I had an ultrasound this week and the baby cooperated just enough to find out whether we were having another son or daughter. Let me tell you, this baby is going to fit in just fine with our family. Talk about active!
For the first time in any of my pregnancies I went to the ultrasound alone. It was weird. Like really weird. I’ve always loved having my children and husband get to be a part of this experience. It did end up being a good thing though as I had to wait over 40 minutes past my scheduled appointment time to get called back. Yikes!
Once I got over the weirdness of going solo, it became exciting as I contemplated all the different ways I could reveal the gender of the baby to my family. Oh the fun! I was reminded once again that change can bring opportunity with it.
I had some great ideas, but most of them involved more energy (and supplies) than I’ve had lately. I finally settled on the idea of a piñata filled with either blue or pink items to fall out. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find one that I liked around town quickly enough. So I had to get creative.
And I apologize in advance for the pictures, it was almost dark and I’m still learning how to use my camera.
I took a box, cut off the ends of one side and covered the whole thing in wrapping paper. I also made pull strings so the whole family could open it together.
The piñata just added to the excitement! I was disappointed that my pull strings didn’t work as well as I had been hoping, but they worked enough to reveal…
we’re having a girl!
Can you see that big ol’ grin on Daddy’s face? Oldest brother’s too? I know they’d be smiling either way, but it still warms my heart.
As you may notice, the younger children got caught up with what was falling out of the box instead of focusing on the color of those items. 🙂 We had to stop them and remind them of what it all meant. I believe I heard an excited, “We get a baby sister and candy!”
It really was a fun way of celebrating this new life we have been blessed with and revealing that we would be adding another female to the family. Our 5 year old daughter is thrilled. And really, we’re all tickled pink. (Sorry, just couldn’t help myself with that one!)
I think this would be really great to do at a gender reveal party or as a fun way to reveal a baby’s gender with grandparents.
So I’m wondering, have you ever done a gender reveal? What are your favorite gender reveal ideas?