Little Bavery is A…

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yay! thanks for all your sweet comments on the videos from our families – we are so lucky this little one is already so loved! also, thank you to those who participated in the coin toss for guessing little bavery’s gender!

today is the day i promised a gender reveal so here is a photo of the inside of my body:

yas queen pregnancy annoucement

we are SO EXCITED to welcome a baby GIRL to our family!

“yas queen” is a reference to the absolutely hysterical show ‘broad city.’ only watch the show if you like crudeness, sass, genius writing, honesty and having to pause it so you and your husband can catch your breath from a potentially hazardous-lack-of-oxygen-laughing-fit.

i don’t love the whole ‘princess’ thing for little girls so i thought ‘yas queen’ was a better alternative.

while we of course want a healthy and happy child, we are SUPER thrilled that we are having a little girl (though in about 14 years that karma will find me hard). 

the photo i shared is the best photo we got because this little girl would NOT be still during the ultrasound. the tech woman was even getting sort of frustrated because she fully flipped around 3 times while we watched her and had 40 different shots she needed to take of her! turns out the mom really shouldn’t eat (dark) chocolate 20 minutes before an ultrasound because baby will literally flip.

we saw her little face, she stuck her tongue out and she rested her head on her hand, which was too cute (yes, there were tears). because i know two people who were told via ultrasound that they would be having one gender and out popped the other, i am believing this ultrasound 78% that it really is a girl – just in case.

this has now become a well-played anthem in our household:

please be sure to listen to 3:15-3:25 as this is my personal new anthem! i am halfway through my pregnancy today (WHAT) so it’s a perfect reminder that we are capable women.

here is my goal:

strong women quote

i am going to hold out on sharing the name here until she is born because i feel as though i have to lock eyes with her to make sure her soul lines up with the name we have picked out. we are 99% confident it is and also 100% confident it will not be appearing on any ‘top 10 baby names’ list!

we are beyond excited to welcome bavery girl to the family!


  1. Claire

    April 13, 2016 at 7:22 am

    Ah! Congratulations to you both!!!! So so very exciting 🙂

    P.S. LOVE the Beyoncé video

    • chelsea

      April 13, 2016 at 7:39 am

      yay! thank you claire!!! we are super excited 🙂

      ps. i have listened to beyonce’s song about 103 times!

  2. Rachel @ Countdowns and Cupcakes

    April 13, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Ah! This is awesome! And I’m happy to say my streak of correct predictions remains intact. 🙂
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    • chelsea

      April 13, 2016 at 7:39 am

      haha well done rachel – you got it! 🙂

  3. Elyse

    April 13, 2016 at 7:33 am

    How exciting! Sadly I was wrong in the prediction! Can’t wait to hear name ideas(if you’re revealing them!)

    • chelsea

      April 13, 2016 at 7:40 am

      well you had a 50/50 shot so it’s all good, elyse 🙂 we are going to hold the name close until she’s born so i can make sure it fits once i see her little face!

  4. Pebby

    April 13, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Congratulations! Although karma might show up before she is a teenager…;)

    • chelsea

      April 13, 2016 at 7:41 am

      thanks pebby! well i was a pretty good kid it was just those teenage years so i’m hopefully that doesn’t start until then 🙂

  5. Audrey

    April 13, 2016 at 8:14 am

    Yay yay yay!! I can’t wait until that little future-CEO, Queen of the World, adorable little muffin is born into your lives!! She’s going to be such a crazy smart badass!! (Especially because of her genetics!) I can’t wait to hear the name someday! You have me so intrigued!!
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    • chelsea

      April 13, 2016 at 8:58 am

      yeeeeees! thank you for such an empowering comment about all of the badassery our little girl will get up to 🙂 also are you in my apartment somewhere because i literally just made MUFFINS! 🙂

      the name is certainly an interesting one to which i prepared our family for by saying “this is the name we are probably going with. thank you for saying you like it and support out decision.” thankfully (most) everyone loves it!

      • Audrey

        April 13, 2016 at 12:56 pm

        I saw your snap on my lunch break and I was like… “I just said muffin on her blog!” We’re totally on the same brain wave! Haha!

        • chelsea

          April 14, 2016 at 8:04 am

          hah seriously!!!!

  6. Jennifer Haston

    April 13, 2016 at 8:19 am

    Yay! We are both having girls! I am with you.. not revealing the name til I am sure either.. but hubby and I are sure having fun throwing them out there! Girls DO RUN THE WORLD!! Little bavery is sure to do that with amazing parents like the two of you!

    • chelsea

      April 13, 2016 at 8:59 am

      yay! cheers to raising awesome girls into amazing women jennifer 🙂 glad you’re having fun with the names! we really only have one so i hope once she comes out it feels right for her!

  7. Ashley

    April 13, 2016 at 8:37 am

    AHHH so exciting! I think you should just stick with “bavery” for her first name… bavery avery, that has a nice ring to it, right?! CONGRATS!

    • chelsea

      April 13, 2016 at 9:00 am

      yay! thanks ashley! ohhh interesting take on Bavery Avery as a name hahah instantly reminded me of ‘julia gulia’
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  8. Lauren @ Oh Hey! I Like That!

