It’s a…

28 Nov
If you remember, my husband’s 30th birthday was on Thanksgiving this year. We thought we might open our card the night before, but we were so exhausted from going to a friendsgiving dinner, that we decided to wait until the next morning when we would be fresh. All night both of us had multiple dreams about opening the card and for both of us, every time we opened the card in our dreams it was a boy.


Our dreams came true!! Right after we opened the card (which also had an ultrasound picture of the genitals that I’ve decided to keep private), I gave my husband his other birthday present.

He’s a huge Raider fan and I ordered this onsie thinking it could work for a boy or a girl, but it REALLY works for a boy.

As for our reactions? I didn’t cry right away. I think my husband did, but he’d probably deny it. Later, though, when I went to pick up the cupcakes and to Starbucks, I was crying every five minutes. I would see something that made me think of our little boy and cry. It was quite overwhelming.

After picking up the cupcakes, we decided to try some to make sure the filling was the correct color.

They got it right! Crumbs was just great about this whole thing. I definitely recommend them for your custom cupcake needs.

I just know our little boy will grow up to be as handsome and kind as this guy. I can only hope he will be as silly 🙂

Then, we headed to my parents’ house for some cupcakes and champagne, followed by Thanksgiving dinner.

Here’s our plate of cupcakes with my little question mark flags. They were super cute, but not super practical. Nobody wants to bite into a cupcake with a toothpick in it, so you have to take it out first, but with the surprise filling, you run the risk of seeing the color on the toothpick before the big bite. It was a nice idea, but I wouldn’t recommend it.

I love this picture! They haven’t even seen the color yet, but they’re so excited!

Can you see my brother doing the fist pump YES! ? He was super excited, as were my mom and stepdad.

After some more cooking and football watching, it was time for dinner. My parents make the BEST turkey ever. The breast is so moist and flavorful, even the next day out of the microwave.

After dinner we played games and had underdone pumpkin pie (that I made – whoops) while watching Christmas movies.

The next day, we headed to my husband’s parents’ house for our second reveal and third thanksgiving. However, we wanted to wait until my husband’s sister, nieces, and friends arrived the next day, so we had to hold in our news. It was so hard and I think my husband slipped once, but he tried to cover it.

Finally, everyone (well, almost) arrived and we got another plate of cupcakes ready.

This time, only a couple of flags in the middle.

From left, Molly (sister-in-law), Ann (mother-in-law), Gwen (niece), Stella (adorable baby), and Caren (our sweet friend). My husband’s dad and our other niece Ava are just out of the frame of the picture.

Yay! It was so funny to see if people would bite into the cupcake or rip it in half to see the color.

This will be their first grandson (they have two granddaughters), so they are so excited.

Our friends Paul and Jackie arrived a little late, but we saved cupcakes for them!

Jackie lost a bet on this one!

Then, it was time for dinner. My husband worked hard carving out 12 mini pumpkins for a delicious butternut squash soup that Ann made from squash from her garden.

Adorable and delicious!

I wasn’t quite sick of turkey yet, but this meal might have put me over the turkey dinner edge. Delicious!

More games, toddler play time, and lots of talking about our future baby boy and it was time for bed. What a weekend!

The majority of you guessed that it would be a boy in my poll, so as a reward to all of you, even those who guessed wrong, I’m going to have a little giveaway! One lucky winner will receive 12 delicious mini cupcakes from Crumbs! They are not sponsoring this post, I’m paying for them out of my own money because I love you. Leave a comment on this post to enter and be sure you are signed in with your email address or leave it in the comment! Comment by Friday at 11:59pm.

Get ready for lots of nursery inspiration, baby boy clothes, and more fun baby related posts!!

20 Responses to “It’s a…”

  1. Sarah November 28, 2011 at 2:59 pm #

    Yea!! Congrats! I have been waiting for this post all weekend long! See it's 6:58 am and I'm checking lol. I'm very happy for you and your husband 🙂

  2. lisatee November 28, 2011 at 3:06 pm #

    Yay!! I guessed correctly! More boys this year, woohoo! 🙂

  3. Jill November 28, 2011 at 3:15 pm #

    This is awesome! I love it!Congrats on the little boy! You will love him to pieces! Boys are the best!!

