As you know, I wasn’t exactly patient when it came to learning the gender of our first babe. Dan and I found out the gender of Baby Schmieder at the earliest possible date! We did the 10-week Harmony genetic testing that looks at the baby’s DNA which gives you the option of learning the gender.
Obviously I was going to do that. I’ve loved knowing the gender and couldn’t imagine not…
Now, if I had an ounce of patience in my body, the gender reveal plan was to do a gender reveal with the help of my friend Monica’s organic baby clothing shop Monica + Andy! They offer gender reveal boxes for anyone who wants to find out this way!
We would have had the doctor write down the gender on a piece of paper, taken it to the store without looking at it, selected a few basics for both boy and girl and had the shop box the appropriate selection for us to take home and open up.
Surprise! Blue clothes or pink clothes, you’re having a boy or girl!
Of course as soon as the nurse called with the test results and asked if we wanted to know the gender, all bets were off and we said “yes, please!” And we found out, sitting on our sofa at 8am on a Tuesday.
So I figured I’d share the original plan with all of you! And in the process, give one lucky winner said box of goodies!
Not expecting? Well then you could win an amaaazing gift for someone else in your life!
A few things I love about the brand:
- all organic fabric
- amazing basics in washable cotton and muslin
- monogramming on any item available
- really darling prints that change out every season
- the founder and owner, Monica Royer, is a friend and mom, so she designs everything with her child in mind. i.e. you know you’re get quality and practicality.
I went through Monica + Andy’s Lincoln Park shop and selected a few of my favorite pieces for both boys and girls.
Each collection totals $250 and includes:
- a take-home outfit (top and bottoms)
- a onesie
- a knit item
- a blanket
- adjustable caps
- a burp cloth
- and a fashionable extra!
You also get to choose what sizes you want in the clothing options!
Want to enter but don’t know the gender? Fret not. We’ll let you swap out these colors for basic grey and tan options!
Enter below! And check back Monday morning, New Year’s Day, for a gender reveal to see which box Dan and I took home for Baby S! 🙂
ALAINA’S FAVORITES FOR BOYS COLLECTION:
ALAINA’S FAVORITES FOR GIRLS COLLECTION:
long sleeve tutu dress | kitty blanket | baby turban | top knot cap | cherub baby sweater | all dressed up bodysuit | organic muslin burp cloth | hello baby top | hello baby pants | stripe cotton burp cloth
ENTER TO WIN:
Submit your name and email here:
BONUS ENTRY (once you’ve entered with the above!):
Winner will be announced Wednesday, January 3 at 7pm CST!