It was a very big challenge to hold the secret for a few days, as we wanted to share with our family and friends but didn't have an opportunity until the weekend.
Our first reveal was to our coworkers. Tyler did not have a special reveal at IP. My department was, on the otherhand, lucky to get some delicious dark chocolate and Andies mint icing cupcakes filled with pink icing to reveal the gender. Prior to digging in, my coworkers had to select "Team Pink" or "Team Blue." The results? Five picked pink and 13 selected blue. In addition, 3 other employees in an ancillary department all picked blue. As it turns out, only 5 were right but all got to enjoy a tasty treat.
Our big reveal was on Saturday, the 9th. We also had the same cupcakes for this day. We were fortunate to have many of our family member and some close friends to share the news. We had a total of 25 people in our den at one time for the reveal. The votes? The room was mostly split even with maybe a few more on the Team Pink side. All of our family on Tyler's side was banking on Team Pink, while my side was mostly Team Blue. My mom did not vote because she knew already because she had accompanied me to a consignment sale earlier in the week. Of note, my sister was 100% sure that it was a boy. I'll know to not let her pick any lotto tickets for me in the future. While the predictions are just games, everyone was very excited to find out that baby Abigail is doing great.
In addition to the gender reveal, my family had a surprise birthday celebration for my dad. He turned 60 on February 10th. We sang happy birthday and had some yummy ice-cream cake. I can't think of a better way to celebrate!