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It’s a …. BOY OR GIRL??????

We didn’t plan any sort of ‘gender reveal’ like last time, but when we got the call from the Doctor I had them email Ginny the results because we were at the studio. So she put something in the box that represented the gender, in the most stereotypical way possible – blue for boy or pink for girl. Brian came over and we opened it up together.

And then naturally we filmed it …

We are very happy ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a fantastic weekend –

Love, Brian, Charlie, Emily and baby _____.

brian and emily video-gender

p.s. if you want to see how we reacted to finding out that Charlie was a boy go here.ย 

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  1. Ahhhhh!
    SO exciting! I, a random stranger and mom of two boys cried and jumped for joy right along with you two!
    Congrats guys!

  2. Awwww! I won’t spoil it for people but I have two kids 23 months apart w the same gender arrangement and it’s the sweetest (I think maybe all siblings are the sweetest?!). I was similarly “great either way!” before we found out and similarly thrilled once we knew. Congrats!

    (And seriously, read Siblings Without Rivalry now so when you reread it later it’s already somewhat familiar. It’s the BEST.)

    1. I second that. I’ve got a girl and a boy 21 months apart who are 2.5yrs and 8 months. I’m already talking to them differently. It’s a great book.

  3. OMG I’m crying at my desk! That was the sweetest thing ever and so amazing to see your raw reactions. Thanks for sharing with us and congrats!! -Meg

  4. I am crying I’m so happy for you, Brian and Charlie. There was do much joy in this video. I know you would have been thrilled no matter what sec the baby, but thus is absolute perfection!

  5. I love how shocked and excited and joyful you and Brian were in learning the sex.

    In a few weeks I have an appointment to get an IUD because I decided I didn’t want any more kids (I have 1 boy and my boyfriend has 1 boy and 1 girl). So maybe I should be careful reading your blog for the next few weeks or I just might not keep the appointment…

    Congrats you two!! So exciting and I gotta say exciting for us too!! We now get to see how you design for a girl too.

  6. I’ve replayed this like 5 times already. I love your reactions so much! You guys are such an adorable family, congrats!!! <3 <3 <3

  7. SHUT UP!!! I loved watching this. And how cool that your baby girl will get to see this. SO sweet!!! And Brian saying he has to call his mom, was adorable.

    1. Yes… As a mom of a son, I was very touched by that thoughtful gesture. Your husband is going to help you raise a very honorable son.

      1. I know. At the time I didn’t remember him saying that and then when i watched the video myself it made me SOOOO happy. If only that is Charlie’s first though, too. xx

  8. Congratulations!! What a beautiful family! We have one of each– teenagers, now, but they are the best buddies! Charlie is going to be such a great big brother to his new little sister…….. YAY for you!!!

  9. YAHOOOOOO! Congratulations! I teared up seeing Brian’s reaction!!!

    Would you mind me asking how many weeks you were able to find out the gender? It seems like it’s possible to find out so much earlier than ever before!

    Cheers to you and your family!

    1. You can get a blood test now at 9 1/2 weeks to find out 10 days later. So I guess 11 weeks. It wasn’t available when i was with Kaiser but it is now. It also does all the chromosomal stuff (in the clear for that, thank goodness). yeah, its nuts how early you can find out now. xx

  10. So so very sweet! Quick question, if it isn’t too personal. How did you guys find out so early? If I remember right you’re due October 21st, so you’re about 12 weeks? Such a cute video, thanks for sharing your family and joy with us!!!

    1. its a blood test at 9 1/2 weeks. Crazy. It wasn’t available yet with Charlie, but now it is. I think especially for women over 35 because it detects other bad stuff (in the clear on that). xx

