Nugget is a Girl!!!

Well, if you follow along with me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you are aware by now that Nugget is, indeed, a baby girl! Here’s a video of us finding out.

Some have asked how we did this without knowing the gender. I have to give credit for the balloon pop idea to my sister-in-law, Lana, who found it on Pinterest.

I wanted to do something other than cake colored on the inside or balloons coming out of a box, not that there is anything wrong with that (I mean, when are balloons or cake not awesome?), but I have seen a lot of it in the last couple of years and wanted to try something else.

I asked the ultrasound tech to put the ultrasound picture of the gender into an envelope and seal it so we couldn’t peek.

Then, the day of the party, I went to Party City and brought the envelope with me. I picked out about 6 blue and 6 pink balloons, and asked them to blow those up and tie the pinks to one balloon weight and the blue ones to a different weight.

Then I found some blue and some pink crinkle paper in their store (the kind you use to stuff a present) in the baby shower aisle. I asked her to fill one of their HUGE latex balloons, in the darkest color they had in stock, with the correct color after I left and to blow it up and tie it to its own weight so it could be separated from the others.

Then, I went and paid for all the balloons and just ONE of the bags of crinkle paper, since she would only be using one. And I left.

I went back to pick it up later, and it seriously filled my entire minivan with balloons. I couldn’t have done this with my car. I was so paranoid the entire way home that that big green balloon was going to pop and that I would find out the gender, alone, in traffic on the way home.

Thankfully, that didn’t happen, and I managed to get all the balloons into the house, and the big balloon isolated in a room downstairs where we could close it off and no one would accidentally pop it before it was time.

Then I just set up the dining room for the party and enjoyed visiting with everyone while we waited for all of our family members to arrive.

They were all so sweet to come. Not one person who was there lives less than an hour away, but they still chose to make this party a part of their night and to share in our excitement. We are so blessed.

Here are some pictures of the dining room set up. We had nuggets from Chick-Fil-A (since we call her Nugget, this seemed fitting), chips and dip, fruit, Oreo pops decorated with pink and blue sprinkles, and sweet tea and lemonade.

We served the drinks in mason jars with paper straws that had pink or turquoise chevron stripes, and we had pink and blue “baby girl” and “baby boy” stickers for everyone to put on to show their guess. They were set out next to (non-gender revealing) ultrasounds of the baby.

After that, it was time to pop the balloon!

(Photo Credit- Lana McFarlin)

(Photo Credit- Lana McFarlin)

(Photo Credit- Lana McFarlin)

And then we got some pictures with everyone who came to help celebrate this new family member!

(Photo Credit- Lana McFarlin)

(Photo Credit – Whoever had Lana’s Camera, ha!)

We are so excited. Tom and I are still coming up with her name, but Jo has started to refer to her as “sista” and “sissy.” Pretty cute.

I am desperate to find a name because I feel like I will feel more connected to who this little person is and can plan for them more easily (nursery, etc.) when I can call them by name.

I’m somewhat obsessed, looking up names and meanings until one in the morning and trying them out with other names so I can have a first and middle. Then, of course, Tom and I must BOTH feel like it’s just right.

I’m having a hard time being patient because Tom is in no hurry. And, because we had Josey’s name picked out when I was 5 weeks pregnant, both loved it, and were set for a girl or a boy, this waiting and debating process is new and frustrating for me.

AND Tom keeps teasing me that he wants to keep her name a secret once we do decide, which I am definitely NOT wanting to do. I’m pretty sure that’s just retaliation for making him wait 4 days to find out the gender at the reveal party, haha.

I have NOT agreed to keep it a secret, but since we have no name picked out, we’ll see what happens when we do.

Whatever we call her, I hope she will know that her name wasn’t taken lightly and that she is very much wanted. We are so happy she is on the way!


4 thoughts on “Nugget is a Girl!!!”

  1. Yay!!! So glad that y’all caught it on video! What a cute idea! I think I need an oreo pop… like right now. 🙂 Is it Sarah’s recipe for the oreo truffles on a stick? Or is it something different? So happy for “sissy”!

    1. Yes, it’s one package of oreos, one package of cream cheese, and I used white candy coating. MMMM. =) Thanks to Sarah for that recipe!

      And thank you! We had fun; it’s pretty obvious in the video how excited we all were!

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