Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Cakes Are Cooling...

The cakes are cooling and the icing is tinted. Everything is ready for our Gender Reveal Party! As a lot of you guessed, we are going to have the icing tinted in the middle of the cake either blue or pink.
This is how it will work.....the ultrasound technician will right the gender down and put it in an envelope so Cody and I will not even know what we are having. Since my appointment is so late in the day we couldn't have a bakery do this for us so I made the cakes and Katie's mom (who will be in town) will put the right color of icing in the middle of the cake and then ice the outside with white. So the only person who will know what we are having will be Katie's mom. :) Our family and some friends are coming over to our house that night to grill out and then for dessert we will cut into the cake and all find out together if we are having a boy or a girl. The suspense is already killing me!! I know it will be so fun and so worth it though. If you think about us around 3:30 Wednesday afternoon, say a little prayer that the baby cooperates and the technician sees everything she needs to see. :) I'll update this post late Wednesday night with what we are having and share all the details and pictures from the party next week. This Friday I will be hosting an awesome giveaway that you do not want to miss!

85 comments:

Macchio Family said...

SO clever... I've never heard of this idea before and it's brilliant! Can't wait for the post you'll have for the rest of us to find out... enjoy every moment... the time goes by SO fast...!!! ~ kim

aubrey said...

Wow! I wish I could come to your party! haha...what a cute idea!!! So much to look foward to for you guys! Hope your pregnancy is going well. Praying for a healthy baby for you guys!

Genie Marie said...

What a great idea for the big reveal! I am so excited for you...will be praying that everything goes well tomorrow...enjoy the party!

Brittany said...

This is such a great idea! My SIL did something similar, but kept it a secret until the weekend for her gender reveal party! I could never do such a thing! But, it's awesome that you are finding out earlier than I did. My Dr. and everyone else refused to tell me until 20 weeks!

And, I am glad you know that those are PJ's (the pic of Rhett) because EVERYONE keeps telling me what a cute COSTUME it is! LOL!

I didn't realize they were glow in the dark until this morning when I went to wake him up!

Auntie D said...

What an awesome way to find out the sex of your baby!! I can't wait to read what you are having!! Enjoy your party! :)

greenesx6 said...

That is the cutest idea! What a great family you have. I'll be thinking of you two tomorrow.
Lisa

Paige said...

So much fun! What a great idea and such a fun way to find out what you are having. Can't wait to hear!

The Photo Goo said...

That is the cutest idea! I'll make Ryan text Cody so we can know asap!

Amber B. said...

That is such a wonderful idea!! How fun! Enjoy the party!!

TCKK said...

What a fun idea. I hope baby cooperates!

Life with my sweeties said...
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Life with my sweeties said...

What a great idea!!! But I really don't know how you will stand it!!! Praying for a healthy baby!!!

Girly Stuff said...

Very cool way to find out. You can't just can't beat a good piece of cake.

Sandra said...

Oh how exciting, Shannon! I bet you are anxious to find out. I always had to "know" what we were going to have. :) I look forward to reading your post soon.
Blessings,
Sandra

Nikki said...

Oh fun! I can't wait to hear.

The Browns said...

That sounds like so much fun! I know that God gives you whatever you are meant to have. You are going to be an awesome mommy! Praying for you :)
Bon

mrs boo radley said...

Awesome! I am so excited that you are doing this!

3LittleByrds said...

I love this idea. I seen it a couple of months back with the Duggars son and wife on tv where they announced it by cutting the cake on tv. Thought the idea was neat. I can't wait to find out what your having. Such a exciting time.

hi-d said...

Oh, I can't wait! God Bless You! You will be a great Mommy!

'The H Family' said...

i cannot believe the big day is already here....and how am i going to find out?!?! can the u/s tech call me first!?!? i am dying to know!!! :)

Amber said...

I heard of this idea once before and thought it was so cute! I bet you are chompin' at the bit to find out! I know I would be. I think if I was hosting the BBQ, we'd be having dessert first. ;)

Melanieshea said...

