Well it’s certainly been awhile. Sorry for that….We kept hoping to have something exciting to talk to y’all about but we got nothin’. The weather in England, although famous for being wet and windy, has been ridiculously wet and windy since we’ve returned from sunny Texas.
We do have some exciting news. We finally know the sex of our baby, who is playfully been called “Spud” since the week that baby was the size of a… potato. We had a gender reveal party to share our news with a small group of friends. Not that we need a reason to have a party but this was a great one!
For those of you who are unaware of the concept, a “gender reveal” party is simply a party that the parents share the gender of their upcoming arrival. It was a Pinterst explosion a few years ago and we brought it to the UK!
Our theme was “Top Hat or Tiara?”
We had people guess if they thought our baby was a boy or a girl by writing their names on a sign (or a large mirror, in our case). Preliminarily, we had asked people to dress in pink or blue. In order to help our British friends and fellow expats with their votes on baby’s gender, I provided responses of pregnancy symptoms for a few Old Wives Tales, ok it was 14; but I thought it might help.
Old Wives say…
Chinese Gender Chart: Boy
Mayan Gender Chart: Girl
Heart Rate above 140: Above/Girl
Feet Temperature: High/Girl
Carrying the Baby High or Low: Low/Boy
Hands feel Dryer: Yes/Boy
Libby’s Cravings: Sweet/Girl
Is Libby Moodier (Derek’s response): No/Boy
Sleeping on Left or Right: Right/Girl
Morning Sickness: Yes/Girl
Libby’s skin worse than before baby: Yes/Girl
The one you’ve all been waiting for! Libby’s leg hair growth: Slow/Girl
Derek’s Family history for First born:
Mom = Boy
Maternal Grandmother = Boy
Paternal Grandmother = Boy
Libby’s family history for first born:
Maternal Grandmother: Girl
Paternal Grandmother: Boy
Can you guess what it is yet? Clear as mud isn’t it? Are you so excited? Well, here it is without further ado!!!