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Another Duke’s Giveaway

Congratulations to Lisha and Ruth!!
Email me at to claim your jars of Dukes.

You can buy Dukes at

Ignore the “Lite”… pretend it’s not even there. Purty pleeeeze??


I keep reading about all the deprived people in the world who don’t know the joy of Duke’s Mayonnaise – like the commercial says, “Nothing else would respect my potato salad. ”

I don’t know why but that line cracks me up.

So I’m giving away more mayonnaise. Two jars of it.

Get your entry in by Monday. Just leave a comment… tell me what the weather is like in your neck of the woods, what you’re doing this weekend, you can do the Facebook “25 Things About Me” if you’re so inclined. Or you can just say “Comment”. All are acceptable!

Two winners will be chosen on Monday afternoon (Eastern time).

I will convert the country – nay, the world – to Duke’s. It’s my life’s mission. But first I should probably try to wean my Mom off of Kraft’s mayo, don’t you think?

February 20, 2009 - 7:18 am

Stephanie - Well, the weather here is sunny and LOOKS warm, but looks can be (and are) deceiving. It is about 27 degrees outside and we are in for some snow tonight or tomorrow. That is fine with me, I haven’t had my fill of snow yet for the year.

Honestly, I’ve never heard of Duke’s. If you are so adamant about it, then it must be good. I’ll have to see if our store carries it.

February 20, 2009 - 7:35 am

Robin - Northwestern Montana — still cold (4 this morning) and icy, snow on the ground. I am tired of winter, amen. :)

February 20, 2009 - 7:45 am

Misha - Hi! I just found you by way of PW’s blog.
Our weather is light snow and 19 degrees. A nice change after a snow storm blew through here yesterday.
Will be watching my daughters volley ball game tonight and then a quiet, relaxing (hopefully) weekend.
I have never heard of Duke’s mayo. I look forward to trying it if I win. :-)

February 20, 2009 - 8:08 am

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February 20, 2009 - 8:14 am

Christine - Cold. A slight chance for light snow.

February 20, 2009 - 8:22 am

Mountain Mama - SNOW! Lots of snow! Fell yesterday, fell the day before, is falling today and is forcasted to fall tomorrow, the day after tomorrow, and the day after that. When I left work at 10pm last night, the actual temp was 6 above, but the wind was howling, and I forgot my gloves. Don’t ya just wince when your fingertips have to thaw out? Maybe some Duke’s mayo will ease the pain. Being (originally) an ignorant woman of the Wild West, I have never heard of Duke’s. Will great mayo bring on the thaw?

February 20, 2009 - 8:26 am

Holly - I have never heard of Duke’s before. If I ever see it in the store, I will buy it in honor of you and try it. I am in Phoenix AZ and it is cold here. Um, that mean that it is 48 degrees this moring. I was just comforting myself this morning about how cold it is, by thinking how lucky I am that I don’t have to tromp though snow in the mornings to get her to school. I am such a baby. I despise cold! I would hibernate all winter if I could.

February 20, 2009 - 8:33 am

cathy - Is there any other kind?
20′s this morning in northeast Georgia.

February 20, 2009 - 8:36 am

Nicole - I just started following your wonderful blog the past few weeks. As the mother of twin girls, congrats on getting your boy! :-)

I live in PA, and have never heard of Duke’s… I’ll definitely keep my eye out for it!

The weather here is cold and windy… as it has been for months on end. I am SO ready for the ground to thaw and get things in the ground.

My love and I are splurging and going to the symphony Saturday night. We so rarely get the chance to dress up and spend a night out together.

February 20, 2009 - 8:49 am

Clover - Just saw your link under PW comments… not that I need another blog to follow! :-) I’m always up for trying mayonnaise. I keep thinking I’m going to get ambitious and make my own, like I did pre-kids, but I usually just grab the Hellman’s for our tuna fish sandwiches!

Congratulations on the upcoming addition to the family!

February 20, 2009 - 8:51 am

Anne Harp - Okay, I have to admit to a serious addiction to mayonnaise. I even eat it on French Fries, so please let me try Duke’s!

February 20, 2009 - 8:53 am

Charlotte - Not familar with Duke’s – not on the grocery shelves here in Louisiana. I’m a Hellman’s fan. I’m got most of my family away from that nasty Kraft and Blue Plate. Weather here today is beautiful – cold this morning but expecting mid 60′s with sun – rain tomorrow.

