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December 30, 2013

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Baby Boy!

Ok, so I am still in shock and disbelief since we know this information via a blood test! The anatomy scan is not for another month or so but science is CRAZY these days. Normally, I wouldn’t have been eligible for this blood test (because of my age and health history) but because some other preliminary tests came back funky, they allowed us the option to do a more precise genetic screening test that included gender information as an added bennie.

They asked if we wanted to know the gender and we were like,”Uh, yea!” We’ve been dying to find out! Everyone’s different when it comes to gender reveals prior to the big day. We have been so curious since we found out we were going to be parents. 

The gender of my sister was to be a surprise at my mother’s C-section back in 1986. My grandparents were to pick me up from Catholic school (1st grade) and they were going to be holding something pink for a girl and something blue for a boy. Since the moment I learned about prayer, I prayed every single day for a baby sister. I just knew it had to be something pink that day. Whelp, it was a pink paper bell. You know, that kind of table decoration for a party that folds out like an accordion and you have to attach both sides. I recall it as one of the happiest days of my life. 

My grandparents recently told me they had a “method” with having children. It was, “When we get them, we keep them.” 

So here is my paper tribute. We are just thrilled that everything came back healthy! 



In these photos I don’t look very pregnant but trust me, there’s a bump-well, more of a wideness with a small mound. My energy is SO much higher now! We even went out with friends until 11:00 p.m. on Friday! Whoah, Nelly! Watch out, New Year’s Eve, here I come!

I am playing with my camera more these days. For all of these photos, I used a color softening filter and I like how they came out. Chris was an excellent photographer. I have about 20 photos of me just cracking up over us making fun of ourselves for doing this. 


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  • Kate, that is a really good idea! I hope I think everything in life is as funny at 4 a.m. with no sleep. LOL. Thank you!

  • Jen, you are so sweet! The baby likes eating cupcakes at your house. 🙂

  • So sweet!!! Congrats on the baby boy! I hear being a boy mom is the bomb.

    • Thank you, Becca! It’s a crazy thought. I grew up with a little sister. It was a lady house!

  • OMG you are absolutely glowing!! A huge congratulations!! What an amazing surprise right before the new year, right?! I’m so happy for you and wish you the best in this adventure 🙂 Thank you for all the kind words on my blog – I’m so glad I discovered yours as well this year! I look forward to what you have in store next year, my dear! Happy 2014! xoxo

    • Coco Mingo! 🙂 Thank you! Happy 2014 as well. Your blog is sensational and inspirational to me!

  • Teresa Welge Harris

    Yay!! So exciting! We decided not to know. I had the MaterniT21 test to verify health, but we didn’t find out sex. How cool is that test? They can determine all of those things from a simple blood test! No scary CVS or amnio! I always thought I wanted a girl, but now I am over the moon about dump trucks and fire engines! Congrats to you and Chris!

    • Teresa you are so sweet-and I KNOW you are in love with that boy! It shows! You are such a fun mom! Yes, the MaterniT21 is so amazing. I always thought I wanted a girl too and as soon as I found out the gender I started getting really excited about it! I think you want what you get! 🙂