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Monday, January 30, 2012

Bundles of Baby: Gender Reveal

The only thing more exciting during pregnancy than those two little pink lines is the anatomy scan sonogram.  At least, that's what I think.  By the time you go in for the scan, you've probably felt movement and it's sunk in that you are pregnant.  You probably got your first glimpse of your little gummy bear at that first pre-natal appointment, but the anatomy scan always makes me realize "it's a baby!" and not just some weird alien or gastrointestinal disease.  And I always anxiously watch the screen looking for tell-tale signs of team pink or team blue...

Which brings me to today's post.  My Mr. Right and I have been able to pick out the fuzzy black and white lines on the screen, so there isn't really any surprising us, but announcing it to everyone else is still a lot of fun.  With Little Monkey we sent a picture message of My Mr Right holding a Tonka truck and the message that soon we would be playing trucks in the dirt with our little boy about an hour after our ultrasound.  This time, we waited a little longer and held everyone in suspense for a few days.  And since we live a lot closer to my parents this time around, they thought they were going to die from curiosity.  We had Little Monkey help with the big announcement this time.  Before I spill the beans on that, here are some other ideas on announcing which team your little womb-dweller is on.

Photo Announcements:

Food Reveals:

Via Flickr

Oh my gosh!  Twins... How fun.  Photo via Young Wife's Guide.

Those are just a few ideas.  Google "baby gender reveal" or search on Pinterest.  Oh man, there's tons of ideas.  You can click the links below the photos for more info on each idea.

We revealed our little one's gender in a couple ways.  My Mr Right and I went to Monterey, California the weekend before our anatomy scan.  Little Monkey stayed with Grandma and Grandpa.  While he was there, he watched an Elmo DVD about cooking.  He learned how to spell hot.  We decided to try and teach him (help him memorize) how to spell his new sibling's gender.  We weren't sure if he would be able to pull it off.  When we asked him, he wasn't always consistent with his spelling.  But, leave it to my champ!  Little Monkey got to tell Grandma that we are having a B-O-Y!  We also made soft pretzels and colored one of them blue.  My Mr Right didn't believe me that it would work and so we only did one.  My youngest sister thought since it was the only one, it must be growing mold and wouldn't eat it.  Ironically, they were still warm from the oven...  

This is how we announced the news on our family blog.
[The little munchkin was face up the whole ultrasound, 
except with the tech was taking the images she gave us.
The whole ultrasound was kinda disappointing... but that's a whole 'notha story.]

This photo is how we announced it to family and friends on Facebook.
I just stacked Monkey's blocks, snapped a photo and posted that puppy for all to see.

My Mr. Right's family just got phone calls.  He's not very creative... Sorry guys.

Do you have any great ways to announce the gender?

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