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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

.:Gender Reveal Par-Tay - CLOSED:.

** GIVEAWAYS CLOSED **


(Honeybear Lane used a similar graphic for her gender reveal party, so thanks for the idea!)

The most common question I've gotten this pregnancy is, "Are you hoping for a boy?" or some variation of that.

It's a natural question, since we've got two girls already.

And if I'm being honest, if I could choose, I probably would choose a boy. I want to experience having both boys and girls. It would be fun to do something different this time again.

But that being said, we make some pretty darn cute girls, and we'll be absolutely thrilled to have another one.

So what do I think we're having?

A boy.

Wait a minute.

Before you start throwing in your hat with me, let me tell you that I also was convinced that both of my girls were boys.

My mother's intuition? Well, it's not there apparently. At least not when it comes to guessing what our babies are!

And at this point, you might even call it wishful thinking. :)

We find out one week from today what our sweet little babe is, and I thought it would be fun to have a little par-tay here on the blog with all of you!

I want YOU to guess what our baby is!

If you get it right, you'll have a chance to win one of these fantastic prizes:


** $25 gift certificate to A.Okay Designs. **


Baby may just need one of these cute Pixie stocking caps. My due date is in the winter after all!

There are also lots of different appliqued onesies. I'm loving this argyle one!


You can also visit Crystal's blog, Crystal's Craft Spot for tutorials and ideas, and keep up with Crystal on her Facebook page, too! She's a total sweetheart!


** $25 gift certificate to Flamingo Toes Designs **


There are lots of beautiful items to choose from. Some of my faves are these Pearl Cluster Earrings




Bev is just so much fun, so you'll definitely want to check out her blog, Flamingo Toes, for some inspiration, and follow her on Twitter and Facebook for more ideas and some SYTYCD discussions!


** 3 Pack of Sewing E-Books of your choice from Whimsy Couture **

Whimsy Couture Pattern Shop

I own many patterns from Whimsy Couture, and I love that they are easy to follow and understand; I'm still a beginning seamstress! Plus, everything is just to die for cute!

These lacettes (leg warmers) are next on my list to purchase. Sooo cute with the ruffle fabric!


The strappy tops/dresses pattern is one of my all time faves. This is a picture of my one year old wearing what might be one of my favorite things I've ever made using this pattern.


Denise is so kind and wonderful, and you'll want to keep up with her on her Whimsy Couture blog, as well as her Facebook page.


** 2 Patterns of choice from Little Lizard King **


This is another fantastic pattern shop! I have a few patterns from Little Lizard King, and they always produce a beautiful product!

Ruffles? Cute baby and toddler legs? Check out this Ruffled Sunsuit pattern!


And I'm a sucker for rompers, so this Halter Romper pattern has me drooling!


You can can also keep up with Little Lizard King's blog and Facebook page for more tutorials and features!


** $10 gift certificate to Love Stitched **


Love Stitched is the reigning couture accessories shop! There are so many beautiful items to choose from!

These Little Lou rosette pins are just adorable and sweet!


This Ashley Lynn bib necklace has me swooning with the mustard and cream!


I've had the opportunity to meet Brittany in real life, and she is just as wonderful in person as she is online. You'll definitely want to follow along with her blog, Love Stitched, to get some outfit inspiration and tutorials, and keep up with her on Facebook and Twitter as well!


** $35 gift certificate to Aunt Peg's Jewelry (or towards a custom jewelry order) **


Do you love unique jewelry? And those interchangeable watch bands that are all the rage? Well, if you do, then Aunt Peg's Jewelry is the place for you!

I'm such a plain Jane, but I love this Silver and Gray watch band; it would go with everything!


And perhaps a Silver Rose ring to go with it?


If you want, you can keep up with Aunt Peg's Jewelry with their blog or on Facebook! Goodness everywhere!


** $25 gift certificate to Belle Rose Designs **


This fabulous etsy shop has things for brides, babies, books, and more!

These heart onesies have always been one of my very favorite things! So sweet!


I'm a total book worm, and I haven't jumped on the e-reader bandwagon yet. It would make me pretty happy to see one of these beautiful rosette bookmarks keeping my place.


You can also keep up with Julie on her blog, Singing Three Little Birds, for tutorials, features, and inspiration, and on Facebook, too!


** Cookbook and Apron from Aunt Peg's Recipe Box **


Yep, that is the same talent that's behind Aunt Peg's Jewelry. Holy amazing multi tasking awesomeness, right?

This apron is from Not Your Grandma's Apron. Don't you just want to go cook something so you can wear it?


And this cookbook is sure to be filled with lots of delicious recipes.


Maybe this recipe for the cheesey spinach scramble is in there?


Don't these Hawaii Melt in your Mouth shortbread cookies look tasty? I'd kind of like one (or ten) right now. (Hey, baby wants them! Who am I to say no?)



** Nursing cover from Smashed Peas and Carrots **

Smashed Peas and Carrots

If you aren't following Maggie over at Smashed Peas and Carrots, they you are missing out! Maggie and I have been email buddies for awhile now, and she is honestly one of the sweetest, nicest, most real people ever! You will fall in love with her, her cute kids, and her amazing talents!

Maggie has a shop that specializes in adorable items for mamas and children. I absolutely love the fabric for this dress!


And if I was having twins, you can bet this would be on my list!


Maggie is offering up this stylish nursing cover to one of you! Isn't it fantastic?


You can also keep up with the adorable Maggie on her blog, Facebook, and Twitter. You won't be sorry that you did!

So, are you sufficiently encouraged to enter this giveaway?

There is some amazing stuff up for grabs!

It's worth....well, let's just say, it's worth a lot. I wasn't good at math before I started having kids, and now that I'm pregnant with baby #3, I'd say that has earned me the right to take a pass on figuring out tough (or not so tough) stuff.

We're going to keep this simple, though!

All you have to do is leave a comment here telling me if you are voting boy or girl!

Easy, right?

If you want an extra entry, leave a separate comment with a name suggestion to go with your gender choice.

After I find out what this precious little babe of ours is, I'll draw winners from those who guessed right - one winner for each giveaway!

There are nine giveaways, so there will be nine winners. (Yeah, I know. Counting is kind of like math.)

Good luck, and thanks for partying with me during this exciting time for our family!

185 comments:

  1. I am going to hope you have a boy. I have two girls myself and don't plan on having anymore for health reasons. I know I would really have loved the chance to have a boy too. Good luck with whatever it is!

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  2. I love the name Carter Joseph for a little boy!

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  3. I'm going with girl. Nothing wrong with boys (I have 3 myself!) :) but I am feeling girl.

    Congrats! :)

    jeffmary3@yahoo.com

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  4. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a boy! I've got two and if I had a 3rd I would want a girl. :)

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  5. I'm a huge Peyton Manning fan, so Peyton would be my pick for a boy name. The hubs is adamantly against it... ;)

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  6. I'm a huge Peyton Manning fan, so Peyton would be my pick for a boy name. The hubs is adamantly against it... ;)

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  7. I'm voting boy I have three and they are so much fun! although I'm sure girls are too!

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  8. I will vote girl! I'm always wrong though :)

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  9. I would suggest the name Brittan.

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  10. Exciting! I'll guess a boy, since it seems like everybody I know (and myself included) is having a boy this year.

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  11. It's hard to suggest a name when we haven't even decided on one yet for our little guy who's due in six weeks! One of our top choices is Logan though, so I'll go with that.

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  12. I am going to say BOY

    ... because I love having both a boy and a girl and would LOVE for you to have that too! although 3 sisters would be fun...a boy with 2 older sisters is going to make a great husband someday! : )

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  13. I really like the names:
    Brennan
    Malachi
    Kyson
    Logan

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  14. Name Suggestions
    Presley
    Melody
    Makayla

    Can't wait to find out!

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  15. I knew I was having a girl...and I would guess you are having a BOY!!! keep us posted

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  16. I'm going with a girl. I have 3 myself, and think there is nothing better. I am sure boys would be fun, but.....I would not know.

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  17. I vote girl. Many of my friends with 2 girls have had a third...!

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  18. I love the name Cassidy...maybe you will too! :)

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  19. and for a girl name, I have loved Kadee, Addi, Graceyn, and Gracie.

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  20. And...for the name...

    Jaydee Rose

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  21. I'm going to guess a boy this time! :)

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  22. And as for a name, I LOVE Nathan. It's my favorite boy name.

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  23. I vote boy. I have 2 girls and I hope the next one(whenever that is) is a boy! I'm tired of PINK :)

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  24. I vote girl! Congratulations!!

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  25. I'm going with boy. Lucky number three is where our boy made his appearance. Either way, good luck!

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  26. My sister has recently announced that she is pregnant and so we were talking names. I love Madeline. That is my suggestion!

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  27. Well, I know 10 people who have had/are having boys this year, so I think it's a girl :)

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  28. Seth and Briggs are two of my favs!

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  29. ANd the name to go with that would be Kalianna, I have heard it before and love it :)

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  30. Although it is a 50/50 chance...I am going to have to vote for a boy!!!! (unless it is twins!! :)

    jamilynhall@gmail.com

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  31. I love the name Brady for a little boy!!

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  32. My niece is named Oakley, I love that name!

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  33. I love the girl name Olivia!!!

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  34. I'm going to say a boy!! I'm usually wrong though. LOL

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  35. If you are wanting to stay with "R" names like your girls I like Rider, Rowan, or Ryker!

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  36. Sticking to the "R" theme. I think you should name him Reed or Roland. :)

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  37. I think you are going to have another girl-though I hope you have a boy! Hey if you do have another girl, we can just swap-I've got lots of boys! :)
    Love ya!

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  38. I'm voting boy!
    I was convinced my first two were girls and they were boys, but I just KNEW that my last was a girl, and I was right! (Sometimes our timing can be off!)

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  39. I'd say name him Keagan, because it means fiery, and with 2 older sisters he'll have to be fiery to stick up for himself!

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  40. I think you should name her...Renesmee. j/k. :)
    But what about Rhoda-there's a little girl in your mom's ward named Rhoda and she is adorable! Are you going to stick with all R names or did it just happen with the first 2? If I was going to have a girl her name would be Maggie Loraine (Loraine is Chad's mom's middle name). I can't wait to find out what you're having! YAY!

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  41. My name suggestion is Hogan. That's what I wanted to name another boy if I have one.

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  42. Since I voted boy I like the name Cason

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  43. I'm feelin' girl vibes (probably because I have several pregnant friends who are all expecting their 3rd of the same gender). At least you'd already have all the clothes, right?

    Kayla
    Freckles in April

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  44. As for names, if you're busting out of the R mold I love the name Payton (I have a super stylish friend who named her daughter Payton and it totally sold me). If you're sticking with Rs I say Rory. Reese, Remi and Rory. Totally fits :)

    Kayla
    Freckles in April

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  45. I have 5 girls...3, 4, and 5 were the "trying for a boy" babies so I have to say baby girl! Good luck!

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  46. I'm feelin a GIRL. You do make extremely cute girlies. :)

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  47. Always wanted a Brynn, maybe you can have one instead!

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  48. A name I would choose for a girl would be Hallie or Reese. I prob said you were having a girl cuz I have two boys and am hoping for a girl someday.

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  49. My name suggestion is Kayley or Kaylee or however you want to spell it. I just think its a really cute name!

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  50. I say a girl!!!!!

    simplysara83@gmail.com

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  51. I would name her Sara, no real reason really, lol...

    simplysara83@gmail.com

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  52. Oh, and to go with my girlie guess, I'm suggesting the name Rhianne (Ree-Ann). (or I SUPPOSE if you have a boy, Ryan would work ;)
    If I don't win, that's ok, you can still use the names :)

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  53. I'm voting for another beautiful little girl. =)

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  54. And if my guess is correct and it's a girl... name her Susanna Mae. No reason... I just like it! =)

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  55. I grew up in a family of all girls so I will vote girl for you!!

