We finally found out if this little babe is a boy or a girl at 20 weeks! I struggled with thinking up a fun way to reveal the gender. When I was pregnant with Rowan, we gave the envelope to my mom and she handled everything. Now that we live four hours from family, I had to plan or choose not to plan a reveal. In the end, I decided I didn’t want to find out in office and had my friend help out!
Long story short…
It’s a Girl!!
I’m pretty surprised. I thought I was supposed to be a boy mom, but I had a feeling around 10 weeks that this little babe was a rebel and a girl. We’re excited and I can’t wait to start shopping!
How We Found Out
I wanted try to have Rowan involved in the reveal even if he wouldn’t fully understand what was happening. I wanted to shoot confetti or pop a balloon, but that involved pre-planning and time. While I wanted to be surprised, I didn’t want to wait too long after the ultrasound.
After a few minutes on Pinterest, I decided to use water guns and paint and my bump. I texted my friend and she had the important role, putting the pink or blue paint in the gun.
All we used for this reveal was $1 water guns from Walmart, washable finger paint, water, and a funnel. The paint needs to be a 50/50 mix of paint to water, so that the paint squirts easily from the gun.
For some reason, I didn’t think about having to find water guns in January. I ended up going to five stores. I almost ended up changing my entire plan standing in the toy aisle at Walmart. Then I saw boxes of water guns hiding on the top shelf. The plan was back in action!
We ended up just setting up everything in the backyard. Brady and Rowan were armed with their squirt guns and I wore a white shirt, leggings, and an old denim shirt.
I will advise, this may not be the most winter friendly gender reveal – I was cold the minute the water hit my belly.
But every cold drop of water was worth it.