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Special Way to Tell Husband Our Babys Gender??

Hello Ladies,
Tommorow I have an ultrasound to find out the gender of our baby. Unfortunately my husband will not be able to come due to a big project they are finishing up at work. With our first child my husband was present and we asked the ultrasound tech to not tell me the sex but she did tell my husband and he later told me it was a very special moment. So now that I will be tellling him I wanted to get some ideas from some of you as to how to make it memorable and should I include our 14 month old son in the process when I tell him or should it be just he and I??

Thanks in advance for your time and ideas!

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So What Happened?™

I want to thank you all so much for all of your creative ideas. We found out we are expecting a baby girl, and we are through the moon with excitement. I decided to include our 14 month old son in the process, and when daddy got home from work, I had our son greet him with a t-shirt I made earlier in the day. It read, "I love my baby sister"!!! My husband was very happy and loved that he got to find out through our son.

Thank you all once again, you ladies are the best.

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I delivered balloons to his work.....blue for a boy. He called me when he received them from the front office.

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A baseball bat would work for either sex, but would work especially well for a girl. :) One to beat off the boys later.

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I delivered balloons to his work.....blue for a boy. He called me when he received them from the front office.

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Wear both colors (blue and pink) like shirt, scaf etc and then paint your belly the color of the gender and then lift to show ur belly and that will be the sex

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A baseball bat would work for either sex, but would work especially well for a girl. :) One to beat off the boys later.

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A friend of mine made up a shirt for her older child to wear that said 'yep, that's my baby sister in there --->' .

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LOVE the baseball bat idea! LOL Especially if it's a girl. He would see the bat and think boy, but then be surprised as heck when you said, "that's for you to use to keep the boys away from your little girl!" =0)

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is your husband a big fan of any team? get a baby jersey in blue or pink for his team and have your son present it to him

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I borrowed this idea but bake cupcakjes with cream filling and put either blue or pink filling in them when they bite in they get to see which sex it is

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We ordered a cake from the bakery. (I didn't know the gender but my husband did so he ordered it. We surprised my whole family and some friends with it.) Had them tint the white cake blue.

The cake read:

10 Fingers
10 Toes
Boy or Girl
Nobody Knows!

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Get a frame that says "Daddy's Girl" or "Daddy's Boy" and put the ultrasound picture in it.

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I would do it alone and maybe you could make it as a special dessert - for instance use a fudge brownie and then put a small baby shoe on it with the color of the baby's sex.

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I see someone else beat me to it...But get a picture frame, type up a little message to put in it. THe idea of putting the ultrasound in it is great!

Then, wrap it and put it on the table, or on the bed, however you want to do it.

I like the idea of the shirt too...Maybe you could combine that with the frame and have your little one present the wrapped frame to daddy.

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Maybe make a shirt that says "I love my baby brother/sister" and put it on your son before your husband gets home. :) Then you have the shirt as a keepsake.

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On my second baby, I had the ultrasound tech write it on a piece of paper and seal it in an envelope. Then when we all got home, we got out the video camera. We had my daughter who was 2 1/2, open it and show the camera what it was. We got on video all of our reactions to the news. It was a neat way to find out and now we have it for years to come.

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My husband couldn't come to our gender-revealing ultrasound either, and we wanted to find out together. So, I had the tech put the picture with the gender in an envelope and we opened it over dinner together. It was a surprise for us both that way.

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Make a color themed meal. Everything is the color of boy/blue or girl/pink. You'd have to be a little creative but it could be really fun.
My mom told us she was pregnant by giving us pink and blue cupcakes when we were kids. I have two younger siblings and I remember both times being so surprised when she brought out those yummy cupcakes. That was 24 and 21 years ago, so I'd say it's at least memorable!
Have fun whatever you do!

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I keep thinking of Josh Duggar's announcement (oldest Duggar kid) who found out the sex of his child on one of the morning talk shows. He and his wife cut into a frosted cake and the cake itself was colored pink. I made a poke cake for Fourth of July that would work perfectly. Instead of one red (which looks like pink) and one blue, buy two boxes of the same. You could have the cakes baked ahead of time. Come home and poke the cakes with the correct colors. You would need about 4 hours lead time (for refrigeration/frosting) before serving the cake. My guests loved the cake. Colorful and tasty!

Patriotic Poke Cake

2 baked 9-inch round white cake layers, cooled
2 cups boiling water, divided
1 pkg. (3 oz) Jell-0 strawberry flavor gelatin, or any other red flavor
1 pkg. (3 oz) Jell-0 berry blue flavor gelatin

Frosting
1 pkg (3 oz) instant vanilla pudding
1 t vanilla extract
1 cup milk
1 tub (8 oz) cool whip whipped topping, thawed

Place cakes, top sides up in clean 9 inch round pans, piece with large fork at ½ inch intervals. Add 1 cup boiling water to each flavor dry gelatin mix in separate small bowls. Stir 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Pour red gelatin over 1 cake and blue gelatin over remaining cake. Refrigerate 3 hours. Dip bottoms of cake pans in warm water 10 seconds. Unmold. Fill and frost cake layers with frosting. Refrigerate 1 hour.

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fill up a black balloon with pink or blue confetti and then let daddy hold it while you 14 month old gets to pop it with a pin. when it pops and the confetti showers everywhere it can be a big surprise for them!

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When we were expecting our third child, my husband and 2 boys went with me to the ultrasound. After 4 grandsons, my parents (and us included) were praying for a a girl. We got our wish! I had to drop the boys off at my mom's house after the ultrasound so I could go to work. On the way, I picked up a small packet of pretty barrettes, and placed them in the hair of my oldest son, then age 8. I had him hide behind me until my mom asked "What are having?". Then he stepped out and she saw about 6 bow barrettes in his hair. She was so thrilled! Good luck!

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I haven't read any of the responses but had a cool idea. You could have the tech put the results in a sealed envelope, bring it to someone who bakes cakes and if its a girl a pink cake & a boy blue cake. The frosting will be neutral so you won't know until you cut into it. Sorry if this is a repeat! We did this at a family bbq. It was fun!

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I like the balloon idea.

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Why would you want to know before hand? I think that is like opening your presents, seeing what's inside, then re-wrapping them. I have had 9 children and never had an u/s to determine sex. Have you done any research on u/s use? Did you know that the baby hears the u/s- and it sounds like a freight train- that is why they move AWAY from the doppler- they don't like it. Let it be a surprise- for both of you- on his/her birthday- remember- baby clothes come in neutral colors- and you can always get gender specific after they are here.

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