#littlesugarandcloth: sharing our colorful gender reveal!

#LittleSugarandCloth: Sharing our colorful gender reveal! (+ video!)

If you’re reading this post, you’ve probably realized that we gave up on trying to be one of the laid back, cool couples that waits to find out what they were having. Clearly not those people, though we thought we could be for like a week, ha!

Instead, we’re actually those people that get the test done early, then holds the envelope up to the light 500 different ways to see if we can found out before our colorful gender reveal was even a thought.

In our defense, the ultrasound tech at my OB’s office made knowing allll too tempting by very proudly exclaiming that she thought she could already tell we were having a boy by my 12-week ultrasound. She also went on to explain how she has a 98% accuracy rate, and blah, blah, blah. Hence my all blue outfit.

Regardless, we’re always down for a good photo opp, so after approximately 30 seconds of thinking we could possibly throw a gender reveal party, we landed on just having Ling Wang snap a few photos of us “finding out” with family and close friends instead (shout out to Davina and Becca for manning the balloon situation!).

Before we get too much further, let me also say that Jared REALLY wanted a girl first. Though I would love to have a girl, I was fine with either one first. Now when the second baby comes along, the pressure will be ON! I’m really hoping to get one of each in the first two rounds and then be done, ha! If only it always worked that way, right?…

#littlesugarandcloth: sharing our colorful gender reveal!

Jared’s Mom also made the CUTEST DIY mini retro oven with cupcakes and muffins inside for a fun guessing game beforehand. As you can see below, a boy was pretty much the consensus!

#littlesugarandcloth: sharing our colorful gender reveal!

Now if you’re more into the action packed videos that are known as slightly awkward gender reveals, you can watch the iPhone video version of us finding out below. Otherwise, feel free to scroll through the photos to get to the good stuff…

In case you’re like my Dad, you may be asking yourself, “Are they having twins? What did I miss here? Why are there two boxes?!”. In fact, twins would’ve been very cool, especially with Jared being a twin, but we are only expecting one little one!

We just both really like the excitement and both wanted to have a box to open. While most people do blue in one box, and pink in the other, I decided it would be more exciting if we both got the right balloon so that one of us didn’t get the bum box. I’ve seen many an awkward gender reveals where all of the photos are of one parent looking like they’re trying to figure out what’s going on.

#littlesugarandcloth: sharing our colorful gender reveal! #littlesugarandcloth: sharing our colorful gender reveal! #littlesugarandcloth: sharing our colorful gender reveal!

Now taking into account my all blue outfit again, I was insanely surprised to find out we are having a baby girl!!! Then I quickly proceeded to cry from shock and excitement. I think Jared was basically the happiest man on earth in that exact moment, and I’m so happy to have the photos to keep as memories!

#littlesugarandcloth: sharing our colorful gender reveal! #littlesugarandcloth: sharing our colorful gender reveal! #littlesugarandcloth: sharing our colorful gender reveal! #littlesugarandcloth: sharing our colorful gender reveal!

As for the DIY details: Tricia and I slaved over painting these massive shapes for a few hours because I’m a slight perfectionist. You have to admit though, they’re pretty fun!

We snagged the large white boxes from The Container Store, and used multicolor air filled balloons from the party store so that we wouldn’t know which color of the helium balloons were taped inside the box right away. I love the way it all turned out! Minus almost giving my Dad a heartache thinking we were having twins, haha!

So there you have it, a baby girl! Bring on all of the crisscross back rompers and dresses. I not-so-secretly hope she has really chunky legs (after birth, mind you) for making bloomers even cuter.

Next up, deciding on names! How long did it take you to decide on your baby names? Did you keep it a secret or tell anyone first?!

#littlesugarandcloth: sharing our colorful gender reveal!

#LittleSugarandCloth: Sharing our colorful gender reveal! (+ video!)

If you’re reading this post, you’ve probably realized that we gave up on trying to be one of the laid back, cool couples that waits to find out what they were having. Clearly not those people, though we thought we could be for like a week, ha!

Instead, we’re actually those people that get the test done early, then holds the envelope up to the light 500 different ways to see if we can found out before our colorful gender reveal was even a thought.

In our defense, the ultrasound tech at my OB’s office made knowing allll too tempting by very proudly exclaiming that she thought she could already tell we were having a boy by my 12-week ultrasound. She also went on to explain how she has a 98% accuracy rate, and blah, blah, blah. Hence my all blue outfit.

Regardless, we’re always down for a good photo opp, so after approximately 30 seconds of thinking we could possibly throw a gender reveal party, we landed on just having Ling Wang snap a few photos of us “finding out” with family and close friends instead (shout out to Davina and Becca for manning the balloon situation!).

