Pregnant after 35

Our gender reveal

edited September 2014 in Pregnant after 35
Our original intent was to reveal to everyone, including ourselves, during our beach vacation in Florida.  I had the doctor give me the gender results in a sealed envelope, but our vacation (and reveal date) was 6 days away and we just couldn't wait that long. Sooo...I drove straight to my husbands job and we opened the envelope together.  :)

Honestly, I wasn't thrilled with any of the reveal ideas based on ME not knowing.  Once I knew, then my search ideas opened up and came across the silly string idea.  Our family is really silly and goofy, so it was the perfect way to reveal to the family!  So ultimately, I was happy I too impatient to find out because it made the reveal much more fun for me and the rest of the clan.

It was super simple to construct.  All I did was print red lips (girl) and mustaches (boy), cut them out and hot glued them to dowel rods (you can use skewers too).  Everyone chose a side then we took photos with everyone holding up their choices to their lips.  Then I gave them all unmarked cans of silly string (dollar store) and on the count of three everyone started spraying the string to discover pink silly string!  It was such silly fun, provided AWESOME pictures (see pics) and amazing memories to last a lifetime. 

Anyone else have a gender reveal? I'd love to hear about it!
1/1997 - DS
9/1998 - Ectopic :: 4/2001 - M/C :: 8/2006 - Ectopic :: 4/2007 - M/C :: 8/2008 - Ectopic
4/2010 - DD
4/2012 - M/C
6/2014 - Surprise Pregnancy at 42 yrs old! EDD 2/16/2015
6/9 +HPT :: 6/10 hCG 383 :: 6/12 hCG 1190 :: 6/17 hCG 8224, Prog 26.4
6/24 U/S #1 showing 6w2d CRL .43cm w/HB! :: 7/7 U/S #2 CRL 1.73cm w/strong HB!!
7/31 NT Scan U/S #3 CRL 49mm, HB160 | MaterniT21 - Negative!!
TEAM PINK
9/2 - AFP Panel - Negative | U/S #4 HB150
10/1 Anatomy U/S #5 | HB 134 | CPCs found, Trisomy 18 ruled out w/Mat21 on 7/31 | all other development normal!

11/24 - Glucose was normal at 94
12/23 - BPP U/S #6 HB 138 :: 12/30 - BPP U/S #7 HB 159 :: 1/5 - BPP U/S #8 HB 154
1/12 BPP/Growth U/S #9 HB 129, weighs 5lb 12oz already w/ 4 weeks to go!!
1/20 BPP/Growth U/S#10 HB 155, weight 6lb 9oz :: 1/26 BPP U/S#11 HB153 :: 2/2 BPP U/S #12 HB 137 :: 2/9 BPP U/S #13 HB 150
:::::::::: 2/12 - INDUCTION DAY!! ::::::::::
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Re: Our gender reveal

  • That is awesome!  Congrats on Team Pink!
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    anonymousmotley
  • Fun reveal + pics :)
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  • Aww great pics and awesome idea:) welcome to team pink!
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  • Oh my gosh, so fun, I love it! And also... IT'S A GIRL!!! Congratulations :)
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  • That is such a cute and fun idea. We just gave the girls the pink filled twinkies lol. I like your idea better.
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  • Aww that's cute! Congrats on a baby girl!!

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  • That is such a cute and fun idea. We just gave the girls the pink filled twinkies lol. I like your idea better.

    Where the heck do you find pink filled twinkies? Online? Yummy :)

    ME:46 MH:44 DE IVF 2014
    Met with RE 4/11. 2 IUI's BFN. DE best option. Switched clinics to do "shared" program. Had to retake all tests and a mamm that put me behind and then on a DE waiting list for 12 months. Picked a donor!! (10/13/13) Got matched. Estimated transfer in December. After 2.5 years of patiently waiting I will finally cycle....can hardly believe it. DE cycle got cancelled. One of her tests came back positive.  Waiting for another donor. Donor picked!! (1/18/14)

    DE IVF #1 (4/26) BFN  DE FET #1 (6/4) BFP! Beta 1=339 Beta 2=852 Beta 3=9957 EDD 2/22/15!!


     

     

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  • @BeckyP005‌ walmart had them in pink and blue. So it was perfect
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  • Awesome original reveal idea! Very fun! Congrats on your baby girl. :)

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  • Super cute!  I agree that it is more fun to know and reveal to every one else in a fun way.  We did blue cupcakes with our first.  We didn't really do anything this time- mostly b/c we found out and didn't have plans to see either family until weeks later. 
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  • Thanks ladies!!

    @MsMacual - We probably wouldn't have done anything either, as we don't live near any of our family.  But we just happen to be vacationing with family at the exact time we found out, so we took the opportunity to do something fun!  After we did it, we posted the reveal picture on FB so in a way, everyone found out with pink silly string :)
    1/1997 - DS
    9/1998 - Ectopic :: 4/2001 - M/C :: 8/2006 - Ectopic :: 4/2007 - M/C :: 8/2008 - Ectopic
    4/2010 - DD
    4/2012 - M/C
    6/2014 - Surprise Pregnancy at 42 yrs old! EDD 2/16/2015
    6/9 +HPT :: 6/10 hCG 383 :: 6/12 hCG 1190 :: 6/17 hCG 8224, Prog 26.4
    6/24 U/S #1 showing 6w2d CRL .43cm w/HB! :: 7/7 U/S #2 CRL 1.73cm w/strong HB!!
    7/31 NT Scan U/S #3 CRL 49mm, HB160 | MaterniT21 - Negative!!
    TEAM PINK
    9/2 - AFP Panel - Negative | U/S #4 HB150
    10/1 Anatomy U/S #5 | HB 134 | CPCs found, Trisomy 18 ruled out w/Mat21 on 7/31 | all other development normal!

    11/24 - Glucose was normal at 94
    12/23 - BPP U/S #6 HB 138 :: 12/30 - BPP U/S #7 HB 159 :: 1/5 - BPP U/S #8 HB 154
    1/12 BPP/Growth U/S #9 HB 129, weighs 5lb 12oz already w/ 4 weeks to go!!
    1/20 BPP/Growth U/S#10 HB 155, weight 6lb 9oz :: 1/26 BPP U/S#11 HB153 :: 2/2 BPP U/S #12 HB 137 :: 2/9 BPP U/S #13 HB 150
    :::::::::: 2/12 - INDUCTION DAY!! ::::::::::
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