Gender reveal – with a surprise twist

The news is in – and after an interesting gender reveal turn of events, we found out baby number three is a GIRL. She will be our third January baby girl, can you believe it? Okay first, why this news was SO shocking and our fun surprise twist.

Did you know you can find out the gender of your baby as early as 9 weeks? Yup, it’s true. Sneak Peek sent me this at-home blood test kit that you can take as early as 9 weeks; it detects chromosomes in your blood, so as a woman, if you have Y chromosomes in your blood, you’re having a boy. Pretty cool, and I never heard of this before – it was so simple because they mail the kit to you, provide detailed instructions (that you should REALLY follow), you send your sample back in, and get the results emailed to you – or someone else, if you want to be surprised.

As you may know, I have terrible sickness in my pregnancies – this one seems to be the worst one so far – so I was really looking forward to learning the gender early to have something fun and exciting to hold on to.

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Oh baby, we have an announcement

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I’ve been a little quieter on the blog and social media lately and for good reason – we are expecting baby number three in January! I’m officially 13 weeks now, and my due date is January 8 – my third January baby.

I’ll keep this brief but cover the basics.

Will you find out the gender? Heck yes – I’m a planner, and major rooms will be changing in my house, so I want to be able to know the gender to really plan specifically and get organized.

How are you feeling? Terrible – I ask everyone to refrain from asking me how I’m feeling only because the answer is always that I feel awful, and I feel like a huge complainer. When I start feeling better, don’t worry, I’ll be shouting it from the rooftops and let y’all know!

Any cravings? I don’t like to consider them cravings, but I have moments where something will sound good in that moment. At this point, I just have to go with whatever my stomach will allow me to have, whatever it is.

2 ingredient Moon Sand recipe for kids

This Moon Sand recipe for kids is a fun, easy DIY activity that lasts forever and kills childhood boredom. I actually never had Moon or Kinetic Sand growing up, but I remember being in awe of the commercials – a moldable sand that crumbles? Amazing. We often play with conventional Play Dough or our homemade 2 Ingredient Play Dough, but this is a refreshing alternative with loads of sensory activities to go along with it. Now, I can live out my childhood fantasy at home, with my kiddos.

You only need two simple ingredients (three if you’re opting for color sand), it only takes a few minutes to assemble, and stores perfectly in a Tupperware container.

Moon Sand ingredients

Flour

Oil (I used vegetable oil and will try Baby Oil for my next batch)

Optional: Crushed chalk or oil-based food coloring if you don’t want white sand

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