We are keeping with tradition. It turns out that the last several generations on both sides of our family had one lone girl. We are all still in a bit of shock, and we’ve known for over a month. We were convinced this baby was a girl. Intuition, all the old wives tales, my pregnancy symptoms, the chinese gender chart, the way I am carrying, two different pulse tests said girl, a random old foreign lady at the airport who worked in maternity for years said girl and scowled a firm no when I said boy. Jason had the ultrasound tech check 3 times, just to be sure. Poor little guy was called a she for the first 4 months. I wanted more than anything to be team green. We said the only reason we would find out is if Taryn wasn’t coping well with the idea of a boy, she desperately wants a baby sister. As the pregnancy progressed, we knew we had to find out, she wasn’t coping well with that possibility. It wasn’t about that we wanted to be surprised any more. Jason reminded me, that moment I had built up in my mind of having our baby and the wonderful moment of hearing boy or girl for the first time, wouldn’t be the moment I was dreaming of if Taryn was upset. He was right and I’m glad we decided to find out. We did what was best for her. It’s slowly sinking in, Taryn is coming to terms with never having a sister and we are beyond thrilled our baby is healthy and growing each day. He will be here before we know it! Boys rock!
Tell Taryn that in 10 years she will be SO THANKFUL that her brothers don’t steal her clothes, shoes, make up, etc. When my mom was pg with my baby brother I was like T, I wanted a baby sister SO BAD. I was so upset when he arrived a boy that I smacked my other brother around (poor guy). But as a teen, I watched my friends freak out over all the annoying stuff their little sisters did and was super thankful to have brothers. 😉 Also as an adult, I’ve gotten to be really close with my brothers and there is NOTHING like a brother having your back. Even if they’re younger. 🙂 Congrats!!!
Boys do rock! And Sparky has pjs made out of the material in the picture. I love them.
I can’t wait for you to see how he’s grown when we do his 1 year shoot!
We have a lone daughter with three little brothers. We all had our hearts set on a baby girl for our last….especially Ruby. I will never forget when she heard the news, burst into tears and I said, “Do you think you and I will make it in a house full of boys?” She gulped and said sadly, “No.” I cried. Now we have Theo who is the absolute light of our family and a treasure to all of us…especially his big sister. The two of them are like peas and carrots together. I am so thankful that the Lord knew (way more than any of us) who our family needed.
Congratulations on your news…and I agree that boys do rock!
YAY YAY YAY!!!! You make beautiful boys!
Congrats!!! And I agree – she’s going to love being the only girl growing up.
Yay! Congrats!! We had to find out what Landon was also. Kyleigh flat out told me she wouldn’t be nice to the baby if it was a boy. Well, she had to learn to be nice! Now, 14 years later, they are the best of friends 🙂 I’m sure that Taryn will do great 🙂 I’m so happy for you 🙂
That’s why we found out Heather! Everyone said “ohhh, she’ll come around once the baby is here!” but it took her 2 full years to like Teagan. And whats not to like?! She’s coping well now and really looking forward to the birth. We definitely made the right decision.
That is wonderful!!!
I cannot wait to meet our newest addition! You and Jason do make fabulous boys!! I know he will be special. One day Taryn will be happy to be the only girl. Since Taryn is such a Daddy’s girl, she will always have that special place in his heart.
Awesome Lyndsay, congrats!!
How did I miss this?!?! I totally get why you decided to find out. We wanted to be Team green as well but ended up finding out, not for Jayden (he wanted a sister but he LOVES his brother!), but for my mom. She was dead set on me having a girl and I kept telling her she’d find out on the delivery day. Two nights before the anatomy scan, I had the worse dream that my baby was born a boy and we were so excited but when Mike went out in the hall with the baby to meet everyone my mom frowned when she found out it was a boy 🙁 I woke up in tears. And I know how my mom is and I didn’t want anything but joy in the hospital. As much as the pregnancy was for Mike and I, I know she waited and prayed as long as we did for me to get pregnant so the least I could do was find out the gender 🙂 And when I saw that turtle on the screen I knew for sure that I made the best decision. Now, depending on Jayden’s reaction when number 3 is conceived, we may try to be on team green again although I’m secretly hoping for another boy 😀
Boys do rock! (I’m having my 5th boy in about 2 weeks!!) Congratulations to you, so exciting for your sweet family!
Are you keeping with the T name with the new little? My vote is Tanner.