Thursday, February 14, 2013

The BIG News. 'Little M' Gender Reveal

Photo courtesy of Melissa Manzione Photography

Last night was the big night. I had this weird feeling all day yesterday. It was a combination of excitement, anticipation, and certainty that once we knew if our baby was a boy or girl, it would be like we've always known. This small window of time of not knowing, though it felt long, would be gone in the blink of an eye, and our lives would be even more forever changed.

I kept myself busy and out of the house for most of the day. When your gender ultrasound appointment is at 7:30PM, it is a must to preoccupy yourself in every way possible. The day felt long and short at the same time. The part that I underestimated was how anxious I would become as the appointment grew closer and closer. 

B didn't walk through the door until 5:30, which is a rather long day for him. We chatted for a few minutes before I nudged him to go grab a shower so we could make our way to the pizzeria down the street for some dinner on our way out. 

We walked through the doors of the pizzeria at 6:15. I pretty much hurried through my meal. I joked that I barely enjoyed my pizza because of my extreme tunnel vision.

The winter weather that I was worried about definitely became a reality as we drove north on a busy highway toward our appointment. B commented that we would never forget the weather on this night. This was definitely one for the books. The traffic that we hit with just fifteen minutes to spare made the ride even more memorable. We were both anxious and nervous.

As we walked into the office, we were greeted by a woman and tons of tiny baby photos hung all over the waiting area. It was perfectly bubbly and baby and made my heart jump a bit. 

The couple before us had just found out that they were having a boy and had brought at least ten members of their families with them. I couldn't get over how many people came out of the ultrasound room when they were finished.

We were called in next, and in a matter of moments, we could see our baby up on a 42-inch flat screen on the wall. The images immediately brought tears to my eyes. This was the first time either of us had laid eyes on our baby since our first ultrasound at eight weeks.

The tech spent a few minutes showing us the baby's nose, arms and legs, and then she uttered the sweetest words ...



It's a BOY!!!


In that moment, all I felt was sheer happiness. It was real. We are going to have a son. Still, I can barely wrap my mind around it.

B was BEAMING. So excited and amazed at the images on the screen, and even happier that his first born would be a son. These M boys sure do know how to produce boys! 

I thought about how lucky our baby will be to have two boy cousins so similar to him in age while the tech showed us our baby's beautiful face in 3D.

A few minutes later our appointment was over, and we packed up to head home holding a long strand of new photos of our beautiful boy.  


 I am going to be a BOY MOM. And that is the best news I've ever heard.

Of course we had to stop at the Kohl's baby department on the way home and buy our boy a few new threads. A terrycloth onesie adorned with crabs and a Ralph Lauren sleeper with matching hat were my choices within minutes. I can already picture bringing our baby home from the hospital in that sleeper.


It is hard to put into words just how completely happy we feel today. Only a little more than five months until we meet our little one!


A HUGE thank you to EVERYONE that has been a part of this special time in our lives so far. We sincerely appreciate all of the congratulations and well wishes, and can't wait to see what the rest of this journey holds!

52 comments:

Lindsey said...

Congratulations love!!! Looks like the M guys produce lots of boys hehe :) I'm sure Carter and Mac are going to be thrilled to have a little boy cousin to share things with! xoxox

Kait Comiskey said...

YAY HOW EXCITING!!! our prayers worked!! (just kidding) So excited for both of you :)

Angie said...

YA!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!! So so happy and excited for you and B!!!

Rachel said...

So special! Congrats! It's amazing how much you love that baby before you find out the sex, but that love totally changes when you know "who" you're loving! So happy for you :)

Sunny said...

Congratulations! How exciting to find out you are having a boy!

Mommy Mandy said...

You both look SO happy! Congrats again!

Ashley @ Gratitude and Latitude said...

I'd be lying if I said this didn't give me chills and make me a little misty-eyed! So excited for you and can't wait to find out for ourselves next week!!!

Shannon Dew said...

EEEP!!! A BOY!!! Congrats lil mama!

"B" said...

Congratulations! The M's have lots of strong male genes! YAY for bouncing beautiful baby boys! Carter, Maclane and Little M will have wonderful adventures building forts, racing trucks, riding bicyles and keeping their mommies on their toes!

Caitlin said...

Yay!!! Boys all around :) Congratulations to you both... what an exciting time!!

Mrs. H said...

