Friday, February 1, 2013

it's a.............. gender reveal!

Last week I asked you what you think I'm having -- An overwhelming amount of you said girl, whereas only about a handful of you guessed boy. Bryan and I found all of your answers to be SO interesting, so thank you for taking the time to weigh in!

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The morning of Sunday, January 13th was a life changing one. Not only was it Bryan's birthday, but it was the day that we had been waiting for... the day that were were going to find out the sex of our baby!



That past Thursday and Friday I had had 2 ultrasounds, both of which confirmed the baby's gender. Knowing that we were waiting until Sunday to find out, I enlisted a friend of mine to do the honors of keeping the results far away from us. I had given her plenty of pink and blue onsies, socks, pins that said "it's a boy" and "it's a girl", a package of tinsel as well as gender neutral wrapping paper for her to create the ultimate "birthday present" for Bryan to open the morning of his birthday. She added the adorable bow and letters. And YES!! This was the best birthday present Bryan will ever receive! Cali, on the other hand, was less than thrilled...



 We sat there, staring at the wrapped box and the "2nd opinion" manila envelope, taking in the last moments of the unknown. Knowing that our life was forever about to change for the better...

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Bry and I shared an incredibly emotional moment that I'll cherish forever on this memorable birthday morning of his. I have always pictured myself to be a mother of boys, so this was just the best news ever... for both of us!

The rest of the day was filled with sharing the news with our friends and parents, mine of which were visiting us at the time, and celebrating this wonderful day that I was given my boys... Bryan and my son.

Every second that we were able to sneak in some alone time together we would just smile ear-to-ear and say "we did it." We got our boy. We did it. We're going to watch him get dirty, yank on Cali's tail, turn our house upside-down, build forts, play sports and explore the world.... We did it!



It would be a completely accurate statement to say that this was the best birthday of Bryan's life! Not only did he get a son, but he got a wife -- After 32 months of marriage, for family unity, I finally legally changed my last name to his.

And this my friends, is just another day in this journey to parenthood that goes down in the books as the absolute best!... It's a boy!

81 comments:

  1. yay! congrats!

    i just legally changed my name last week as well ... been married for over 3 years, lol.

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  2. This is so great! Congrats on everything and finding out that new little ones gender! This was such a sweet post and you two will be the sweetest parents! Best of luck on this journey!!! You guys inspire me to want to be a mom one day! :)

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  3. Congratulations! I love hearing about the little moments that you all haved shared, and share. It's so special to be included in some way.

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  4. I just absolutely love how you are doing all these updates and reveals! so awesome! I too, hope to have lil' boys one day, so I can only imagine your excitement and finding that out!!! Best wishes, and can't wait to keep reading about your journey!

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  5. Yay!! Congrats on the little guy!

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  6. Congratulations!! Boys are the best!

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  7. Congrats!! You held out 32 months?? I waited 8...then the pestering started ..lol.

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  8. What an amazing celebration for you and Bryan! I was thinking boy and never said anything but I'm so excited for you two. I see myself as a boy mom now more than ever due to marrying such a guys guy.

    Celebrate everyday sweet girl and enjoy this blessing from God!

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  9. Congratulations! I have always imagined that I will be a mother of boys as well :)

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  10. Congratulations!! SO sweet! :) Very happy for both of you!

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  11. Hooray! Knew it. :D What a wonderful gift. Y'all are going to make great parents and that little boy will have you wrapped around his little finger in no time. Congrats!

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  12. I got goosebumps reading this! Congratulations!!

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  13. I KNEW IT!!!! So exciting :) I can only imagine the wheels spinning that day just trying to think of all the fun boy decorations for his nursery! xoxo

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  14. Ahhhh! hahaha I knew it! :) I just had a gut reaction you were having a BOY! ;) Congratulations!!! So so happy. Do y'all have a name yet? I would love to send you something!

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  15. Congratulations! I'm a mama of 2 boys and it's the best!!

