Monday, December 2, 2013

Baby M Gender & Name Reveal

Thanksgiving was such a perfect day to celebrate our baby gender! Having both families in our home was so wonderful and we couldn't have been more thankful.
For weeks I carried around the envelope that contained the gender of our baby and although all of my girlfriends said I'd peek inside, I held strong and knew I'd be happier finding out with those I love most around me! It was so worth the wait!
Matt and I chose to sport both pink and blue for the special occasion since we would be happy with either gender!
For the record, I predicted with 100% confidence that I am carrying a boy. No doubt about it. The intense meat cravings? I just knew we had lots of blue in our future. Matt on the other hand wavered back and forth a bit but decided on girl in the end.
We decided ahead of time that if Baby M was a girl the grandma's would open the envelope containing her name, and if Baby M was a boy the grandpa's would have the honors.

On to the cake cutting..
And of course we had the whole thing videotaped...

We're having a sweet baby GIRL and we couldn't be more excited {or shocked}! We're naming her in memory of my mom, Caroline, who passed away when I was 5 years old, and Grace is Matt's Great Grandmother's name.

Caroline Grace Marcellino!
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113 comments:

  1. I was the same... Convinced I was having a girl and had a boy. How sweet to name her after your mother... I love the name Caroline!

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  2. I've been following your blog for a little bit from Five on Friday posts. This post totally made me cry! I have a 15 Month old, and it brought back wonderful memories! So happy for the wonderful joy in your life! Nothing can replace it! Congratulations!!

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  3. Awe congrats!! A little lady to dress up and shop with!! Her name is cute!! Let the pink bliss begin!! Congrats!

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  4. Oh my gosh, those are the cutest photos ever of you two cutting the cake!! What a fun way to learn the gender! :) Love the name you picked... absolutely so sweet!!

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  5. Oh yay!! I've been wondering when you'd post this because Thanksgiving has come and gone! I loved watching your video...but it felt to me like it took WAY too long to cut that cake! LOL. Congratulations on your sweet baby girl, and what a beautiful tribute to your mom - and beautiful name.

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  6. What a sweet reveal and what a beautiful name! Congratulations!!

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  7. what a sweet reveal--thanks for sharing the pictures!!! love the name :)

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  8. YAY! Girls ROCK! I love your reaction... I cried like a baby when we had our reveal. Congrats to you guys xoxoxo

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  9. Oh Christina I'm so happy for you and Matt! I can't wait to spoil this little girl with everything bows and monograms haha I love her name and how it is special on both sides of the family... love ya!

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  10. I had always said when the time comes, my husband and I would wait until the baby is born to find out the gender but after reading this post and watching your video, finding out this way with all of your family and friends around seems so wonderful! Congrats!!

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  11. I cried watching your video!!!! Congratulations!! How exciting!!!!

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  12. Oh my gosh, I absolutely LOVE your photos and video!! :) Made me tear up a bit to see how happy you were. Congrats on a baby GIRL!

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  13. Congratulations! So happy for you guys, I cried watching the video it was so precious! It's so sweet that you let the grandmother's open the envelope and I love the name Caroline. Congrats again bring on the bows and the monograms. :)

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  14. Love Caroline Grace, so pretty and classic!!

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  15. Oh, WOW!!! I missed this if it was posted on IG or somewhere else! So fun! I can't see the video here at work but you looked as shocked as I was when we found out we were having a girl! I just knew it was a boy too! Love the name and the meaning behind it. I didn't know your Mom passed away when you were 5. Very special to give her that name.

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  16. AHHHHHHHHHH this just made my day!!! (PINK PINK PINK) Congrats to you both- what an exciting time! This makes me so excited and I cannot wait!!

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  17. OMGosh your reaction was just the sweetest! Congrats to you! :) What a great way to do a gender reveal and with the names!

    Lindi
    Sweet Southern Sparkle
    www.sweetsouthernsparkle.blogspot.com

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  18. Love love love! Love your reactions and the name is beautiful!

