DIY: Baby Gender Reveal Idea

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Okay so here it is…the big gender reveal!
On Friday afternoon we had our big 20-week ultrasound where they look at the baby’s anatomy to see if everything looks good and they can also determine the sex of the baby. We asked our technician not to tell us because we wanted to find out with our families the next day. So, we turned away when we got to that part and had her write it down on a card that I brought with us.
How did we tell our families?
Well, we had each of them join a Google Hangout so that we could all be on video chat together. There were 5 groups – Brett and I, my parents, Brett’s mom and brother, my sister, her boyfriend and my niece, and my nephew and his father. Unfortunately, my niece’s computer needed a software update so they had to join us via phone on Facetime. But, in the end it did not matter as technical difficulties kept us from being able to record the screen.  We thought we captured it, but nope – just 15 minutes of a black screen. So sad that we do not have photos of their reactions.
Earlier in the day, I took the card with the gender written inside and a big box to the florist counter at our grocery store. I asked the clerk to put one balloon in the box – blue for a boy or pink for a girl – and seal it up while I went and got some groceries. I picked it up on my way out the door and brought it home to wrap it up.
Gender Reveal Ideas
I wrapped the box so that the top tape line was exposed. Then I used an exacto knife to cut through the sides including the paper and side tape. This made it easy for me to open the box once everyone was ready.
Are you ready to know? You can either watch the video reveal or if you are too impatient you can scroll down and come back to the video.

Our Gender Reveal from Deanna on Vimeo.






Gender Reveal Ideas - Balloons
Here’s the card from the technician.
Gender Reveal Card
And a profile picture of our baby girl sucking her thumb!
baby profile ultrasound
We can hardly wait to meet her.
So had you guessed correctly? As you can tell from the video most of my family thought it was a boy. I think that’s because I thought it was a boy from the beginning as I was not sick. But, as I learned, the wive’s tales were almost all false. About 90% of them said boy. Ha!

Categories: Happy Family


Jocelyn | ScooterMarie · February 8, 2013 at 9:30 pm

YAY!!!! Little girls are simply, beautifully, wonderful. 🙂 I’m so excited for you guys! Congratulations!!

Becca · February 8, 2013 at 12:34 pm

I already knew and that still made me cry!!! So cute. What a fun way to share with the family. We are so happy for you guys and we can’t wait to meet her!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Sara Pazelt · February 8, 2013 at 11:13 am

Super congrats Deanna and Brett! I am so excited for you guys. We will have to swap girl stories for sure…

ali thompson · February 8, 2013 at 5:55 am

congratulations! such a fun way to announce the gender. love it

Dara · February 7, 2013 at 10:45 pm

very sweet. I had to laugh when you stood up to show how you’re carrying – you can even tell you’re pregnant!

Suzanne @ The Wine{a}be · February 7, 2013 at 10:43 pm

So Sweet!!! Congrats!!! 😉

Rachel @ Ongoing Planner · February 7, 2013 at 8:57 pm

Congrats! Love the ultrasound pic too! Can’t wait to hear about how you are going to decorate the nursery!

Kara · February 7, 2013 at 4:24 pm

That brought tears to my eyes. Congratulations! We’re both having girls! Oh and that ultrasound pic is perfect, so so sweet.

    Deanna · February 7, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    You're a sweetheart!

Cathy Helmke · February 7, 2013 at 3:27 pm

I’m so happy for you guys!! She will be so beautiful! Are you going to reveal her name when you decide on one?

    Deanna · February 7, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Thanks, Cathy! I think we're planning to keep her name secret in case we change our minds when we meet her. Of course, we need to pick a name first so we'll see.

Megan · February 7, 2013 at 3:00 pm

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! This was so much fun! Your daughter has a beautiful profile;)

    Deanna · February 7, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Thanks Megan! I'm glad you suggested we make a video because it was a lot of fun to share with our family and now we can share it with everyone else too.

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