… from our family to yours! 
Boy or girl? I’ve had a little secret for the past few days and the answer is in the box! 💙💗 #whatisyourguess
I’ll share the rest of the pictures of the box getting opened as soon as we have a chance to tell my husband’s parents the news. I hope you all have a very blessed and joyous Christmas! 


  1. Christy

    Merry Christmas, Jessica! So happy for you! I guess "Girl!"

    2016-12-25 16:52:52

  2. Bernadette

    Oh, how lovely! Merry Christmas to your beautiful family. And that sweet baby bump… I'm guessing girl! Savor the tiny kicks! Sending warmest wishes and heartfelt prayers!

    2016-12-25 17:17:44

  3. Erin

    Merry Christmas to you all. xx My guess; Boy

    2016-12-25 18:22:05

  4. Sharon

    All your children are beautiful! Guess: a girl!

    2016-12-25 19:27:29

  5. Janelle

    Merry Christmas! I guess girl

    2016-12-25 19:32:23

  6. Katy

    Love the girls hats! Beautiful family!

    2016-12-25 19:41:48

  7. jbc2789

    Merry Christmas! I guess boy!

    2016-12-25 20:04:18

  8. Bridget

    Oh, I can't wait for the box opening! You all look so great. And, my vote is "girl!" Basically because I had a June girl 5.5 years ago (my bday is in June as well) and, it will even things up!

    2016-12-25 20:24:16

  9. Guest

    Merry Christmas to a lovely family!! What a beautiful portrait!!

    2016-12-26 03:45:11

  10. Melanie

    Congratulations!!! <3

    2016-12-26 05:44:46

  11. Kathryn

    Congrats! I was guessing a girl, because everyone I know so far who is due in 2017 is having a girl. Yay for another wee lady!

    2016-12-26 15:10:46

  12. Marilyn

    Congratulations. You have a beautiful family. Wishing you and yours a HAPPY,HEALTHY and a BLESSED NEW YEAR. Marilyn and family

    2016-12-27 23:33:47

  13. Debbie

    I had viewed your lovely family Christmas photo during the week after Christmas but I did not have time to leave a comment. I just wanted to mention how beautiful your family is. Your color choices of red, black, and white are so stunning on everyone! Your daughters are darling in their hats… May God Bless your wonderful Catholic family with a Happy and Healthy New Year 2017!

    2017-01-14 01:17:02


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