  11. Yay yay yay! I teared up a little when seeing your happiness. I’m so happy for you guys. Girls and boys are so different (I have one boy and two girls) and it’s so fun to have both.
    PS: And it was fun seeing more of Brian on your blog. I’m always curious about how the spouses of designers influence design decisions. Does your hubby get to help design, for example, your new baby girl’s nursery, or does he leave it all to the design genius of the family?
    PPS: I hope this doesn’t sound weird, as I am a happily married woman, but I must point out that Brian is an extremely good-looking dude. Nicely done, Emily! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. HA. THat made his day. Yes, he is extremely good looking, you are right. And then add being a good on top of that – and its just ridiculous. Thank you. Meanwhile he doesn’t really get involved in much design stuff. He has opinions and shares them when he cares to. When he really doesn’t like something we get rid of it, and when he really loves something we keep it even if I don’t. That’s kinda the only rule, otherwise he honestly lets me do whatever i want and at this point does trust me – although it took a long time for him to fully trust me ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. SOOOO happy for you guys. This video is pure joy, thanks for sharing such a special moment in your lives with us! I have one child, a five-year old girl and she is da boss. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. That was so neat, I cried. Having only an adult son, when Brian said ‘I’m going to call my Mom.’ I cried more. Congratulations to you both and Charlie who will be a big brother! And perhaps a close talker….adorable.

  14. As a Mom of 2 boys…both college age, one of the sweetest parts was the very end when Brian says “I’m gonna call my Mom”. Congrats to you, but also to the G-parents, and how wonderful that Brian thought of her so quickly. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Haha — I see someone else (Victoria) felt the same way!

  15. I just had my baby girl 6 months ago after having my 2 boys, and we were so ecstatic!!! I’m doing her nursery right now for the ORC and I am totally psyched! Using your friend Joy’s wall paper for my accent wall!

  16. This is too much! I am sitting here at work with headphones on and a HUGE grin on my face. Y’all are absolutely the cutest ever. Congratulations!!! Little girl clothes are so much fun to buy!!

  17. I’ve never commented but this was just TOO GOOD. You and Brian’s pure excitement was just amazing. LOVE how excited you guys are. I know you would have been thrilled either way but this is JUST amazing. Absolutely over the moon excited for your sweet (and adorable!!!) family. Can’t wait to see the newest Henderson!!

    1. I’m sorry – I know I seem like a stalker today but I can not stop watching this. You guys are the best. Everything, seriously. You saying “I’m shockingly happy” – Brian saying he’s going to go call his mom – his clapping, excitement, joy – you tossing that confetti out of the box as fast as humanly possible while Brian sits waiting kind of murmuring “I can’t take this” – then him saying “yessss, yessss” as you guys hugged – OH MY GOSH I love it all (can you tell I’ve watched it a few times?) – just the happiest and sweetest thing I’ve seen in ages.

  18. Yay yay yay! That makes me so happy that I watched it 3 times! You are my fav. And babies are my fav! Perfect combo ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. That video just made my day even brighter! You two are incredibly adorable and that was such a neat thing to witness!! Thank you for opening that up and sharing! You throwing the confetti everywhere and Brian’s reaction was priceless…call his Mom…, just AWWWWWWW!

    We heard the babies heart beat for the first time this afternoon and I’ve never seen so much love and happiness in my husband’s face before. Then you add this to it, so sweet my heart is going to swell and explode!

  20. OMG! Thank you for sharing this special moment with your readers. Seriously, it was the cutest! I can’t believe you talked/waited for a minute before opening the box, haha…I would have just dived in! So happy for you and your family ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Seriously, that was too much fun to watch!!! I loved all the giggles, and when Brian said he had to call his mom.

    I’m also expecting and I look forward to know if it’s a boy or a girl…
    I was so excited for you and your lovely family while I was watching the video โ™ฅ

  23. I told myself I wasn’t going to comment on this because it’s all already been said, but then I watched the video and I can’t help myself. Congratulations!! I had my daughter first and when I got pregnant again, I thought it was a girl just because I couldn’t imagine anything other than a girl because that’s all I knew, felt like it was a boy but only said that to my husband minutes before they told us because I didn’t want to get his hopes up, and was beyond ecstatic when we saw little boy parts!!! Almost everyone I know has the same, two boys, two girls, etc.. I obviously would’ve been happy with either, but am thrilled to get to experience parenting from both sides!! My son is only 5 months so I’m not terribly far along ;), but it’s just fun that it’s different. Having experienced both, girl clothes are waaay cuter than boys, and every woman should get to experience tiny dresses and headbands with bows! But I do love how cool my little guy looks too :). Anyways, you’re beautiful, you have a beautiful family, and I’m so excited for you. Yall are really truly beautiful people, but I think it’s that your inner beauty shines through to the outside. Now go buy some little girl clothes. Stat!

    1. Thank you so much. I had kinda felt it was a girl but Brian wanted a girl so bad that I didn’t want to get his hopes up either – so the first time I told him was right before (on the video). I just rewatched it and kinda cried. My face was so red in shock!!

  24. Congrats!! I have a 2.5 year old boy and a 3 month old daughter and we were just as shocked when we found out #2 was a girl- totally pictured myself as a momma of 2 boys! So happy for you!

  25. So cute! I had two boys and a surprise girl and that girl announcement made me happy even though I pictured 3 boys. She’s 3 months old now and PRECIOUS. Congrats!

  26. Like everyone else, I too shed a tear of joy for you both. and yes I loved seeing Brian with you. Such a special moment, couldn’t be happier for you all.

  27. A big dollop of joy to accompany the coffee that starts my day here in Australia! Such lovely news – and so generous of you to share it with us.

  28. I just got super emotional. I’m a mom of two and while they are plenty apart, I have so much fun with both. Quick tip: “train” them to travel early, my kids have a few stamps on their passports and the oldest is only 5. Both were angels on a 10 hour flight to Istanbul. Have fun and enjoy!

  29. Congratulations! I so wanted 2 boys but my second is a girl (son turning 9 and daughter turning 7 this year) and honestly, it is such an amazing experience to experience both. I mean any child of any gender is a treasure, but you get both sides. My husband is one of 3 boys and I’m one of 3 girls so we’re both learning lots as we go!

  30. Congrats, I just found out today that my second baby is going to be a girl(my first a boy too). Best wishes on your new adventure.

  31. This was do incredibly adorable. I found myself tearing up over your good news and excitement. Congratulations Henderson family!

  32. So excited for your little family!!!! This is such a cute memory to have forever!!! Where is Brian from? It sounded like he said “Mum” instead of “Mom”. Love it!!!!

  33. Congratulations!!! So exciting that you will have one of each! Love the video. And I love reading in your above comment that Brian wanted a girl. So sweet. Isn’t it weird when you can sense the gender? I felt I was having a girl and did… she’s the love of my life. I can’t wait to know what name you pick. Do you have one in mind already? Congratulations again!

  34. This was the most adorable video ever! You’re both such genuine people, something one doesn’t see too often these days. You truly shine from the inside out – it can’t get more beautiful than that. Imagine how much love your daughter will feel when she sees this video – of course she has to be a bit older to understand, but what a brilliant way to capture the tremendous joy you both felt at that moment. Congratulations!

  35. You two are adorable. So happy for you. Kids are the best. We have five and I feel like I might be an addict, can’t stop. Fun to see your cute husband!

  36. I had my daughter first and my son second, so I hit the “Million Dollar Family” too with one of each. I had such a hard time naming both of them because I wanted something classic but not too popular, interesting but not too trendy, staid but not boring and nothing easily made fun of. We wound up using family names but I just love my daughter’s so much I thought I’d share: Ellen.
    Best of luck to you! It’s so exciting!!!! (My son’s name is James.)

  37. Yay!!!!! Congrats! We have a 15 month old girl and just found out we have a boy on the way – they will be 20 months apart. We are thrilled about them being so close.

  38. Congratulations to you both! As mentioned in other comments (read them all), I was also happy to see you with Brian -and, I cried. : ) Just the sweetest…

  39. my favorite line, “i’m gonna call my mom!” as a mom myself, i can only hope to build that kind of relationship with my child. first call for great news. you guys are so cute.

  40. Amazing. It is so refreshing to see a gender reveal that isn’t overly manufactured (even tho those are cute). You are just real and genuine and I appreciate that. Mother’s instinct – don’t underestimate it. You guys rock!

  41. I am so crazy happy for you! I have exactly the same order and time spread, and it is just such 1000% joy. My boy is a charming and bright little sparkly rascal, and my girl is funny and steady and wise and delicious. Wishing every possible big happy blessing to all of you!

  42. HENDERSONS!!!!! My girlfriends and I all read your blog and we are just so GENUINELY happy for you. That was the most simple, easy reveal on the planet and I cried tears of joy for you. CONGRATS!! Xoxoxoxo

  43. Congratulations!! A baby girl ๐Ÿ™‚ You two are genuinely adorable. Wishing continued blessings to you and your family.

  44. Ok, me = 1 girl then two boys.
    So, I still have a girl name that I didn’t get to use.
    The name is Hanna and you can use it, I love it.
    Just kidding, sort of….
    Anyway have fun, names are so fun to play with.
    It will be a brilliant adventure.

  45. I absolutely loved your reactions. There was so much love and happiness in it all and it was such a joy to watch. I cannot get over how excited Brian was about it all. What a sweet guy. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m mommy to a 4.5 girl and a 2.5 boy and they are just a whirlwind of screaming, laughter, and jumping. Never a dull moment! They drive me crazy almost every day and then while they’re sleeping I look at pictures of them because I miss loving on them.


  46. That is so lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ Brought back so many memories for me from about this time last year! We have a boy and a girl with a very similar age gap- only a year ahead! I remember finding out we were having a little lass at the 20 week scan and immediately felt compelled to go out and purchase something frilly and ridiculously girly! (baby girl stuff is so much cuter than baby boy stuff ๐Ÿ˜‰ Not that you have to adhere to prescribed gender roles or anything… ๐Ÿ™‚ ). Congratulations

  47. Cutest video! Loved both of your reactions, made me teary eyed. Enjoy the journey.
    p.s.-I laughed at the end when your husband said “I gotta call my mom”. That would have been me-

  48. Had you been able to talk to the doctor or read the results by email, you(and us) would have missed all this! So exciting and precious how you both reacted. Brian is definitely a keeper, and Charlie has such a tender way about him. He will shower that sweet spirit all over baby sister. Congratulations! When is the due date?

  49. Congratulations!! Nice video and beautiful reactions from both of you. I have two girls so what can I say, they are just sweet and adorable ๐Ÿ™‚

  50. wow! I think it’s a wonderful idea to find out in that way!!! your reaction brought tears to my eyes, so sweet!! best wishes to you both!

  51. Congratulations Emily, Brian and Charlie. Little girls are heaven – you are in for a very beautiful ride.
    Love the emotional reveal.

  52. Congrats to the 3 of you! I was blessed with a girl and a boy. What a treat it was to experience the difference and to fall in love forever with both! Enjoy!

  53. As a longtime reader, this video made my heart fill with joy. I love you and Brian as a couple and his joy was just insane. I remember when you shared that adorable handmade card years ago.

    So much love between you both. Love it. Love you.

  54. Congratulations Emily! So fun to have one of each! I have a girl, Koa, 4 years old and a boy, Holden 2 and we are expecting our 3rd baby in July! We haven’t found out gender with any of them and are doing the same with this one, and I have no idea why, but I’m more anxious about this one. Maybe because it is likely our last!

    I have a little bow shop and would love to send you a package of bows for this little lady on her way. Let me know if I can/if you would be interested!


  55. Congratulations Henderson family!!
    P.s. Just name her Scout, you know you love To Kill A Mockingbird. Everybody loves that little strong and independent girl!

  56. Awww – congratulations! I have one of each and it is a blessing – they are so different, but so much fun. So happy for you both!

  57. SWEETEST MOMENT!! <3 She'll get to see that someday!

    So happy for you all! Missed giving congratulations sooner–CONGRATULATIONS, HENDERSAWESOMES!

  58. Congrats on having a baby!

    I do wish people would start calling it what it is though, itโ€™s a sex reveal not a gender reveal. Itโ€™s the biological sex, while the kid will choose the gender when they are growing up. We are fortunate enough to have this differentiation in the English language so that it is easy to make this distinction clear and still people always call these things โ€˜genderโ€™ reveal.

  59. OMG, that was the cutest video ever!!!! Having a boy and a girl is so wonderful! My son and daughter are 16 months apart and they are best buddies, you are gonna love it. When we found out we were having a girl, my hubby did a fist pump and said “WOOOHOOOOO!!!”. Love the enthusiasm from Brian and it is so cute that he wanted to call his Mom. You two are fricking adorable!!! Thank you for sharing your intimate moment, it was so real and sweet.

  60. OMG I’m literally crying at my desk I’m so happy for you!!! You are the cutest couple ever and Brian seems like the best dad/husband. And like everyone else I’m happy we now get to see how you decorate for a little girl!

  61. Wiping tears as I eat my breakfast! That was lovely. Congratulations, so much! What a sweet family you have. Thanks for sharing such a tender moment!