Learning the gender of your child can be an exciting and nerve-racking moment, so much so that sharing that moment with your nearest and dearest can make it even more special.
Gender reveals are becoming increasingly popular and more extravagant and creative. From coloured smoke explosions to amusing guessing games, there are now countless ways of sharing the big news with your loved ones, to make the moment more memorable.
If you’re looking for inspiration on what to do for your own baby’s gender reveal, look no further! I’ve partnered with Vitabiotics to bring you some of the most heartwarming gender reveal stories, to help you get creative should you be looking to reveal the gender of your child in a unique way!
Laura, the blogger behind Laura Knows Lifestyle, had the difficult task of keeping the gender of her baby a secret until her wedding day! She explains:
“We found out we were expecting a baby in early Feb which was a little bit of a surprise as we were in the midst of planning our May wedding! Then came the task of keeping it a secret until the wedding as everyone was trying to trick us into saying something.”
The wedding day arrived and Laura had a creative idea as to how to incorporate the gender reveal into her ceremony:
“We knew it would be close enough to get a balloon sorted so ordered 2 balloons; one with pink and one with blue confetti… My husband added the gender reveal into his speech and basically invited his sister (who’d flown in from New York) to be the one to pop the balloon. From that, we revealed we were expecting a baby girl!”
Simple yet effective is the motto of this next gender reveal story, as Katie of Mummy in a Tutu reveals the heartwarming way she revealed the big news to her family and friends:
“I popped a message up on my Facebook telling people to guess and had almost a hundred guesses, most of which were for a little girl. On the day, I did 3 or 4 posts building up to it and finished off with a small video of a balloon popping and revealing the pink confetti which everyone loved…”
This shows that you don’t have to go all out for a gender reveal; even a small gesture such as Katie’s is enough to share the joy and excitement that comes with expecting a baby.
If you’re more in touch with your creative side, you’ll love the way Alex, the name and personality behind Lamb and Bear, carried out her gender reveal.
Alex created a beautiful poem, entitled ‘Blue or Pink – What do you think?’, detailing her experience and feelings upon learning of her second pregnancy.
The poem is a heartfelt, open letter to her readers, and is sure to bring a tear to anyone’s eye. To read the full poem, click here.
Emma revealed the news to her readers via her blog, Life According to Mrs Shilts. In the post she explains her excitement upon discovering she was pregnant, and how her family and friends tried to suss out the gender of the baby before the doctors appointment. She said:
“Lots of friends and family have commented on how different my [second] pregnancy has been and I’ve had to agree. It’s been very different so of course, people have thrown around the assumption that I must be carrying a different gender, a baby girl.”
At the end of her story is an adorable surprise, revealing the gender of her baby to her blog readers. You can read the full post and story on Emma’s website, here.
Last but not least is a wonderful story from Fashion Mommy, also known as Emma. Emma decided to go down the traditional route and decided to simply give her mum a call to give her the exciting news!
“When they revealed it was a boy we were over the moon, and I couldn’t wait to tell my mom, so I rang her at work and literally said the one word ‘Boy’ and I could just hear her screaming on the phone, and then telling everyone else in her shop.”
Whether you want to opt for something simple or something extravagant; regardless of the method you choose to carry out your gender reveal, the moment will be appreciated and cherished for years to come by family and friends alike!
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