We’re having a BOY!!!! Oh my gosh you guys, I’m so excited to finally share this news with all of you. We’ve been wanting to share for such a long time now but we kept putting it off because we just kept forgetting to plan a cute gender reveal photo for Instagram! Ha! That seems like such a silly reason to wait, but you guys know I’m obsessed with photography and I really wanted a cute photo to commemorate the occasion. And of course I had to get cute baby blue pajamas and fun balloons for these super fun pics by my amazing friend and photographer Ashley Burns.
Kevin and I would’ve been totally thrilled with either a girl or a boy, but I have to say, we were pretty overwhelmed with emotion and joy when we found out we were having a little boy. We don’t plan on having any more children and we knew that if this baby wasn’t a boy, we would never raise a son (well a human son. We have our poochie son Owen). Which, really, would’ve been totally fine! But we were pretty dang happy when we learned that we would get to experience the joy of a little baby boy!
Video Of When We Found Out the Gender
We actually filmed the moment we found out the gender of our baby back when I was only 11 weeks pregnant. I did the test you can get at 10 weeks pregnant that looks at the chromosomes of your baby and tells you the gender. And you’d think that we would open the envelope as soon as we picked it up from the doctors office, but we were so anxious and nervous to find out, that we didn’t even open it until 24 hours later. And anyone who knows us knows that Kevin and I are both pretty anxious people and couldn’t wait to find out the gender via ultrasound, which is one of the main reasons we did this test in the first place.
And as you can see in the video below, I was pretty overcome with emotion even before opening the envelope. I just knew that whatever it said was final. And I know this sounds crazy, but I was almost a little sad to find out the results. Just because either way, Molly would never know what it’s like to have a sister or never know what it’s like to have a brother. I guess never say never though right? But unless there is an “uh-oh” down the road, we are only having two. Anyway, I really hope you guys take a minute to watch this video because it’s just filled of so much raw emotion and I absolutely love it.
And if that video looks familiar it’s because we sat in the exact same spot in our old house when we opened the envelope telling us Molly’s gender results. That video was equally as emotional, and if you guys want to take a trip down memory lane and watch that one too, I’ll post it below.
Help with Names!
So now that you all know that we are having a boy, I really need your help picking a name! I am so completely stumped. There are a couple parameters that I am hoping for when it comes to the name. I’d love it to be a two syllable name. And I’d look for the name we give him to be the name he goes by. For example, I don’t want to name him Thomas and then call him Tommy or Tom. I would want to name him something like Nolan and only call him Nolan. Make sense? The reason that’s important to me is because my full name is actually Alexandra, but nobody has ever called me that. Even my parents have called me Ali since I was a baby. And I just find that extremely confusing when I’m filling out paperwork and setting up appointments. I know that sounds silly, but it’s honestly just been a pain in my butt at times during my life and I just don’t want my kid to have to deal with that pain in the butt throughout his life.
So please give us your suggestions in the comments below! I need your help on this more than anything I’ve ever asked for your help with before!
OH! And I am going to be post so much fun BOY stuff on my insta now that we’ve announced. Like nursery decor ideas, name ideas, and more so make sure you are following me on Instagram HERE! So many fun Insta stories to come!!!! Yay!