The BIG Reveal!!

Oh the past two days have been soooo fun!

My husband and I took our kids on Thursday to my 16 week gender sonogram.  I found a lady in Arlington, TX that I LOVE who does gender sonos at 16 weeks with 100% accuracy.  For those of you that are super patient like myself, this is a great deal!!  Her business is Ultraview Imaging and she is precious.  For those of you local gals that are pregnant, you need to check her out!

Ashley revealed baby T to us last year using cupcakes.  You can see her post HERE.  My kids loved it!  It was the best time!!  They have asked since the beginning of this pregnancy if we could do the same.  That brings us here.

My aunt Lolly offered to make the cupcakes.  I had perfect intentions of doing this myself but when offered I quickly said YES PLEASE!

We had the sonogram lady tell us the gender without letting the kids know.  They were going to be surprised with the cupcakes.  This was actually easier than we thought it would be because 3 of my 4 children weren’t totally tuned in during the sono 🙂 I cried a bit and we were done.  I texted Lolly with the results so she could get to working on the goods.

That was Thursday afternoon.  I then had 1,578,749 calls from my 3 sisters begging me to cave and tell early.  I stood my ground!  The party was planned for today at 4.

We had so much fun!  They decided to let my 3 oldest kiddos bite into the cupcakes first.  Lolly recorded the whole thing on her Flip camera and you can see the video HERE!  Be prepared… Big, loud family… That’s us!

It was a blast!  My husband and I are so excited and the kids are too!  Her cupcakes were the bomb and keeping them a secret for only 24 hours was the funniest part.

Oh… And for those of you that decided not to check out the video… Here is a quick shot of the cupcakes 🙂



Yep… That’s blue icing!  That puts our score Girls 3 Boys 2… Love.


  1. kristy.lynn on June 11, 2011 at 2:28 am

    SO FUN! i love it! i love everyones reactions! i always wished with mine i did something more creative.. maybe if there is a third we’ll have to make it a little more suspensful! thanks for sharing! found you via tt&jello!

  2. ChelseaSalomone on June 9, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Congrats!!! Are you from Arlington? I have been reading your blog for a while- I grew up in Arlington (live in Keller now)- had no idea you were in this area!!!

  3. Stephanie on May 31, 2011 at 3:34 am

    Aww! Congrats! So happy for you! What an awesome idea with the cupcakes! I love it!! 🙂

  4. Katie on May 30, 2011 at 4:01 am

    Okay, just went back to watch the video. Is it sad that I cried for you, even though I already knew it was a boy?! LOL Must be my preggo hormones, too!

  5. Katie on May 30, 2011 at 3:57 am

    Congrats!!!! And oh my gosh, what a super fun way to spill the beans!!

  6. b's mommy on May 29, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Oh BoY!! Congratulations! The video brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing your personal family moment. Priceless & precious .

  7. Chris on May 28, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    How very wonderful.
    The cup cake idea is great.
    Thank you for letting us share in your joy.

  8. Brianne on May 28, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    What a cute idea girls, and congrats! I also loved how excited everyone was, it was a very sweet moment to share with all of us.

  9. Jamie on May 28, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    That looked like such a fun reveal!!! Congratulations!!!!

  10. kzieglerdesign on May 28, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    that’s amazing! i loved the kids reactions in the video. congrats! 😀

  11. Denissa on May 28, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    How fun!! I LOVE that reveal,so cute! 🙂 Congrats!! Love how all the family was so excited and involved, what a blessing..

  12. Amy @ Positively Splendid on May 28, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Congratulations!! I am so thrilled for y’all to be having another little boy! Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, girls. 🙂

  13. Sarah @ The Birds Papaya on May 28, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    WAHOO!!! Could that be any more exciting?!?! Love that you have an almost even ratio of boys to girls! Is it wrong that I’m just REALLY excited to see what you do with the nursery?! hee hee! Lets hear it for the BOYS!

  14. Amanda on May 28, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Congratulations! The cupcakes are such a lovely way to let the kiddies know they will be getting a new brother! Enjoy a wonderful weekend!

  15. Jan on May 28, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Congrats! Boys. I love ’em!

  16. Christina @ Christina's Adventures on May 28, 2011 at 12:16 pm


  17. Lolly on May 28, 2011 at 11:19 am

    What a blast!!! So excited to have another little boy in the family. Hoping we can keep it going one more time for Jennifer. I love our crazy family. I have watched the video about 10 times. I even went back and watched Ashley’s video again. So much LOVE and FUN in our family!!!

  18. Brittany Glenn on May 28, 2011 at 8:33 am

    Congratulations! That was such a cute way to do it too. Maybe with our next. But I think it’s a little early for us to think about that right now with a almost 3 month old.

  19. vicki on May 28, 2011 at 6:30 am

    Congratulations! That’s a great way to involve the kids.

  20. Telisha on May 28, 2011 at 5:31 am

    Congratulations! Have a great day!

  21. [email protected] on May 28, 2011 at 4:31 am

    How exciting! Congrats! What a cute idea. Your family is so fun!

  22. Sherry @ Country Wings in Phoenix on May 28, 2011 at 4:19 am

    Oh Sweetie…
    Congratulations. I am so thrilled for you all. I loved the video, it
    is priceless. The sonograms today are so wonderful for you
    gals, they didn’t even do an ultrasound 35 years ago unless
    they suspected a problem with the baby. I never knew until the
    kids were born. I love it that you all can find out ahead of time.
    How wonderful.

    Have a wonderful weekend my friend, and congratulations on
    your little Boy to be. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  23. Janelle on May 28, 2011 at 4:01 am

    I loved getting to be part of this!!! Can’t wait to buy more blue!!

  24. Marilyn on May 28, 2011 at 3:27 am

    that was the coolest thing(Video) . never heard of doing this. Congratulations!

  25. Amber on May 28, 2011 at 3:20 am

    So excited for y’all!!! I totally cried when I saw the video (even though I knew the answer from FB) But I love that you have a big family, and that these things are all done together! 🙂 I am an only child so that makes me happy! 🙂

    • Shanty2Chic on May 28, 2011 at 3:23 am

      That’s awesome Amber! Thanks so much 🙂

  26. Patty on May 28, 2011 at 3:13 am

    Congratulations on the baby-boy-to be, and a wonderful way to share the news! I chuckled at Mary’s comment about evening out the boys – surely your husband is thrilled at getting a little more testosterone in the house too 🙂


    • Shanty2Chic on May 28, 2011 at 3:25 am

      Yes Patty! That is an understatement :-)!!

  27. Mary @ Redo 101 on May 28, 2011 at 3:09 am

    Congratulations! So glad your son will have a brother to even things out a bit!

  28. Nadine in Nevada on May 28, 2011 at 3:00 am

    That is so exciting! Congratulations! I’ve seen the cupcake thing and told my daughter that when her time comes (she’s not even married yet but I’m planning ahead) that’s how we should tell people. 😀

  29. [email protected] on May 28, 2011 at 2:59 am

    Congrats on the baby boy!! I love this idea. If we ever have another one we will be doing this as well. I have two boys and they are great! Boys rock!!

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