As I was looking through old photos on my computer, I ran across Ella's folder, labeled 'BABY' (as if I couldn't find it on my desktop).
In her folder I have pictures of my pregnancy test, maternity pictures, her personal blog photos, as well as every months pictures I snap in my studio.
One folder I didn't mention was the gender reveal party photos. Let me tell you how that went down (and I wouldn't have it any other way! For number one at least...)
My husband and I were going on a "babymoon" when I was going to be almost 18 weeks pregnant. We were going to be gone for two weeks and I wanted to know the baby gender before we left.
We had an Ultrasound when I was 17 weeks and 3 days. I wanted to reveal the gender in a unique way. I had no ides that I would ever NOT find out right then and there!
We told the ultrasound techs to try and see if they can find the gender but please don't tell us. We handed then a piece of paper and an envelope and said, "If you see then gender, write it on the paper and seal it in the envelope." When they are checking out the baby there was a point where both techs looked at each other and smiled. We knew that they knew.
When the ultrasound was over, they wrote it down and sealed it up. It took some serious self control to not look at that paper! I drove right to my friends house and gave it to her so she could give it to a friend to make a custom cake for us. We wanted chocolate cake (my husband LOVED sweets when I was pregnant, especially chocolate cake, lol) and she was going to do either blue or pink buttercream filling. My husband requested a Seahawks type theme so we said "Seahawk or SeaGal?" on the side and a team theme on top. He was all about the reveal. It was awesome lol.
So we had some family and friends over and some there via FaceTime. We served dinner and then we were going to cut the cake and see what we were having! We had NO idea before we cut the cake, but I told my husband all along that we were having a girl and his response, "You don't know, there is no way you can know" and I would say, "I just know!" :-)
Anyway, I think gender reveals are so much fun! I photographed my friends who did this before I did mine! She photographed our reactions. I set the camera to the right settings and she snapped away! :-) Yes, I do photograph them!! I also photograph cute ways that you want to tell everyone! (message me at Breanna@Bloomingimages.net for more details.)
Here are some pictures of our reveal!