Our Gender Reveal Party and Baby Announcement!

Are you dying to know yet? I know I was this morning – we had our sonogram (see the 3-d pics here!) two days ago so I was ready to find out today. We had an awful night last night with the boys – let’s just say, their room STUNK. I will not be feeding them a dinner with lots of beans for a while! They had gas and stomach pains all night, and the hubby and I played referee all night long. Needless to say, we woke up groggy and exhausted and not at all in a party mood. We really needed to have something to look forward to!

Ever since becoming a mom, I no longer put on extravant parties. The simpler the better for me and I find when it’s simple and I don’t have to do a lot of work (because taking care of the demo brothers, as they are fondly nicknamed by their grandaddy, is enough work for five people!) I enjoy the party SO much more! I can sit down, relax and actually talk to the people I’ve invited. So this party was PERFECT. No house to clean (before OR after), barely any food to prepare, no decorations to put up, and no rental fees (I could’ve rented a pavilion, but was more excited to save the $70 and bet on finding an empty picnic table). We bought chicken salad from Costco (believe it or not, it’s really good!), bought some fresh rolls from the grocery store, had water bottles in the coolers (sugary drinks just make a mess with my kids around), a big bag of chips, a bunch of grapes, and I made egg salad for the vegetarians in the family. The result? Easy peasy chicken and egg salad sandwiches that fed 15 people with enough leftover for us to eat dinner tonight, and many had two sandwiches (are you pointing a finger at me?! Hey, I’m continuing the human race, people!). Normally we like to do cookouts when we entertain, but meat for 15 people really starts to get expensive. This ran us about $25, maybe a little less.

It couldn’t have been a more perfect fall day – it was chilly and perfectly sunny and the park wasn’t crowded so we found picnic tables all together and took them over, covering them with my sister’s before-I-was-married-and-my-husband-won’t-allow-pink bedsheets. They were so cute – and to think we almost bought some. Then, I had a cake made at a famous local bakery (Paula Deen’s cousin started it!) aptly named Gabriel’s (our oldest is named Gabriel!). We only ate half of this 9-inch round cake.

So, now I’ll let the pictures do the talking (are you relieved?). Remember, we already have two BOYS (ages 3 and 1). I subconsciously wore pink, but several others wore pink on purpose. Did it work? See below!

Gender Reveal Party - My Family

A family picture before cutting the cake and finding out our future!

Gender Reveal party - Cutting the Cake

Gabe really had no idea why we were so excited to cut a cake, except that maybe we just really, really wanted to eat it!

Gender Reveal Party - It's a BOY!

I could see the blue as I pulled out the knife, half hoping it was pink, but then realizing my instincts were right all along so I shouted, “I knew it! I knew it!”

Gender Reveal Party

It’s ANOTHER BOY! And we found out in a beautiful cake – what a genius idea (not mine)!

Gender Reveal Party

Just to double-check, we made sure there wasn’t a technical error and read the card the sonographer wrote for us. Nope, more testosterone and dirt coming our way!

Wowee, another boy. I better start liking Red Bull cuz I sure as heck am gonna need it! My mother-in-law reminded me today – 3 boys in 3 1/2 years. NO WONDER I’M GOING CRAZY!! More wrestling, dirt, grunting, penis talk (yes, that’s already started), rambunctiousness, trucks, sweat, and yes, also sweetness with a soft spot for their mama, coming my way. Prayers are welcomed and appreciated (smile). I do love my boys an awful lot, and it is nice that I can still say “my boys.”

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About Sara McFall

Sara is the owner and founder of My Merry Messy Life, which started in 2011 as a way to chronicle her journey to a natural, chemical-free lifestyle and to share her passions of mothering, real food, homeschooling and crochet. She is a mama to three precious and energetic little boys and wife to a university professor who loves to sing, dance ballet and ballroom, and live simply and naturally.

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Comments

  1. Congrats! That’s so funny about the penis talk. My two year old son (almost two and a half) has been discussing his for a while. Sheesh.

  2. Courtney B. says:

    I have two sets of friends who had 3 boys and then a girl. I told my friends it was God’s protection system to keep the little girl safe….and dateless….lol.

  3. Courtney B. says:

    Oh, and congrats! Another strong boy to take care of momma! I know your little man will be adorable!

  4. Ahhh! Yayyy! This is so exciting! Thanks for sharing your wonderful gender reveal party with us. This was the cutest thing I’ve seen in a long time, and keep in mind that I have 6 other friends who are pregnant right now lol.

    Definitely sending prayers and happy thoughts your way. I’m barely keeping it together with my one 16 month old boy; so you’ve officially become my mama idol. 🙂

  5. I absolutely love this!! All of it! And as a 27 year old mother of 3 boys under 4…. I completely agree.. In fact, if I didn’t know better I would think I’d written this myself! (except for the awesome cake party…) We just found out the old fashioned way during the ultrasound and I cried privately for three days….. BUT… It was only because I felt like three was plenty of kids and I had honestly hoped for a girl this round! But I love love love love my boys!! New baby boy was the perfect addition and the older guys love him so very much !

