Gender reveals have become all the rage. Some moms- and dads-to-be don't even know the answer to whether it is a boy or a girl themselves. They have the doctor covertly write the sex of the baby in a sealed envelope and pass it to a family member or bakery to bake a pink or blue cake - and only discover baby's sex when they dig into the sweet stuff.
Much like popping the question, revealing pregnancy and baby's sex has become a show. Everyone wants to outdo the one who came before them. While that can be taxing on a family and might say something about the superficiality of society, few can deny how much fun the practice is. Frankly, most have to admit that scrolling through Pinterest and looking at gender reveals is a guilty pleasure they're not willing to give up.
Why not? Gender reveals, after all, bring friends and family together to celebrate bringing new life into the world. It's magical, miraculous, and nothing short of breathtaking. This new trend is a way to get everyone involved and spread the contagious happiness parents are feeling.
In a way, it also speaks volumes about how far people have come, now that mothers and fathers see it fitting to celebrate the birth of either sex equally and with verve.
Even those who have already had their children can appreciate the details and beauty of the gender reveal. In fact, looking at the creativity some incorporate can spark the imagination. Without further ado, here are 20 gender reveal photos that are absolutely gorgeous: