Monday, December 06, 2010

The Great Gender Revelation

So...today was the great Gender Revelation - VERY eagerly anticipated in our household.

I had heard of this great idea of how to tell your family about the gender of the baby: make a cake - blue if it's a boy, pink if a girl - and frost it white. When the cake is cut, all is made known in the twinkling of an eye.

So I bought two cakes today - a white one to mix with blue food coloring, if required, and a strawberry cake mix.

Brad had today off and so he got to accompany us to the ultrasound. HURRAY! When we went in to the doctor's office, the nurse welcomed us and said to Aiden, "So...! A boy or a girl... Which do you want?" Aiden said with a big smile, "I want a lollipop!" He has always gotten lollipops there before, so it was perfectly logical to expect one today. The nurse was quite amused...and Aiden got his desired lollipop.

At one point in the ultrasound before the gender had been revealed, I squinted at the screen and said, " Oh... are they ( I don't know why I used THAT pronoun because it was clearly ONE person there) sucking their thumb?" And she said, "No... that shows...that you're having a girl." Okay! Talk about getting the WRONG end of things! I guess I will not try to take up being an ultrasound technician anytime soon! I really don't know how I got THAT from THAT. But you know ultrasounds - to the layperson, it's kind of anybody's guess most of the time.

It didn't seem like a great big deal to Aiden - whenever we've asked him in the past, he has always said, "A gol." ( Translation: a girl.) So he was very matter of fact about the news - it wasn't news to him.

So we came home and I mixed up the strawberry cake, feeling very, very happy.

Now comes the fun part of deciding on a name. We had decided on a boy's name but in the girl department, we are far from decided.

This evening when some of our family assembled for the cutting of the cake, we were joined via the miracle of video Skype by Liane and her kids...who had assembled with great big signs, voting for the gender of their choice; the majority leaned towards the male persuasion. Sorry, nephews - girls are making a comeback in the family!

So - there's our big news! Thanks for sharing our joy!

9 comments:

brialynne said...

Yay!! I do indeed share your joy!

gretchen said...

YAY!!! Thank YOU for sharing the joy with us! Hurray for one of each! : )

Can't wait for the final revelation of the name, when the great day arrives : )

KJ said...

YIPPI!!! So wonderful and so exciting!! So happy for you all! :) And miss you all too!

drewey fern said...

Ooo! Oooo! I'm so excited TOO! And I love your creative communication... and Liane's family's signs:)

Derrick said...

and I notice that all the comments [so far] are from the female persuasion.

But congrats from the other side :-)

kulthum said...

Congrats on the news! Good luck with picking out a name, I found boy names are always easier to come up with then girls.

Amy said...

Oh my goodness, yay pink!!!! :D

KMS said...

I want a lollipop.

Susan Elizabeth said...

Congrats, Claire!! Enjoy! Can't wait to hear what name you've chosen....