I’M GOING TO BE A BOY MOM!!! By now you all probably know this exciting news as I continuously posted about it non-stop this last week. But if you got lost in cyber space, over the weekend we found out Baby Devine is a BOY! How freaking exciting?!?!
This blog post I am going into a little more detail about why we chose to do a gender reveal, how we planned it, and of course, all about our sweet baby boy making his grand reveal!
And don’t forget to watch the YouTube video I made sharing all about our reveal 💙 Find it here.
Baby Devine’s Big Gender Reveal!
For starters, I would just like to mention how I knew I was having a boy ever since I found out we were pregnant. Call it a good guess or mother’s intuition but I just had this strong feeling and I was right!
Like I have mentioned many times before, Mark or I didn’t care if Baby Devine was a girl or boy so finding out the news was soooo exciting for us. We are still over the moon happy and floating on Cloud 9! Cue a shopping spree because this mama is ready to shop and buy all the fun boy things!
So, what made me do a gender reveal and how did it exactly work?
In the beginning I had no interest in doing a gender reveal because I thought it would be too much and I didn’t want that added stress. We originally planned on finding out at our ultrasound and then doing a cute little photoshoot to publicly announce his reveal. But, long story short, the more we thought about it the more we decided to go “all in” for our first pregnancy. I didn’t want to regret not documenting this exciting moment and at the end of the day I knew it would be a blast to celebrate the news with all of our friends and family.
We decided to have our reveal at the local coffee shop we go to every Saturday for brunch, Electric City Coffee & Bistro. Not only do we love the food and atmosphere there, but the staff is amazing and some we consider our close friends. Choosing the place to do it at was easy. We got to reserve the back portion of the building which was great and although we didn’t have the place to ourselves it still felt very private. The day of our ultrasound we went to Electric City Coffee and hand delivered the results. The gender of our baby was sealed away in an envelope and we were dying to know.
The day of our reveal everyone got to order brunch and just hang out which was so awesome because it truly represented the “feel” we were going for that day. For the reveal the chefs at ECC baked the most enormous gluten free cake in the world. It was super sweet and of course delicious! When it was time to cut the cake, we facetimed our families so they could see the reveal live which was very special. As you can see in the pictures, it was a simple vanilla cake, but they made it so unique by adding a blue strip of icing to reveal our sweet boy. My favorite part were the blueberries in the middle! How creative, right?!
Overall, through the excitement and anxiousness, it was worth it and I would do it all over again if I could. Not only did we have a blast, but we are so happy we got to share this moment with friends and family, plus Electric City Coffee did a fabulous job. We can’t thank them enough. And we definitely cannot thank all of you enough for the love and support we received and continue to receive daily.
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