  4. Michelle November 28, 2011 at 5:06 pm #

    I am SO excited for you both! While my guess was wrong, I was sort of hoping you would say boy. Boys are so much fun for so many reasons. There is nothing like the bond of a boy and his mama. And I'm sure Mike is thrilled! He's your son – you have a son! So looking forward to finding out the names and buying lots of baby boy things for you. 🙂

  5. Erin November 28, 2011 at 6:05 pm #

    I'm so excited for you. Congrats!!!

  6. None November 28, 2011 at 6:29 pm #

    So excited for you!! I have been waiting for this post since you said you will reveal on Monday!!! very cute cup cake idea!! So happy you got to reveal that way with your family!! Jen

  7. Angela November 28, 2011 at 6:41 pm #

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!! 🙂 I love it!!! I'm so happy for you guys! I guessed correctly!!!!xo,A

  8. Cameron November 28, 2011 at 7:01 pm #

    i told you i saw a wiener in the pic…

  9. Amy November 28, 2011 at 7:15 pm #

    @Cameron That's impossible! There was no wiener in any of those pics! Are you talking about the profile one? Because there was an arm and leg that looked wiener ish, but if you saw the real wiener pic, you'd see why you're mistaken.

  10. Colette November 28, 2011 at 7:35 pm #

    Congrats Amy! How exciting for you and Mike!

  11. laura November 28, 2011 at 8:25 pm #

    I guess right on your poll (boy). This was such a cute idea. I know I have said it before but I really admire yours and Mike's will power to not look at the envelope right away!! i would be so anxious to find out especially knowing the answer was right inside that envelope! congrats to you!! xoxo

  12. Unknown November 29, 2011 at 4:47 am #

    YEY!! Congrats… I love this post and have read it 3 times… twice from my phone and once (now) on the computer. Can't wait to meet the little boy to be. Because it never says my name when I post… xoxo, Angie ❤

  13. Dreamer921 November 29, 2011 at 5:17 am #

    Congrats to you both on the awesome news of your boy!!! I e been following your blog for quite some time now… I've followed you through your trials and ups and downs of conceiving and bring pregnant… I am so excited that things have fallen into place for you your husband and your baby!!!! I know many friends who are struggling with trying to get pregnant- your story is another one I am sharing with those friends to hang in there and to keep trying! When its right it'll happen! Thanking God today for his many blessings in life and praying that my friends may soon get theirs! What a great gift to be thankful for on Thanksgiving! A thanksgiving you'll always remember! Congratulations 🙂

  14. turtle girl November 29, 2011 at 4:40 pm #

    This makes me want a baby!! How fun and exciting…I don't think I'd have the patience to wait to find out myself, but I def like the idea of doing something fun like the cupcakes for my family and friends! 🙂 By the way, I checked this first thing when I woke up yesterday morning…it was like 5:45am…haha. Just didn't get around to commenting till now!

  15. mommacommaphd November 30, 2011 at 4:14 pm #

    Wonderful! Congratulations! What a great way to share the news! (mazafratz at yahoo)

  16. Jen November 30, 2011 at 6:19 pm #

    Congrats! I guessed wrong, but a little boy will be so fun to have! I loved the way you revealed the gender to your friends and fam. So fun!!

  17. Amy November 30, 2011 at 7:14 pm #

    @Dreamer921 aw, thank you so much!

  18. Meagan November 30, 2011 at 11:29 pm #

    Congrats! I loved your gender reveal!

  19. Morgan December 1, 2011 at 6:09 pm #

    So happy for you guys!!!

  20. Chelsea December 2, 2011 at 6:23 am #

    I'm so excited for you and Mike! I'll definitely have to get a Raiders outfit when we have a little one. Congratulations!

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