February 20, 2009 - 8:54 am

Lee - I live in southern NJ and I am a Helman’s user but I would be willing to give it the test! It feels colder here today then it has felt all winter to me. (it’s not) I think I just have spring on the brain.
I am going to a surprise 60th on Sat!

February 20, 2009 - 9:05 am

Debra - Its windy and not too cold, maybe a slight chance of snow flurries tomorrow night. Staying in not doing much this weekend. I’ve never tried Dukes but my son loves it. Personally I’m a Bama light fan and I think Kraft and Hellman’s are disgusting.

February 20, 2009 - 9:07 am

Dana - Being weaned off of Kraft MW has never been an issue. I grew up on Best Food’s mayo. I also really like Hellman’s mayo. How does Duke’s compare and where is it sold?

February 20, 2009 - 9:12 am

the Cotton Wife - Duke’s seems richer and creamier to me. I have some Heavy Duty Restaurant-Grade Duke’s that I haven’t tried yet… mostly because it’s in a gallon jar. :)

Duke’s is a southern product (for the most part)… I’m not sure exactly where it’s distributed but there are several online purveyors of it. On Monday, I’ll list a few to make ordering easy!

February 20, 2009 - 9:12 am

Theresa - HI–Just popped over from PW website. I have never heard of Duke’s. They weather in NW Kansas is pretty nice. Supposed to be in the 60′s today and then tomorrow the 40′s. No snow or rain although we REALLY need some.
This weekend–I will probably do some house cleaning and hope to do some cross stitching!
Need to wash my Tahoe too!!

February 20, 2009 - 9:14 am

Julia - The weather here is too cold – low 30s. Where is spring?

I’ve never heard of Duke’s, but I’ll give it a try.

February 20, 2009 - 9:14 am

Media - cold, snow, cold, snow, cold, wind, snow!
I am so done with this winter. Dukes? Never heard of it, (sorry), but can it really beat Hellmans? I am a true mayo junkie and only eat Hellmans, but I’d like to win so I can compare the two.

February 20, 2009 - 9:35 am

Peggy in TN - Sunny and cold here in central TN with rain/snow mix tomorrow. I have to say I am on the “never heard of Duke’s” bandwagon so you have a HUGE mission ahead of you to convert all of us. Giving some away is a good first step! :)

February 20, 2009 - 9:41 am

Susan K - Snow tonight, don’t know how much, but “it’s coming!!”
Yeah, right it’s February-tell me something new.

I guess Dukes is a regional thing? Never heard of it.

February 20, 2009 - 9:45 am

Thespian Libby - Fortunately I live in SC, where Duke’s is abundant. It breaks my heart when I read stories of those for whom Hellman’s is mayonnaise. It is to weep. God bless you for your work in waking people up to the goodness of Duke’s!

February 20, 2009 - 9:45 am

Ambulance Mommy - I found you through PW too! I’ve never heard of Duke’s either…but I’m up in CT. But I LOVE potato salad, and it would be yummy to try it with something new! :)

Today’s weather is really the calm before the storm. It’s 22 degrees right now, but with the wind chill, it feels like 10. Which is just frankly too cold. I like living in New England because of the really distinct 4 seasons, but I’m getting a big sick of this winter. It’s going to snow AGAIN this weekend, and I just want my tulips and crocus plants to come out, and spring to have sprung!

February 20, 2009 - 9:48 am

Bobbie - Its sunny and beautiful this morning! High suppose to be in the 70′s isn’t that fantastic.
This weekend its time to restock on the cause the pantry is low. Maybe I can get my DH to put up the can crusher, doesn’t it sound like fun??
As for Dukes I have never seen it. Maybe it never made it to the west?

February 20, 2009 - 9:49 am

Sheila Z - Followed you here from Pioneer Woman’s blog. Never seen Duke’s mayo before. I live in upstate NY. They have Kraft, Hellmans and store brands of mayo as choices here. I buy Hellmans. Grew up on Kraft Miracle Whip, that is some evil stuff.

February 20, 2009 - 9:54 am

amber - Well, I just spoke to my mother, and it looks like I will be going to a funeral this weekend, :( along with having my mother and some of her family up from North Carolina.