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  56. i hope for a boy also!

    lalalawrence@hotmail.com

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  57. my name suggestion is Landon....that's just my #1 boy name choice right now.

    lalalawrence@hotmail.com

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  58. I'm going to guess girl! although I hope you get your boy. What amazing prizes by the way!

    diva2129 at yahoo dot com

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  59. Since I guessed girl, here are some girl names. We named our daughter Kaelyn.

    Jailee
    Lilly
    Ryanne
    Aimee

    My son's name is James - we like more traditional for boys I guess.

    diva2129 at yahoo dot com

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  60. I guess girl, a cute little girl. Wish you all the best

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  61. I'm the mom of 4 girls, and used to get sick of being asked if we were trying for a boy. After several kids with health issues I know it really is all about being healthy..... so I'm guessing girl because they are so much fun.

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  62. I guess girl. I had 3 girls in a row and then 2 boys. It is awesome.Plus, with all those giveaways there are so many cute girl things!

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  63. And I really love the girl names Bronwyn and Giselle...Esme is a great one too...all the girl names my husband wouldn't let me use!

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  64. I would have to say boy this time

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  65. My husband and I have said with each boy we were having we would name him Jonathan Carter, but by rhe time they are born we've changed the name, so maybe you could use the name for us.

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  66. I would say a boy! I have 2 daughters as well and I secretly hope to have another baby someday and I secretly hope it will be a boy. Its just a whole nother experience that I would love to have! <3

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  67. I think you're going to have a girl, simply because you said you thought it would be a boy and you thought your girls were going to be boys. Either way, I hope it will be healthy and wonderful.

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  68. And if it is a girl, I think the name Reagan would go nicely with Reece and Remi.

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  69. My sons name is Eli so I am partial! Loved the name Elias but hubs wanted to keep it simple. Now trying to come up with a name for baby boy #2! Boy names are the hardest for me...

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  70. I hope/vote for boy! I had two of those little men and they are such a blessing- so different then us women but a blast!

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  71. I think you should name him either Emerson or Henry.

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  72. I am going w/ GIRL...I linked up some cute watermelon baby carriages for you on the Monday link up...I'm a bit late..but better LATE then NEVER! Congrats..here is to a healthy baby!

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  73. My boy name for you is Zachary.. best of luck

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  74. Eloise is such a pretty name!

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  75. Hmmm, boy names are tough, but I love Ashton :) And Cooper and Sawyer are tops on my list, too!

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  76. I gotta say boy! I have two boys and just had my girl,so maybe it will work that way for you!!

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  77. Boy name?? Um I've always loved Quinn or Quinton.

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  78. Boy! (I have three girls.....fun, fun, fun!)

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  79. I love the name Rhett. Or Everett with Rhett for short.

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  80. I am going to guess a boy!

    Delina

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  81. I like the name Ammon Robinson :)

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  82. I'm going with a boy, I like the name Mason.

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  83. I'm never right, but we'll go with BOY for fun.

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  84. My name suggestion for you is Liam. Hope you're feeling and doing well! Say hi to everyone for me.

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  85. I guess girl! I have 2 girls, too, and I also kind of hope that next time (which won't be for awhile) we'll get a boy...but I'd be happy with another girl, too!

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  86. I think you should go with another R name for a girl- I say Riley :)

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  87. I am gonna say boy because I hope that is what you have:)

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  88. I really like the name Cayden for a boy:)

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  89. I am voting GIRL :) but I do hope you have a boy because they are so much fun!

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  90. I think another R name would be fun ... how about Rhiannon.

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  91. My vote if for another girl! My little boy is 2.5 and I wouldn't wish that on anyone! ;)

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  93. Oops, I suggested a boy's name instead of a girl's name....For a girl, I love the name Josie.

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  94. I'm always wrong, but I am going to go with BOY! :)

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  95. As for the name, we are expecting a little boy in October and my hubby wants to name him Brighton. But since he picked out our daughter Brielle's name I'm trying to convince him I get to pick out the name this time! I love the name Madden. :)

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  96. Summer, Here's hoping you have a happy, healthy baby BOY! :)
    Miss ya!

