If you’re going to do a gender announcement, might I suggest doing it at the Most Magical Place on Earth?
When we found out a third, final, and very unexpected Little Bee was on the way, we were slightly bummed to learn my pregnancy would line up with our 2018 Disney Trip. We had been planning this trip for over a year and thought we had every i dotted and every t crossed. But then here comes this little bundle of joy and all our plans went out the window. See you never, rope drop to fireworks. Adios, Splash, Space, and other assorted mountains. Goodbye, nice, uncrowded late September and hello hot, crowded August.
But there were some unexpected perks from visiting Disney pregnant. And the biggest perk was undoubtedly getting to share the excitement of a gender reveal with a bunch of strangers and quite a few princesses.
People were so lovely and excited for us, from the photo pass photographers helping us position our sign, to the other guests who stopped to ask us about our buttons, and of course all the amazing character cast members, who stayed in character the whole time and found hilarious and encouraging things to say to the whole family. My personal favorite was Belle explaining to the Glass Slipper and the Frying Pan that, “You have to be very careful with new tea cups. They’re very fragile, so you have to be gentle.”
I could talk more about it, but you’ve already been so patient…so without further ado…
IT’S A GIRL!!!
We are over the moon excited for a third princess to be moving into the castle.
Our original plans for the gender reveal at Magic Kingdom got rained out, because we visited Florida during hurricane season. And I became super paranoid about our homemade sign getting wet, so we had to think fast and made some alternate arrangements at Epcot.
We told our current princesses about the newest royal arrival first thing on our Epcot morning. As you can see, the Glass Slipper was thrilled. The Frying Pan was more into her bracelet.
Belle was very excited about our “new teacup” but the highlight of this was when the other Akershus diners in line to meet Belle saw the sign and started clapping for us. Thank you, fellow Disney lovers, for that magical moment. I hope you all enjoyed your breakfast.
Queen Elsa of Arendelle was also happy to help us spread the news of the newest B princess. She confided to the girls that one of a big sister’s primary duties is to introduce the little sister to chocolate.
On our last day, we thought we’d give it the old B Family try and get some more reveal shots at the Magic Kingdom.
Ariel had a lot of opinions about how great it is to have a family of sisters. She told us that we only needed four more to catch up to her.
Dumbo was our final stop for pictures, and what you don’t see here is all the families passing by, calling out congratulations.
We knew, going into this trip that Disney would be great about making accommodations for me and my expanding belly, physically. What we did not expect was the level of kindness and care, not just from people woh worked there, but from ordinary people just enjoying their vacation and throwing a little of their pixie dust our way.
So, thank you, magic makers. Thank you to the people who gave up their seats on buses, or in lines at bathrooms. Thank you to the people who waited graciously as we took pictures with characters and had to take an extra 20 pictures because the Frying Pan kept twisting the sign. Thank you to the people who took a moment out of their vacation to pour extra joy in ours. And thank you, readers, for following along on this journey with us. Only seven weeks to go.
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Kristen B. is wife to the best Prince around, mama to the spunkiest little princesses, and lover of all things Disney. She started her savings journey three years ago and is now dedicated to making her family’s wishes come true one coupon at a time. She is so excited to take her love of saving to the next level and share her journey with you! Click here to catch up on Kristen’s Savings and join in on your own savings adventure!