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.
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?