Sometimes I think I would be willing to have another baby just to do a fun gender reveal. Because here's how I told my family: over the telephone. Boring. That was before social media opened up a whole new world of baby-sharing possibilities for us. And some people know how to get the most out of their social media platforms. Case in point; country singer Jason Aldean's adorable gender reveal video on Instagram. If I didn't already have four children, I would totally copy him.
Aldean and his wife of two years, Brittany Kerr Aldean of American Idol fame, are expecting their first baby together. The two first shared their pregnancy news on Brittany's Instagram in early May, sporting "Baby Mama" and "Baby Daddy" t-shirts and surrounded by pink and blue balloons. She captioned the post with the big news:
SURPRISE!!! WE ARE PREGNANT!!! This journey for us has been full of many happy times & also many tears… The biggest rollercoaster we have ever been on, without a doubt! All of the moments of heartache were followed by the biggest blessing in the entire world!! We will never take one moment for granted & can't wait to meet you, sweet baby!!!
Aldean, who is the father of 9-year-old Kendyll and 14-year-old Keely from his previous marriage to Jessica Ussery, also posted the news to his Instagram with a picture of a literal bun in the oven and the caption:
Been hard to keep this secret but we couldnt be happier to add to our family. This year just gets better and better.
Now the couple, along with Aldean's two daughters, are ready to share their new baby's gender with the world. In the Instagram video, the family holds black balloons. They do the obligatory countdown before popping the balloons to find...
That's right; blue confetti for everyone. While it was pretty clear the family was excited by all of the screaming and hugging and smiles, how do Keeley and Kendyl really feel about having a new sibling? Apparently, as Aldean told People in October, his daughters are pumped to welcome a new baby.
Keeley’s always been a mother hen type with babies, so we’d have a built-in babysitter! And Kendyl has always been the little sister, so for her to be the big sister, I think she’d be pretty stoked.
I have to admit it; in the age of bigger and better gender reveals, the Aldean family pulled it off without a hitch.