Sunday, December 2, 2012

Gender Reveal Party

     On October 27, 2012 Nate and I had a little gathering at our house to reveal the gender of Baby Kivett.  Our original plan was to go to our ultrasound on Tuesday, October 22nd and have the tech put the gender in an envelope and a friend would stuff lanterns with either blue or pink confetti.  On the day of the party we would pull a string and find out if baby Kivett was a boy or girl! 
     Well, things did not go according to plan.  We went to our ultrasound and midwife appointment to check on Baby Kivett.  Everything was perfect and baby was growing well and I was healthy.  Nate wanted to know so badly what we would be having before the party.  At first, I was totally against peeking.  Well, around 8:00pm that night I couldn't stand it!  We decided though that we could wait until Saturday to find out.
     Throughout the entire pregnancy I didn't have any dreams of baby being a girl or a boy.  I had thought girl because most of my friends had boys, we didn't have a girl name picked out, and I thought that my Dad would have 3 daughters, and 3 grand-daughters, and a girl dog.  Tuesday night I had the most vivid dreams of Baby Kivett being a GIRL!  On Wednesday morning, I woke up before my alarm and told Nate we HAD TO PEEK!  He was all for it so it didn't take too much convincing!  He ran downstairs and got the envelope and our puppy baby, Linus, jumped on the bed with us.  He tore it open.  There it was in little pink letters..."It's a BOY!"  I WAS IN TOTAL SHOCK! 

Here we are right after we opened the envelope!  It was a lot of fun knowing when no one else did and special opening it together in bed with our puppy baby!

Cupcakes from The Cupcake Collection! My favorite!

The confetti filled box!

Aunt Jill is making her guess of whether she thinks it is a boy or girl!

Dad and cousin Laurel!
Here I am filling out the old wives tales of gender prediction.  According to the the old wives tales, I was supposed to be having a girl!

After Addison got over the initial shock of everyone screaming and throwing confetti into his face, he was very happy to have a new baby boy cousin in Nashville

Uncle Ne, Gi, and Addison!

We took a tally in my classroom to see how many kids thought it was a boy and how many thought it was a girl.  On Monday morning, I brought blue balloons to the classroom!

Here is our baby boy - genitalia and all!

We will have little boys just 9 and a half months apart!
Besties at the party!

My sister, Kristen captured this photo while driving to Virginia.  How perfect! 

The party was so much fun.  I loved having everyone together to announce the gender.  

Leland Henning Kivett


  1. How did you make that box? I LOVE it!

    1. Hi! We actually used an old TOMS shoe box! We used the one from the baby TOMS we bought but any will due. The TOMS shoe boxes still have one side of the lid attached to the bottom of the box so the lid doesn't come off all the way. We tied the string the the open side and then we had the ugly black tape on there to make sure that no one pulled the string before we were ready to tell! I added tissue paper fringe around the edge and then a slip of white computer paper to the top of the box! Hope this helps!

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