I am sure you are visiting the blog today to see our gender reveal for Baby #3, BUT… we decided to not find out and SURPRISE ourselves at birth. Crazy, I know!
We found out for both girls and it is so exciting to spend the remaining pregnancy months preparing, naming and dreaming of your little bundle. But, my husband and I came to a decision that we are ready to try something different. We are living on the edge! haha 🙂
We are so happy and thankful for our two girls and honestly, this time around we are just praying for a healthy baby. We would love to have another sweet girl and we would be excited for the new adventure a little boy would bring to our girly family… BUT, we are becoming most excited about the idea of being surprised on delivery day!
If you are wondering how this all works, it is actually pretty simple. I was worried that the ultrasound technician would give it away in our anatomy ultrasound appointment, but she was so professional and had us close our eyes… or in my husband’s case he had to turn around since he reads ultrasounds for a living… no peeking! Once she checked to make sure everything was okay, she didn’t write down in our file the gender, so no-one knows. Yay! I don’t have to worry about someone spilling the beans at every appointment, phew!
So if at this point you are still wondering how the PLANNER in me is going to prepare… I have it pretty much covered. Yes, I know this still might seem crazy, but really I am handling it well. We have TONS of cute girl toys, clothes and accessories… so if another little girl pops out, she is set. If a boy arrives I have that covered, too. I have created an Amazon List in my Amazon account with all of the needed nursery items and clothes to get us through the newborn stage and if it is a boy I will simply Amazon Prime the items to my house and they will probably be waiting on our doorstep before we get home from the hospital. Easy right!!! It helps that we are saving this BIG surprise for our third because we already have most of the needed baby items.
When it comes to names we are going to select a boy name and a girl name and have them both ready before the BIG day in the hospital. The idea of not knowing has brought a new delight to this pregnancy… and we love it!
We are praying for you sweet baby, you are already so loved!!!
Since you came here today for a BIG GENDER REVEAL here are two! I have never shared on the blog how we surprised our friends and family and even ourselves with each of the girl’s gender reveals. We went all out with both and I thought it would be fun to show you how we did it.
GENDER REVEAL #1:
For our first born, back in 2012, we threw a pink and blue gender reveal party for all of our family and closest friends to witness the excitement. We received an envelope with the gender in it from our ultrasound and we gave it to our dear friends (yes, without peeking!). They created our announcement for us which was a giant box filled with either blue or pink balloons. They had the envelope for an entire week before the party, so we couldn’t talk prior because they were afraid they would give it away.
Party Specifics: Everyone was asked to wear the color of their prediction: either pink or blue. We also had a few fun games to keep the guessing going before the big reveal. All of the goodies served had a pink and blue theme as well. There are so many great ideas out there, this was my favorite part about planning the gender reveal. When it was time for the reveal we opened up the box and we were surprised and blessed with pink balloons! (Incase you were wondering, I was convinced it would be blue balloons, haha! BOY was I wrong!)
GENDER REVEAL #2:
With our second child, back in 2015, we decided to find out the gender in the ultrasound. This turned out to be the most beautiful intimate moment shared as we smiled, giggled with excitement for sisters and definitely cried tears of joy. From there we bought confetti poppers in purple because that was and still is our oldest daughter’s favorite color; she didn’t want pink! We then had a photo shoot of our oldest daughter, photographing her excitement as we covered her in purple confetti. It turned out just precious. We then sent out the photos to our friends and family to share the news.
I hope this post has inspired you to follow your heart when it comes to finding out the gender. It is a special moment that you will never forget, no matter how you do it. Have fun with it and do what is best for you and your family.
Thank you for all of your continued love and support throughout this pregnancy. We are now 23 weeks pregnant/ half way there and we feel more and more blessed every day. Stay tuned for more BUMPdates!