When you're pregnant, you're counting down the days until you find out whether you're having a boy or girl (which is usually around 20 weeks). Then the big question is: How are you going to announce it? Fergie's husband Josh Duhamel dropped a not-so-subtle hint on LIVE with Kelly and Michael that he and his singer wife are having a son. When show host Kelly Ripa asked him to choose between the pink or blue Kelly and Michael onesie, after a little prodding from the audience he chose the blue.
This isn't the first time a celebrity has made news with a surprise gender reveal. Jessica Simpson accidentally let it slip on Jimmy Kimmel Live that her second child would be a boy. Kim Kardashian's baby shower invite of a music box with a twirling ballerina gave away she was having a girl. Ali Landry shared her baby boy news on WhoSay, while Poppy Montgomery posed for photos with a tiny pair of pink shoes to show she was having a girl.
But there are plenty of other ways to announce whether you are expecting a son or daughter: Gender reveal cakes, where the inside of a cake or cupcake is pink or blue, is a fun and yummy way to break the news. You can also do a dramatic balloon release at your baby shower. It's easy. Just decorate a large cardboard box, marked "Boy or Girl?" and when it's opened either pink or blue balloons come flying out. Computer-savvy types can email a Photoshopped sonogram of the baby with a pink hair bow or blue necktie, so friends can easily tell the baby's sex. Or if you're already a mom, let your little one do the announcing for you, by putting him or her in either a blue shirt that says, "I'm getting a baby brother!" or a pink one that says, "I'm getting a baby sister!"
I wasn't able to keep my secret for long. My husband and I called our parents the second we walked out of the doctor's office to tell them we were having a son. We couldn't contain ourselves! Beaming ear to ear, we celebrated by going shopping for our baby's first outfit. My husband chose a red and white striped onesie with a blue pirate monkey, and I chose the most adorable navy blue boat shoes. I have no idea why we went with a nautical theme (Maybe because he would be a summer baby? Or because we're from boating cultures—I'm from Florida and my husband's from California?), but we did!
Josh and Fergie are going to have a blast with their son—if he's anything like mine. Boys have so much energy, and are totally rough and tumble. I love when a mini wrestling match turns into unstoppable hugs and kisses. Josh and Fergie, enjoy every second of your little man! I certainly am.
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Image of Josh Duhamel courtesy of David Russell/Disney-ABC.