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  19. Congratulations! That video made me cry.. you and Matt are too sweet! Love your name choice and apparently so do a lot of bloggers recently with that same name! :) Congratulations! She is gonna be showered in love!

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  20. Congrats on your little girl!!! That is so exciting. I love the idea of cutting the cake. I also love the name you choose. It is really beautiful.

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  21. I totally cried while watching the video! So sweet to have that moment captured! Love love love the name and so happy for you and your family! :)

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  22. Congrats how exciting! What a gorgeous name!

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  23. Congrats on your sweet baby girl! Love her meaningful, beautiful name.

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  24. Brought me to tears! So sweet! My middle name is Caroline and my daughters middle name is also Caroline. I love it!

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  25. How adorable!! I got all teary eyed and emotional watching the video;) Such an exciting time for y'all!! Love the video, the cake, PINK, and her precious name! Can't wait for more updates on Baby Caroline!!:) Congrats!

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  26. So so sweet - I got goosebumps watching the video!! What a beautiful name for a loved little baby!! Congratulations again!!!

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  27. Congrats! Love the name and the meaning behind it.

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  28. I looooooove it! Ohmygosh, so stink'n sweet. I love the video, I love the name. I love that you are naming her for your mother. Oh. Very very happy for you guys. Put that video file somewhere safe and make a back up. We have a digital video camera but it's one that has a tape too. This weekend we got it out and played the hospital footage for our kids when my son was born. Well, Saturday they played with the camera and accidentally taped over part of it - the part where we tell my father in law that we named the baby after him. It makes me sick thinking about it. Anyway, make a back up. That is so precious, your daughter will love watching that someday. A girl...sigh.

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  29. This is so beautiful. Honestly I totally teared up watching the video. And then hearing the meaning of her name. A beautiful name!! Congratulations girlie!

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  30. That photo collage is fantastic!

    Also, even though I'm not pregnant (nor will I be any time soon), that's TOTALLY the name I already had picked out!

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  31. So sweet! Love the motivation for such a lovely name, and I love whoever was filming who "missed the crying part." haha! Congrats again!

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  32. Oh yay!!!! Congrats!! I thought it might be a girl, I had the same feelings about E being a boy...I was so wrong! :) Love the video, and loooove the name!! Congrats and let the shopping begin!!

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  33. So thrilled for you. What a gorgeous name and sweet memory!

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  34. I love your outfit SO much. It's beyond perfect!!!! And... the name Caroline Grace is beyond PERF! Congratulations!!!

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  35. OMGGGGGGG I'm so excited and happy for you, sweetie! A little girl... and I LOVE HER NAME! Caroline! She's already blessed to have a mama like you! Chills with a side of tears... much love! :)

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  36. So exciting!! I love your facial expressions and the adorable cake. So cute and what a fun way to spend Thanksgiving!

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  37. Congratulations! <3

    What a super cute video!

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  38. So sweet!! Love the whole reveal and that the grandmothers announced her name! Love her name too! So sweet and so perfect!!

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  39. BEAUTIFUL!!! I love that you waited to find out with your family...we found out at the ultrasound then surprised everyone else. We may wait to find out with our family next time! I LOVE her name...how special to be honoring your family members!

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  40. Aww I love this!!! Can't watch the video yet but, I can't wait! I love all of the still shots of your reaction! So precious!! Congrats to you & Matt! & I absolutely LOVE the name y'all picked out! Makes it extra special using names of loved ones! I had no idea your mom is passed - she would be so honored!

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  41. Congratulations so so much! That's so sweet and what an awesome memory to have captured on film. Lovely news and lovely name. Congratulations xxx

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  42. Oh my gosh, I completely teared up watching your video! What a sweet, sweet way to find out and her name is absolutely beautiful!!

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  43. Definitely cried watching your priceless and sweet expression during the reveal!!! So happy for y'all! Hugs!
    xx

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  44. Congratulations on a sweet baby GIRL! That video is so precious!