February 20, 2009 - 10:10 am

the Cotton Wife - Amber, I am so sorry. Even though you’ll probably (if your family is anything like mine) see people you haven’t seen in ages – nothing changes the fact that you just lost someone you care about.

You’ll be in my thoughts!

February 20, 2009 - 10:10 am

Farmgirl - I followed you over from The Pioneer Woman. Great site! :)
Today it is sunny and snowy, about 28 degrees. The wind is a bit nippy, though, so we’re keeping ourselves bundled up. This weekend, we are putting new tile in our 1/2 bath (luckily it’s a very small space). My 2 1/2 year old has attempted to flush the entire roll of toilet paper three times now (I watch him, I swear) and the old flooring is soggy, stinky and in need of replacement. So, thanks to my son, I get tile. Husband isn’t happy, but I’m secretly thrilled! :)

February 20, 2009 - 11:16 am

Julie - I’ve never heard of Dukes, but I just LOVE mayo and I love potato salad too. The weather here is cold and snowy as usual.

February 20, 2009 - 11:46 am

elliek - I love Dukes, it is available here in Florida. Today it is cool here but that won’t last long. I am keeping my grandchildren tomorrow so that is the best week end I can think of. That gallon of Dukes won’t last long when summer starts and there are picnics and lots of fresh veggies to make dips for.

February 20, 2009 - 12:03 pm

Christy - I’ve never heard of Duke’s…but hey, you’ve sold it…I need to look and see if our stores carry it! By looking outside, it looks beautiful and sunny. But it’s only 40 degrees. The weekend will be spent cleaning house (fun fun), going to my daughter’s piano recital, and church activities on Sunday. Have a great weekend!!!! ;)

February 20, 2009 - 12:11 pm

dtr3 - I’ve read about Duke’s, but it’s not available in this area so I’ve never tried it.

February 20, 2009 - 12:59 pm

Suzanne - I’m another one who had to check you out from PW’s site! I’m in SW Florida and it’s nice…cool and clear. We’re going on a bird walk at the beach tomorrow morning, the cool weather should be perfect for it.

February 20, 2009 - 1:04 pm

pam - Well being a native California girl I have never heard of Duke’s but man I am willing to learn! The Bay Area is overcast and getting ready for a little storm this weekend, thank goodness we need the water so badly.

February 20, 2009 - 1:07 pm

Cheri - I now live in California but grew up back East, where I was “raised” first on Hellman’s, and then when my mother decided Miracle Whip was the future, I had to sneak Hellman’s in for myself. In CA (at least where I live), Hellman’s is Best Foods (same product, different name according to every grocery store), so if I buy mayo, it’s now Best Foods.
In the Bay Area today it is SUNNY for the second day in weeks of rain and fog. A brief respite as tomorrow will begin another round of several days or rain and stormy weather.
It would be perfect weather for staying inside and trying some Duke’s… if only I had some!

February 20, 2009 - 1:29 pm

Lynda P - Hi, Here in Arizona it is a beautiful day! Temp about 73 right now and looks like another wonderful weekend in Arizona. We don’t have Duke’s here but would certainly love to try it. Thanks for the give aways.

February 20, 2009 - 1:39 pm

Susan Marie - I’m up for trying Duke’s – I haven’t seen it here in my neck of the woods in Texas. If I get some, I promise to make my sweetie one of his favorites – tater salad!

I’m clocked out at work, but now goofing around on the computer before I go home and just enjoy having a weekend with nothing definite planned, other than the usual lick-and-a-promise housecleaning, and Sunday morning piano-playin’… :)

February 20, 2009 - 1:56 pm

Valerie - I have never even heard of Duke’s. My family and I are going to the Nascar Race in California this weekend.

February 20, 2009 - 1:56 pm

Robynn's Ravings - You will be horrified and depressed but I have never even HEARD of Duke’s mayo and we can’t get it in my part of the world – California. (We’re probably afraid a chicken egg might be harmed in the making!) But I don’t care. Harm me some chicken eggs and sign me up!

Found you through Pioneer Woman’s site. I’m an addict and after reading what she has to say, sometimes I troll around looking for other fun sites. Glad I found you! Blessings!

