Baby H is a boy!!!
We had a great ultrasound on Monday (more about that in my 20 Week post) and we found out our little baby is a boy! We are so excited! (Honestly, we would have been excited about either option). In my poll 46 people voted and it was 25-boy and 19-girl. Though the people who said girl were pretty SURE and a lot who said boy said it was because there are so many boys in Adam's family. Really though, yes, he is one of 5 boys. But of the nieces and nephews, 3 are boys (now 4!) and 2 are girls.
Of course we went right out to the store to get some adorable boy clothes. But I controlled myself because I know there will be a lot more to come in the future!
I cannot wait to start working on the nursery, I have SO MANY ideas swimming through my head. Can't wait til I get to Pinterest and really start focusing my pins!
Oh....and names....that will be the interesting part! We had two girls names set to choose from. But boy? That is more difficult for us. We put off any more serious boy discussions to wait and see if it was a discussion that even needed to be had. Now that we know, we definitely need to get discussing!
As we were driving home from the appointment yesterday I suddenly thought, "But I HATE sports!!!" (Yes, I know girls can do sports too, but that was my thought). Soccer means sitting out in the cold and rain, swimming means getting up at the butt crack of dawn, football means head injuries, baseball is 45 times a week....ahhhhh!!
Even if this means I have to wake up at the butt crack of dawn or sit out in the pouring rain, I am sure I will be thrilled to do either of those things with our little guy! I can't wait to meet him!
Before telling anyone else the gender, we had to tell our families! Thanks to Pinterest I loved the idea of the balloons in a box! Right after our ultrasound on Monday we stopped at the Party Store to get balloons and a helium tank! (We were going to get them filled up there, but they only last 8-10 hours and we needed them to work longer than that!).
We told our families that we weren't going to announce the gender until Christmas. But my sister was just dying to know, so we arranged to FaceTime with her (She is working in the Philippines this Christmas) as a surprise for my parents Christmas Eve. They were super excited! Christmas morning with Adam's family, we told his nephew Chase he should open the first present and he opened the box! Everyone cheered! Later Christmas Day, we had my grandparents in CA on FaceTime and had my cousins open the box. More excited cheers!
It was a super fun reveal and we are super excited about our little guy!
Another funny note....
Christmas Eve into Christmas I had the worst pregnancy insomnia and was up 1:00-5:00 am. I came down and played on Pinterest looking at adorable baby boy things. But I couldn't ruin the surprise yet, so I had to make all kinds of secret boards: Baby Boy Rooms, It's a Boy, Baby Boy Crafts, etc! Now the boards are unsecret and I woke up today and started pinning away again!