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  16. So so sweet! I want boys too :) Congratuations

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  17. Congrats on your son!!! I am sure it is an amazing feeling!

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  18. Awesome!!! Congratulations!!!!

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  19. Yay I was right! I can so see you both having boys! I know I knew I would be a girl mom nature instinct is crazy! CONGRATS !!!

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  20. how awesome! yay for boys. they are SO laid back and easy. yay!!

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  21. I'm mom to 3 boys and it's amazing!

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  22. Yay!!! Congratulations! I'm so excited for y'all!!

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  23. So cute!!! Congratulations to y'all!!! My boyfriends birthday is Jan 13th as well!!

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  24. So super exciting!! Congratulations again :)

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  25. Yayyy! So excited for you two, and your baby BOY! :)

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  26. I always thought I would be a BOY mommy as well and so far... I AM!

    Boys are such a blessing!!

    I was secretly hoping it was a boy so we had that in common and I could read your precious BABY BOY posts!:)

    Congratulations girl!

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  27. OMG! :) Congratulations!!!! :)

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  28. congrats! little boys are the best! :)

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  29. So sweet! I love it! Now I can't wait to hear the name!

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  30. CONGRATULAAAAATIONS, PRETTY LITTLE FAMILY!!! Boys are absolute blessings and are always loving on their mommas! Beyond excited for you all!
    PS- Love the new design!!
    xoxo

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  31. Precious! I'm a momma of 2 boys and it's the best thing ever! Congratulations!

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  32. OMG Kate and Bryan so excited for you 2 and so happy for you!!!!! You have a son! :) :) :) I know I guessed girl so that means I was DEAD WRONG! But I know you are going to have the most beautiful son! LOVE the 2 gifts you gave him :):)

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  33. I love it that you can now say to the entire world your son. That is probably the best feeling ever. To have a son and to offically have Bryan's last name :) I love it!!! :) :)

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  34. I knew it!! Congrats to you both. Even though I don't know you personally, I am so excited for you. Motherhood is amazing!! I have girls...so I can't help but be a little jealous you are having a little boy! I always wanted a Momma's boy.

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  35. Congrats! That is so excitin!
    Also, my fiance used to play for the Titans and coached for them for a little { I noticed your husbands hat! ) Small world!

    www.showeredwithdesign.blogspot.com

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  36. i'm seriously monogramming the shizz out of stuff for that baby boy! ;) you just wait! he's gonna love his southern auntie bef (that's what all my other babies call me...he'll get used to it).

    i love that last picture of B...not b/c he looks hot...but because that is the most genuine/happy/loving smile ever.

    baby g is gonna be one lucky little boy to have you both as parents.

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  37. Awww a little boy!!!!! So so so exciting. Congratulations to you and Bryan on your little boy!!

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  38. Congrats! As a mom to twin boys, I'm completely biased but boys are the BEST!

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  40. YIPPEE!!! i bet you are so happy to finally be sharing the wonderful news with the blogging world...love the heartfelt and sentimental post my dear!! OXOX

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  41. Aww!! Oh how sweet!! What a great birthday surprise for him!!

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  42. Congrats!! Being a boy mom is the best especially since they love to cuddle with their mama. I am due with my second in May and am beyond excited.

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  43. CONGRATS!!! That is so amazing for you two! So happy for you :)

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  44. So so happy for you both!! That's the best birthday present! :)

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  45. So happy for you both! I had a feeling it was going to be a BOY!!! I am a mommy to TWO BOYS and I LOVE every second of it! They both keep me on my toes and are total momma boys and are so lovey and will take timeout from rough housing to always come and give their momma a hug and or a kiss! :) CONGRATS!!!!

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  46. awww...I just started reading your blog but I am so happy for you guys! Congrats on your little boy to be! I am excited to become a new follower.

    Jill
    Classy with a Kick

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  47. Congratulations!!!! That is so, so exciting!!! I was totally wrong with my guess, haha! I have a terrible track record! And what an awesome birthday gift!! Thrilled for y'all!!!

