Jon and I are overjoyed to be welcoming our son in August! It feels so good to write that because it's been 5 days of closely watching what I type or say, in hopes of not letting a he/him/his/boy slip. It's funny because there are obviously only 2 outcomes of a baby's gender but I am still so shocked...more so that we finally know and can start envisioning our family and future. I will tell you... it was one of the hardest things not to tell my mom and sisters the gender this past week but I am so so glad we got to share this moment with them in person. I've already said that I will probably call people right after we find out about baby #2 oneday... I just can't do secrets anymore! My mom, sisters and I have a group text going basically all day and my mom had an hourly countdown going all day yesterday...luckily it flew by quickly!
We had my family, grandparents from Chicago included, over last night and told them via scratch off tickets. It was such a wonderful time, I am still on a high from the excitement! We had a tripod set up to film it and the reactions are priceless. 2 of the 3 minutes is voting boy or girl, handing out cards, and my family getting so antsy but I promise they end up scratching the tickets haha.
(disclaimer...Cori lost a bet from Jacob, and says "dang he was right"...explains her furrowed brow haha)
Some shots from the night
Jacob was the first to see! And James' face is too cute
My mom thought it was a girl from the beginning :)
What I love about the story is from the time we found out we were pregnant, Jon thought it was a boy. Now he had NO preference about a boy or girl because we know ideally we'd like both, he just felt like it was a boy. We found out on Monday Feb 18th at our 16 week appointment and the story was quite funny. The nurse brought us back and weighed me, took stats, and turned on the ultrasound machine to start measurements. She said she was having trouble finding the sex because the umbilical cord was in the way and she wasn't confident but would keep looking. We told her not to tell us until she was 100% confident and after a few minutes she wrapped it up and said, "Well I'm not 100% but I am pretty sure you are having a girl." So then we are alone for 25 minutes waiting on our doctor who is telling another couple next door the gender of their baby and we thought okay! We are having a girl! Jon just kept saying he was so shocked because the past couple of months he felt like God was really speaking to him that we were having a boy. So doctor comes in, sweet as can be, we really like him, turns on the machine and goes "WHOA! Get the nurse! This is 100% a boy! Look at that wiener! Wiener of the month!". Cue laughing, crying, hugging, pure shock. And there on the screen... with 100% certainty, our son was showing us his goods. We have a couple pictures of his eh em...wiener (I hate that word)... but I figured he wouldn't appreciate it one day looking back knowing I posted pictures of his goods.
Our baby boy is already so loved and has quite the little wardrobe!! I have a few favorite thrift shops that I have been visiting this week and who can resist baby Polo for $0.75?! And I will say he already has 5 pairs of shoes...yes I ordered him TOMs :-). I can't wait to show you what we've bought and been gifted, and of course, share with you our ideas for the nursery.
As much fun as it was to tell our family and friends, I was so looking forward to sharing this news with you all on my blog. Jon and I both thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the overflowing love and support throughout this pregnancy. We know our son will be just as loved by all of you.