We have a new baby on the way, due at the end of December!
At the beginning of end of August, we found out whether our second tie-breaker is a boy or girl, and had a mini family Gender Reveal during our Sunday family brunch.
Baby Dodge number five is a BOY! Everyone was excited to see blue inside their reveal cupcakes, but they were, truth be told, more excited to play with their giant balloons.
We’ve never done a “reveal” party before! Our first three were surprises, we did not know gender until birth. With baby four, we found out, but told the children very simply, showing them the ultrasounds. With this new one, we have all been so excited to find out and begin calling the baby by it’s name, so my family humored me in putting together a mini party to let the kids find out together as a celebration! It was a blast, and brought us a lot of joy - I’d love to continue to do little reveals for our children if God sends more baby Dodges our way.
Sharing our simple family reveal:
pink and blue mylar balloons, the #5 was hidden in a trash bag from the siblings until after the cupcakes!
inexpensive gender reveal decor (team boy/girl glasses, colored paper straws, confetti)
cupcakes (we love Simple Mills grain-free box mixes, especially the chocolate!) with blue icing hidden in the middle
We’ve also shared baby’s name! He is John Henry Fulton, named primarily for Saint John the Evangelist, who’s feast day is also baby John Henry’s estimated due date! He’ll also be able to claim Saint John Henry Newman as a name saint, and will have the special connection of knowing Saint John Henry was canonized when he was 29 weeks old! My husband, Daniel, chose Fulton as the middle name, being drawn recently to the wonderful Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen. Baby John Henry’s pregnancy is flying by, and around Christmas, God willing, we will welcome him to our wild crew! If you think of us, please offer a Hail Mary for baby’s birth and our transition from family of six to family of seven. Deo Gratias!