Our Pregnancy Adventure – The Sonogram

Yesterday we had our 20 week sonogram for baby #3! For those of you who have been following me for a while, you know I already have two rambunctious, energetic little boys (ages 3 and 1) so finding out the gender of this baby is a BIG deal. I am quite the girly girl and don’t have a tomboy bone in my body, so I find it quite funny that I’ve (so far) ended up with two boys who couldn’t be more full of testosterone and pure boyness. I am proud of myself though – I’ve become quite good at making machine noises, wrestling like a bear cub, have educated myself on all the different parts of the most popular construction machines (like a boom and a ram), and allow them (and myself!) to get dirty all the time. Dirt is like a staple around here – if at the end of the day someone doesn’t have dirt on them somewhere, there must be some sort of cosmic interference!

Since I love surprises, I decided to delay the gender-knowledge-gratification a little longer and have a party to reveal the gender! I’m learning these gender reveal parties have become quite trendy, and I myself got the idea from a friend. During our ultrasound, the technician didn’t tell us the gender but rather wrote it down on a pretty little card we brought. I then took that card to a local bakery, and they are making a cake where the inside will be either pink or blue, so when we cut the cake, we’ll find out the gender of the baby! I pick up the cake tomorrow morning and we are having a family party at a nearby park.

I love this idea because we get to share this special moment with all the people who are closest to us at the same time! It will be very exciting if the baby is a girl, obviously, however, we both laughed the other night while thinking of having a boy, when the two we’ve already got think entertainment means banging your head on a wall to see what kind of noise it makes. Just wait till they discover farting noises. They have become best buddies, so another boy would be fun, too, but I will have to mourn the possibility I’ll never go prom dress shopping or the mother of the bride. But I also won’t have to pay for a wedding either!

I’ll be posting pictures from the party – keep your fingers crossed that we can get the actual reveal moment on camera so you can see it! Before we left the sonogram room, I asked the lady if she could for sure tell what the baby is – she answered, “Ohhh yeah! Mmmhmmm!” You know what that means? Yep, I think it’s a boy. I mean, how else could she be so sure without some sort of cocktail wiener making an appearance? Stay tuned for the announcement!

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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.


  1. Kathy Fuller says:

    Oh, I can hardly wait to find out!! I was a sonographer for 21 years and pregnancy sonograms were my favorite. I loved being able to tell the parents the gender of the baby. I remember the first time I did it and the momma cried. Well, I was squallin’ within mere seconds myself. LOL

  2. Kathy Milander says:

    Sarah, I am so excited for you all! Can’t wait to find out too.

  3. When we got our sonograms they were very sure that we were having girls and they were right, so who knows, you might be getting a girl after all.

  4. What a totally brilliant and fun idea to share the surprise! Can’t wait to hear!

  5. Love the idea of the coloured cake! With my second pregnancy, we hadn’t planned on finding out whether we were having a boy or a girl, but then found out we were having twins which was the best surprise of all:)

  6. Lovely idea to order a cake with a colored inside ! And what a suprise it will be !
    I hope you will have a healthy baby !
    Big hug !

  7. Oh my gosh, this is the coolest idea EVER!! I remember being so shocked when I gave birth to my son, I just assumed that I’d have girls, my family and my hubby’s family are soooooo girl dominated and I’m the girliest person ever … but you know what I wouldn’t change him for the world. I did find out the sex of my next 2 babies, to avoid that shock! I now have two daughters aswell, and I’m glad of the balance that my boy brings, his boisterous boy genes certainly make up for the double dose of sisters that he has! And you know what else I discovered … how coool boys toys are, now we all love brio trains, pirate ships and dinosaurs!

  8. Awww, this is so freakin’ cute! I love this idea, can’t wait to find out! Hope the pregnancy is going well and praying for a happy, healthy baby! 🙂

  9. The gender reveal party sounds like so much fun! We were quite eager to find out what the gender was with our first one, so even just waiting until the ultrasound itself felt tough! We had a girl, which was great so we could name her after her great-great-grandma who turned 100 shortly after!
    As to the gender and being sure she definitely wasn’t a boy, our technician was very sure, too. Our peanut positioned herself with legs spread wide, so everything could be seen clearly – or the absence thereof – (at least in the eyes of an ultrasound technician)! So, you might still have a girl after all … 😉

  10. Dottie vining says:

    I love getting out and being with people. Makes me feel full of energy and alert.

  11. Congratulations, Sara!!! Can’t wait to hear about your reveal party 🙂

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