Before we get too much further, let me also say that Jared REALLY wanted a girl first. Though I would love to have a girl, I was fine with either one first. Now when the second baby comes along, the pressure will be ON! I’m really hoping to get one of each in the first two rounds and then be done, ha! If only it always worked that way, right?…

#littlesugarandcloth: sharing our colorful gender reveal!

Jared’s Mom also made the CUTEST DIY mini retro oven with cupcakes and muffins inside for a fun guessing game beforehand. As you can see below, a boy was pretty much the consensus!

#littlesugarandcloth: sharing our colorful gender reveal!

Now if you’re more into the action packed videos that are known as slightly awkward gender reveals, you can watch the iPhone video version of us finding out below. Otherwise, feel free to scroll through the photos to get to the good stuff…

In case you’re like my Dad, you may be asking yourself, “Are they having twins? What did I miss here? Why are there two boxes?!”. In fact, twins would’ve been very cool, especially with Jared being a twin, but we are only expecting one little one!

We just both really like the excitement and both wanted to have a box to open. While most people do blue in one box, and pink in the other, I decided it would be more exciting if we both got the right balloon so that one of us didn’t get the bum box. I’ve seen many an awkward gender reveals where all of the photos are of one parent looking like they’re trying to figure out what’s going on.

#littlesugarandcloth: sharing our colorful gender reveal! #littlesugarandcloth: sharing our colorful gender reveal! #littlesugarandcloth: sharing our colorful gender reveal!

Now taking into account my all blue outfit again, I was insanely surprised to find out we are having a baby girl!!! Then I quickly proceeded to cry from shock and excitement. I think Jared was basically the happiest man on earth in that exact moment, and I’m so happy to have the photos to keep as memories!

#littlesugarandcloth: sharing our colorful gender reveal! #littlesugarandcloth: sharing our colorful gender reveal! #littlesugarandcloth: sharing our colorful gender reveal! #littlesugarandcloth: sharing our colorful gender reveal!

As for the DIY details: Tricia and I slaved over painting these massive shapes for a few hours because I’m a slight perfectionist. You have to admit though, they’re pretty fun!

We snagged the large white boxes from The Container Store, and used multicolor air filled balloons from the party store so that we wouldn’t know which color of the helium balloons were taped inside the box right away. I love the way it all turned out! Minus almost giving my Dad a heartache thinking we were having twins, haha!

So there you have it, a baby girl! Bring on all of the crisscross back rompers and dresses. I not-so-secretly hope she has really chunky legs (after birth, mind you) for making bloomers even cuter.

Next up, deciding on names! How long did it take you to decide on your baby names? Did you keep it a secret or tell anyone first?!

Comments

  • Kara whitten

    08.03.17

    Congrats guys!!! Baby girls are the best!!!

    • Ashley said:

      thank you kara, we are so so excited!!

  • Alyssa Garrison

    08.03.17

    You guys did this right! SO adorable. Congrats <3

    • Ashley said:

      thank you alyssa!!!! xoxo

  • Angela

    08.03.17

    Super cute reveal, congratulations! You will love having girls, I have two!
    My husband and I didn’t reveal the names we chose because we didn’t want to hear any comments about it (good or bad). Since we did tell everyone the gender, we wanted their names to be secret till our girls were born.

    • Ashley said:

      I totally hear you on the name thing, I think we’re going to do the same!

  • Blush & Vine

    08.03.17

    Eeeeek! So excited! Can’t wait to meet the little doll! Lots of pink flowers in your future!🌸🌸 😘😘 And we second the comment about bloomers and chunky legs! The best! 😍😍 Love you guys!

    • Ashley said:

      bloomers and chunky legs forever!! okay, maybe not forever ;)

  • carmen

    08.03.17

    YAY!!! OMG! Congratulations guys! I love the Boxes super cute! And the Retro Oven <3 !

    • Ashley said:

      thank you carmen, we are so so excited!!

  • Lizette

    08.03.17

    CONGRATS! Baby girls are the best! #girlpower We decided on my daughter’s name in the beginning of my third trimester and told everyone what it was. I choose her first name and my husband the middle name. That way both of us had an input.

    • Ashley said:

      Love that idea! Jared and I have been going through lists of names that we love together, but it’s so hard!

  • Kate Robinson

    08.03.17

    Tech told us our surprise third was no question a girl… imagine my shock when my daughter’s first birthday cake contained blue inside instead of pink! (Yes they are 17 months apart)… so thrilled for you guys!!! Bring on the pink!!! As far as names, we went with family names with a twist as we wanted them to always have a piece of family with them.. William Stone (Liam), Eleanor Elise (Nora), and Johnson Bruce (John). You will pick the perfect name!!

    • Ashley said:

      oh my gosh, so funny! that’s totally how I felt seeing pink balloons haha. Love the names you chose!