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  45. LOOOOOOVE! I want to name my future little girl (If I have one) Karoline :)

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  46. Congratulations! This is so sweet! Made me tear up!1

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  47. Such a cute way to do a gender reveal... your face was priceless... Congrats on your sweet little girl <3

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  48. OH my gosh! Picture #3 makes me laugh and get teary-eyed at the same time! I can't wait to watch the video - I'll have to save it for after work - I'd rather not completely lose it at my desk. :) So happy for y'all! xoxox

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  49. Oh my goodness! Beautiful name!! I am so excited for y'all!!! This is the sweetest!

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  50. Oh my goodness! Beautiful name!! I am so excited for y'all!!! This is the sweetest!

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  51. I had no clue that you have lost your mom -- what a special way to honor her! Such a beautiful name. I'm so excited for both you and April to go through your pregnancies together AND to raise your baby GIRLS together -- Congratulations sweet friend!

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  52. This is so sweet - many, many congratulations to your and your family. Caroline is a very lucky lady.

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  53. Congratulations! The video made me cry... it was really sweet. Thanks for sharing such a special moment. I love the name!

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  54. OMG This is so sweet! The video had me tearing up! Congratulations on your little girl & I love the special meaning behind the name for you! Best wishes to you!!

    Jamie @
    The Growing Up Diaries

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  55. How special and sentimental? I'm over here tearing up at my desk as I read this! So happy for you, and I love the name!

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  56. Oh my gosh. How sweet. I almost teared up. So so wonderful. Congrats on the girl. They are amazing. I have 3. ;)

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  57. I cried watching it! Congratulations--so happy for you both and the name is so beautiful and meaningful! I have a 22 month old baby girl (well, not such a baby any more!) and they are the BEST and sweetest. You will love it:)

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  58. Congratulations to having a baby girl!! I love how your cake turned out. What a happy day!

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  59. Congratulations!! Baby Girls are so sweet!! (well so are boys too) The name is so special!! With both my pregnancies I never one had a feeling on what I was having.

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  60. This was SO adorable. I almost started crying when you did! Love the name. Grace was my great grandmother's name, too! Congratulations!

    Natalie
    oystersandpearls.net

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  61. Congratulations! What a beautiful name and a sweet tribute to your mom. I'm so happy for you!

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  62. This was the sweetest thing to watch! Congrats and that's a beautiful meaningful name!!

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  63. Congratulations!! I don't even know you guys, but your reaction totally made me cry! You are going to be such a sweet mother to that baby girl!

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  64. omgosh so so so so exciting!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

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  65. Love and adore! Those photos of you cutting into the cake choked me up a bit!! Congrats girly!

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  66. such a beautiful name! congrats on your baby girl!

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  67. Congratulations on your baby girl!! Beautiful name with such special meaning.

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  68. Congratulations, and such a beautiful name.

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  69. Ohhh how very sweet!! I babysat a little girl all through high school named Caroline Grace! Congrats again

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  70. Such an adorable post...there is no way I could of waited! I will have to do this with the next nugget!
    We are expecting our first, a girl too! I'm 30 weeks and due mid-feb. Love the name, a classic!

    Check out all the girly nursery design boards I've been making on my blog...you'll be laser focused on nursery decor before you know it!!

    Take care!

    Happy Holidays,
    Laura

    www.lauradrodesigns.com
    www.lauradrodesigns.blogspot.com

    *LuxeLuciteTrays!*

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  71. oh, and hello...just noticed you're a Gator! Me too!

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  72. Oh how sweet!! Your reaction is priceless & precious! Absolutely love the beautiful name you two picked out!

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  73. Congratulations on your sweet baby girl!!! What a beautiful name and beautiful tribute! I have to admit, I was tearing up watching the video...and I don't even know you in person. :)

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  74. Congrats!!! Girls are sooooo fun! Our little girl just made 8 months and we love every minute of it!

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  75. Congratulations!!!! That is probably the sweetest video I've ever seen! And love the name Caroline--LOVE!

    Happy shopping...girls are the best! :)

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  76. That is just the SWEETEST video and what a gorgeous collage of photos! You can tell you guys are just so surprised and over the moon! Obviously I'm sooooo excited about the PINK frosting!

