Friday, March 30, 2012

My first Gender Reveal Party

Last night I had the priveledge to attend Matt and Martha's gender reveal party.  This was my very first one to ever attend.  I have seen videos and pictures from other people's, but never have I experienced the excitement and joy first hand.  Beth (the proud aunt) and I met and road up together.  She and I both had blue on, but I was still torn, so I had packed some pink shoes just in case :). 

I had already looked at the chinese birth chart predicter, but I wasn't sure on the details I used.  Beth checked it again and that's when I realized there are 2 different ways that this can be read...

First way - To predict what sex your baby will be, locate the age the mother will be when she gives birth and the month the child was conceived. 
Martha - will be 28 when she gives birth and she conceived in December = Girl

Second way - Take note of the mother's age at the time of conception.  Take note of the month when the baby was conceived.
Martha - was 27 in December = Boy

I have always heard the second way of figuring it out and plus it matched what my gut was saying.  When Beth and I got there the only other person there was Beth and Matt's dad, so we were hoping that Martha would accidently slip and say something, but she never did.  We pointed out everything blue in their house, just to see if Martha would budge.  Oh Martha you got blue couches and blue pillows.  You guys just painted the porch...BLUE!!!  She decorated with all pink and blue!!

Aunt Beth casting her vote!!  Go BOY!!!

Shannon getting some blue lemonade!!

Pink Lemonade drinkers!!

Martha had baby pictures of people her and Matt's family and one of the games was to guess who was who!!

Matt and his Memaw.

Pink and blue cookies and candies

This is where you voted.  Martha had a boy outfit and a girl outfit.  She also had a bucket to give the new parents advice!

The blues with the mommy and the daddy!!  Matt and Martha already knew, so they wore black :).

The pinks with the mommy and the daddy.

The whole group!!

They made us suffer through dinner before we could find out.  I scarfed my dinner down and was like OK I'm ready!!!  I did have my video camera there, but I haven't uploaded it just yet.  Matt and Martha handed out the cupcakes she had made and then read one final poem.  Everyone bit down and then started cheering.  I couldn't bite into mine because I was video taping, so I just kept saying, "what is it?  what is it?"  Finally I got a peak inside someones and it was BLUE!!!!!!!!  YAY!!!!!

Congrats to Matt and Martha!!  We all can't wait to meet baby Riley!!!!!!

Happy revealing,

1 comment:

Singing Pilgrim said...

I've never heard of a gender reveal party before! Interesting concept.