Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Sex Party


As most of you know by now, we are expecting our second child in June. But you may not know about this envelope, which has been burning a hole in our pockets for almost a month. Its contents? The baby's sex.
The thing is, we were never sure if we wanted to find out what we're having, so we told Alexis' doctor to put the answer in a sealed envelope. That way, we could take our time deciding whether to find out. But of course, having this envelope immediately turned the question from "If?" to "When?"...and "How?" So here's what we did:
This weekend, I took two king cake babies and tied a pink ribbon around one and a blue ribbon around the other. Then I took the babies and the envelope to a local bakery and told them to peek inside to find out the sex and then put the correct baby into a cake -- and seal the other baby in the envelope. Then we had our family over....for a sex party.
After pizza and wine -- and a lengthy discussion about the legitimacy of Olympic curling (for the record, I love any sport that allows this guy to be an Olympian) -- we had a very dramatic cutting of the cake...

The cake was nothing fancy...on the outside.

This was when we started getting nervous. But soon afterwards, we got our answer!
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(...spoiler alert...)
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IT'S A GIRL!!!

Kevin was the lucky one who found the baby--and it was pink! Good thing for him, that does not mean he's having the next baby.

Not that we don't trust Henri's Bakery, but we quickly checked the envelope to make sure no mistakes were made. Looks like they got it right! (Not pictured: reality sinking in.)

Exhibit A...


Suzi and Stacy had baby presents for both alternatives. Here is the first of what will be many, many, many pink items in our house. Obviously, we're thrilled. But after three years of raising a boy's boy, this will be a challenge. I wonder if she'll be as quick as Henry to read a zone blitz...?

5 comments:

Julie Spano said...

Love it! So excited for you guys. And I hear potty training girls is easier than for boys...at least, I'm hoping that's the case.

Alexis said...

I already considered that...with a smile on my face.

Workman said...

I am so excited for y'all! That is such a fun way to find out and experience the antipication with family and friends.

Jeff said...

Mazel Tov!!!! What a cool and fun way to find out. Glad Ava will have another little girl to play with.

The Little Chronicles said...

You'll have so much fun with a little girl...we do! Congrats!