Monday, December 26, 2011

the cake we bought

The first question people ask after they hear about Baby Rain Dragon, is "Is it a boy or a girl?" Well, we wanted to tell our families the answer in a more fun way than usual so (borrowing the idea from my friend Elaine--who just got her first picturebook contract, by the way!)when we got our ultrasound we had the technician write the sex of the baby down on a card and place it in a sealed envelope.

This sealed envelope we brought to a bakery. We asked the baker to make the cake chocolate if it was boy and vanilla if it was a girl and to ice the whole thing in white. This cake we planned to take to the Sasquatch's family for Christmas to cut Christmas morning--all of us finding out the sex of the baby at the same time as our holiday gift!



Of course, in the meantime, I tried to guess by just looking at the ultrasound photo. But I couldn't tell:



However, finally, Christmas morning came and with the magic of technology I skyped my parents and sister's family in for the grand cake cutting...



And it was....




Vanilla! Rain Dragon is  a girl!

I checked the card just to make sure:



Hello, Rain Dragonette!


13 comments:

Mama to Mia said...

A most beautiful cake befitting a very much loved and wanted new addition to your family. Do your readers get to weigh in on name choices??! Just kidding. Enjoy this special time as a couple and as a mom-to-be, Grace. Blessings to you and your husband.

Lynne
Proud mama to the amazing Amelia MeiYun, age 6
Oregon

TerryMCox said...

What a wonderful Christmas story and gift for you, the Sasquatch, and your families! We are awaiting your arrival, Rain Dragonette!

Terry Cox
another proud mama to Edie Mei, my little Monkey

p.s.- Now you can paint a little bow on your "Little Peanut" ornament.

Laura said...

Congratulations Grace! What a great way to share the news!!

Lori Tishler said...

Mazel tov!

Lori said...

Love it! Congratulations and thanks for sharing! What a year of blessing 2012 will be for you!

Sarah said...

Congratulations! And what an awesome idea for the cake. What fun.

Elaine Magliaro said...

Grace,

Girls are great!!!!! I'm having such a grand time taking care of little Julia Anna. She is the light of my life.

Phillip Pan said...

She's a beautiful girl. How could you not tell based on the ultrasound. :) Congratulations to you, Alex and the rest of the family.

anne said...

what a sweet way to tell everyone, and find out yourself :)

Asianmommy said...

Congrats! What wonderful news.

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

I am loving this whole baby cake thing...so sweet, creative, and delicious.First announcing your pregnancy with the ginger bread baby cake and now this new twist.

Mazel Tov on the baby girl news. May the rest of your pregnancy continue to progress smoothly as you anticipate your daughter's arrival....I am sure she will have a very special birthday cake, right? :)

janeyolen said...

What an amazing story, gift, idea.Big smiles all around.

JaneY

Grace Lin said...

Thanks, everyone for your nice thoughts and wishes for our baby girl! So much fun to say that!