Gender reveal parties are exciting for couples and their guests. The anticipation of finding out the gender and the satisfaction of guessing the right one makes for a great party. Some couples find out through cutting a cake, others by popping a balloon, and some with glitter-bombs that they're still trying to get out of their clothes. In Grand Rapids Michigan, A firefighter and his wife honored his profession by revealing their baby’s gender with a fire hose. Watch this news clip to find out what they’re having:
This is not the first firefighter to do so, but it is still pretty adorable.
Only in the past 10 years have gender reveals become popular. Thanks to the advancement of technology and medicine, couples can find out the gender of their baby as early as 10 weeks through the NIPT genetic blood test. It is invasive and also detects several types of chromosomal anomalies such as Down Syndrome or Trisomy disorders. However, most couples tend to wait until the 16-week or 20-week ultrasound to find out the gender so they can also see their baby. Before the help of technology, people had fun guessing a baby's gender with cues and tells from the mother's pregnancy.
Generally, gender reveal parties are lighthearted and easy to plan. Many consist of having a barbecue in the back yard, guests arriving, eating, chatting, the couple reveals the gender, and then everyone eventually heads home. However, because the internet makes everyone feel they need to have the most creative gender reveal ever, things can get a little out of hand.
Couples should take careful consideration when choosing a reveal method so that it doesn't end up as a gender reveal fail. There are plenty of ideas that keeps everyone safe and the couple in control. Just like the firefighter and his wife, they used the fire hose in a very wide and open location so as not to hit someone's house or to flood their own backyard.
If you’re looking for creative ideas for your gender reveal, make sure to carefully consider any risks and infamy that can come with a video being shared online.