Baby Sprout Gender Reveal

We interrupt our usual decorating and DIYing shenanigans to bring you a life update.

If you’ve been following along for a couple of months, you probably already know we have a bun in the oven.

Photo Credit: Alisha Rudd Photography

Ever since the day we found out we were expecting this little one, we’ve been calling him/her Baby Sprout. (Olivia’s nickname is Bug [Livie Bug], so Sprout just seemed fitting alongside hers.)

Spoiler alert though! Last week, we found out if little Sprout is a him or a her!

We had a quick DIY photo shoot in the soon-to-be nursery to commemorate.

A gender reveal photo shoot using wall paint for the nursery. #genderreveal #heorshe #boyorgirl #nursery #genderphotoshoot #DIYgenderreveal

Any guesses? Last chance. πŸ˜‰

A gender reveal photo shoot using wall paint for the nursery. #genderreveal #heorshe #boyorgirl #nursery #genderphotoshoot #DIYgenderreveal

Oh, I had no idea Lola snuck in and decided to sit right next to me while we took this picture. The look on her face says, “Really, Mom? When am I going to be an only child again?”

So… Baby Sprout is a…

A gender reveal photo shoot using wall paint for the nursery. #genderreveal #heorshe #boyorgirl #nursery #genderphotoshoot #DIYgenderreveal

GIRL!!!!!

We are SO excited to meet Regan Emma Laine in October!

(Fun fact: She will have the same initials as Robert, who also has two middle names. Her first name was invented by Shakespeare, just like Olivia’s [we have a thing for Shakespeare around here]. And “Emma” and “Laine” are family middle names handed down by me, my mother, and my great-grandmother.)

A gender reveal photo shoot using wall paint for the nursery. #genderreveal #heorshe #boyorgirl #nursery #genderphotoshoot #DIYgenderreveal

Let the nursery planning begin! Eek!

After we finish Olivia’s room, of course.

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30 Comments

  1. Congratulations! What a cute way to let all your readers know that you are having a little girl! I’m sure that Olivia can hardly wait until her little sis arrives! She will just be so excited! What a beautiful name you have chosen for this precious little girl! It’s beautiful!

    Blessings to you all!

  2. Congratulations, so exciting for all of you!!!! Pregnancy doesn’t seem to have slowed you down at all, well done!

  3. We also chose Regan from King Lear…Regan Elisabeth was our girl name….but instead we had a big strapping Bryson Aaron. As you may have surmised, I love love love her name. Congratulations!

  4. Congratulations! We have a Reagan too (different spelling). We went with Strang as a middle name (my mom’s maiden name and my middle name). She is 4 1/2 and full of sass and spunk πŸ™‚

    1. Aw love it! Olivia has plenty of sass and spunk to go around too. I’d expect nothing less from this next little one. πŸ™‚

  5. So exciting! Love her name too! (And I might be having a blond moment, but how did you find out it’s a girl… with the paint cans? or was that just for the blog announcement? Sorry if I’m being slow!!) xo

    1. We did a blood test. They’re able to tell using the baby’s DNA in my blood and reading the chromosomes. You can find out so much earlier these days! I had to wait until my 20 week ultrasound to find out when I was pregnant with Olivia.

    2. Oh, for the paint cans, that was just something fun we figured we’d do for a picture. We were so impatient that we pulled out the envelope from the doctor and read the gender over dinner with family. Low-key and simple. Couldn’t leave that alone without doing a photo shoot after though. πŸ˜‰

  6. Congratulations! I like the idea of choosing Shakespearean names–can’t go wrong with the classics πŸ™‚

  7. Congratulations to the Shavers. Our family has a wonderful habit of birthing beautiful baby girls. I love her name. Regan (just like Lauren ) has been a long time favorite of mine. And of course Emma…..(mother would love that). Thanks for honoring her.

  8. Congratulations, Olivia must be oven the moon to be getting a baby sister. There is just something wonderful about having a sister. You must be having so much fun designing your dream baby nursery. Can’t wait to see what you do.

  9. Congratulations!!! Her name is darling. We know that she will have so much fun with her big Sister!!! They shall be forever friends! What a fun reveal?

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