Baby Gender Reveal Party

///Baby Gender Reveal Party

Baby Gender Reveal Party

So, I got sick this past weekend.  I know. I know.  I panicked too.

I got a sinus infection/cold thing last Thursday.  It was the kind of sick that would have knocked me out for two plus weeks before sinus surgery.  I wasn’t sure what would happen and if I would get better quickly or stay sick for weeks, so the hubs and I decided it would be best if I hunkered down.  I stayed in bed all weekend hoping some rest would make me better.  UGH.

The good news is that I actually seem to have gotten better in a respectable amount of time and I’ve gotten back to work in just a few days instead of a few weeks.  Keep your fingers crossed that my voice stays strong.

The bad news is I missed 2 HUGE things I was looking forward to this past weekend.  The Thomas Wolf 8K (I was seriously going to smoke my previous PR) and my sister in-law, Megan’s baby gender reveal party in Columbia.  I was heartbroken.Baby Gender Reveal Party 022

I sent my hubby along without me (with the fancy camera) to find out if we were going to have another nephew or our first niece.

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Megan and Justin decided they wanted the whole family to find out if the baby was going to be a girl or a boy at the same time.  When they went for their sonogram they had the doctor write down the gender of the baby and put it in a sealed envelope instead of telling them.  They gave the envelope to Justin’s sister Sierra, who went to work planning one brilliant party.

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Our Pittsburgh family was back down for the big “reveal” including my other sister-in-law Danielle.Baby Gender Reveal Party 044

Sierra decked out Megan’s home with such sweet details.Baby Gender Reveal Party 007

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Guests voted boy (orange!) or girl (pink!) and took a ribbon to match their choice.  Most of our immediate family picked the boy ribbons.  We all had a hunch.

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For dinner… a perfect fall chili dinner.Baby Gender Reveal Party 025

Sierra put together the most beautiful table featuring the main event.Baby Gender Reveal Party 036

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Before the party she gave the envelope with the baby’s gender on it to a baker who opened it and secretly put blue or pink frosting inside the cake.  The big reveal would happen when Megan and Justin finally cut the cake for dessert.  The doctor and the baker were the only people who knew which color was inside the cake.Baby Gender Reveal Party 030


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or Girl?

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After dinner everyone was more than ready to find out… especially Megan and Justin!Baby Gender Reveal Party 046

They cut the cake and….

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That’s me below on Facetime.  I’m so happy for Megan and Justin.  The hubby made sure I was involved as possible from our couch in Asheville.

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I can’t wait to meet my 3rd nephew in February!Baby Gender Reveal Party 061

This was such a sweet and special way to share such a beautiful part of the pregnancy with the whole family.  Even though I wasn’t there, I still got to join along through the phone.  Thank goodness for technology.  The hubby said the whole party turned out so nice and was a great way to share the excitement!






By | 2017-08-15T14:04:28-04:00 October 23rd, 2013|Friends & Family, Fun|8 Comments


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  4. Dan Steadman October 24, 2013 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    Never been to one. But with our three, we waited until he was born to find out the gender on our first (seeing my mom and cousin analyze the registry was fun since they thought we knew and weren’t telling), we found out on the other two for the sake of the other kid(s)…telling your wife is expecting…now that gets fun…

  5. Susan Greene October 23, 2013 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    Julie I was at the same party this past weekend for my granddaughter and she is also having a little boy! Thanks for sharing! 😉

    • JulieWunder October 23, 2013 at 10:03 pm - Reply

      Another boy too! Congratulations, you must be thrilled!

  6. Estee Felten October 23, 2013 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    This is awesome! I’m sorry you weren’t able to go. Facetime is awesome, though! We had a gender reveal party too, except that Ryan & I were the only ones who knew instead. I couldn’t stand walking out of the doctors office without knowing! I baked a pink cake and put chocolate frosting on it. It was a lot of fun and another excuse to eat cake and get together with friends! Haha.

    • JulieWunder October 23, 2013 at 10:04 pm - Reply

      I would not be able to wait either- my sister on law in tough!
      You should write a post about your sometime 🙂

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