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Our Gender Reveal Party | It’s a BOY!!!

FINALLY…. the wait is over!  We now know that in approximately 16 weeks, there will be a little boy who’s added to our family and Justin & I are SO excited 🙂

I had many people questioning why I wanted to throw the party or why I’d want to even know the sex of our baby.  “Keep it a surprise!” they said.  But… there’s something in me that really wanted to know and to prepare.  And so we asked some of our friends and family to join us for a GENDER REVEAL party on Saturday.  There were a few steps that had to be taken to keep it a secret (mostly from ourselves).  Here’s what we did:

Step 1: At 19 weeks, I had an ultrasound and the technician sent the important information to my midwife.

Step 2: My midwife put the gender of the baby in a SEALED envelope.  (It was so hard not to look in the envelope… but I knew it would ruin the whole surprise!)

Step 3: I then gave the sealed envelope to Diane Tavares from Have Your Cake and Eat it Too.  Her job was the most important… she had to make a FABULOUS cake, and the icing INSIDE the cake would be the colour of the gender of our baby (pink or blue).

Step 4: We invited all of our amazing friends and family.  But no big deal if you couldn’t make it, because Justin setup a LIVE feed which streamed during the night so that our far away friends and family could be part of the surprise too!

Step 5: PARTY TIME!!  Everyone who was invited came dressed in blue or pink, depending if they thought we were having a girl or a boy.  Justin & I both thought we were having a boy… so we dressed in blue!  (I’m still shocked that we were right!)

Step 6: CUT THE CAKE 🙂

We had the best night ever.  We didn’t know whether it would be as exciting as we had hoped… but it was.  And everyone who was there made it so special for us!  THANKS AGAIN!  Here are some photos of the night:

The main event: Our CAKE!

Ustreaming LIVE to friends all over including my sister Amy in Australia!

The ICING was BLUE!!!!! It was such an amazing moment 🙂

Justin & I just minutes after finding out we were having a BOY!

Photobooth FUN times…

My crazy dad and lovely mom (drove all the way from Timmins to find out with us!!)

Here’s a familiar face… Christine & I holding our baby colours.

Me and some lovely ladies… and I’m the only one who’s actually preggo!

Suggestion:  If you’re wanting to find out the sex of your baby, but would still LOVE to make it special…. Consider having one of these parties.  SO FUN!

Roxanne - I would of LOVED to do that!! I had never heard of such a thing until recently when the Duggars (19 kids and counting) did the same thing :) So much fun and something you will remember forever. These are moments to be treasured....I will never forget those days leading up to Kimmy's birth...nothing compares! ENJOY AND CONGRATS.February 23, 2010 - 12:08 pm

petehewy - awesome!! if it was a girl what would you have named her? this is exciting! boy oh boyFebruary 22, 2010 - 5:53 pm

Justin Driedger - So much fun....glad you could all come. We have great friends!February 22, 2010 - 5:39 pm

Alicia Hughes - EEEEEK CONGRATULATIONS Mel & Justin!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are so happy for you both. A little boy... praise God! Blessings to you and your little man :) xoxoFebruary 22, 2010 - 5:16 pm

Will Natividad - BAHH! I love all the pictures! Especially the youth one! HAHAHA. Oh man so funny. CONGRATS AGAIN FOR THE BOY! Eli... never saw that coming!February 22, 2010 - 4:42 pm

Jo Smith - Mel!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So COMPLETELY stoked with you guys!! Congrats - I actually got teary eyed!!! What a crazy excellent idea to have that type of party!!! You're amazing mama!!! Jo xoFebruary 22, 2010 - 4:22 pm

Geoff Heith - Hahaha..okay I almost had a heart attack when I saw Psegga with a belly...helps to read first I guess!!February 22, 2010 - 4:01 pm

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