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7 Apr

we’re having a….

it’s time to share with you all the gender of our baby!!!

I have to say, I’m loving pregnancy, it’s a really joyous, magical time. there’s so much to celebrate, so much to look forward to, so much to share with loved ones. especially today, now with all of you, I’m sharing the story of how we found out the gender of our baby!

I was born on April Fool’s Day. the only April Fool’s joke my family has ever played on me (aside from my older brother hiding Creepy Crawlers in the tub before I took a shower) was on the day we had our baby’s “gender reveal.” go figure!

I really wanted to find out the gender of our baby with my family around us. I wanted to see their faces and I wanted to share this milestone with them! so, I had Meaghan ordered a “gender reveal cake,” which is a cake that either has blue or pink colored cake on the inside, so that when you cut into it, you find out the gender, like a big surprise!

it was just my three best girl friends, my sister, her fiancé, Lu, and my parents. we were out on a balcony at my parents’ condo in Florida (where they live.) right before we were heading to dinner, we decided to cut the cake – which was a dual happy 30th and gender reveal cake.

Lu stood next to me and everyone got their cameras out. I blew out my 30th birthday candles and then I started cutting into the cake.

at first, I saw pink. my heart dropped. I wasn’t sure if anyone could see it at their angles, so I kept cutting without saying anything. but then, I saw a greenish color. and then I pulled the slice out a little bit and saw a RAINBOW OF COLORS. I immediately thought and exclaimed, “Oh no!! The bakery did the cake wrong, they messed up!!”

I turn around and look at my family and friends (and Lu) and they all go, “April Fool’s!!!!!” I gotta say, they got me. For my first ever April Fool’s birthday joke, they nailed it, haha.

my mother came out with ANOTHER cake which was the true gender reveal cake. I sliced into it and saw a little it of blue, but wasn’t sure if that was leftover from the knife (I used the same knife to cut both cakes), so I kept cutting and then sure enough, THE CAKE WAS BLUE!!!!!


Everyone screamed and cheered, Lu and I looked at each other so happily, and my father ended up crying.

It was the perfect, intimate gender reveal and I am so so so excited to welcome a baby boy into the world this September!!

  • Allison

    Congratulations Ali! So happy for you and Lu!

    Fri April 7 at 6:02 pm Reply
  • Heather

    Congratulations! I have 2 little boys and they are the BEST!!! You will love him like none other.

    Fri April 7 at 6:07 pm Reply
  • Debbi Herman

    Congratulations Ali and Lu.

    Fri April 7 at 6:10 pm Reply
  • Vickie

    Congratulations !!

    Fri April 7 at 6:12 pm Reply
  • Christina

    so many congratulations!!! what a great story!

    Fri April 7 at 6:14 pm Reply
  • Tara

    Congratulations! Little guys are just the best – I had my little boy in September 2015 and he enjoys your Inspiralized recipes as much as I do! 🙂

    Fri April 7 at 6:18 pm Reply
  • Aida

    That’s awesome!! Congratulations on your baby boy!! 🙂

    Fri April 7 at 6:20 pm Reply
  • Claire Bibbee

    Yeah! I am so excited for you. Ali, being the mother of boys is FANTASTIC!

    Fri April 7 at 6:20 pm Reply
  • Eden Garner

    Congratulations! Oh how exciting, I’m so happy for you guys! And what a fun gender reveal party, your family is clever!

    Fri April 7 at 6:22 pm Reply
  • Kristin

    Awww! Yay! Congratulations. May I start the annoying flow of suggestions on baby names by just leaving this here…..



    Fri April 7 at 7:13 pm Reply
  • Ashley

    What a wonderful story!!! Congratulations!!! I am the aunt to a nephew — baby boys are so fun!!!

    Fri April 7 at 8:00 pm Reply
  • Mandi

    I love how your family fooled you! Congratulations on the baby boy!! So happy for you both!

    Fri April 7 at 8:18 pm Reply
  • Jamie | A Sassy Spoon

    YAY, a boy! I was almost sure it was a girl! So excited for you!!!!!

    Fri April 7 at 8:26 pm Reply
  • Tina

    This is awesome – love the prank and gender! I have three daughters and one son who has the coolest September birthdate: 9-29-92! He shares that date with tons of family friends which is really fun. Oh, I also have three grandsons who are all a blast. I am going to teach the oldest how to Inspiralize carrots tomorrow!

    Fri April 7 at 9:05 pm Reply
    • Shannon

      Ha! Tina, I was born on 9/2/92 at 9:22! Crazy

      Fri April 7 at 11:19 pm Reply
  • Carol

    Awesome story and props to your mom for the great idea. Little boys are the best. Your going to love having a lil man in your life.

    Fri April 7 at 11:41 pm Reply
  • Pina

    Congratulations to you both! How exciting! Thanks for sharing this wonderful news. You are glowing and look amazing yeah yeah yeah!!!

    Sat April 8 at 12:42 am Reply
  • Cassy

    Congratulations Ali and Lu! Can’t wait to follow along your journey into motherhood!

    Sat April 8 at 5:07 am Reply
  • Lisa

    Yay! Boys are great! I would know, I have four! Congratulations!

    Sat April 8 at 10:28 am Reply
  • Jen

    Amazing!! Congratulations. Little boys are so precious.

    Sat April 8 at 12:19 pm Reply

    Beautiful !! thanks for sharing this magical moment with us !!!

    Sun April 9 at 5:38 pm Reply
  • Pam

    Congratulations to you both. Continued happy healthy pregnancy.

    Mon April 10 at 11:29 am Reply

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