Last week we did such a fun gender reveal paint fight to find out if we are going to be welcoming a little girl or boy to our family in a few short months. We are so very excited to announce that….
IT’S A GIRL!
All photography by the fabulous Nakalan McKay Photography.
I knew from before we even got pregnant that I didn’t want just some stranger ultrasound tech to tell us what our little one was but we wanted to do something special. I love having important events in our life be documented in some way (because I have the memory of a goldfish!) and so I started perusing Pinterest for some fun ideas.
When I told my dear friend, Nakalan, about our idea to do a paint fight where she would hand us either pink or blue paint, she was all for it!! On the day of our 20 week ultrasound we both took the day off work and drove straight to meet her at a secluded park on the outskirts of town right after our appointment with envelope in hand.
It was all we could do to not open that darn envelope on our 30 minute drive to the park.
During the ultrasound, I asked the tech how confident he was about the gender. His response? “100% sure!” Both our first thoughts was either he’s really cocky or it has to be a boy because how else would he know 100%. My gut told me it was a boy and with the tech saying that he was 100% certain, I thought for sure it had to be a boy.
But boy were we wrong!
When it finally came time to throw paint at each other, let’s just say there was let’s of squealing and screaming and shocked faces when pink paint came flying out. Pretty sure both our jaws dropped! We couldn’t stop laughing because we both so thought, without a doubt, it was a little boy. I kept asking our photographer if she was sure she read the paper right so she finally got out the paper to show us and indeed…..GIRL circled with three exclamation points!!!
I am so glad that we have these photographs to document this exciting moment in our life! You can see the utter shock and pure excitement written all over our faces in these pictures.
And before someone gets worried about our clothes, I had bought washable, non-toxic craft paint from Michael’s with the hopes it would come out of our clothes. Just to be safe though, I went to Goodwill looking for our outfits in case they didn’t pull through. And it’s a good thing I did. After washing our clothes twice you could still see major pink paint stains on our all-white clothes. So if you plan on ever doing a paint fight, heads up that in large quantities, the washable paint won’t necessarily come out of your clothes. But boy was it so worth it!
Our sweet little girl already has a closet filled with froofy dresses and lots of pink and we are so excited to start working on her nursery. When I was talking with a lady at work today I said this is going to be one spoiled little girl….and she reminded me, not spoiled….just loved! And she was so right! This girl is loved so much already by so many people and I can’t wait to hold her in my arms in 4 months.
And here’s a little sneak peek at our gender reveal party from Sunday when we shared the news with some of our closest family and friends. I can’t wait to share with you all the details from our party!
You can read all about our gender reveal party here and how we revealed it was a girl to our family and friends.
7 thoughts on “Gender Reveal Paint Fight! It’s a….”
Yay!!!! A huge congratulations! You’re the only one I know having a girl this fall so you’re even more extra special! :-)
Thanks Susannah! We’re super excited!! :)
This is ADORABLE! We did a gender reveal as well, and it was such an exciting and happy time. It was SO HARD to not look in the envelope. We bought one boy and one girl outfit and had my husband’s co-worker wrap whichever outfit that matched the gender. Those few days of waiting until the reveal felt like months! Little girls are the best!! So happy for you, it’s truly an amazing journey!
Thanks!! I can’t believe you waited a few days before the reveal! We only had to wait an hour and that was killer!
We are hoping to use the paint fight idea too. Can you tell me where you got the squirt bottles you used? I’ve been looking all over for solid white squirt bottles and I can only find clear. :/
I actually just bought regular pink and blue craft paint and then spray painted the bottles white. I also couldn’t find any. Good luck!! :)
Thank you! I had actually been looking up how to spray paint plastic bottles Etc. Yesterday. Lol!! Do you know what spray paint you used? And it stayed on just fine? Thanks again!!:)
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