I am SOOOO excited for you!!!!!! I will be praying for yall!!!!! LOVE the idea to! I've never heard of that! Can't wait!

Rennae said...

Good luck, how very exciting!

Jeni said...

PARTY!!! I am guessing blue but I will be back to see. Have fun today and I will be thinking about you at 3:30.

Cari said...

I am so, so happy and excited for you Shannon! The suspense is killing me! What a fun and unique way to find out! I can't wait!!!!

xoxo,

Cari

Angie said...

How fun!!! Good luck today, I will be thinking of you and your family!!

Christina said...

Cute idea! Can't wait for the big reveal!

We found out yesterday we are having a boy! :)

The Chubby Dove said...

So excited for you! Can't wait to find out either!
When I was pregnant, one of my nurses told me to drink a glass of oj before my sonogram. That way, my little person would be be-boppin all over the place.
It worked...he was movin and groovin!
Have fun!

Fabiola said...

You are so brave. I don't have this kinds of strength.

I am sending a lot good thoughts and prayers for you three.

Fabiola

Donna said...

This is such a great idea! Will say a prayer for you...hope the appointment goes really well! I can't wait to check back here tonight!

duchess said...

So fun! I can't wait to find out and I'm not even involved.

On a side note - my friend, who's expecting twins, headed to the hospital this morning when her water broke. She's having a boy & a girl - all these babies....so exciting.

Sarah said...

Will definitely be thinking of you this afternoon. Can't wait for you to take a bite of cake!

Tricia Anne said...

What a special way to reveal your little one! :o) I am looking so forward to seeing the results! :o)
Will pray for you today.
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Vanessa said...

Hi Shannon! I'm so excited for you!! I wish you all have a great time on your gender reveal party! I'm sure it will be great! Blessings, Vanessa

Jeff and Kim said...

How exciting!!! Be sure to take everything in, it goes by so fast... We'll be looking forward to your next post:)

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

I've never heard of doing this before! What a wonderful way to find out. But I would be wanting to dive into that cake ASAP if I were you :). Congratulations.

susie harris said...

I think this is the cutest idea ever! I am so exicited and wish I was having cake with yall hehe! That will be one piece of cake I hate to miss out on. Please take plenty of pictures so we wont miss a thing. As far as a boy or girl, I have both and could not pick a favorite. They are both so different to raise but so special in every way! I will say a little prayer that all goes well and the bebe' will share the secret...hehe. Have fun!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

What a great idea! Seriously creative!!! I can't wait to hear the gender of this little munchkin...so exciting!!

Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

This is such a terrific idea!! I can't wait to find out, the excitement is almost too much. : )

Natalie said...

What a great idea, I love that you and your hubby will find out at the same time as all of your friends and family! Sounds super fun...can't wait to hear what you are having!

Leah said...

This is so exciting! I was tearing up just thinking about the emotions you must feel today :) Anxious to hear your news...

Jennifer said...

I saw Cody last night and I told him that y'all had to email or post as soon as your party was over! :) I can't wait to find out!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I want to have another baby just to do this!!!
What a great idea!!!
You will tell us, right??!!

Jennifer said...

What an awesome idea!!! HOpe you have a blast celebrating and I can't wait to find out the exciting news! (o:

Katy and Ross said...

I just found your blog and it's adorable! Congratulations on the baby :) I can't wait to find out what you're having!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

This is a super super cute idea. I've never heard of something like this! Good luck - have fun.

Lauren said...

Yea! Can't wait for y'all to find out! Such willpower to wait til that night!

Jenna said...

Oh that is such a wonderful idea! I can't wait to see what you are having!

AdoptedbyGrace said...

How fun and creative. So exciting. Can't wait to hear. Blessing over each of you.

Jules said...

What a fun idea!!! I've heard of the cakes before, but not of the parents not knowing the gender yet. How clever and exciting!! I hope everything goes smoothly :)

Nicoleigh said...

What a fun idea! This is something that is new to me. I might have to suggest it to a few of my friends!

Darlene said...

