First comes love, then comes marriage… then comes successful fertility treatments – and THEN a baby bestie gender reveal! That’s how Caitlin & Zach’s journey has come to fruition over the past five years. Like the best, best friend a Doll could dream of – Dani was by Cait’s side through it all. Dani planned the social distanced gender reveal celebration to perfection! What do you think Cait & Zach are having – a little Guy or a baby Doll?
A healthy Baby Bestie is all we have prayed for. A dream come true! (Cait here). From the moment my husband, Zach and I laid eyes on each other, we fell madly in love. Over the years, our love has grown even more than I could have ever imagined. The prospect of bringing another human into the world that is half of me and half of this fantastic man is, well… everything.
This pregnancy has felt like such a blessing from the moment we found out, and I’m utterly grateful for every day. Now that my energy has come back in the second trimester, I’m walking on cloud nine.
Even with a full heart, life has a funny way of keeping us humble. My Dad recently fell and was taken to the hospital for an intensive surgery. Little did we know that he would test positive for COVID while there and be put into isolation… more on the whole story here.
As difficult as it was to not have him in person – we were able to facetime so he could virtually experience the gender reveal. My mom held the phone up so we could chat with him before the news broke – and Zach asked for his best guess on the baby’s gender. Without hesitation he replied,
We giggled a bit because we affectionately call my parents the King and Queen. So Zach pushed, “…but what’s your choice? Boy or Girl?” He smiled (bringing us joy even from a hospital bed) and explained King’s choice is the tradition for the first born to be a boy (for the throne).
It’s all in the details! Covid has brought some unwanted stress and heartache over the past months, but this occasion was one of pure joy. It was important that we create an intimate experience to celebrate the BEST news – with plenty of photo and video to share with loved ones who couldn’t be there in person due to the circumstances. We worked with a phenomenal team to pull together an extra special surprise. Each and every one of these vendors is so sweet – so professional – and specializes in making life’s big events feel just as incredible (if not more so) in a more intimate atmosphere.
- Custom Marquee Letters: Alpha-Lit Chicago
- Floral: Stemming From Love
- Balloons: Memorable Events Erika
- Rentals / Styling: Chic Fom Chicago
- Cake: Uncommon Confections
- Photo and Video: Joe U Photography
Caitlin wore a beautiful maternity gown from Sew Trendy Accessories (shop here) accentuated by a little pregnancy-safe glow from our friend Nicole at Glo Up Chicago. Dani is wearing a Free People maxi dress (shop here) and both Dolls are wearing vintage fur stoles.
Baby Bestie is a BOY! Looks like the King got his wish!