excited to continue sharing more.

Lots of love and God Bless,

-Alyssa

About Alyssa Janis

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my lifestyle blog! Thank you so much for coming to my site to learn a little more about me and our family. I am 28 years old, (oh my goodness almost 30...), and have been married to my amazing husband, Jeff, for four years. I am also a mom! Carter James is our adorable, little blondie who is two, and Payton Jeanne is our newest baby girl who was born this past July. Bella is our yellow lab, and Chuckles is our cat. Of course I had to mention the fur babies because I'm sure they will come up in this blog at some point. I've been wanting to start a blog for quite some time now, and I think God finally gave me the courage to do it. I have always enjoyed writing, and while this is new to me, I'd love to share a little more about my life with you. My hope is for you to read this blog and feel like you're having normal conversation with me, so feel free to ask questions and make comments! I look forward to sharing our former NFL family life, mommy tips, recipes, favorite bible verses, and more. Looking forward to sharing the next play with you!

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