10 Long Distance Gender Reveal IdeasJanuary 31, 2017
Ready for a little bumpdate? Ahhhh! I can't believe this pregnancy is halfway over already! My first pregnancy seemed to go by so slowly (not in a bad way), and this one is flying by at the speed of light! It's crazy! I guess when you already have a little one keeping you busy, things go by a little faster. It makes me sad in a way because I don't have as much time to savor every little part of pregnancy, but it's also a good thing because I have been plagued with horrible
morning all-day sickness that still hasn't gone away at 21 weeks! So, I really don't mind if we just speed through this sick part and move on to the fun stuff like snuggling a sweet little newborn!
One exciting thing about being half way through is that we got to find out the gender! Yayyyy!!! Drum roll please... 😉
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It's a boy!!! Cade is going to have a little brother! We are truly excited that these two little guys are going to be so close in age and will have a built in best friend! As many people tell me as soon as they find out that they will 18 months apart, yes, I know we're going to be very busy! But no, we are not crazy! Will the first couple of years be a blur? Probably. But will it be worth it? Absolutely. I think this age gap will be perfect as far as our sons' relationship with each other goes, so we're thrilled that it worked out this way!
The first thing most people have asked us after learning that it's another boy is "did you know?" Nope. Sure didn't. There were plenty of things that were the same about this pregnancy that could have convinced me it was a boy, like the all day nausea lasting into the second trimester (although with Cade it stopped at 18 weeks). But there were also plenty of things that were different that made me think it could possibly be a girl, like being super emotional and sensitive this pregnancy whereas I wasn't emotional at all last time. So I really could have guessed either way. And the only old wives tale that won this time around was the Chinese Gender Calendar! I don't really buy into any of the old wives tales, but it's still fun to guess with them all!
Last time around we did a gender reveal party with our family and a couple of our closest friends. Unfortunately, this time my work schedule (#nurselife) didn't work out for my family to be able to travel to us that weekend, and I didn't think I could possibly wait very long to share the news. So, we brainstormed another way to share the excitement with our family and close friends before announcing to everyone else. It was kind of last minute, so I didn't have time to put something together to put in the mail, so we picked up some blue helium balloons and took a photo to send to our families. Simple and easy, but still allowed our family to participate! Also, don't you just love Cade's hair from the static of the balloons?! He had a blast playing with them!
As I was brainstorming ideas, I did run across lots of super cute ideas for how to share the news with long distance relatives. So here are ten of the awesome gender reveal ideas I found that you can send by mail!!! I'll be keeping these in mind next time around!!!