Congratulations! You are going to have one handsome lil man!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Yay a boy!!! How exciting!! I can still remember finding out what E was. There is nothing on this planet like the moment you find that out. Congrats Pam!!!

Michelle said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! Being a Mom is the best feeling in the world!

Dana said...

Congrats!!!!! I am soo excited for y'all!!! I'm a boy mom too and looove it. It is so neat that he will have two other boy cousins so close in age. My son does and they all play so well together. Woohoo!!! Let the shopping begin :)

Emily (The Culinary Couple) said...

Hooray! Baby boys are so much fun!

Valerie Griffin said...

welcome to the club! :) haha i'm very happy for y'all! & YAY for sweet baby boys :)

Eve said...

Hurray for baby boys!!! Congrats!

Cari said...

Yay! Congrats :-)

Britt said...

Congratulations! So happy for you!

Shannon said...

Congratulations!!! It will be so much fun for him to have boy cousins so close in age to play with and think of all the hand me downs!!! That kid will have so many clothes :) Being a boy mom is awesome, there's just something so sweet about little boys and their mamas. So happy for you!!

Courtney said...

Congrats! Such a funfilled day! You're going to be a great boy mama!

MGHanna said...

congrats! i guess i was wrong yesterday with the IG sweet tooth comment ;)

Melissa at Tall Blonde Blog said...

Congratulations! How so very, very exciting!! I'm so happy for your family!

Jennifer said...

Congrats! Boys are so sweet to their mamas! Will you be sharing the name when you have it picked out?

Julie said...

Yay congrats!!

Mrs. C. said...

Congratulations to you both! How exciting:)

Lindsay Alexis said...

yay congrats!!! so exciting!!!! :) And he will be the best of friends/cousins with AP kids. Cant wait to hear the name :)

Laura @ The Everyday Joys said...

Congratulations! Boys are fun! :)

Mateya said...

Yay boy moms! :) So exciting!

Deanna H said...

YAY! A boy...congrats!!!

Molly said...

Congrats! I LOVE being a boy mom!

Meaghan said...

I loved the way you described finding out that once you knew, it would be like you've always known. So special!

Congratulations!

Mandy Rose said...

Welcome to being a boy mom! Congratulations!

J and J Webb said...

YAY!!! Congratulations! Welcome to the Boy Mom Club!!

Justin and Marcie said...

Boys are the best and they LOVE their mommas. Dad's are great in their eyes, don't get me wrong. Carter loves seeing daddy walk through the door everyday. But when he's hurting or tired or whatever the case may be, only momma is wanted. And I love that. Congratulations!!! Being a boy mom is AMAZING.

Courtney said...

Congratulations!! Boy's seriously are the best!!

Jessica said...

Yayyy!! Being a boy mom is so fun :D

Ruthie Hart said...

Congratulations! My hubby and I find out Monday what we are having!

Jennifer W said...

Ahh!!! Congratulations!!! Boys are so much fun, and you will love being a boy mom! :)

{annie_loo} @ The Farrar Four said...

Congrats!!!! Boys are SO WONDERFUL!!! I am so excited!!! Those little sleepers are precious!!!

undomestic mama said...

Congrats! As a mom to twin boys, I can tell you that being a boy mom is the best! But then again, I don't have any girls so I'm completely biased :) What an exciting time for you.

Emily said...

Congratulations an YAY for sweet baby boys!!! :)

Jennifer said...

Congrats!!! I adore having boys. I mean I'm sure I'd like them if they were girls, but boys are so sweet to their mamas!

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Not So Newlyweds said...

YAY! Congratulations! I actually had a dream last night that you found out you were having a boy and named him Nathaniel. NO IDEA where I got that! haha!! Thrilled for you all!

Kenzie @ Life According to Kenz said...

Congrats pretty lady!!!!!!!! Beyond thrilled for you!!!!!!!!!!! :):)

tara said...

YAY!! congrats!!!

Courtney said...

YAY!!!
SO SO happy for you two! You're going to be amazing parents to that sweet little boy :)

Courtney said...

Congratulations!!!

Meagan said...

I didn't see a comment from ap! I'm sure she's so excited!!! So perfect! My sil finds out on the 19th! She has three nephews and they want a girl but I think a boy would be so fun!

Alphabet Soup Momma said...

Little Boys are so fun! :) Mine will be 2 next month and I just adore him. Congrats!

Nicole-Lynn said...

So so sweet! How exciting! :)

Hilary said...

I know I'm a LIIIITTLE behind, but congrats!!! :-)