YES- IT'S A BOY!!!!
We are so thrilled and couldn't be happier to have a sweet baby boy!! This was SUCH an exciting and wonderful and fun day!!
Anthony and I went to the doctor Thursday morning. On the sheet that they give you they tell you to come in with a full bladder and give you all kinds of info about how this is a "medical" appointment and while it's also a "fun" appointment there are a lot of tests and measurements that they need to perform to make sure Baby is healthy.
We walk into the ultrasound room and the SWEET ultrasound lady asks us, "IF we can tell would you like to know the sex of your baby?" I responded with a quick YES- but then I explain that I would prefer NO April Fool's jokes! She laughed and said she hadn't even thought to do that. Phew! I'm laying there and we're looking at the screen and we see all kinds of neat things- kidneys, spine, heart (yes it has four chambers!), diaphragm, nose/lips/chin (no cleft palate!), little femurs... I could go on! I LOVED seeing EVERY inch of our sweet baby. I could have stared at that screen and watched him forever! Luckily, we were able to do just that for over 20 minutes- I was in heaven! Anthony on the other hand told the nurse that suspense was killing him and was ready to find out! :)
Then she pulls "it" up on the screen- unmistakeably a BOY!!!!! From that moment I literally could not stop crying! I didn't even respond when she told us- Anthony was SOOO excited and giddy and got up and was talking and laughing! I am laying on the table crying (tears of JOY JOY JOY) and he leans over and kisses me (a few times!). It was so so so fun and overwhelming and wonderful! I loved every second of it!!
We walk out and our FAVORITE nurse (who also happens to our WONDERFUL neighbor) greeted us first! Anthony showed her the pictures and she gave us both BIG hugs. Meanwhile I am still crying and my bladder is full- fun times :)
We go into the exam room and we are left alone to contemplate this HUGE news together! Of course, I start thinking of the broken bones, notes home from the teacher, little league games, scrapes and scratches- and seriously CANNOT wait! How fun is this going to be?! Anthony thinks about his little buddy to throw the football with, play catch, and shoot baskets with! We are in heaven!!!
Dr. McCloskey comes in and tells us the photos look perfect and HE is just perfectly and wonderfully healthy! She said HE is growing bigger than normal (shocker!) but she didn't want to change the due date YET. His heart rate was 144. Meanwhile, they take all of my vitals and things are looking WAY BETTER than the last appointment. My BP is finally down (112/62!) and no protein in my urine this time! Mom and baby are healthy healthy healthy (though a little big!) and everything is just beyond perfect!
Now the fun part began- telling our family and friends!!
The picture at the top is actually how we told my mom. Tex ALWAYS brings the people he loves a "present" when he first sees them. Usually a bone, but sometimes a favorite toy. It's his offering. Knowing this, we took him over to my parents' house and gave him that bone. On perfect cue he took it right over to my mom (he didn't want to give it up right away) and she saw the news- and automatically started crying! This was a LITTLE exciting for us because she already has four grandkids (three are grandsons) and was still so excited about OUR baby boy! Thanks Mom! :)
We walked into the house and she had set up a "girl" couch or a "boy" couch with all things and toys girl or boy. Too cute! We took a seat on the boy couch...
The little "sneakers" are in honor of Anthony- for his little sports buddy! And the next is one of my most FAVORITE finds EVER (I'm serious- I'm so obsessed with this!)... The best onesie yet....
Hysterical!!! They also had a PRECIOUS one for a girl- so if you're pregnant with a girl (not many of you are!) then get ready!!
We had so much fun and got a ton of hilarious reactions throughout the day! The best was my 8 year old nephew Jake who so badly wanted a girl so that she would play with his little sister Jill (this way Jill would stop playing with HIS toys and annoying HIM- good thinking!)... I went over to Jennifer's after school and had four blown up balloons- each one with a B-O-Y-!. Jake and Josh popped the balloons and unscrambled the letters. Josh yells "YESSSS!" and Jake goes, "Oh great! This is HORRIBLE!" hahahahahahaha Priceless. Poor thing's plan had failed! Once I explained to him that I needed someone to teach my baby boy about legos, nerf guns, and peeing on funny things he was convinced that this was indeed a GREAT thing! :)
Anthony and I went to dinner to celebrate our big news! We went to Pappa's Steakhouse- YUM! Here is a grainy and blurry picture of us in front of the restaurant with the "Prince Charming" onesie my mom bought!
We had SUCH a super fun and exciting day! Thanks to everyone for being patient- we really wanted to tell our immediate families first!
We both have prayed constantly about the blessings God has given us. We not only have a sweet baby boy on the way, but a healthy and perfect one at that. Mom is healthy and Dad has a great job- we are so abundantly blessed by God! What a perfect weekend to find out we're having a son- a weekend where so many around the world are celebrating the sacrifice from the Ultimate Son! Thank you, Lord!
PS- Name is coming soon! We have some GREAT ideas and can't wait to share! :)