Blogmusings on stationery
balloon gender reveal
i just had to share this with you; i think it’s so cool. my friend jen who has the amazing house (and amazing talent as an interior designer), throws amazing parties and is just all-around amazing, is pregnant with her second child. she did not find out the gender with her first pregnancy, and i have to admit i was a little peeved when she decided to do that. i didn’t know anyone who chose to not know back then, and what the heck was i going to get her for a baby gift anyway?! (she was one of my first friends to have a baby, if it isn’t obvious. now i know: go off the registry for the shower gift and save the fun outfit or whatever for after it’s born.) but i cannot tell you what anticipation i was writhing with when she finally went into labor with carson… i mean i was waiting by the phone like a 6th grade girl without a date to the spring fling. i enjoyed the anticipation and reward so much that we didn’t find out with either of our babies.
anyhow, they decided to change things up this time and it was a great way to involve carson in all the fun! jen had her doctor’s office write down the gender, put it into an envelope, and she took said envelope to a store that blows up balloons. jen, help – where do you go for that? hallmark? are those even around anymore? when i worked at the athens, georgia hallmark in 2000 we blew up balloons :) she left the envelope with them and told them to blow up either pink or blue balloons and put them in a sealed box…then got gussied up with her adorable family, took a friend to photograph, and unwrapped the box.
first, could they be any cuter. jen doesn’t even look pregnant (b&$#*).