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Months before she ever made an adoption plan for her baby, Sage (Norah’s birth mama) asked me to throw her a gender reveal party for the little June Baby she was carrying. I was so excited to find out what she would be having! She sent me screenshots of what she was looking for in said party: Pizzas on cake plates and gold decor.
But mostly pizza. Her cravings to that point had been all about the pizza. Even prompting me to make this pizza necklace for her:
A few months later, she asked us to be the parents of her new baby. And a few weeks after that, she found out the gender of the baby and it became PARTY TIME.
I decorated the house just the way she wanted and we had the pizzas on display. I have to say, pizza pies should always be served on cake plates! So fun.
Sage’s friend made her a cake that was either pink or blue on the inside. It was adorable!
My big kids were beside themselves trying to guess if Sage would be having a boy or a girl. And I think you can see their joy erupt on their faces when Sage cut the cake. (…Cut the cake using our engraved wedding cake cutter thingies. I thought that was fun. Who would have thought that set would be cutting this kind of cake 13 years later!)
Isn’t Sage just a glowing, gorgeous mama? I love these joy-filled and yet nervous photos. I love all the reactions.
But this one is my fave…
^ Josh looks like he is really working hard to keep that calm, cool, and collected demeanor he is known for. That photo makes me laugh every single time.
I kept thinking that this situation was pretty unique. Not everyone has the kind of sister relationship with their child’s birth parents that I get to enjoy. Not everyone has or is even comfortable with this level of openness in adoption. But, I am so grateful that we get to be part of each other’s stories.
I’m grateful that Sage trusted me enough to throw her this party. I’m glad that we have the kind of relationship where she knew she could tell me about her pregnancy without any pressure to make one choice over another. I trust her too!
Thanks for inviting us to throw you this party, Sage. We love you. xo