July 31, 2017

Cupcake Or Stud Muffin? Baby Lawrence Gender Reveal

As most of you already know, Baby Lawrence is a CUPCAKE...coming this November. I still wanted to share the details of our reveal here and have the memories in words for years to come.

I'll start with some details of our 18 week anatomy scan because it's kind of funny. At the previous doctor's appointment our gender scan was scheduled for Tuesday June 27, so from there we planned our gender reveal party for that Saturday July 1st. Waiting only a few days was already going to kill me, so we wanted to do the reveal as soon as possible.

Chuck and I show up for the sonogram and they ask if we are finding out the gender. I explained we wanted to be surprised, but are doing a reveal so if she could put the gender in an envelope it would be passed on to our cupcake baker for the next step. The sonogram technician measured all the different body parts to make sure everything was moving along as expected. She then told us to close our eyes so she could find the gender. Well, about 3 minutes of moving things around, and pressing on my stomach she says "Baby isn't cooperating, we may not be able to find out the gender today." At that time she told us we could open our eyes and I looked at Chuck with probably one hell of a look. My heart was racing but I didn't want to say anything rude, so I didn't say anything at all. All I could think was oh my gosh, we have food ordered, people are coming, cupcakes....and we don't know what this baby is?!

She did more measuring, let us see things up close for a long time which was really awesome and special. I could sit there for hours and watch our sweet little babe. She asked if we wanted to try again and YES!. Thank goodness, she found the gender after a few minutes and Chuck joking around asking if she was positive--we then sealed the gender inside the envelope because I knew I would be tempted to peek.

I had decided long ago that Cupcake or Stud Muffin would be the theme of our gender reveal once I was pregnant. We all know how obsessed I am with cupcakes, so our wonderful baker Allie Cakes (who did our wedding cupcakes and cake) received the gender envelope and filled 3 cupcakes with either pink or blue icing for Chuck, Ethan and I to bite in to at the reveal party.
The invites were from TonikaCarter on Etsy, who was extremely kind and helpful!


We were so excited to celebrate baby with our family and some close friends and of course I decorated with pink and blue everything (details in the pictures below).

I'll share the hilarious end epic video which I've probably watched at least 80 times by now before more pictures. Thank you to Ethan's friends for playing camera crew and getting this special moment recorded for us.

For some reason I was shaking and so nervous right before we did it, and obviously wasn't thinking straight since I handed Ethan a knife. I don't think this could have happened any other way...typical Ethan being a teenager who didn't want to get frosting on his face. He's always being comical in some way, and gender reveal day was no different.

It was SUCH a fun day and I can't thank everyone for their sweet words enough...such a special time for our family.

Ethan asked me about the Old Wives Tales the night before our party and changed his vote to GIRL after seeing them. 

Pink and Blue EVERYTHING!

Cupcakes from Allie Cakes and cookies from Sugarstorm Cookies

The cookies matched our invitation PERFECTLY!
Almond cupcakes from Allie Cakes are my FAVORITE!

One of my cravings is Chick-Fil-A, so obviously we got a nugget tray as part of the party food!

A huge thank you to Allie from AllieCakes who made our reveal unique, special and so fun!

We are SO very excited to meet our sweet little cupcake this November and hope she continues to stay safe and healthy until her arrival to the world.

Thank you all so much for your kind words, messages and support throughout this journey, our family is so thankful for all of you!

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