Gotta Know Right Now! The Gender Reveal…

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by LEANNE

A few weeks ago I read an article on msnbc.com about a new test that can reveal the sex of your baby as early as 7 weeks.  The test looks for part of the male sex chromosome in the mother’s blood.  If it’s there, she’s having a boy.  Though this test isn’t widely used and is somewhat controversial, I think it would be very cool to know the sex of my baby at 7 weeks.  It made me think about the BIG gender reveal and what an exciting moment this is for parents.

I’m one of those people that’s not really good at surprises.  I like to know what’s in the package, and if I don’t know, I like to peak. I have to buy my husband’s presents only a day or two before an event  because once I’ve bought it, I must give it to him immediately.  Consequently, both times I’ve been pregnant, I couldn’t wait to know whether I was carrying a boy or a girl.  I counted down the days, hours, minutes to the ultrasound, and like Christmas, it took FOREVER!  I really admire those couples who are able to wait for a gender reveal party, and I admire even more those who are able to save it until the birth.  What anticipation that must be!

For those who can wait a little while, gender reveal parties have really become a huge trend, and I’ve seen so many creative ideas related to them.  From tying a bow around the mother’s belly to color-filled and iced cake balls, it’s a great way to share the surprise.  We want to know what our readers are doing to celebrate the sex of their baby.  Are you having a big party? Are you waiting for D-day? Or, are you sharing the moment with your husband and doctor only?  

Here are a few of my favorite images from gender reveal parties.

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