Baby Staky is a…
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First off, thank you for being patient! I know, I teased everyone on Insta Stories, but we had to make sure we’d told our families first. But now that they all know, I’m free to share with you guys! Baby Staky is…..
For several weeks, I had a strong feeling that it was a boy after reading several old wives’ tales that no nausea and the way I was carrying indicated a boy, but as it got closer to the day we were to find out, I started thinking that it was a girl. Rob on the other hand was pretty confident it was a boy from day one. I think that’s because as a guy, he really wanted a son, ha!
Our gender reveal story is kind of funny too, so I figured I’d share it with everyone because it did not go how I’d planned. But life happens and you just have to roll with the punches!
The morning of our ultrasound I had called the bakery to confirm that if I brought in an envelope with the gender that afternoon, I’d be able to pick up two pink or blue cupcakes (depending on the results in the envelope!) that same day. They said that it’d be fine! I double checked because the turnaround was only a few hours and she confirmed it wouldn’t be a problem. I was so excited!
I showed up to the bakery earlier than expected and told the woman behind the counter what the woman on the phone had said earlier. She looked at me with a confused look and said, “uhhh, yea, no one is in the bakery in the afternoon. The earliest we can do is tomorrow.” I’m sure you can imagine my frustration and disappointment when she confirmed there was nothing they could do that day. I still don’t understand why it would be so hard to stick some colored icing inside a cupcake, but whatever! I turned around with my envelope and left.
I’m sort of embarrassed to say this, but with all the hormones zipping through my body, I guess it’s not that surprising, but I started crying on my way home. I was so upset! I really didn’t want to just open the envelope to find out, it seemed so anti-climatic after the cupcake plan. By the time I’d walked home, I’d formulated a new plan.
I googled how to make a single cupcake, which I should also tell you is a very dangerous skill to have. Thankfully I had all the necessary ingredients in our pantry. I made four, in case I screwed two of them up, then cut little holes in the middle so they could be filled. I called my friend Steph, who lives just across the street and asked if she’d do the honors. Thankfully she was excited and happily obliged! We didn’t have food coloring, but we did have raspberries and blueberries, so I mashed up a few in two separate bags and brought over all the stuff to her house.
She opened the envelope, filled the cupcakes and iced them and then we hung out and chatted for a while before I went back home. I was so anxious to peek inside before Rob got home, but managed to keep the top on the box and my eyes to myself.
Our plan was to eat dinner and then have the cupcakes afterward, but then we decided to flip it—cupcakes first! On the count of three, we both bit in and before I could really see the filling, Rob screamed “YES!” and I instantly knew it was a boy, haha! I really couldn’t believe it because I had convinced myself over the past two weeks that it was a girl.
Needless to say, I’m beyond excited to meet our baby boy!!! I grew up with a house full of girls, so a boy will be a totally new experience for me and I can’t wait for it. I’ve been taking notes every time I talk to Shaheen too! It also makes everything feel so much more real. I mean, it still felt very real before, but now it’s like, woah, he’s a real little person and November couldn’t come fast enough!
Friends and family have been asking whether or not we have any ideas on a name yet, and the answer is no. I started a list of names I like, but it’s not very long, haha! That being said, I don’t plan on sharing his name until he’s born—we’ve got to leave something a surprise!
While our reveal didn’t go exactly to plan, it worked out perfectly and is definitely more memorable now. I’m so thankful for amazing friends like Steph who jumped in and helped make our little gender reveal super special!
Did, or would you find out the gender of your baby? If so, were your guesses right or wrong?