Tuesday, December 3, 2013

It's a...


We couldn't be more excited to report we have a healthy, growing, active baby boy. Yay for little boys and all the work that comes with their orneriness :) Now, it's on to naming this little fella.

Since Sawyer couldn't be with us at the ultrasound (he had preschool) so we chose not to find out the gender at the appointment. I had the ultrasound tech put the gender in a sealed envelope and I took it to the party store with a box and instructed them to put the appropriate color balloon in the box and tape it up.

When it was time to pick up Sawyer we met at his school and opened the box to reveal the gender to all of us at the same time. It was quite a surprise as I was pretty certain it was a girl….at least until that day.

All along I thought it was a girl, but when we went to the ultrasound the tech kind of gave it away. We told her we didn't want to know the gender and she never slipped with the he/she. However, as she was  doing her measurements she commented about how active the baby was. Then we had a lengthy conversation about the differences between girls and boys and how boys are so much more active. Then as she approached the nether regions of the anatomy she had us turn our heads (at our request), but she kept emphatically saying keep your heads turned, don't look, etc. Given that the gender was that obvious we both suspected it might be a boy, but it wasn't confirmed until we opened the box!


  1. Wahoo! Congrats on another boy. Nora is going to be quite the princess with her brothers around. ;) And more importantly, YAY for being healthy and active !

  2. Noah & Josiah are excited to have another male cousin to rough-house with! :) We thank the Lord that our precious nephew is healthy and growing strong. We send our love to all 5 of you!

  3. Yay for a baby brother! And by the way, this little girl is waaaaaaayyyyyyyy more active than Ben was. :-)

  4. Yeah for more boys! Your family and Blake's will have a blast getting together!
    Judy B.