Thursday, August 11, 2011

19 weeks & Gender Reveal

This week has been pretty amazing
full of family, friends, surprises, & love.

Tuesday we had our second ultrasound.
The "gummi bear" is looking more and more like a real baby
And my belly is growing by the day to prove it.
We decided to find out the sex of the babe,
but instead of having the ultrasound tech tell us right away,
we had her write the baby's sex on a piece of paper and put it in an envelope.


We took the sealed envelope to a local bakery
and had them make cupcakes filled with either pink or blue frosting,
depending on what the paper revealed.
Then, we planned a little gender reveal party for our family
and waited until Wednesday at 7pm to find out what the baby will be
surrounded by those closest to us!


Talk about self control.
I had that envelope in my possession
for approximately seven hours total before the party
and it was really hard,
but I'm so glad we waited to find out.
The suspense, the party, and the surprise were worth it!

More to come on the gender reveal party,
but for now, a couple photos.
All of the guests wore pink or blue,
depending on whether they thought the babe was a girl or boy.
I wore pink, because I had a feeling from very early on.
The husband wore pink and blue...he had no idea!


Turns out I was wearing the right color,
and my feeling was indeed correct!

We are over the moon excited for our baby girl!

28 comments:

A Wedding Story said...

Congratulations! Team Pink...yahoo! You are looking so presh :)

Faith said...

you look amazing!!! congrats on your baby girl!

CMae said...

This is the cutest gender reveal idea ever!!!!!!!! totally the way to do it (in my book!)

Dani said...

ahhhh! That's sooo exciting! Such a cute reveal! Love it! Congrats.

Liesl said...

So excited for you and you look too cute for words...such a fashionable mommy-to-be! Yippeee for a girl...you will be such a lovely mommy!

Liesl :)

melissa said...

A baby girl - how wonderful! So happy for you. I've just loved preparing for my little girl and I just know you'll feel the same. Enjoy all the fun to come!

Ana MF said...

Congrats! All the best for you and your baby girl! :)

Mommyblogger said...

That is seriously the coolest idea ever. I love it :) Congrats on your babygirl. Girls are so much fun!

Joelle said...

Ohmygosh congratulations! I just love the idea of a gender reveal party. We are definitely going to have to steal it someday. Someday in a long, long time...

xoxo,
Joelle

Justina F. Lee said...

It's a girl!!!! Wooo! It's like, team female wins again!

Andi, On Call RN said...

yayy! Congrats on the healthily growing baby girl! :)

Nancy said...

How exciting! You have a beautiful blog!!
Congrats on your baby!

Marian said...

Congratulations! A perfect little girl...awwwww

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

congratulations!!! what a cute idea! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Megan said...

yay!! congrats!! sooooo cute!

Michelle (michabella) said...

AW!!! Congrats :)

the girl in the red shoes said...

Congratulations! So excited for you guys!

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

congrats!! that's so much fun :)


Sam @ fitness food & faith

marissa at the boot said...

oh my goodness! that is so cute! i love that everyone got to find out together, including you guys! how sweet and congratulations! :)

Lindsey Leigh said...

that is too precious :)

The Michelle Show said...

Sooo exciting for you!! Congrats on your baby girl! We are still patiently waiting a few more weeks until we can find out... I wanted to do something like this too but hubby and I really want to find out together, alone and then we'll do a party to tell everyone else.

I'm going to get mine in a sealed envelope too, and we're going to go out for dinner and open it together there. I cant wait!

Natasha said...

woo hoo...that mother's intuition was right!! so happy for you

Natalie said...

found your blog through cornflake dreams. i LOVE the cupcake reveal! i am six weeks along and want a girl desperately! lucky you! congratulations!

Collins @ Life. Mostly Sweet. said...

yay for a little girl! i think it's cool when a mom has a "feeling" what the sex of the baby is and they end up being right! congrats!

Jamie said...

How exciting! Congratulations!

Classy Fab Sarah said...

Yaay team pink!! So happy for your sweet girl!

Jenni @ Story of My Life said...

I guessed it would be a girl toooooo!! So excited for you, Kristen!! :)

Rhiannon {Hey Gorg} said...

YAY!!!!!!! So excited for you :)