So, since my party was veto'd, I decided that we needed to make the reveal special in some other way. Instead of having the ultrasound tech just announce the gender we decided that we would have her write it down and go out for a nice dinner and open it together there. (We have heard really good things about 80 Thoreau if you are in the Boston area, and since its right up the road we figured it was a perfect candidate!)
If you know me at all, you know that having the tech scribble down the gender on a plain piece of white paper would just not cut it. a) I would totally find a way to peek through the envelope and b) it wouldn't be a very cute addition to baby's memory book. So, last weekend I whipped up these 'Gender Reveal' cards. The size is about 5x5 (so they can include a photo of the 'distinguishing parts' if they can get one) and the envelope is a dark navy to prevent peeking :)
Since it is always fun to guess anyways, I found a few 'gender predictions' from Sara's blog and here is how they stack up for our Little One.
Chinese Calendar (based on mother’s age & month of conception) – GIRL (according to the bump calendar) / BOY (according to two other calendars)
Heartbeat (faster than 140bpm = girl; slower than 140bpm = boy) – GIRL (163bpm @ 12 weeks, high 150's @ 16 weeks)
Morning sickness (very sick = girl; not so sick = boy) – BOY
Skin (breakouts = girl; clear skin = boy) – GIRL
Leg hair growth (no more than usual = girl; lots of growth = boy) – GIRL
Cravings (sweet = girl; salty = boy) – GIRL
Feet (hot = girl; cold = boy) – BOY? I’m always cold though
Bump position (high & wide = girl; low & centered = boy) – I still have a rather small bump, so I figure that means it is evenly distributed and therefore think GIRL
Breast growth (lots of growth = girl, not much = boy) – BOY
Mayan calendar (if mother’s age at conception and year or conception are both even/odd = girl; if one is even and one is odd = boy) – GIRL (27 and 2011)
Sympathy weight (if your husband gains weight during pregnancy = girl; if he doesn’t = boy) – GIRL (sorry hun)
Ring test (ring swings back & forth = girl; ring swings in a circle = boy) – I forgot to do this one.
most unflattering and awkward photo of me ever, at 18 or 18.5 weeks
SO, what do you guys think? Will we be buying hairbows or bowties?!