Speaking of finding out things, we found out on Friday the 16th that we are having a BOY! We are so very excited I don't really have the words to describe it. I am from a family of four girls and as a family of four girls, we've also only had girls until one of my sisters finally broke the mold and blessed us with a sweet little boy in September. This news of another boy is just extra sweet because now my sisters little one will have a buddy instead of drowning in a sea of all things Disney, pink, dress up and princess (and all the momma's of boys said? Amen!)
When our ultrasound technician revealed the gender I was literally in shock, but thankfully not to in shock to ask her to take a picture with my cell phone. The picture she took is how we shared the news with family and friends via text messages and then later on Facebook. Because it's a cell picture, it's not the best quality but it's still cute enough to share:
He was very interested in his hand during the ultrasound...wonder if we'll have a little thumb sucker on our hands.
Kennedy's reaction to the news was pretty low-key to say the least. If I may paraphrase her general demeanor and reaction it went a little something like this: "Duh Mom, I told you it was a boy...now Avery has a baby to play with and I can finally have you all to myself again". (Creative liberties were clearly taken in the paraphrasing because if my 4 yr. old ever said "duh" someone may need to call the authorities). Bless her sugar sweet heart...she doesn't have a clue whats about to happen to her little world even though I remind you: we just did this a year ago! I digress...when the tech asked Kennedy: "do you see him sweetie" she looked a the floating side shot of his profile and was like "no" and then the tech flipped it over to 4D or whatever you call these fancy ultrasounds and then she saw him:)
Again with the thumb:
I chose not to embarrass him on Facebook, but I figure for my faithful 2 blog readers -it's ok: here's the proof!When we were pregnant with Avery, we decided to be surprised by her sex upon delivery and therefore had picked out both boy and girl names. We still love our "boy name" and will be using it on this little guy - without further ado: his name will be Greyson Ross after a dear friend I had growing up named John Grey Young and Tim's Grandfather who is no longer with us: Ross Junior Taylor. I love that with each of my children we will be able to share with them the legacy of whose name they hold and why we chose it for them. We are undecided if we will refer to him as Greyson or just simply Grey but either way I love it and I'm loving just calling him son...it makes my heart happy!
Sundays are always crazy and that is when we took my 20 week picture so sadly due to scheduling sweet little Avery didn't make it in the photo :(.