    Thank you for sharing this! 🙂 and you will survive! (at least the first 5.5 mOnths I can say for sure!!)

  6. Congrats on having another boy! I have 2 boys, their 5 yrs apart in age and very much a handful to deal with! I def. wanted a lil girl, but it is not in the cards for me either! Be blessed!

  7. I just had my third boy all 2 1/2 years apart. It’s rough!! People always say going from 1 to 2 kids is hardest… I’m out of my mind now. Good luck and God Bless! It’s all worth it =]

  8. Love how you did this…very cute idea! Congrats on your sweet baby boy! I’ve always thought there was something very special about the relationship between a mom and her boys. You sure are blessed to have your own little crew. I’m the exact opposite, blessed with only girls. You may have dirt and wildness, but at least you don’t have whining and drama, lol. And, Lord help me, they’re 9 and under…teen years could get scary. Again, so happy for your sweet family. You’re in my prayers!

  9. Aw! Congratulations! Boys are so sweet! You will have your hands full, but it will be so much fun!

  10. Congrats! Totally loved this post, a great way to celebrate with family and friends. I have two boys, 6 and 21 months. Love them to bits but would also love a little girl. Not sure if we are brave enough to try again though.

  11. Congratulations Sara. I love to read your blog. Blessings to you and yours.

  12. Congratulations Sara. I love to read your blog. Blessings to you and yours.
    Miriam Bracalente

  13. Kathy Milander says:

    So awesome guys! Congrats and blessings and prayers for a healthy pregnancy and for some needed sleep!

  14. Wonderful! So gald your having another boy! I cannot wait to hear what this one is like! Another G name?? Gage? George?

  15. Judith Acton says:

    When I had my third boy, I almost lost my mind (for a few seconds)! But he turned out to be the biggest blessing I could ever have asked for. He has gifted me with a grandson and a granddaughter and they take excellent care of me. (So do his brothers, but remember this was supposed to be my daughter so it all worked out in my favor!) I soon learned I didn’t need Barbies or lipstick or high heels and my boys are my greatest treasures!!

  16. Awww congrats Sarah!!! I have 3 boys and 2 girls and all I can say is, they are ALL messy!! They are all so much fun and have a great outlook on life. What an interesting way to find out what you are having, I wish we had done something like that for one of ours.:)

  17. So cute – I am the oldest of 7 kids – First four girls then 3 boys – I hope you may get your girl if you have another little one in a couple of years.

  18. Eeee!!! Congrats on lil boy #3!!!! How exciting!!!

  19. Congrats on another boy!

  20. I just heard about this at a wedding that I was at with someone else finding out with a cake – such a coincidence! Although it was their first & they revealed it at the shower with all of their family & friends; So much fun! CONGRATS on your third son – he was meant to be yours & you were meant to be his! Wishing you a wonderful rest of your pregnancy, Jodie

    • It’s become quite trendy, Jodie, so you might hear about it more! It is a great idea, but not my own :). Thank you- that’s right, he’s meant to be our’s. The more I refer to him as “him,” the more I get excited to have another boy. Once I hold my babies in my arms, I could care less if it’s a boy, girl, blue, red, orange, purple whatever. I just fall in love!

  21. Dear Sara,
    Congratulations on your baby boy #3 🙂 I am so happy for you and wishing you from the buttom of my heart a happy pregnancy!! This cake party was a really cute idea 🙂
    Hugs,
    Hanni

  22. Congratulations! I so want to do a gender reveal party to find out about baby #2, but my husband reminded me that I couldn’t cry in front of everyone if it’s a girl. Way too many hormones for me so we’ll most likely find out at the ultrasound. Lol.

    • Hahaha! Lol, that’s funny, Jenny. My mother-in-law said that we were putting ourselves in quite a vulnerable position to find out it’s another boy in front of a crowd. I was very careful what I said since we were recording it!

  23. OMG! Congrats Sara!! First of all, I have 2 boys ages 3 and 1 as well! and I am dying to have a third. Of course I would love to have a girl, but would welcome a third boy with open arms 🙂 In fact, I am almost positive we would have a third boy if I got pregnant again (4 generations of all boys on my husbands side). What is your due date? Congrats again!

    • Oh, that’s so cool! And we’re both named Sara(h). Next thing we find out will be that we have the same birthday or were born at the same hospital or something! I’m getting more and more excited we’re having a boy because I can now refer to him as “him,” and that makes me feel even more connected to him. Well, if you have another boy, we’ll have to swap stories and advice!

  24. Congratulations on your next son! What a great way to celebrate finding out his gender. That cake looks delish!

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