Thursday, February 25, 2010

Baby Gender Reveal

So I know I am so far behind with this blog and I have a lot to catch you all up on...


First off, on Feb. 11th Jeff & I had an ultrasound to find out the sex of our sweet baby. We went but we did not find out that day! We waited until the next day to find out with family and friends! It was so much fun - so here is how we did it!

I took an envelope to the ultrasound technician and asked her not to tell us the sex of the baby but to put the evidence (pictures) in the envelope for us. So, she did just that! Prior to that Thursday I had my friends and co-workers at school agree fill cupcakes with pink or blue icing then ice the top of them for me. I made the cupcakes Thursday night and placed a hole large enough for that oh so sweet pink or blue icing!

I decorated everything pink & blue and had a ton of fun doing it! I began to get a little anxious as I was decorating but mostly excited!

I had invited our families and a few friends over for the big baby gender reveal!


I asked those attending the get together to wear pink or blue so we know what their guess was! It worked out perfectly! Here are the groups of pink and blue.

Then once all arrived Friday evening Jeff & I stood in front of everyone and bit into our cupcakes to find out our baby's gender! My heart was pounding... here is us just before then moments after...




Jeff was super fast and found out first. I wanted to make sure I bit into the cupcake far enough to find out...I think I nearly bit too far into it! I had a mouthful & Jeff's reaction was priceless! We both were convinced it was a boy until we looked at the cupcakes and saw that it's a ...GIRL!!



It was such a fun way to find out with everyone what this little bundle of joy is! Our families really enjoyed it & our friends did too. No one could believe that we had enough willpower to not look inside that envelope! I sealed the envelope and wrote over the seal "Baby Conaway" so that I would know if Jeff tampered with it! But we were very busy moving on Thursday after the appointment & that kept us busy until the party on Friday! It was a busy few days that's for sure!
Until next time - which I hope to be sooner than later! I have a little more time on my hands now! I will explain that in another post!
Love,
Melissa

5 comments:

Superchikk said...

Yay! I can't wait to meet little girl Conaway!

Alicia said...

First of all CONGRATS you are going to love being a mom. I know nothing about girls since I have Cohen but I can only imagine how fun it will be. Second what a great idea... gender reveal party! I may have to do that with this next baby. We find out in March. Everyone I know is having a girl so we are probably having another boy. I cannot wait to see and hopefully meet baby girl Conaway! So excited for you guys! Call me sometime :)

Kristen and David said...

Wow! What a fun party! That is such a cute idea!!! And most of all, congrats on your upcoming baby girl! How sweet and exciting!!

The Ritchie Crew said...

So happy for you guys, and what a very cool way to find out it's a girl!

Hope all is well.

3d ultrasounds said...

Your happiness truly emanates right through and I can actually feel all the emotion and happiness you fell. My blessings to you and your growing family.