That I'd be a mother to 3 boys! Holy wow! Quite the surprise today for our little family! I really honestly thought we were having a girl! Not that I was set on us needing a girl, but everything felt so different this time around I just knew it wasn't a boy. So much for my mother's intuition! I guessed wrong with Gavin as well, but I was CERTAIN, more certain than any pregnancy that Max was a boy. It really is so fun to know now! I have just smiled all day at the thought of another little man running around our house with his brothers. It's been fun today to talk with the boys about their "brother" and not just "the baby". Ironically I have always had a boy name picked out that I like and not a girl name (Keith and I haven't really agreed on it quite yet, though he hasn't ever put up a fuss, just hasn't said yes). I also have a few other thoughts as to why this is a boy. One idea I'll keep to myself, but another is that had this been a girl I would probably be done and this might just be Heavenly Father's way of telling me I'm not. Still unsure because as of right now I never, ever, ever want to be this sick again, but I might, just might consider another baby. I'll tell you right now though that I will always guess the next to be a boy if we decide on another! And if we have another who happens to be a boy, I won't be surprised and I will feel very content. I wondered what my reaction would be to another boy and when it was confirmed I can't imagine any other reaction for a baby, whatever the gender. I was thrilled and excited and immediately starting wondering what he would look like and be like and if we would take after his brothers. Thrilled to be having a healthy baby and feeling very blessed at the opportunity to mother another strong young man who will hopefully grow up to be a righteous son of God like his father. I'm surprised at those people who have had such negative reactions at the gender of their child. I can't imagine feeling anything but pure excitement and it was confirmed to me today we I knew we'd be welcoming another boy. Now the only problem is how long we'll still be waiting for him!!! This has been the longest pregnancy of my life with finding out and being sick so early on. I think things will speed up now though...seems like the 2nd half always goes quicker. More appointments, more changes, getting ready, etc. And now that I've babbled, I'll leave you a picture with this handsome little man who I'm sure will be a giant baby with tons of hair :)
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