Gender Reveal

9:58 AM

 Monday was THE day. The day we could finally stop speculating on what baby #2 was and know for sure. A few weeks before the determining ultrasound, I decided I wanted to do something a little different, a little more fun and a lot more suspenseful. So that's just what we did.

Thanks to sites like Pinterest and Facebook, I'd seen where Gender Reveal Cakes had become popular. If you're not familiar, it goes like this: An ultrasound technician writes the sex of your baby down on a piece of paper and seals it in an envelope. The mom and dad then take the sealed envelope—if they can stand the suspense—to their favorite bakery. Once in the clear, a baker opens the envelope to find out if the couple's baby is a boy or a girl and bakes a cake accordingly. A cake with blue batter or blue filling is for couples having a boy, and one with pink indicates a girl.

Sound exciting, huh? Well it was!

 But, instead of me or Drew delivering the news to the bakery, I had someone from the doctors office call my mom and tell her. So neither Drew nor I knew. Only my mom. Can you imagine knowing when no one else knew? Thankfully she only had to sit on this BIG secret for about 8 hours. Much longer and I think she might have imploded.

Fast forward to 6:45 pm. We invited family and close friends over to cut the cake with us. We'd all find out at the same time.

Here we go...

Mimi and Libby make the cut.

And what do we see?

It's a GIRL!

Total shock! I was very, very surprised! Libby had me convinced it was a boy. But I am so excited we'll have another sweet girl and so happy for Libby to have a sister!

I loved having sweet friends there to celebrate with us.

Then we all had cake.

We unsealed the envelope that contained the ultrasound pictures. You know, just to make sure.

Coop got Libby a Big sister ornament for next year's Christmas tree. She loved it!

It was a very special night. I'm so glad all the planning worked out. I can say I was honestly surprised. I highly recommend a gender reveal cake. It was such a fun way share our news!

Now I just have to get used to the idea of raising TWO daughters. Wow! Did I mention I'm still in shock?

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  1. Oh how exciting! I can't think of a better & more fun way to celebrate a new baby coming into the family. And I bet this truly makes it real for Libby. She's going to be such a great big sister!

    I'm absolutely thrilled for you all, Beth! This is certainly going to be one blessed baby :)

  2. I have to say, I teared up a little looking at this. That is a great idea. Im very happy for you. I bet Libby is happy too! :)

  3. so darling!! congrats on another girl. and i love the idea of a gender reveal party and you not knowing along with everyone else before the cake was cut. that makes it truly a surprise!

  4. Yay! Another girl!! Loved the cake idea. Loved Libby's face even more!! Congrats!!

  5. Beth - you are a TROOPER!! Oh my goodness, I don't know if I could have waited!!
    This is a super cool idea, though, and I just shared it with another preggo friend.
    Sisters!! So exciting!

  6. I love this post and what a fun way to find out. Where was this post or pinterest when I was expecting? LOL
    This is such a special time and love that Libby cut the cake that was precious. Congrats on another sweet girl!

  7. How exciting!!! What a cute little party you had!

    And YES, watch "Downton Abbey".... if you like all things British in the early 20th century and drama!

  8. Thank you for having me over! I can't wait to meet Libby's new sister :) She'll be here before you know it.

  9. I'm so excited for You, Drew and Libby! And you already have all girl stuff You and Libby can always come see Caleb if you want to play with a boy! LOL


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