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  48. LOVE the new design and name. and....... you will LOVE having a boy!!! I may be biased but they are the best ;)

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  49. I am so behind on my blog reading that I didn't even know you were pregnant!!! Congratulations!!!! So exciting! And a boy!!! So fun!!! Is Cali freaking out already? My biggest fear if I ever have a baby is that Frankie will slip into a deep depression lol :( Happy for you!!! Such an exciting time!!

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  50. Ahhhh I knew it! Had a good feeling that it was going to be all tractors and racecars and dirt playgrounds for you guys. I can totally see you with a momma-lovin' baby boy. Congratulations!

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  51. Yay!! So happy for you and Bryan!!!! Congratulations

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  52. DYING. Just...dying. Hearing you say "my son" is so thrilling. I want to try to drive up and see you one weekend before baby comes. I didn't realize you're only 4 hours from me!!! Let's plan this ASAP. I'll message ya :) xo
    PS. Cute new blog layout!

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  53. CONGRATS! You are going to be such a perfect mom to that lucky boy! Your family is precious.

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  54. Oh Kate this is such fantastic news! I opened up the post this morning and before I even started reading I asked myself "ok Erin, pick your gender" and I picked boy. What a thrill it was to scroll down and see that you're having a little cowboy ;) So precious and so adorable! I can't wait to watch your little guy grow! What a blessing! Congratulations :):)

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  55. soooo precious! watch out ladies baby G is gonna be one lil hottie :-) and i know for a fact his momma and daddy will teach him how to treat a lady. kate - this baby is so blessed and he doesn't even know it yet. i love everything about this post. bryan's smile is priceless!

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  56. Yay!! Little boys are so fun--and they keep you on your toes. What an amazing gift!

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  57. ok, how is it that this is the first post i have EVER read of yours (just found your blog via annie's adventures) and i am all teary and excited for you!! congrats!! can't wait to follow your blog!!

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  58. Awwww congrats to the both of you!! What an amazing birthday present for Bryan!

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  59. Boys are great and super fun (I have 3), but girls also get dirty, build forts and turn the house upside down.

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  60. Oh!!! Congrats!! My husband and I are hoping for a boy as well :) I am so happy that I just found your blog from MDH. Have a wonderful week!!

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  62. OH MY GOSH!!!!! You are going to LOVE being a boy mom!! I am always admiring MY BOYS and know you will, too!! CONGRATS!! I can't wait to meet the little guy!! Are you going to reveal a name or wait until he's born? Woohoo....I feel like all "blog moms" have girls - this is so exciting!

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  63. Congratulations on your baby boy! So exciting!

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  64. ahhhhhhh yessssss!!!! Cali is so going to love that! A little brother :)

    xx

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  65. Whew, I'm just catching up and let me just say...I am SOOOOO excited for you that you're having a boy. Being a momma to a boy is the very best! However, I don't have a girl to compare. I always pictured myself as a momma to boys too. And whoever says there's not cute outfits, is so wrong! I'm excited for you to start your journey with Bryan as a family of 4 (Cali included)

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  66. Yay!!!! Congrats!!! So excited for you guys!

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  67. Congrats!!

    Welcome to team blue! ;)

    xoxo
    Kari

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  68. Just catching up. A boy - YAY!!! So SO happy for you!

    Boys love their mommies like nobody's business. Really, it will floor you.
    Heather
    TheMommyhood.com

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  69. Just catching up. A boy - YAY!!! So SO happy for you!

    Boys love their mommies like nobody's business. Really, it will floor you.
    Heather
    TheMommyhood.com

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  70. yay, congrats on having a baby boy!!! I can't wait to find out the gender of our baby, only a few weeks to go!!! Oh and my bday is Jan 13th too :)
    {love jenny xoxo}

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  71. SO EXCITING!!! You got your boy!! So happy for you guys!

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