It's a...

I'm having a baby boy.
I'm going to have a son.
I can hardly believe it and I am so excited!

T.J. was sure we were having a girl. He was convinced and he had mostly convinced me except then I had a dream it was boy the week before our ultrasound and didn't want to be set one way or the other. But if I'm honest it was hard to picture a boy simply because I'm a girl, and I have a sister, and that's just what I'm used to. But when our little one flashed his goods there was no doubt.

And now my mindset is changing, how I'm thinking about this pregnancy and the years to follow has shifted. Our future looks so different than I could have ever hoped! A boy! A sweet little baby boy. Seeing our baby moving and squirming on the screen, seeing confirmation that he was going to have a son, I watched T.J.'s excitement ratchet up. Not that he wasn't excited about a girl but, again, for him it was unfamiliar territory.

Suddenly I could see a sweet little boy nestled on my husband's chest. I saw overalls, and smocked longalls, toy trucks, scraped knees, Little League and a car full of stinky boys after football practice.  I saw him, my son, barefoot and chasing the goats at my in laws. I saw a little boy in a lifejacket and my dad teaching his grandson to waterski.

A BOY! This is going to be so much fun!!


  1. I am so excited for you all!! That little boy doesn't know it yet, but he is so blessed to be born into two wonderful families with two wonderful parents!

  2. I was joking with your mom - what in the world is she going to do with a boy! I have the three girls and if I found out one of them was having a boy, I would definitely would need a manual! Congratulations! I can only imagine how excited you are! I know your mom is over the moon! I am looking forward to following!

  3. Congratulations! My little boy just turned one at the beginning of the year and he is the biggest blessing ever! You are going to love having a boy- they are so much fun! :)


  4. Yayay!!! Congratulations, Shannon!!!


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