For the past 10 weeks, my sister was driving around with a sealed envelope in her car. No one but a few of the women that work at her OB-Gyn office knew what was inside that envelope. It contained the gender of her baby. It took tremendous willpower for all of us not to rip open that envelope every time we got in her car. But yesterday at her gender reveal party, we finally got to know what’s in that envelope!
When guests arrived, they got the chance to cast their vote on what they thought Lisa’s going to have. I was pretty torn. I kept going back and forth. Scrutinizing the sonogram didn’t help because, let’s face it, those things are unintelligible blobs. I ended up guessing boy, because I have a really cute baby shower invitation picked out if it’s a boy. I’m going to love and spoil this baby either way, so it doesn’t really matter to me. When the guesses stopped, the votes stood at 15 for girl, 14 for boy. It turned out later we found out that Lisa and Will's adorable niece Peyton voted twice (once for her My Little Pony), so really it seems like it was a dead tie!
After we all ate and drank and the parents in the room had a chance to extoll the virtues of having either a boy or a girl, it was finally time for the big reveal. Lisa was so nervous, she was putting off the cake cutting, but all our friends pushed her until she gave in! Lisa and Will nervously cut into the amazing “What Will it Bee?” cake made by Lil’ V Pastry Boutique. The first piece revealed.......NOTHING! They didn’t cut deep enough to reach the colored candies hiding inside. Everyone was on tenterhooks and Will got impatient and just hacked right down the middle and they both started celebrating...
It’s a BOY!
I’m so excited! I can’t wait to meet my nephew. He is loved so much already.