In our land of excess and social media attention, baby gender reveals have become a thing. Expecting couples plan a celebration to make an announcement of their baby’s sex. Family and friends gather to watch the couple cut into a cake, leaning nervously forward to get a glimpse of either pink or blue. Or they hold onto a big, black balloon with needle in hand, anxiously waiting to be covered in one color of confetti or another.
There are so many creative ways people have come up with to reveal what genitalia their baby is blessed with — hit a powder-filled baseball or shoot it out of a hand cannon, and even lasagna isn’t safe from blue or pink food coloring.