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  77. Awww Congratulations :) I totally cried...you two picked a beautiful name for your little girl :)

    xoxo
    Jocelyn @ Pretty Lucky Mama

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  78. What a sweet reveal. Congratulations on your sweet baby girl. Her name is so precious!

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  79. Congrats!!! I couldn't wait for you to post the reveal! I think I speak for a lot of people following you---we feel like we know you personally, and it's true joy and excitement we share with you!

    Love from Texas!

    Carlie Jean Sapp

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  80. Tears of joy here! Beautiful video x

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  81. YAY!!! A future Kappa Delta!!! Haha just kidding :) but seriously, I'm so excited for y'all! That baby is going to be gorgeous and perfect, I just know it! Congratulations and AOT!

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  82. Seeing your pics just GOT TO ME made me cry and my baby is 9 years old. That was just the best way to find out and in front of your family! That just made my day.And a surprise to you !!!!! ( I thought I was having a girl all along too but nope boy ) :)

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  83. Tears rolling down my cheeks watching this…I am so happy for you! Can't wait to follow along with your journey. Thanks for sharing!

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  84. yup. totally cried. so happy for you guys!

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  85. So happy for you two! Tears of joy! Congratulations!

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  86. Congratulations! So so sweet! Love that it was captured on video! So happy for you!

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  87. Your video was so sweet! I am so happy for you guys! Her name is beautiful :)

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  88. LOVE her name, so beautiful!!! :) Congratulations!!

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  89. Congratulations! I love the video and the wonderful picture collage. I love your expressions when you found out you are having a beautiful baby girl. The name is just perfect :)

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  90. Congrats on your baby girl and super adorable name! I was the exact same way...I was convinced we were having a boy and my husband thought girl. Can't wait to see the adorable outfits and nursery you have picked out for her! :)

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  91. congratulations! i love the name (and the story behind it!) too xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  92. This is sooooo cute! I love everything about your gender reveal and the name is so beautiful. Congrats!

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  93. I have never commented on a blog in my life but this had me hysterical crying and I just had to tell you how beautiful it was

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  94. Congrats! I love the meaning behind her name.

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  95. That was just the sweetest moment!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!
    CONGRATS!!!!

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  96. EEK!!! This is amazing news. So happy for you guys. And I had no idea you lost your Mom too. I've always wanted to name a daughter after my Mom too! hugs.

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  97. Congratulations!! Little girls are so much fun :) and the name you picked is beautiful!

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  98. This is SO EXCITING! I was totally unplugged over Thanksgiving, but I went on IG to check and see if you posted...and I'm so glad you did!! Congratulations! Caroline Grace is a beautiful name!!

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  99. OH MY! This is so cute the video made me tear up a bit.

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  100. YAY! Congrats! And what a beautiful way to incorporate the memory of your mom and Matt's great grandma! I love what people use family names!

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  101. Yay! A sweet baby girly! So exciting. Love her name ;) Congrats to you both on pink things to come!

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  102. This is priceless! I love all of the reactions-- especially yours!

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  103. Your video seriously made me cry:) SO happy for you..and jealous of all the girl things you get to buy.

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  104. Husband: (walks into the room) Why are you crying?
    Me: Because I just watched my blog friends find out they were having a girl!!!
    Husband: Is it weird that I find that comment normal?

    SOOOOO EXCITED!!!!

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  105. This is amazing...congratulations! I'm so emotional right now. My mother was looking at me like I was crazy so I showed her the video...and sure enough, she's crying. So excited for you!

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  106. Girl I am in hysterical tears watching that video! Your reaction is priceless and so beautiful! So happy for you and little Caroline Grace!

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  107. CONGRATULATIONS on a sweet little girl! I loved how you not only revealed the gender but also the name! Your tears are priceless :-) Caroline is my middle name and such a beautiful name to give to what is sure to be a wonderful bundle of joy!

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  108. Aww...congratulations! And what a lovely name and sweet way to honor your loved ones.

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  109. Oh goodness. I should have known I'd cry! How sweet!

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