The Wee Baby Jones: Boy or Girl?

6 Aug

This past Thursday, we had our first ultrasound appointment. We were so excited to find out whether we were having a boy or a girl, but we decided that we’d wait until after the appointment to find out. We wanted to make it fun, with a little bit of “Jones” tradition thrown in. Silly string was our method of choice — I don’t think I’ve been to any Jones holiday celebrations where there wasn’t a gigantic silly string fight, and they just seem to get crazier as the years go by.

We had the radiologist write the gender on an envelope and seal it, then we gave it to Caleb’s sister-in-law and brothers. I bought five blue and five pink bottles of silly string and had them all in a box, ready to go. With our backs turned, they opened the envelope  and gave us the corresponding silly string, with the color-indicating caps removed. At the count of three, we shot it into the air to find out whether the Wee Baby Jones was going to be a boy or a girl!

You can watch the results in our video below, and they also took some lovely photos that I’m so happy to have.

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It’s a boy! We were thrilled, but also had to laugh because on both sides of Caleb’s family, there are tons of boys. While I know that his mom and grandma are looking forward to dressing up a little girl, it looks like they’ll have to wait a little while longer. Meanwhile, they’re going to have a lot of fun with another crazy Jones boy!

There are so many fun ways to do a “gender reveal” and find out whether you’re having a boy or a girl. Even though it took a little patience, I’m so glad we did this! We loved being able to celebrate with family, as well as get loud and excited without worrying about making too much noise. Plus, who doesn’t love an excuse to play with silly string?

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7 Responses to “The Wee Baby Jones: Boy or Girl?”

  1. Cecilia Mitchell Miller 06. Aug, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    Squeeeeee! What a GREAT way to do The Big Reveal! :-)

    Congratulations, Caleb and Crystal. Boys are so much fun. ♥

  2. Laura Brock 17. Aug, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    Beautiful! Congratulations ~

  3. Lauren 21. Aug, 2012 at 4:32 pm #

    Its definitely the year for boys I hear. Congratulations you two, cherish all these beautiful precious moments. What an amazing journey ahead of you! Whohoo!
    All our love, Matt and Lauren

  4. Nicole 09. Apr, 2013 at 10:43 am #

    We loved your gender reveal and are featuring in our piece on Hosting a Gender Reveal Party! Will share soon :) Congrats

  5. Emily 22. Sep, 2014 at 5:38 pm #

    Beautiful reveal! Where did you all order the silly string from? I need all one color in bulk…any help would be appreciated =)

  6. Miss Jones 22. Sep, 2014 at 5:45 pm #

    Thanks Emily! I actually just went to a few different dollar stores until I found one that had the pink and blue. I took everything they had on the shelves (which really wasn’t much — I think we only had three bottles of each)!

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  1. August Update - toWales - 22. Aug, 2012

    [...] It’s hard to believe we’re in the last month of summer! July has passed in the blink of an eye and we’ve been blessed with the opportunity to speak and lead worship at a number of different churches. We’ve also enjoyed spending time with our friends and family as we draw closer to when we’ll be on another continent. We’ll admit it hasn’t quite sunk in, but before we know it, we will be on a plane to Wales! The busy month of August included us finding out that not only is the Wee Baby Jones healthy — HE is a boy! We made a fun video to share how we found out. [...]

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