I always said I'd never find out before birth if it was a boy or a girl... until I got pregnant. And then I wanted to know immediately. We knew in our gut from the begining that it was a girl, and it was just amazing to have the sonogram tech confirm it out loud (and with technology)!
Once we decided on finding out the gender, I knew I had to do something fun to share the news because it's the first grandchild on both sides and everyone is super excited about this baby! Plus, we live 3 hours away from our families, so it wasn't like we were going to just pop by my mom's house to let her know. It had to be special.
Like a ton of other expectant mothers, I decided on the "reveal cake" - where the actual cake is colored pink or blue, depending on the gender of said child. We served said cake at the Knowing Party on Saturday night to some very excited family members and got great pictures.
We gave each of our moms a knife and had them cut into the cake together. That's my mom on the left and my mother-in-law on the right:
They were thrilled... could you tell?? Here's what all the excitement was about - look at that pink cake!
And then we got presents!!!!! I was completely NOT expecting any gifts but my mom and sister both came with pink bags of baby girl goodies. They were pretty sneaky - they bought boy and girl things and just planned to return whatever they didn't need (in our case, the boy stuff!). We got lots of little pink onesies, an adorable pink penguin warm-up suit, a Beatles lullaby album, and this sweet little elephant blankie:
It was amazing! We also got a super cute baby album and a HUGE hardcover Dr. Seuss book with almost every single Dr. Seuss story inside from my in-laws. This baby is already so loved!
And now that everyone knows.... it's so fun to throw in "she" every single time I can. I love it. I love every single minute of this pregnancy and I cannot wait to meet this little girl (in 20 weeks, lady! Stay in there for 20 more weeks!!).
DC . . . With Kids!
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