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“Oh No!” Said the Weez who insisted she was getting a “baby sister”




But, really,  she’s super excited




We took the Weez to my Ultrasound last Thursday. She was the cutest, all dressed up in pink, with her pink sunglasses and pink pocketbook, waiting to see her “baby sister or baby brother.” I had a slight feeling this one was a boy, but how can you really know these things? Of course, we surprised our family again. They knew we were finding out, but didn’t think it was until later. Mike’s birthday is this week, and we went to dinner with his family on Friday. I told them I was getting him a cake and “didn’t care if he got mad.” Mike hates a fuss being made, and the last thing in the world you want to do is order a cake, with candles and sing to him in a crowded restaurant. But he was on board with the plan.

We called Bredenbeck’s, who did Ella’s gender reveal cake. I didn’t want to do that again, but also figured NO ONE would expect me to do a cake, period, since we did for Weez.  So I ordered a chocolate chip cake with vanilla buttercream frosting and a chocolate fondant outer layer (YUM) and told them I would call Thursday with what I wanted it to say. After the ultrasound we talked about it and came up with this:


Since it was Mike’s birthday, instead of saying “Happy Birthday” or “It’s A Boy” we put “Daddy’s Getting a Little Slugger.” We told his family we were going to find out on the 14th, and announce it at the Jewish Holiday dinner…so we were able to get this little surprise in early.

We ate at The Lucky Well in Ambler, the owner is was on Food Network apparently. The food was amazing (I HIGHLY recommend the kale and Brussels sprout Caesar salad and The Well burger!), and they could not have been more helpful and accommodating in helping us to pull this off. Weezy could not WAIT to sing “Happy Birthday” to Daddy, as you can see…and no one had a clue, they were all laughing about the fact that I “did this to Mike” with the cake and obnoxious fire cracker candle. Finally, once the flame went out, he said to his mom “what does that even say” and she read it out loud, and of course, they were all excited. Another great pull-off by this dynamic duo.


It’s much tougher to get my family together, with Ella’s reveal it was easy because it was around the holidays. We didn’t want to wait for an occasion of course so decided to tell them separately.We asked my mom to babysit on Saturday night, and decided to get a ton of balloons and when she came over she walked right into them in our foyer. She was ecstatic. My sister came over and Ella brought out some balloons and the ultrasound pic and said “surprise!” Then I told my brothers over the phone.

One of each. We are thrilled!

I just hope the Weez is a little more tolerant of her little brother than I was of mine between the ages of 5 and 16


Here we go!

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  • Reply Wendy

    Congrats!!! One of each! Oooh you will have your hands full. Mike will have a fantasy team partner!

    April 6, 2014 at 9:23 pm
    • Reply laury

      hahah so true!

      April 16, 2014 at 1:56 pm
  • Reply Julie (A Case of the Runs)

    Great news! I’m sure Ella will enjoy a brother to play with!

    April 6, 2014 at 9:33 pm
  • Reply Bethany

    Love that news!! Weez will show him the ropes! XO

    April 6, 2014 at 10:47 pm
    • Reply laury

      Aww thanks, Bethany! I know I can come to you for tips on how to handle boys 😉

      April 16, 2014 at 1:56 pm
  • Reply Lisa

    Ah major congrats Laury!!!!! That is such amazing news! Congrats to the whole fam!xo

    April 7, 2014 at 12:27 am
    • Reply laury

      Thank you, Lisa!!! XOXO

      April 16, 2014 at 1:55 pm
  • Reply Alisa @ Go Dairy Free

    That is so neat and congratulations to all three of you!

    April 7, 2014 at 9:57 am
    • Reply laury

      Thank you, Alisa!!!

      April 16, 2014 at 1:55 pm
  • Reply Kristen

    Gah, I’m so excited for you all!! You’re going to love adding a little boy to the mix. My 2 yr old son is, as they say, ALL BOY! He’s into trucks, play construction, and rough play. I think that’s what makes it even more special when he’s playing and he stops all of a sudden and says,” I give Mommy kiss.” And he leaves all of his “manly” toys to come give me a hug and a kiss. Melts my heart.<3 You're gonna love it!!

    April 7, 2014 at 1:07 pm
    • Reply laury

      Awww! This was so sweet. I totally never even thought of that! How being all BOY then getting all sweet for mommy kisses must be so special. I am super excited, we are so lucky!!!!

      April 16, 2014 at 1:55 pm
  • Reply Leslee @ Her Happy Balance

    Hey 🙂 I found your blog through the HLB website looking for some Philly bloggers, turns out we must be really close, I have family in Ambler and it is only a short drive away from me! Congratulations on your soon-to-arrive baby boy! So exciting 🙂

    April 7, 2014 at 1:16 pm
    • Reply laury

      How cool! Will have to come check you out. Thanks for stopping by! I live about 10 minutes from Ambler.

      April 16, 2014 at 1:54 pm
  • Reply purelytwins

    CONGRATS !!! so happy for you xoxo

    April 9, 2014 at 9:06 pm
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