Monday, September 16, 2013
i had this gender reveal planned since our last gender reveal in 2011. the plan: jeff, evie and i go to our favorite too-expensive baby store (janie and jack) and choose a girls' outfit and a boys' outfit. we take the outfits to the register and hand the woman behind the counter an envelope with the baby's gender inside. we walk away, and the woman behind the counter gets to work wrapping up one outfit—the one that matches the gender written on the ultrasound photo in the envelope—in a perfect box, bow and all.
that night, we go to a nice dinner, order drinks (beer for jeff, faux-jito for me), toast to the baby-to-be, and unwrap our "gift" to reveal the gender.
the plan worked great! evie and i picked the girls' outfit, and jeff chose the boys'. he took his time selecting a collared shirt and puffy vest, size six months (a thanksgiving outfit, he decided). the woman behind the counter had done this quite a few times before, so she knew the drill. (i thought we were so original!)
boy, oh boy, were we excited (and a bit shocked) to see that little blue outfit! anyone have tips on raising a boy?!?