What a FUN idea and I am so excited to hear what you will be having!!!! I am just so thrilled for you. And, the excitement builds..............

Southern Fried Gal said...

Fun idea - can't wait!

Betsy said...

Fabulous idea. You all will have so much FUN!

Cassie said...

I'm so excited for you guys! That idea for gender reveal is so cleaver, I just love it. I'm sure you and your guests will have a great time with it.

I think it's going to be a girl! :)

The Rubys said...

what a fun idea! I love it and I can't wait to read your updated post!! have fun and tell your family hi!!! xoxo

Sunny said...

Shannon, what a fun idea! I haven't seen this done before, but it will be great to get to find out WITH everyone you love surrounding you. How awesome. So excited for you guys...as of my posting this, looks like you've got 5 hours to go before your ultrasound, so come on Lil' Davis baby, cooperate for your mama and daddy!

Burtons Blessings said...

How Cute! I can't wait to hear!

Harris Family said...

Oh my goodness....what a fun idea!!! I can't wait to find out. I just said a prayer today and I will pray again this afternoon!

Cindy said...

Fun! What an exciting day for you all!!

Erin said...

Shannon, I am so happy for you and Cody. Good luck today!

Gail said...

Love this idea- how fun!! I am sure you are all so excited!

God bless!

Danielle said...

I love this idea! You will remember this day forever...such a fun exciting time in your pregnancy! Lots of good wishes being sent your way from rainy Georgia! :)

joelandbecca said...

That is such a cute way to find out! I hope and pray all is healthy and you are well! Have fun!

Katie said...

YEA!!! Can't wait! Waiting oh-so anxiously...........

Emily said...

THAT is the BEST idea EVER!! How wonderful! I am praying in JESUS name that your baby is healthy and cooperates wonderfully! So exciting!!!

Suzanne said...

Hey Shannon!
Okay...I thought for sure when I pulled up this post today it would have in big bold letters WE'RE HAVING A... I guess I will have to wait a little longer!
Love the cake idea! I saw them do that on the Today show for the Duggar grandchild. What a neat idea!!
Can't wait to hear!!
God Bless!
Suzanne

Katie said...

Ugh, it's only 4:42....this is the longest wait ever..... ;o) hehe

Jenny said...

I have thought about you ALL DAY! Crazy coming from someone who doesn't even know you, right? I'm so jealous b/c I still have to wait two weeks and I think we're due a day apart. Anywhoo, I've heard of 8 boys for mamas due this upcoming Feb / March and NO girls! I voted girl for you and I'm sure *secretly* hoping for a girl here too!!! Can't wait to hear your news!

Alex and Jill said...

I'm so stinkin' excited!!!!!!!!!

Hilary said...

Anxiously awaiting. Prayers for a healthy baby either way!

Nora said...

That is such a cute idea. Our friends did something similar. It was so special to share that moment with them. Hope all goes well!

Cari said...

So excited!!! Can't wait to hear/read about it all!

Janis said...

So fun! I'm so excited for you! Can't wait to see what you are having. I guessed a boy!

Kari Beth said...

I am so excited for you guys! By now, you know what you are having...I can't wait to hear the news!!!!

Janelle said...

that is a FANTASTIC idea! i'm gonna remember that one! :)

Susie from Bienvenue said...

You know I will be checking back about a gazillion times...ha!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

ps...I guess boy~

Shannon said...

Oh I just love this ideas! I can't wait until your next post :)

Karen said...

Wow Shannon, I really admire your patience!!!!! I can't wait to hear what you are having, have a great time at your party!!!

Karen

PS - I voted girl!!!

Katy said...

excitedly waiting to hear the news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

what a neat idea you guys are doing...awesome!!

Brittany said...

I keep checking back and back and back! Can't wait to hear!

ty said...

that is SUCH a cute idea!!!

Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

Congratulations to YOU all. I adore my boys.

Lori said...

A gender revealing party and the cake...what a great idea! I'm not having anymore children, but I will have to keep that in mind for friends and family.