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You already scrolled down, didn’t you?  It’s okay, I’d probably do the same.

The other day I had to have an ultrasound to check my appendix and also check on the baby, long story, but everything is okay – at the moment. While she was doing her thing, I asked if she could write the sex on a piece of paper and seal it, that way my husband could be apart of the gender reveal. He was already bummed he couldn’t be there, he’d KILL ME if I found out without him.



I wasn’t sure how to do this big reveal. I wanted to do it creatively, but didn’t have the time or the energy. Thanks to a few Facebook friends, they gave us this idea. I certainly can’t take credit for it.

When my husband got off work, we quickly jumped over to Nordstrom where we picked out both a girl and boy outfit, handed it to the saleswoman along with the envelope, plus our credit card and asked if she could wrap the outfit that matched the card.

I think she may have been more excited than we were.



We [very patiently] carried our bag to a nearby restaurant. I needed a milkshake.

I made Ben open it while I recorded him on my iPhone, which we later sent to our family. It’s slightly ridiculous because I got so caught up in the moment, I forgot I was filming and shot a lot of the table and corners of the box.  I then cried, I was so happy. Then I swore. Also because I was happy.



and we COULD NOT be happier that we’re having a BOY!! Although I had felt like it was a girl from the beginning, I soooo wanted it to be a boy.

It was the most amazing experience watching this baby during the ultrasound. He stuck his tongue out, yawned, moved it’s hand a lot, curled up into a little ball. I was on such an emotional high, I didn’t even care about the sex after that.

I can only hope this baby is a mini Ben. I’m totally serious.

Just 21 more weeks until we get to meet this little guy!!

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  • Erin * Sparkle & Hay

    congratulations!!!!!!  No better feeling in the world (at least that I know of yet, may have to update that when our little one is born in 5 weeks) than seeing your little one playing around on that U/S screen!!!!  So, So, SO Happy for you! xoxo

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  • Madly Clumsily

    Congratulations, that is so awesome.

  • Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray

    Aaaaah! What a wonderful reveal idea! Congratulations. 😀

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  • Cassie @ Bake Your Day

    Such a creative reveal. I’m so happy for you guys! 

  • Kate

    Congrats! What a cute way to find out the gender. 

  • Kristina

    GOSH what a super sweet idea! I love this whole thing!

    congratulations to you all! 

  • Ashley

    WHAT a cute idea!!!!!!!!  Congrats!!!!  So happy for you too.  Awesome.

  • RidgelysRadar

    Whoo Hoo – I have two boys and I can’t tell you how fun they are!  I know a girl would be a little heaven, but didn’t happen for me.

  • Krissy’s Creations

    Ahhh how exciting!!! We’re having a boy too :).  We’re super excited! We’ll be raising little boys together!

  • Mamma Dacca

    Congratulations! And welcome to Portland…I think you will like it here!

  • Elaine

    Congratulations to both of you.  How exciting to begin preparing for this addition to your life……and what a cute way you chose to be informed together.

  • Cherishingmydays

    Oh! Finding out what you’re having is THE best. Boys are awesome! Thanks for sharing your sweet news.

  • Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola

    Congratulations! What a great way to find out and how fun that you were able to send a video of the reveal to your friends and family! So excited for you!

  • Heidi @ Food Doodles

    Aww, congratulations!  What an awesome way to reveal!!

  • Emily

    So excited for you guys! Love the idea of how you found out! So awesome!

  • Lauren Brennan

    I already told you how happy and excited I am for you, but thought I’d write it out here again for your reading pleasure 🙂 Glad you’re in Oregon! Hope to get to know you better soon! 

  • Colleen

    That is the best way ever to find out if the little one is a boy or girl! I love it. Congratulations!

  • ajira

    hello! I just found your blog and I’m so sad that I’ve discovered you just as you’re leaving the Bay Area! 🙁 Super excited about all your adventures though… congratulations! I have a now three year old boy and it has been and continues to be an absolute blast. 

  • Dana A

    So Exciting and what a great idea!  Congratulations to you both!  Making my heart smile in Tennessee

  • Grace

    Yeah!!!!Congratulations, this is such a cool way of finding out the gender, I’ve heard of people cutting open a cake and seeing the gender.
    Pink= Girl
    Blue= Boy

  • Nestofposies

    what a fun post!
    congrats.  there’s nothing like a little boy that will grow up to love his mama.  best relationship there is.

  • Mommaexpat

    Congrats on a little boy!!

  • Claire Gallam10

    THAT IS SOOOO CUTE!!!! Congrats Lisa!

  • Linnea

    Lisa, Congratulations!!!  That is sooo exciting :o)  I’m glad that you’re doing fine, too!  You and Ben must are going to be the best parents!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you, Dana!! xoxo

  • Chrissy

    What an adorable idea! I really did have a feeling it was a boy from the beginning. So happy for you! Congrats!


  • Ashley

    Oh my gosh my eyes definitely watered while reading this. This has to be the cutest way to find out the sex of your baby. Congratulations!

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  • Jenny @ BAKE

    what a brilliant idea! congratulations!

  • Lexies

    You just made my day!  Got caught up on all your posts and the great news all around. A move and a baby boy!! You will love love love having a boy. I have two and love them to pieces : ) What a great time in life. Soak it all in. xoLexie

  • Anonymous

    Thank you, I’m still so giddy just thinking about everything – really couldn’t be happier!

  • Ashley

    wow how exciting!! congratulations xx