February 20, 2009 - 3:45 pm

ML - Us Georgia girls couldn’t live without our Duke’s.
I lived in California for a while & had my mom send me a few jars.

February 20, 2009 - 4:52 pm

Shari - It’s sunny and about 50 degrees here in Idaho, and that Duke’s mayo would have to be really, really good to beat Best Foods Mayonnaise. Also known as Hellman’s east of the Mississippi. And why is that? I have no idea.

February 20, 2009 - 6:28 pm

kat - I will never again look at a jar of Duke’s without you coming to mind! Saw that ginormous jar like you got for Christmas and had to relate the story to my husband. I’m sure all of your children are born wanting something made with Duke’s mayo.:}

February 20, 2009 - 6:48 pm

M. K. - Duke’s should get you to advertise it for them as you sure have me wanting to try some! Sad how most of folks never get to enjoy delicious things made by smaller companies.

We’re having typical southern Missouri winter yo-yo weather today was lovely in 60′s tomorrow they want more snow and a high around 30.

Like your site. Keep up the good work!

February 20, 2009 - 6:59 pm

the Cotton Wife - Ok y’all – I was curious so I looked up the ingredients of Hellmann’s, Best Foods and Dukes…

Hellmann’s: The Hellmann’s Mayonnaise ingredients label shows that it contains the following ingredients, which are listed in the quantity order in which they occur:

Soybean oil, whole eggs, vinegar, water, egg yolks, salt, sugar, lemon juice, natural flavors, calcium disodium EDTA (used to protect quality).

Best Foods contains the same ingredients but Hellmann’s contains more sugar and less lemon juice… thereby making Best Foods more “tangy”

And now…. Duke’s: Soybean oil, eggs, water, distilled and cider vinegar, salt, oleoresin paprika, natural flavors, calcium disodium EDTA added to protect flavor

So there ya go!

- Jennifer

February 20, 2009 - 10:21 pm

PA Wild Woman - DUKES for meeeeee!

February 21, 2009 - 1:01 am

Ruth - So Duke’s has no sugar in it? Interesting. I do not care for Hellman’s, and utterly despise Miracle Whip. I currently use Kraft mayo in my potato salad. My potato salad simply cannot be made with Hellman’s or Miracle Whip. I’d gag. But if Duke’s is better than Kraft, I’m curious to try it.

February 21, 2009 - 10:51 am

Adriana - Central AZ here-Highs supposed to be 78 today, partly cloudy.
Weekend Plans-I’m catching up on my blog reading, found you through PW. Go for a hike.
I’ve got to check out this Duke stuff. Don’t use mayo often, but when I do, minds well use the best right?

February 21, 2009 - 11:57 am

Kandra - Never heard of Duke’s but I’ll try it! I just discovered your site, so I’ll try it, too!

February 21, 2009 - 1:32 pm

Linda - We don’t have Duke’s here in Colorado. Today, it is 41 degrees but sunny. So, it loooks like you can go out and enjoy it, but it’s still cold.

February 21, 2009 - 2:10 pm

Kris - Just found you today through PW, too!!! Here in Utah it’s actually 48 degrees…snow’s melting and nice after soooooo much of the white stuff this winter!!!

February 21, 2009 - 3:03 pm

Faye Lewis - 27 degrees in middle Georgia early this morning. We had a high of 51 degrees. Clear skies. Today I made pattern weights from pretty ribbons and large heavy metal washers. Thinking about starting a new sewing project this afternoon. Tomorrow I’ll attend the Bronner Brothers annual hair show – job requirement.

February 21, 2009 - 6:39 pm

Marti - Cold….it’s time for Spring in my eyes!

February 21, 2009 - 8:17 pm

Jenny - Today was HOT! Mid 70′s. I might appreciate the temperature more if I had more then 3 weeks of “winter” but geezy! At this rate it will be 150 this summer. Remind me what is good about Arizona again? Oh, it is almost time for our cotton to go in! That means “cotton days” and fun in the park. That is a good thing.
We spent today geocaching and drinking lots of water. Stopped by a fast food place and shared a chicken salad sandwich with my handsome prince. Wasn’t impressed with it, maybe it needed some Duke’s to fix it? I have never heard of Duke’s so now I shall investigate!

