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Jinger Dugger’s gender reveal had an unexpected twist

Now we wait for the baby’s July arrival!

Jinger Dugger’s gender reveal had an unexpected twist

First-time parents Jinger Duggar and husband Jeremy Vuolo made their friends work to learn whether a little boy or girl is on the way—and the answer was written in pink! ?


We are so happy to announce that we are having a little baby girl,” the couple recently announced after hosting a gender reveal for friends and family. “We could not be more excited and are eagerly anticipating meeting our little lady this summer.”

So Thankful! #siblingday

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Although Duggar’s fans got to learn the gender reveal the easy way, her close friends had a bigger challenge: The couple divided their friends and family into a pink and a blue team and had them complete an obstacle course—after eating a container of ice cream.

Then the winning team had the honor of flipping a switch on a neon “baby” sign to reveal it written in pink! Just for good measure, Duggar and Vuolo sprayed everyone with pink silly string.

The next day, Duggar and Vuolo were the ones in for a surprise when their friends threw them a baby shower complete with a Mexican food truck, polenta cart and floor-to-ceiling pink decorations.

“The shower was an amazing time of celebrating our new arrival with loved ones,” the couple tells People. “We were overwhelmed by the kindness and thoughtful generosity of everyone.”

Adding they “cannot wait to shower her with love,” the pair says they are grateful their daughter will have excellent role models from both of her grandmothers. (Not to mention the Counting On star’s ever-growing number of sisters and sisters-in-law!)

The Vuolos little girl is set to make her arrival in July, which will make her the 12th Duggar grandchild—with brother Joseph Duggar and his wife, Kendra, expecting their first baby just a few weeks before the Vuolos. It sure is a busy time for the Duggar family. Then again, with 19 children, when is that not the case?

Congratulations all around! ?

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Time-saving formula tips our editors swear by

Less time making bottles, more time snuggling.

As a new parent, it can feel like feeding your baby is a full-time job—with a very demanding nightshift. Add in the additional steps it takes to prepare a bottle of formula and, well… we don't blame you if you're eager to save some time when you can. After all, that means more time for snuggling your baby or practicing your own well-deserved self-care.

Here's the upside: Many, many formula-feeding mamas before you have experienced the same thing, and they've developed some excellent tricks that can help you mix up a bottle in record time. Here are the best time-saving formula tips from editors here at Motherly.

1. Use room temperature water

The top suggestion that came up time and time again was to introduce bottles with room temperature water from the beginning. That way, you can make a bottle whenever you need it without worrying about warming up water—which is a total lifesaver when you have to make a bottle on the go or in the middle of the night.

2. Buy online to save shopping time

You'll need a lot of formula throughout the first year and beyond—so finding a brand like Comforts, which offers high-quality infant formula at lower prices, will help you save a substantial amount of money. Not to mention, you can order online or find the formula on shelves during your standard shopping trip—and that'll save you so much time and effort as well.

3. Pre-measure nighttime bottles

The middle of the night is the last time you'll want to spend precious minutes mixing up a bottle. Instead, our editors suggest measuring out the correct amount of powder formula into a bottle and putting the necessary portion of water on your bedside table. That way, all you have to do is roll over and combine the water and formula in the bottle before feeding your baby. Sounds so much better than hiking all the way to the kitchen and back at 3 am, right?

4. Divide serving sizes for outings

Before leaving the house with your baby, divvy up any portions of formula and water that you may need during your outing. Then, when your baby is hungry, just combine the pre-measured water and powder serving in the bottle. Our editors confirm this is much easier than trying to portion out the right amount of water or formula while riding in the car.

5. Memorize the mental math

Soon enough, you'll be able to prepare a bottle in your sleep. But, especially in the beginning or when increasing your baby's serving, the mental math can take a bit of time. If #mombrain makes it tough to commit the measurements to memory, write up a cheat sheet for yourself or anyone else who will prepare your baby's bottle.

6. Warm up chilled formula with water

If you're the savvy kind of mom who prepares and refrigerates bottles for the day in advance, you'll probably want to bring it up to room temperature before serving. Rather than purchase a bottle warmer, our editors say the old-fashioned method works incredibly well: Just plunge the sealed bottle in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes and—voila!—it's ready to serve.

Another great tip? Shop the Comforts line on Comfortsforbaby.com to find premium baby products for a fraction of competitors' prices. Or, follow @comfortsforbaby for more information!

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