It's a… (part one)

Pink & Blue Vanilla Cupcakes
Photo: Becky Colletti ConsumedbyCake on Flickr
Papa Chuck and I are off to Toronto today, we're heading home for the Thanksgiving long weekend here in Canada. I'm really excited about this trip because this Thanksgiving is going to be extra special. Yes, it will be special because I'll be able to consume more turkey than most at the dinner table (thank you little Beast), and special because I'll get to show my family my growing belly and hopefully have them feel a kick or two, but the really super extra specialness of this weekend is that we are going to find out the sex of our baby. I know—so exciting!!

Back in September when Papa Chuck and I went for our 20 week ultrasound, we asked the technician to write down the sex of the baby on a piece of paper and put it into an envelope for us. I took this sealed envelope home with me and promptly (after some holding it up to the light) addressed it to my sister and dropped it in the mailbox. Earlier in the week we had arranged a Thanksgiving gender reveal dessert with my sister. She was going to be the only person to know the baby's sex and then bake a cake where the inside would be either pink or blue. When we cut into the cake we would find out if we were having a boy or a girl. 

Isn't that a fun idea?! I saw it on one of my favourite blogs, A Cup of Jo. Here's the video that Joanna posted...

Of course, I'm very excited to share the news with all of you as well. Tune in next week for part two :)

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving to all you Canadians out there! I wish you lots of food, love and crisp walks outdoors.
xo Bess


  1. I love the idea of the cake, so sweet and funny!

    Have an amazing thanksgiving!

  2. What a sweet idea...and the video is very touching. Thank you for sharing--you seem just a *tad* excited to have a girl. ;)

  3. Those cupcakes are far more beautiful than the ones I made last night. I wish I had that decorating ability that Chels has. It's a girl. No she didn't tell me, thats just my guess. :)

  4. that is an awesome idea! what a fun idea to give yourself that surprise in such a special way. can't wait to hear the news!

  5. that.is.BRILLIANT!!!! I love it! and am totally excited for you, can't wait to hear all about it!!!

  6. Exciting!!! I can't imagine waiting, but it's fun to have your whole family experience the surprise with you.

  7. ooo! I love this idea!!! I can't wait to see what's inside that cake!!!!

  8. Oooh I absolutely love this!!! What a wonderful way to get the news. Sweet on top of sweet!! Love it Bess :) xoxo

  9. we did a gender reveal party... such a lovely way to share the news! congrats on your little blue bundle!


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