  • Kristina B

    08.03.17

    YAYYYYYY HAPPY GIRL TO YOU BOTH!!! There just be babies poppin everywhere in Blogland!

    • Ashley said:

      no kidding right?! we’e totally hopping on the train haha

  • Sarah

    08.03.17

    We didn’t reveal the name. Partly because we were still choosing between our top 3 at the hospital, but mostly because we didn’t want people to ruin our choices with stories of “that guy I hated who is named that”. I sort of think that’s the new “surprise” aspect for our generation since most of us want to know the gender in advance these days. And regardless of gender, chunky legs are adorable. Just ask Matthias and his giant baby thighs! (^∇^)Auguri, cugini!

    • Ashley said:

      haha! we’ve already had one or two of those “ew, no” moments talking about names!

    • Ashley said:

      thank you paige, we are so so excited!!

  • Allie

    08.03.17

    congratulations!!!

    • Ashley said:

      thank you allie! xoxo

  • Pamela

    08.03.17

    Ahhh congrats! Yalls video had me in tears!!

    • Ashley said:

      thank you Pamela, we are so so excited!!

  • JuLiann

    08.03.17

    Booties, bonnets, and lace all wrapped up in pink.
    The love you have for a child is like nothing you have ever experienced yet. It forever changes what is truly important in life…family.
    Wishing the miles between us didnt allow for your dad and I to miss this special moment.
    You will always be my baby girl,
    xoxo MOM

    • Ashley said:

      Thanks Mom, love you!

  • Colleen Pastoor

    08.03.17

    Ohhh that is so exciting you two! This is just the sweetest video of you two.

    • Ashley said:

      thank you Colleen, we are so so excited!!

  • !! Congrats you two !!
    When i saw the pink balloons come out of Jared’s box, I was like WAIT. They’re not having a boy??? What an amazing surprise! I’m so happy for you two. I teared up at the thought that your hubby wanted a girl so bad & you two thought it was going to be a boy. How exciting!!

    • Ashley said:

      haha! those were my thoughts exactly, too!

  • Michelle

    08.03.17

    Baby is a game-changer! So fun to experience it with you. I cared way too much about the nursery to not know the gender ahead of time! :) We wrestled for maybe 6 months on the name…then we opted for not sharing it so that at least something would be a surprise!

    • Ashley said:

      we’re totally the same on the nursery and baby clothes thing for not knowing the gender! also, still no name haha

  • Stormie

    08.03.17

    Congratulations!!! Our first is a girl and we kept her first name a secret. When everyone came to the hospital to visit she was wearing a hat with her name embroidered on it. I am pregnant with our second, a boy, and we have only told a select few his name.

    • Ashley said:

      I love that idea!

  • Kate

    08.03.17

    Yay! This is such a fun gender reveal! We talked about names endlessly for the whole pregnancy. We didn’t officially decide until two days after our daughter was born because naming someone can feel like such a monumental task! Enjoy discussing lots of possibilities!

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    • Ashley said:

      I TOTALLY agree on the naming. We keep saying to each other “we’re literally naming a human!” hahaha

  • Kelly Golightly

    08.03.17

    This made me cry! Especially knowing your hubby wanted a girl! They are the best and will melt your heart. Congrats xoxoxo!!!

    • Ashley said:

      Aw!! I hope ours is as cute as yours!! xox

  • KATE

    08.03.17

    Congratulations, Ashley!!! We welcomed a baby girl this year, and it has absolutely been the best year of our lives. When it comes to baby names, we were surprised by how long it took us to decide on a name. We are both detail-oriented people, and we knew other couples who simply knew from the start what the name would be. Not so with us! Ultimately we decided to revel in the process and take our time. And not worry about being one of those couples who simply needed time to let the magic of our “right” name reveal itself! I guess this is a long-winded way of saying enjoy the process! Again, a heartfelt congrats to you and Jared.

    • Ashley said:

      love it! thank you so much for the kind words kate!

    • Ashley said:

      Thank you so much Indya!

    • Ashley said:

      thank you so much carrie!

  • SydNey

    08.04.17

    Gender is a social construct. What happens when your pink ballooned baby is trans or non binary and they have to look back at these pictures.

    • Ashley said:

      then they will have a good story to tell of how much their parents love them ;)

  • Nelson bartley

    08.04.17

    We waited to name the babies until they were born. Of course we also waited to find out what they were until they were born….at least in theory. I knew with the first-he did a flip during the ultrasound and it was so obvious. The second was a TOTAL surprise to both of us. The third we figured out because she was breach like her sister. Our girls are Ellery and Kinsey…I had a list of names but nothing was decided until we looked at them.

    • Ashley said:

      I love love love the names you chose!!

  • Amanda

    08.08.17

    Congratulations! That is so exciting! Can’t wait to see all the fun DIYs and projects for your little one <3

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