    April 13, 2016 at 9:17 am

    YAYYYYY!!! Congratulations!!! A little girl! And yes, she TOTALLY deserves the “Run the World (Girls)” as her theme song!
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    • chelsea

      April 13, 2016 at 3:46 pm

      yay!!! thank you lauren!!!! heck yes she’s going to run the world (in a compassionate, fierce and empathetic way) 🙂

  9. Paula Howley

    April 13, 2016 at 9:42 am

    I KNEW IT.


    I love her little spine- so cute eh? Sounds like you may have an acrobat on your hands!
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    • chelsea

      April 13, 2016 at 3:47 pm

      yay!!!!! i am SUPER excited!!! i know – look at those bones growing! i’m sad we didn’t think to get a video of her tumbling around because it was INTENSE
      chelsea recently posted…Little Bavery is A…

  10. Nina @ Hugs and Lattes

    April 13, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Yayayay! I just knew you guys would be wonderful parents regardless of the gender, but I was hoping you would have a girl so you could be an awesome mom who empowers women!
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    • chelsea

      April 13, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      way to make my eyes all watery, nina!!! thank you for your sweet words – so excited to get that empowering ON!

  11. Lindsay

    April 13, 2016 at 9:56 am

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    • chelsea

      April 13, 2016 at 3:49 pm

      WOOOOHOOOO! she’s half texan so please tell me what i need to do to raise her right 😉

      • Lindsay

        April 14, 2016 at 2:27 pm

        Queso, deep-fried anything, BBQ, and all the Mexican food she can get her little hands on.

        Oh, and don’t forget the turquoise jewelry/hairspray. 😉
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        • chelsea

          April 18, 2016 at 7:42 am

          noted!!! working on baby friend hairspray as we speak 🙂

  12. TK

    April 13, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Congratulations! You two will be (already are) wonderful parents!

    • chelsea

      April 13, 2016 at 3:49 pm

      awww thank you TK! we are super excited!!!

  13. Emma

    April 13, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    OMG this is the best news EVER! I am so freaking excited for another kickass Avery woman to be on this planet 🙂
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    • chelsea

      April 13, 2016 at 4:05 pm

      oh my goodness you are TOO sweet emma!!! now to get back to some kickin’ ass (just right after this nap) 🙂

  14. Vivien

    April 13, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Yay congratulations! With the two of you as parents (and a whole awesome village around you), this is going to be one awesome child!
    By the way, any hilarious reactions from the gender reveal? Another video perhaps? 😛
    Yeah, I’m never completely satisfied, haha.
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    • chelsea

      April 13, 2016 at 4:06 pm

      right you are that we have a whole awesome village around us 🙂 this baby is a lucky one!

      ha! no gender reveal videos – we told ryan’s parents over the phone, and drove over to see my dad and presented him with pink tic-tacs and called the rest of my fam!

  15. amber

    April 13, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    ay yi yi so exciting!!! i cannot wait to see what the sweet avery gal is going to do in this world because, no doubt, it’ll be BIG. 🙂

    • chelsea

      April 13, 2016 at 4:07 pm

      what a sweet thing to say, amber! thank you 🙂 we are excited to see her personality too!

  16. Charlene

    April 13, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    Yay! You are going to raise the fiercest little girl ever! Congratulations!
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    • chelsea

      April 13, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      awww that’s such a high compliment – thank you charlene!

  17. Courtney {alkeks abroad}

    April 14, 2016 at 4:54 am

    Yay!!!!!!!!! August is the month of baby girls!!
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    • chelsea

      April 14, 2016 at 8:05 am

      woohooo! love that we can compare notes of raising little girls courtney!

  18. Rachel G

    April 14, 2016 at 5:16 am

    I’m especially partial to baby girls. It’s probably all those baby sisters of mine. Very happy news indeed! Now you know what you have to look forward to!
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    • chelsea

      April 14, 2016 at 8:07 am

      yay! baby girls are pretty darn sweet (i mean all babies really are)! yes it’s been fun to imagine, especially because i am close with my dad and i think daddy/daughter things are the sweetest so love thinking of my husband in that way!
      chelsea recently posted…Little Bavery is A…

  19. Ruth Dameron

    April 14, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    Ryan is a ladies man so I was expecting a girl! So happy for both of you! Two beautiful Avery ladies, doesn’t get better than that!

    • chelsea

      April 18, 2016 at 7:45 am

      hahah oh funny comment ruth! that cracked me up 🙂 we are super happy!

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  21. Amanda

    April 15, 2016 at 9:47 am

    OMG every time I see a top baby names list I have to check it for the names Hubs and I have picked out for our future child. Luckily they never appear.
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    • chelsea

      April 18, 2016 at 7:46 am

      haha i feel you! those lists stress me out and then sometimes i see them and i think ‘that’s a pretty unique name – who all are naming their baby this?!’

  22. Edye

    April 15, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    YAY!!! So exciting!! Congrats on your little princess <3

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    • chelsea

      April 18, 2016 at 7:46 am

      thanks edye! yes we are super excited but are going more with the ‘theme of queen’ 🙂 yay!

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