Thanks to Panorama Prenatal Test for sponsoring this post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
With social media today, couples are getting more and more creative with pregnancy and gender announcements! I think I see some new ones pop up every day in my news feed on Facebook. I guess we're just at that age where everyone is having babies. The newest one going viral though is the Best kept secret ever video. Have you see it yet? I love seeing everyone's reactions to it and can't imagine holding in such a secret!
I'm no good with secrets, but we decided to wait to find out if Charlie was a girl or boy until our baby shower. We were given the envelope at our 20 week screening and immediately passed it off to my mom. I wanted to peek so bad. Our baby shower was just 3 weeks before Charlie arrived. We decided we wanted to do a gender reveal with the baby shower cake. My mom took that little envelope to the bakery (still not peeking) and they made our cake blue or pink in the middle. The worst part? I had to go with my sister to pick it up to bring to the party! The torture! At the end of the party, we cut into our cake to find out who was growing in my gigantic belly!
It was great to be able to find out the gender of our first born with our closest friends and family there to celebrate with us. We had everyone choose a plate (pink or blue) to cast their vote. If you can't tell in the last picture, my blue cake is sitting on a pink plate. I was wrong. It happens occasionally. I think my mom and sister shared the news of a boy on Facebook before I was able to.
When we found out there was another one on the way, after all of our health issues, I wanted to know as much as I could immediately. After we were sure baby was safe inside, we announced with Charlie on Facebook.
And the day we found out Owen was a boy, we shared the news with our friends and family on Facebook again. I wanted to know immediately if it was a boy or a girl in there since we knew it would be our last. Being able to stock up on girly things and get rid of all the boy clothing we had been saving or knowing that I needed to sort through mounds and mounds of clothing is something I wanted to get a head start on.
There are so many great ways to announce your pregnancy or baby's gender! Check out this great infographic with 10 fun ways to share on social media!
With Charlie having a Congenital Heart Defect, we opted to find out as much as we could with Owen. We had a fetal echo-cardiogram and saw that his heart looked great. I'm all for finding out and being prepared for what our babies have in store for them.
I just found out you can get a head start on learning about your baby with Panorama Prenatal Screening! The Panorama Prenatal Screening is a non-invasive (just a simple blood draw) and highly accurate test that not only allows parents to find out baby's gender at 9 weeks, but also if baby is at risk for having Down syndrome or other chromosomal abnormalities. Panorama has the lowest false positive rate of any prenatal screening test for the commonly screened chromosomal abnormalities, trisomies 21, 18 and 13.
If you're interested in an early peek at baby's development, you can find a location where Panorama Screenings are offered.
Did you announce your pregnancy or baby's gender on social media in a fun or exciting way?