Being able to follow a family throughout a major life change is an honor, and with this family, I got to do their pregnancy announcement, gender reveal party, maternity, baby shower and lifestyle newborn photos! Admittedly, the baby shower photos were a given since I hosted the shower at my house. But still, how unbelievably cool is that? However, I was on a blog hiatus at the time, so I’m blogging them now. 🙂 Forgive me?
Here’s how this momma set it all up. Earlier in the week she had an ultrasound to learn the gender for baby #2. She had the doctor put the ultrasound pictures & info in an envelope which she quickly gave to another friend who was helping her plan the party. You read that right– this gender reveal was even a surprise for the mom-to-be! Scroll down a little further to see how they organized the actual reveal!
Family of three… ready to find out if they’re expecting another boy or a little girl!
They asked everyone to wear a bowtie or bow– whichever team they were on!Here are the teams! Team pink is on the left… team blue is on the right. Big brother is on both teams. 🙂
Technology is awesome! The dad’s family lives across the country, but were able to watch the reveal live!
And now for the big reveal! Danielle (the mom-to-be) took her friend to the store & picked out a set of girl colors & a set of boy colors. Then she gave her friend the envelope with the gender information in it & left. The only person who knew the gender was this friend! She got the appropriate color tubes of pain and covered them all up with silver tape. Each person got a tube & at the same time everyone squirted them on the canvases!
Look at this momma’s face! I believe that says it all!
Let me tell you– the level of excitement here– I never knew it could be so excited to find out whether it’s a boy or a girl! Seriously- they took a fun moment & shared it with all of their friends, taking the excitement level through the roof!