Monday, July 21, 2008

Oh Boy!

We are beyond excited to announce that our family will soon be welcoming another BOY! Can you believe it? We were starting to believe maybe it was a girl. It seemed everyone around us (who took a stab at guessing) all voted girl. Even the lady at the airport ticket counter blurted out, "... and one on the way? You're having a girl." "Oh really?" I said, somewhat amused that a total stranger would have the goods on knowing the gender. After a while Ryan started thinking it was a girl, and I (not one to trust any gut feelings I may have without hard evidence) started to wonder myself. Every time Drew and I talked on the subject he would say there was girl baby in Mommy's tummy... (then again, he also said there was a boy baby in his tummy and that Matt's baby was at Wal-Mart... not exactly profound insight). Nevertheless, all this one-sided input had me kind of geared up to expect news of an impending girl. After the ultrasound I was sort of in a confused daze. Could it be true? Another boy, really? I called Ryan and he was just as stunned. After stammering for a response--I think he actually said something like, "Are you serious?... Wow... Well, congratulations..." as if this was just happening to me! (nice)--the news finally settled in and he said he was happy and excited. I know all children are a gift and intended for our families, but for some reason the feeling of foreboding seems more intense than I remember in my two previous pregnancies. I have a stronger sense that this person is truly meant to be part of our family, and I can't wait to meet him!

10 comments:

Debbi said...

Brenda, you totally crack me up - and Ryan (congratulating you like it's just you this!) How funny. Another boy is GREAT! I didn't even know you were pregnant - so when are you due? I've always thought a housefull of boys would be so much fun to raise - you are totally on the way!

Sarah C said...

Congratulations! I am really happy for you.

Anne-Marie said...

yay! Congratulations! :) I hope you continue to feel well :)

Chapman Family said...

Congrats! I was just telling Angela last week, "I keep waiting to read on Brenda's blog that she's pregnant." She kind of looked at me for a second and then realized I didn't know you WERE pregnant. I'm so happy for you! Your house is gorgeous-I'm sure you're enjoying it. Any names picked out for baby yet?

karen and cameron said...

Congratulations Brenda! You are good with boys so it's a good thing youre having another one!And don't worry, there's still chance of a girl. I thought all hope was gone for me but I got my girl and may be getting another!:)
Good luck with everything! Glad I found your blog!

adamsfamily said...

Brenda- Be grateful it's a boy! I love my girls but boys are so much "nicer" then girls. Girls can be very very mean! I am so happy for you and I am glad that he is still in there cooking away!

Jennifer said...

YAY! I love it and I am so excited for you. I love reading your blog because your story-telling is fantastic. We need to talk sometime and catch up. Stay strong and RELAX as much as possible to give your body a break =) p.s. I put you down as a job reference since you were my boss =)

Jessie James and the Outlaws said...

It was so good to talk to you. I am cracking up that your boys asked you what an ice cream cone was. You should be on Oprah. I think an Ice cream cone was my boys first food at 4 months! You are a good mom!

Kari said...

I can't believe it's another boy! Yay! Nate thinks for sure our #3 will be a girl then since we are doing this whole 'arranged marriage' thing, so he says thanks a lot! (He really wants a boy obviously! :)

We're excited for you guys!

Suzie Bean said...

3 boys, How exciting! Congrats! Thanksgiving Day huh? Sarah was due two days after, that is a fun time of year to have a baby! You guys have a beautiful house! Congrats again!

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