Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
The world is fixated with the baby gender guessing game whether you’re a celebrity or not. We want to know the big question, “Boy or Girl?,” whether it’s Kate Middleton, Kim Kardashian, or the neighbor down the street! So it’s no shock that pregnant beauty Jaime King is now under the microscope. Though the internet is a buzz that the Hart of Dixie star will be having a girl, the ex-model took to Twitter to squash the rumors. She says it’s 100 percent false, because no one knows the sex of the baby—not even her! “We want a surprise,” she explains.
Other stars have patiently waited to find out whether they were having a boy or girl until they met the baby in the delivery room: Tori Spelling and Melissa Joan Hart each had a birth day surprise with their third babies, and Gisele Bündchen with her first child (though hubby Tom knew but kept it a secret—what? how?).
Do you think you could go nine months without knowing whether you were having a boy or girl? I know I couldn’t! I was the kid who shook Christmas presents, trying to figure out what was inside. As an adult, I want to be prepared for every scenario in every situation. And if I hadn’t found out at 20 weeks that I was having a boy, I wouldn’t have had the amazing experience of excitedly shopping with my husband for our son’s first outfit on the way home from the doctor’s office after the big announcement. That will forever be a cherished memory for me. It was the moment things suddenly felt real. Whoa! In just a few short months, I was going to be a mom.
Knowing I was having a boy, I could start imagining what this little guy would look like, what name he might go by (though I was that girl who started a list of baby names I liked even before I was married!), and his voice. Then, of course, there are the wardrobe and nursery concerns. I know you can go gender-neutral on everything these days (my crib bedding is actually a brown, orange and green jungle theme that could go either way), but for me, knowing whether I was having a boy or girl made me instantly feel closer to the baby growing inside me.
A part of me would like to be that spontaneous person who doesn’t need to know. I’m beyond obsessed with Gender Reveal Cakes, and want one desperately just because they are so darn cute. Who knows, maybe the second time around, now that I have somewhat of a handle on this whole pregnancy thing, I’ll keep things a secret too. I’ll at least try to. No promises!
In the meantime, check these crazy old wive’s tales about how to tell if it’s a boy or a girl–so funny!
Tell us: Are you waiting to find out whether you’re having a boy or girl? Would you let your husband know the sex of your baby if you wanted to keep it a secret from yourself? Leave your comments below.
Image of Jaime King via Instagram.
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Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
Two of my favorite things in the world are cake and surprises, and those two things collide in one heaping serving of fun in the latest trend in baby showers: gender reveal cakes. That’s where the guests don’t know whether the mom-to-be is having a boy or a girl until the big news is revealed (hence the name), when the dessert is cut into and there is either pink or blue icing, or sometimes the yellow cake is dyed in the appropriate girl or boy hue.
Mini gender reveal cakes are in demand too. “Biting into a cupcake to find pink or blue buttercream is a very dramatic—and sweet—way to share the news of your baby’s sex with family and friends!” say Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne, co-owners of Georgetown Cupcake, authors of “Sweet Celebrations,” and stars of TLC’s DC Cupcakes.
Sprinkles Cupcakes founder and a judge on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, Candace Nelson, agrees. “Gender reveal baby showers are an exciting way to announce if your baby-to-be is a boy or girl.” But her bakery takes it a step further. “If you want to be surprised too, simply have your doctor write ‘girl’ or ‘boy’ inside an envelope and bring it to us. We’ll keep your secret—even from you—until the big reveal!”
So if you’ve been wondering how to make your baby shower stand out, especially since you’ll be following a few of your friends’ fetes, get on trend with a gender reveal cake. I’m obsessed! Here are my picks for some of the best designs from bakeries across the country.
“What the Duck Is It?” Designed by Tammy Guadagnoli at Faithfully Cakes.
Game On: Pink vs Blue. Designed by Tammy Guadagnoli at Faithfully Cakes.
Nursery Rhymes. Designed by Tammy Guadagnoli at Faithfully Cakes.
“What Will They Bee?” Designed by Rose Atwater at Rose Bakes.
Question Mark Cake Pops. Designed by Rose Atwater at Rose Bakes.
A Pretty Package. Designed by Rose Atwater at Rose Bakes.
Rubber Ducky cupcakes. Designed by Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne at Georgetown Cupcake.
Pregnant Belly. Designed by Lauri Ditunno at Cake Alchemy.
A Spring Arrival. Designed by Lauri Ditunno at Cake Alchemy.
All Things Baby. Designed by Candace Nelson at Sprinkles Cupcakes.
He? She? Open & See. Designed by Pam Hembree at Batter and Buttercream Custom Cakes.
Swirls. Designed by Magnolia Bakery.
“It’s a ?” Designed by Kim Claisse Tolson at Love At First Bite Cakes.
Back to Nature. Designed by Shawna McGreevy at McGreevy Cakes.
Precious Present. Designed by Shawna McGreevy at McGreevy Cakes.
Tell us: Are you planning on having a gender reveal cake at your shower? Could you keep your baby’s sex a secret that long without blowing the news? Leave your comments below.
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