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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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  • Will

    Congratulations! Wonderful news! 🙂

  • Kelly @ Studio DIY

    Congratulations Lisa! So excited for you!

  • Shannon Heart’s

    Yay!!!  Congratulations!!

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  • Sreebindu116

    exciting and butterflies 🙂

  • Annalise

    Sooo excited for you guys, baby boys are the best! What a fun way to find out, too!

  • Heather (Heather’s Dish)

    I grew up just me and my sister so I had no idea what to expect when we had Wes but its so much fun! Now I hope all we have is boys!

  • Angsthase

    Congratulations! That’s such a wonderful way of finding out, too!

  • Julie @ Table for Two

    yay!!! congratulations! so excited for you both 🙂

  • Christie@EyesOnSparrow

    I love this! Congratulations!!!


    Congrats to you both Lisa – you are going to be GREAT PARENTS!!

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    Yaaaaay!! So exciting!! Congrats 🙂

  • Julie

    So exciting!!! Congratulations! I love how you found out, very cool!

  • Brian

    I’m thrilled for you. Congrats, darling!

  • Kris

    Love you Lisa! So happy for you and Ben 

  • Bex

    Congratulations! How exciting! I’m supposed to find out the sex of my baby on the 20th, but if my husband’s out of town, this is a GREAT way to do the reveal! Fun idea:)

  • Marnelle

    Hehehe…so excited!  I even texted your mom last night to ask her because I was dying to know.  She of course didn’t reply so that YOU could do the reveal here!  And I must have had a premonition, because I am knitting something blue!  See you in a couple of weeks!!!

  • Cookincanuck

    I love the whole reveal, Lisa.  Congratulations!  As a mum of two boys, I can tell you that you have a wonderful adventure ahead of you.

  • Susan N

    Congratulations Lisa and Ben! I am very excited for you.

  • Dana (Southern Inspired)

    YAYYYYYY!!!! Congratulations!!! I am so so so happy for y’all!! How sweet to have a little boy 🙂 

  • Jenna/Eatdrinkpretty

    Yay for a baby boy!  Congratulations!  A baby brings more joy and love into your life than you can ever imagine.  You will do great with your new role as a mom and I’m so happy for you!

  • Gaby Dalkin

    ommmmmggg!! soo happy for you two! 

  • Casey Cornwell

    Congrats!!!! How exciting!!

  • Selah

    Congratulations Lisa and Ben!  A healthy baby is all you need but I must tell you that baby boys are so precious.  My son is now 6 years old and I cherish his snuggles and I love you’s.  I’m so excited for you both!

  • Hostess

    Yay! Congrats Lisa and Ben!! I shared this with my hubby and he also loved how you guys did this. He even said “that ALMOST makes me want to have another.” 🙂

  • Holly

    You just brought tears to my eyes! Congrats! Thank you for sharing your pregnancy adventures & how you continue to stay healthy! You are truly an inspiration to women!

  • cass lavalle

    wheeeeeeeee!!! i knew it 😉 so excited for you guys. i just teared up a bit. love you lady, and take care of yourself!! xo

  • Createdbydiane

    so exciting!!!!!

  • Averie Cooks

    Congrats and happy for you!  Have fun at Blogher, too!

  • Jennifer | Mother Thyme

    Congratulations!  Little boys are so precious!  I just love the way you found out, what a great way to do it!  Your next 21 weeks will fly by!  

  • Katy.

    I read your blog from google reader so I forget to come comment sometimes. I’m so excited for you to live in Portland. I lived there for a little bit!! And I honestly LOVE having a boy. Especially first. I’m thrilled for you!

  • mollybeth

    WOOO!!! Congrats! I think there’s something in the water for boys this year. So happy for you!


  • *meaghan*

    Yay Congrats Lisa and Ben!!! 

  • Michelle

    Congrats 🙂 how exciting!!!!!

  • Maria

    What a clever reveal! Congrats!

  • Natalie

    I love how you made the reveal so special! You have a lot more patience than I do. I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes well! Can’t wait to see him!

  • Anonymous

    Oh no worries! We’re so excited to be having a boy and to be living in Portland! If you ever come back and visit, PLEASE let me know! xo

  • Caren

    omg! congratulations!  

  • Anonymous

    yay for boys!! thank you and cannot wait for you to meet this little man!! ~ xo

  • Annie

    FUN! How exciting, and what a fun way to learn the gender!!  Baby boys are just so yummy- enjoy!!!

  • Anonymous

    YES, do it!! … in every sense of the word 😉

  • Anonymous

    Thank you, Sue!

  • Lilb1rd

    SO exciting. Congratulations!

    Any chance you might share the video? 🙂

  • Anonymous

    I grew up with a sister, so this is going to be quite the adventure, but I can’t wait!

  • Anonymous

    Oh that’s too funny because she probably would have told you, but she was with me and her phone died! She probably would have told you, but by the time she had her phone, she was driving. Can’t wait to see you either, it’s been way too long!!

  • Anonymous

    Same story – it’s just me and my sister! It will be quite the experience, but I’m ready for it! Yay for boys!!

  • Sheri G.

    Nothing beats a relationship between a boy and his mom. There is truly nothing like it and I am always, always excited when I hear that someone is expecting a little boy! Congratulations!!!

  • Kristen

    You will love having a boy. I thought I always wanted girls so when my first was a boy, I was surprised – but now I wouldn’t have it any other way. There’s nothing like the relationship between a boy and his mom. Makes me teary just writing this. Congrats!!

  • Roxana GreenGirl

    Congratulations! So exciting! 

  • Michelle Foster

    So cute how you choose to do it! I don’t know if I could have handle that anticipation. Congrats!!