February 21, 2009 - 10:34 pm

Dawn - Here in South Texas it is windy and chilly today.. have been at a volleyball tournament all day…You think the mayo is better than Hellmans? Maybe I will find out-have never seen that brand in Texas.

February 22, 2009 - 6:40 am

Melissa - Brrr cold in the mountains of PA.

February 22, 2009 - 1:48 pm

Kathy - We don’t have that brand of mayo here in Ohio, at least I’ve never seen it before! I am willing to try it though! It is cold here too, with just a bit of snow. Can’t wait for Spring!

February 22, 2009 - 3:18 pm

Patty Hall - Well, I happen to think Dukes is the best also. My dh has a different opinion, tho. He likes JFG.
The weather here is cold, blustery, blowing snow, and is suppose to stay cold thru Tuesday, I think then be in the 50′s. I’m so ready for spring.
Patty H.

February 22, 2009 - 5:02 pm

Quinna - It is like Spring today……rain….sunshine…..more rain….

Never have heard of Dukes Mayo…..

February 22, 2009 - 6:29 pm

Lisha - I must say we don’t have Dukes here in Australia and have only heard of it through blogland.

We just spent our weekend in Canberra, our nations capital visiting the War Memorial, Parliament House and The Australian Mint (where our Aussie dollars are made). Lovely weekend away from Sydney.

As for our weather, it’s a lovely sunny day, a slight breeze and the temp is 29 deg C or in your world about 84 deg F. It’s getting to the end of summer here, warm days and cooler nights.

February 23, 2009 - 4:37 am

yvonne - Dukes? don’t know it!
ah, it’s kind of dark out right now, just a minute…
bitter cold, slight wind, the stars are out so it should be a clear day.

February 23, 2009 - 10:47 am

Karen - So….if I am not a big mayonaise fan, will Duke’s convert me?

This weekend was full of cleaning, cleaning and more cleaning. I have no idea what the weather was like. That is so sad.

February 23, 2009 - 11:01 am

the Cotton Wife - Karen,

Funny that you ask that… I just had a friend email me this morning to say that her new favorite weekend treat is a tomato sandwich with Duke’s. And she hated mayo before.

So there’s hope for you yet!

- Jennifer

February 23, 2009 - 12:39 pm

Kath - Weather has been cold again. While we were having our spring-like weather I was attached to the computer 12 hours straight working. Ugh. Now my work load went back to normal and its cold again. Some day soon spring will arrive in SD.

But I heard a woodpecker yesterday that was music to me in so many ways!

February 23, 2009 - 12:40 pm

Joy - 60 and sunny in a suburb of Dallas. Never heard of Duke brand.

February 23, 2009 - 3:19 pm

dtr3 - I’d love to try it.

March 11, 2009 - 10:15 am

Misti Furr - Is there really any other kind of mayo? :-)


Snakes, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

I think I’m still in shock. A good shock, but still…



It’s a boy. A boy!


I’ve got to repaint the crib (it’s pink)… and go through clothes… and and and

A BOY. You know, I was convinced it was a girl.

We’re all pretty darned happy today.

February 19, 2009 - 10:51 am

Bridget - That’s so exciting!!! Congrats!!

February 19, 2009 - 10:53 am

Jenn - I knew what it was going to say when I seen the title ! Congrats that’s great!

February 19, 2009 - 11:04 am

Lea - That is so exciting!!! I am so happy for you and Keith

February 19, 2009 - 11:28 am

ellie k - How great, congrats. Little boys are just a whole different experience and a very good one. Do you have a name? I am so happy for you. I think three little boys to match the girl population on the farm would be good. Don’t you?

February 19, 2009 - 1:18 pm

Susan Marie - Oh, he’s going to be so spoiled with all those sisters to mother him… congratulations!!

February 19, 2009 - 2:08 pm

Karen - Yeah!!!!!!! I am so happy for you!!!!! Boys are so much fun. They are very different than little girls. Oh Jennifer, Congratulations!

February 19, 2009 - 4:23 pm

Fencepost - Yeah!!!
Life will change from this moment on.
And you’re gonna love it!!

February 19, 2009 - 5:17 pm

Dana - Perhaps you’ll recall who guaranteed he’d be a boy! :)

I’ve told my daughters (two plus a spare) that in my next life, I’ll have boys.

