Dorothy's Baby Blog: My Gender Reveal Party

My husband and I couldn't wait to find out the gender of our baby... we were so surprised!

March 28, 2019

Ever since my husband, Steven, and I found out we were expecting our first baby, we could not wait to find out if we were having a boy or girl (by "we" I mean Steven lol). There are two things you should know about my husband: 1) he has zero patience when it comes to things like this and 2) he CANNOT keep a secret. For those two reasons, I didn't want to find out early. I knew he would blab it to everyone, just like he did when we found out I was pregnant lol. Don't get me wrong- his level of excitement is very sweet, and that's one of the things I love most about him. Steven really wanted to get one of those 4D ultrasounds done early so we could see the gender of our baby before our 20 week appointment, but I was insistent on waiting. I didn't need to know THAT bad. I wanted to find out with our family.

Fast forward to our 20 week ultrasound appointment on Monday, March 18. I got there a few minutes early and I asked the technician to write down the gender of our baby in envelope so we could be surprised at our gender reveal party. When I stepped out of the room Steven tried to bribe her with $50 to find out, but she wouldn't take it LOL. Afterwards, he even tried to hack into my medical records log-in to see the results, but failed. He even tried to peek into the envelope. He was doing the most to find out, but didn't succeed. So, we waited until the weekend to find out.

When my 12-year-old niece found out I was pregnant, one of the first things she said to me was, "Can I do your gender reveal party and baby shower?!" So little Miss Ava had the house decorated, picked out a cake, and decorated the balloon box. We had such a good time! Both our immediate families were there to celebrate with us.

I loved every minute of the family party. We got to eat some good food, spend some quality time together, and were all surprised when we found out the gender of our baby!! Check out the video above to see it all :)