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If you don't follow me on Instagram, you may have missed the big news I posted at the end of April...

Baby number 2 is on the way!  Jon and I are very excited to be expanding our family and even more so now that we know what baby number 2 is.

But let me back up a little bit.  If you've been a reader for awhile, you know that Jon was the one to make the big reveal for baby number 1, Auden.  This time around, I wanted to be the one to share the news with him...especially since I could find out right before his birthday (at the beginning of May)--the perfect present, right?!

So me, my mom, sis, mother-in-law, Auden and my nephew loaded up in the car to go on a "shopping trip" one Saturday (Jon was none the wiser) to find out the gender of the baby.  Here we all are before heading into the ultrasound.

Me and my sweet girl cheesing after we found out the results.

To finish out the surprise, I wanted to present the sex of the baby to Jon the same time he got his gift, a Big Green Egg grill. So after the ultrasound, we headed to pick up the big boy--and I do mean big.  I didn't plan the logistics of a packed car, a large ceramic egg and a long ride home very well, but we worked it out in the end.  My poor sister (thank goodness she's short) had to sit in my mom's lap wedged in between two car seats for the 40 min ride.  It was a cramped, illegal but extremely hilarious journey home.  Luckily, I snapped a quick picture on my phone to capture the moment before we rolled out.  We obviously couldn't stop laughing.

Originally I wanted to have the egg all set up and have Jon come outside and find the reveal inside the grill (doesn't everyone always lift open the lid to a new grill?).  But I didn't account for its super heavy weight, so plan B was to have balloons tied to it for him to see when he opened the SUV to help us "unload the furniture" we bought on our "shopping trip."

The hilarious thing was that Jon was so fixed on the grill (and maybe he thought the balloon was just a birthday balloon?) that he didn't even notice what the balloon said.  We asked him "Do you see it?!" to which he replied "Yes, I see it.  It says Big Green Egg" and pointed to the charcoal bag.  We all laughed and then exclaimed "No, the balloon!!"

Right after he figured it out...a moment of disbelief.

He said "Are you serious??" and soon realized the biggest surprise of all--another sweet baby girl!

Here we are with Jon's new toy and our girls :)

We made the big reveal to everyone else about a week later with these photos of Auden on the beach :)


I'm so excited for Auden to have a sister like I did and can't wait to get Baby Reutter #2's nursery all set up!  To see the preliminary idea on that, head over to 3A Design Studio where I posted all of the details.

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