We decided to find out what we’re having this time around, but when it came time to do the gender reveal I was stumped. I didn’t want to do any of the usual pink-or-blue stuff, since I’m adamantly against reinforcing the idea that pink is for girls and blue is for boys (yes, even in utero, gender stereotypes bug me).
I’ve been hollowing out eggs for Easter projects since I was in grade school, so when I stumbled across an idea for a gender reveal that used confetti eggs I knew could easily tweak it for my purposes.
A Gender Reveal That Doesn’t Stereotype
This gender reveal project looks tedious, but it’s really, really simple. Hollow out an egg by vigorously shaking it to burst the yolk inside. Use a thumb tack and skewer to gently open a hole in the bottom of the egg and shake the contents out into a sink. The skewer can help break the yolk up if it’s stubborn. I usually drip in a small amount of dish soap and run hot water into the egg hole to help clean it out. Leave it hole-side-down on a dish rack to completely empty and dry for 24 hours.
Cut a small strip of paper, write your gender reveal on it, then roll it up and insert it into the hole in the bottom of the egg. You can make a few to pass out to relatives and see their surprise! This would be especially fitting for a springtime gender reveal.
So for us, it IS indeed another boy! We got to do the gender reveal early with a quick trip to a local 4D ultrasound shop, which was inexpensive and easy with a large room for our two toddlers to play around in and watch the screen while their sibling’s sex was unveiled. While I did think it would be fun to have the experience of raising a little girl, I’m a bit relieved because with two boys already under my wing, I feel confident that I know what I’m doing with this third one. Plus, I can cram all the boys in one room at least through elementary school, whereas a girl probably would have warranted her own space by 5 or 6 years old for developmental reasons.
Mama’s not giving up her office anytime soon!
What’s the best gender reveal you’ve ever seen?