February 19, 2009 - 5:19 pm

Dana - And, of course, if you do like last time, you’ll be working on boy number two in less than a year anyway! :)

February 20, 2009 - 6:00 am

cheesychick - Yep, that what I guessed. That he was a boy! Yep, I knew it. Congrats so much! I am more than happy for you, Keith and the girls!

February 20, 2009 - 11:59 am

Christy - Ohhhh…that is awesome!! Congratulations!!! I bet you are all just thrilled!! ;)

February 22, 2009 - 6:34 pm

Lisha - Blue sky shining above you nothing but blue sky do I see……Very excited for you, boys are a lot of fun, at least my 3 are.


Get Your Bets in Now


Tomorrow, with three little girls in tow, we’re headin’ to the doctor to find out the gender of the new baby.

Is anyone brave enough to guess that it’s a boy?

February 18, 2009 - 7:42 am

Miz Booshay - What a great imagination you have! I never would have guessed I was going to see pink and blue skies when I popped over here from Ree’s.

So pretty!!

February 18, 2009 - 8:23 am

Jennifer D - if it is a boy, then I know there’s hope for me! I have 3 sweet girls and would so love a little boy! Good luck and keep us posted! ;)

February 18, 2009 - 10:42 am

St. Fairsted Farm - I hope it’s a boy for you, but I’m betting it’s a girl. Either way it’s wonderful for you! and Congrats!

February 18, 2009 - 10:45 am

Karen - I am going with boy!!! I am a hopeless optimist as well as my parents had three girls and then my brother finally came along after that. My parents are funny though……they thought there odds of another boy were pretty good, so they tried again and guess what? Total 4 girls and 1 Boy. They may have kept tryin’, but they didn’t find each other till their thirties and figured 40 something was a good time to quit.

February 18, 2009 - 12:49 pm

Kelly Cheatham Elder - I’d like to say boy–cause you need at least one!
But, I’ve seen you–I think you are carrying another sweet baby girl!

February 18, 2009 - 1:12 pm

the Cotton Wife - I’m convinced it’s a girl as well. In fact, I’d be beyond shocked to hear “It’s a boy”!

February 18, 2009 - 1:41 pm

Susan Marie - Well, if you think it’s a girl, it probably is! When I went into labor with the 3rd baby, the midwife thought I was having a boy (I already had 2 girls), but I was convinced it was another girl. So we made a deal… if the midwife was wrong, I would get a private room (as opposed to the maternity ward-this was a military hospital). I got my private room! So I ended up with 3 daughters and 3 granddaughters (s0 far) – I wouldn’t know what to do with a boy!!

February 18, 2009 - 2:48 pm

Carrie T - I will say a boy.

My bff was convinced she was having another boy. (she didn’t find out before the birth) I kept telling her it’s a girl, it’s a girl. On December 5, 2007 little Miss Shaylee Jo entered the world. My friend didn’t even have a girl’s name picked out cause she was so certain it was a boy.

February 18, 2009 - 3:05 pm

the Cotton Wife - You’d think I had a boy’s name all stored up just waiting for use, wouldn’t you? But nope…

We have another girl’s name already picked and agreed upon though! :)

February 18, 2009 - 5:09 pm

Dana - He’s a boy, guaranteed!

February 18, 2009 - 6:18 pm

cheesychick - I’m not sure…I wait till tomorrow to wager when I already know what it is!

February 18, 2009 - 6:23 pm

the Cotton Wife - Cheesychick… this sounds like the sort of betting my Pumpkin normally does! She hates, hates, hates to be wrong.

February 18, 2009 - 7:47 pm

Kristi Smith - You will be blessed no matter what it is!!! ;)

February 18, 2009 - 9:13 pm

Gossip Pal#1 - The newest addition has to be a boy……the playing field has to be evened out for the Cotton Husband…….I hope all is well and all goes well!!! Best wishes

February 19, 2009 - 4:52 am

Lisha - Hey I’m going for the blue sky, I’ve got three of them myself and wouldn’t have it any other way, I love my boys. But really I just hope all is healthy and happy for your little munchkin.

By the way I’ve been popping in on your blog for a little while from Pioneer woman, and I enjoy what I see.

February 19, 2009 - 9:15 am

Kath - My doc always said- “it will definitely be a boy or girl”!!!

Happy Baby Gender Day!!!!