My First Pregnancy: The Gender Reveal

Hello Beauties,

Last Friday was the most amazing day of 2017 thus far. Not only did it mark my 12th year couple anniversary with Jan, but it was also the release date of Jan’s album “With You.” For more information on my hubby’s album and more you can visit his site here. These two milestones were huge for us, but the one that brought the most excitement was our baby gender reveal celebration, which is what today’s post is all about. As any mom would agree, I’m just happy knowing that my baby is growing strong and healthy. But like everyone else… I’m just as excited to know what’s baking in the oven!

The Big Reveal

Pregnancy Gender Reveal



We first shared the news with a mini gender reveal party with our parents, siblings, nieces, and nephews. Before revealing the news we had everyone pick between stashes or lashes, and we went through a series of wives tales to try to convince people to switch teams. Of course everyone held their ground… not one person budged! Funny enough, more than half the party was on team lashes! So you can only imagine all of the surprised faces once the news revealed otherwise. In the end everyone is still over the moon excited. As my sister in law put it, “a baby’s a baby, no matter the gender.” We’re all happy to have a new member of the family and are anxiously awaiting the day we get to meet my little boy.

That same night Jan posted the below video to Facebook to share with the rest of our family and friends. Since Jan is really the creative one in our relationship I’m sure no one would believe that I came up with this cool idea! I really did ya’ll!! The same yellow rose I shared on my Instagram the night before is the same rose we used in this video. I figured how simple and cute would it be if the yellow rose turned blue! All my brain power right there, but all Jan’s doing on the delivery. Hahah. #teamwork


Why Find Out the Gender?

Because why not!? I was already antsy waiting for the 20th week to roll around… I don’t think I would’ve been able to wait the entire 40 weeks to be surprised. I like that I now have a better understanding of what to expect before my baby arrives. So I have time to plan a more gender specific wardrobe, nursery, etc. Don’t get me wrong, it’s fine to go with neutral in the beginning, and I’m sure it would pose a fun creative challenge. I personally prefer having the option to be more gender specific because it provides you with more options. At least with knowing the gender you can still incorporate neutrals while having a pop of gender specific items around to make it seem more complete and intentional.

Questions of the Day?

For you mothers out there, did you find out the gender of your baby? If not, why not and how surprised were you on the day of delivery? If you’re like me and you did find out, how did you reveal the news to your loved ones?

xoxo Jamela

“I’m in love with a human I haven’t met yet.”

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