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posted: 01/03/14

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Gender Reveal Piñata Cookies | A super cute way to tell your friends and family the gender of your baby!

Gender Reveal Piñata Cookies | www.wineandglue.com | A super cute way to tell your friends and family the gender of your baby!

So the jig is up, you can tell by the picture what we are having . . . another GIRL!

About three weeks ago, Nathan and I had our anatomy scan ultrasound. Most importantly, everything about Little Bean looks really healthy. They are going to do another ultrasound at around 32 weeks to double check. (Everything at Elliot’s 20 week anatomy scan looked perfect too . . . ).

Before I tell you about these fun cookies and how Nathan and I, the kids, and our friends and family found out the fun news, I want to say this:  Baby gender is really complicated for us. And I don’t know that this is true for all parents who have lost a child, but it is for us.

We have a LOT of feelings wrapped up in the gender of our baby. And it’s not because I want another girl to dress up or because I think boys are easier (those are just examples, not actually how I feel). It’s because in my messed up head, being pregnant with another boy is terrifying, my last baby boy died in my arms. It’s because we feel like Gavin got cheated out of a baby brother. It’s because of so many millions of things.

So we really wanted to find out the gender of our baby privately. We didn’t tell anyone (outside of a couple close friends) when our ultrasound was, because we wanted time to have our own reaction without people calling to ask what we were having. After the ultrasound we took a tiny slip of paper to a bakery and asked them to fill two cupcakes with either pink or blue frosting. Nathan picked up the cupcakes on his way home from work, and after tucking the kids into bed, we had a nice dinner in front of a fire and bit into our cupcakes.

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For a good solid minute after biting into our cupcakes, we sat there in stunned silence. Seriously. We couldn’t believe it. We were both SO CONVINCED we were having a boy. And as for our reaction, I will just say that we feel so blessed that we are having a baby girl and that we were able to process it all privately.

The next night we gave the kids scratch offs, per Gavin’s request, so that they could be in on the little secret. Despite his big grin, Gavin’s words almost immediately after finding out were, “Well . . .you get what you get and you don’t get upset.”

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On a serious note, Gavin has said multiple times since we found out the baby is a girl . . . well, even before we found out, that he had a little brother, but he died. I have overheard him telling Quinn that if Elliot had lived there would have been four of them. Breaks my heart. So finding out he is having another little sister, though I know he will adore her, is hard on our kiddo.

We told Nathan’s family at the family Christmas with the Gender Reveal Party Scratch Offs, where all but one person finds a green question mark and one person gets to yell the baby’s gender. Of the nine living grandchildren on that side of the family, there is only one other girl besides Quinn, my niece, Kenzie. I rigged it so she got the “winning” card. So fun!

Gender Reveal Piñata Cookies | www.wineandglue.com | A super cute way to tell your friends and family the gender of your baby!

My family and a couple of our friends got these Gender Reveal Piñata Cookies with this cute little Twinkle Twinkle poem attached. I will be honest, these cookies were almost the death of me. The cookies themselves were not hard to make, but the sanding sugar in the middle was a TOTAL mistake. It kept coming through the cracks! If you make these use BIG SPRINKLES.  That way you won’t be cursing the cookies when you frost them (I frosted with royal icing).

Gender Reveal Piñata Cookies | www.wineandglue.com | A super cute way to tell your friends and family the gender of your baby!
Gender Reveal Piñata Cookies | www.wineandglue.com | A super cute way to tell your friends and family the gender of your baby!

These cookies are three layers, and the middle layers have the center cut out. I used this sugar cookie recipe, and held the layers together with royal icing. (Though obviously not enough giving the curse words I threw at the pink sugar leaking through!)

As annoying as they were to make, it was priceless to see people bite into them. And they were pretty delicious :)

Gender Reveal Piñata Cookies | www.wineandglue.com | A super cute way to tell your friends and family the gender of your baby!

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  1. Melissa {Persnickety Plates} says

    I have so many things to say about this post.
    1. I’m totally jealous of these star cookies. They are adorable. I LOVE stars & they are the semi theme of our shower/nursery (I’m working on the invites now with a twinkle twinkle poem).
    2. Your kids just keep getting cuter.
    3. I love that you & Nathan found out privately. You are so strong.
    4. You are so fun to do the scratch offs with your family. I completely intended on doing those but we made the mistake of telling everyone when our U/S was so we got bombarded with the calls/texts/messages.
    5. Yay girl!! =)

  2. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says

    I love this Lisa!! Such a cute idea, and I’m so happy for you all. :) xoxo

    • Lisa Longley says

      Than you Dorothy!

  3. Zainab @ Blahnik Baker says

    Yay!! Girl!! I love the cookie idea, so cute. I love that you and your husband found out secretly and were able to process the news privately and together. You are so strong and wish you all the best. So so happy for you!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Zainab, I think some people think we are really strange for how we did it, so it makes me so happy when people can appreciate it :)

  4. tanya says

    These are so sweet Lisa! Can I say how happy I am for you? Oh my gosh! Another girl! Yeah! Congratulations!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Oh, thank you Tanya!!

  5. [email protected] says

    What a cute idea for the reveal! Sorry I hadn’t known about your loss. Best wishes and blessings to you.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you so much Deb :)

  6. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says

    These cookies are so sweet! I can’t imagine the loss you have suffered, and sharing your story here can’t be easy either. Wishing you the best <3

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you Julianne!

  7. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says

    These are seriously the cutest things ever. Such a clever idea!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks Jocelyn! I’m so happy that I didn’t smash all the cookies when the pink sugar went EV.REY.WHERE.

  8. Kelley @ Miss Information Blog says

    awww Lisa I am so excited for you and those cookies are amazing! Congrats and sweet boy just has a heart that remembers, it’s great that he does in a way because it confirms that Elliot was part of your family and is not forgotten!

    • Lisa Longley says

      You are so right Kelley. It breaks my heart, and melts it at the same time. I love that he remembers his brother.

  9. Trish - Mom On Timeout says

    So insanely happy for you guys Lisa and these cookies are just PERFECT! I love the pics of your little ones – so sweet!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Oh, thank you so much Trish!

  10. Jessica says

    CONGRATS! Love girlies – I have two! Like you guys, we were convinced we were having a boy!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you Jessica! I don’t have any sisters, so I’m really excited to raise some :)

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