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  97. BTW, I LOVE the name Kelson for a boy! :)

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  98. Wow! What an amazing line up! I vote Boy!

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  99. Just stumbled across your blog, and I'm going to say another girl. :)

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  100. And for the record, I am always wrong when I guess for people. ;) One of my favorite girl names is Audrey. Love it!

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  101. Boy! I wanted a girl but got a boy and found out boys are so much fun!

    So I hope you have a boy :)

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  102. I guess girl!

    naymo11@gmail.com

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  103. I am going to go with boy. :)

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  104. Hmmm boy names are so challenging. I'll go with Jacob.

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  105. Congrats!
    If it's a boy I luv the name Loyd Jeffrey,
    Girl
    Lindey Mara

    Have a great day,
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  106. I am going to say that you are going to have a BOY!!!!

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  107. For a boy name I like Brayden...or Bradley, Jack, Finnley (Finn for short) Caden, Thats all i have for now =)

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  108. And what about the names Preston, Beckett, and Nixon?

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  109. I say boy, because I am hoping you get a boy also! Good luck!

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  110. My favorite name right now is Regan (girl) and Cade (boy!)!

    Kori
    momsofalltrades.blogspot.com

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  111. Hey - I am going with a girl too!
    And in case you are interested in having a GENDER REVEAL PARTY - I have a whole post on different/unusual ideas for revealing the gender! :)
    The link to that post is here:
    http://thenatureofgrace.blogspot.com/2011/06/more-gender-reveal-party-ideas-at-last.html

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  112. Okay - so to to go along with the girl guess I just posted. Here is a name:
    Eliana Grace :)

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  113. I have 3 boys, and I think boy goodness should be experienced by all. So I'm thinking you're having a boy...

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  114. And if I'd had a 4th boy I would have named him Holden, so that's my name suggestion.

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  115. I going to hope for the best for you and vote boy!

    Katie
    www.SweetRoseStudio.com

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  116. I have to go with a Girl!
    geauxtami@yahoo.com

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  117. A cute name for a Girl is Emily!
    geauxtami@yahoo.com

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  118. My vote is boy. Boys are so much fun!

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  119. I like the name Hayden. That's my little guy's name.

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  120. I'm thinking you will have another GIRL... and if you do - I think that's SO FUN! I always thought I'd want all boys and would die if I had all girls, but now I've realize BOTH are great BUT all girls would be awesome too. I know how much fun I have with my moms and sisters now that we're grown up and I want that too. :)

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  121. Not sure how I missed this post before!

    I have been saying girl this whole time, but today changed my mind. I'm going to vote boy.

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  122. I'm thinking girl. It seems to be a girl year. :)

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  123. My favorite girl name is Raegan and it goes with your other girls names.

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  124. As for boy names, Lucas, Carson, or Brayden.

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  125. Josie is such a sweet girl name ;)

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  126. I think I'll go along with my boy guess...I like the name Sawyer and Jace for a boy!

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  127. I've been thinking about this all day, and I'm going to guess a boy. Good luck!

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  128. I'm guessing you are going for girl #3! :)

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  129. My guess is a boy...after two girls you need a boy! :)

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  130. Hmmm, I guess girl. Even though after two girls I would hope that you are having a boy!

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  131. Although you would like a boy, I think you're having a girl. I think if it were a boy, you would notice some differences.

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  132. I like the name Jordan for a gilr or boy lol and my daughter's name is Rori, so i'm biased, but I loveee her name!

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  133. Let see a name...... How about Skyler James

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  134. I say boy just because everyone I know has been having boys lately.

    c8ergirl at gmail dot com

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  135. I love Tyler for a name.

    c8ergirl at gmail dot com

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  136. I think... a bouncing baby girl!!! Either way, good luck!

    katherinestitt(At)yahoo(dot)com

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  137. Lately, I love the name Scarlett for a little girl.. It sounds so romantic and beautiful.

    katherinestitt(at)yahoo(dot)com

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Sumo:)