What is the best way to announce to your friends and family that you’re having a baby? I had a really hard time with the big reveal. I’m an introverted type when it comes to telling people news about myself in person, so I decided that after telling close family about my pregnancy in person, I would use Facebook to do the announcing at 12 weeks to tell everyone else the good news.
Pregnancy Announcement Photography
For my reveal, I kept it simple. I printed out a copy of my 11 week dating digital ultrasound photo on plain computer paper, increasing the contrast prior to printing to make the whites brighter and the blacks darker. I also made my own monthly calendar in Microsoft Word and used a pretty font for the month and year, printed it out, and marked the date with a heart. I framed the ultrasound photo, leaned my calendar in the corner of my light box, and added a little key and mint-coloured heart as prop. Very easy, very simple, and the framed ultrasound will be displayed in the baby room.
Gender Reveal Cupcake Photography – It’s a….
At 18 weeks, I had my gender scan, but baby was extremely uncooperative and didn’t let us see the gender nor get all the necessary measurements. I went back at 20 weeks, and finally, baby was cooperative and we found out the gender.
My mom baked me up a batch of cupcakes in anticipation: half blue, half pink. She didn’t know what the gender was when she made them. When I asked her what she thought the sex would be, she predicted boy based on the cupcake batter; more blue cupcake batter was unintentionally made than pink!
To hide the batter colour for the cupcake that would be used for the photo reveal, I added a second wrapper after baking so no one could peek.
The batter guess was correct!
For the photo reveal, I made a little sign to put in the cupcakes that said “it’s a boy!” using a Fiskars cutter and alphabet stencil set. I attached it to a tooth pick, and voila! The blue cupcake was photo-ready and ready for its closeup.
Gender Reveal Cake Photography
My mom also made a beautiful cake after we told her the baby was going to be a boy. I just love those rose swirl icing she made! We cut a slice into the cake and posed for a few photos to share with friends and family online.
P.S. The mint and grey baby gender neutral baby quilt I recently shared was made with my baby in mind! It was just too early to reveal the news.