Okay, how about I start by stating the obvious? I'm pregnant! We were very lucky again to have had an easy go of it. My plan for the last year or so was to shoot for a 3 1/2ish year age gap and steer clear of the holidays. Fingers crossed, I was hoping to get a March, April or May due date.... we got March!

Last time around, we didn't find out the gender until the 18 week ultrasound. This time I got to do a blood test at 10 weeks that tested for chromosome abnormalities (all good there!) and told us the gender. When I was pregnant with Adelaide, that test was only available in high risk pregnancies... no clue why that has changed now, but I'm certainly not complaining! 

So, I left my check-up last Tuesday clutching a very opaque, spit sealed and taped shut envelope containing the gender results. I'm not gonna lie, the first day was hard. I seriously debated scrapping the whole reveal thing all together, but I persevered and it got a lot easier to forget about it as the days went on and I was busy planning for the big reveal on Saturday.

My sister suggested a "Cupcake or Stud muffin?" theme, which I thought turned out really cute and we surprised several family members on Saturday with a "Guess what? I'm pregnant and we're finding out what it is today!" announcement. A web of various lies were strung together to get everyone to our house around the same time under the impression that a) It was just a normal day, and b) There weren't other people involved. Let me tell ya, it got very confusing and maybe it wasn't the most effective way, but it worked out alright in the end :) This is how we shared the news:

^^ Notice Adelaide's beet red cheeks and off kilter bow, both obvious signs that she was having a blast running around like a maniac with her cousins and therefore had to be bribed with a muddy buddy to stop long enough to pose for this picture :) ^^

Every single time someone asked me what I thought it was, I said "If I had to make a guess, I'd say boy based purely on the fact that this pregnancy has been a bit different so far... but I know that really doesn't mean anything." I was ever so slightly leaning toward wanting it to be a boy, just because, why not? One of each is pretty much perfect - best of both worlds, right? Heck, what do I know? Anyway, by the time it came down to it, I had convinced myself that it was probably going to be another girl and I knew that was what Adelaide was hoping for, so I ended up in the pink bow camp. Shoulda stuck with my gut :)

And finally it was time for the big reveal. My sister had bought cannons and looked at the results right before to give us the right color. Jordan had a powder cannon and I had the evil confetti cannon that was designed to only go off in the case of a visit from Superman ;) 

^^ Based on all of the gaping mouths, I think it was quite the surprise! ^^

 ^^ Disbelief and shock for me... Jordan was too busy trying to get that dang confetti out to react.... although, I do believe I spy a smile on his face... Adelaide was just confused and not especially thrilled with the loud pop of the cannons, lol! ^^

But, Jordan is certainly not one to give up, and eventually he did get the confetti cannon to go and it was so super cool and totally worth the wait. There was a ton of confetti and it flew forever! So, so, so much fun! The fact that they didn't go off together was totally no big deal at all. One cannon to deliver the news and one to celebrate!


Somebody said they asked Adelaide after all the dust (or confetti as it was) settled, "So what's the baby going to be?" and she enthusiastically answered, "A girl!". We've talked about it since then and I think she's starting to understand the boy bit. 

I had the weirdest feeling after it was all said and done. We didn't tell Adelaide I was pregnant until a few days before the reveal (didn't want her spilling the beans!), but every time we talked about it in those days leading up to the reveal she made it very clear that she wanted a baby sister. That had me very torn on which was I was leaning. I kinda wanted it to be a boy for me and for Jordan, but I wanted it to be a girl for her... When we found out it was a boy, I was exactly half excited for myself and half disappointed for Adelaide. Now I know that she's only (almost!) three, and has no clue what it really means to have a brother or a sister... she just says the thing she's familiar with. And I also know that gender has absolutely no bearing on how close of a relationship siblings will have, but those feelings still crept up. Since then we've talked a bit about it being a boy. She can now tell you that it is indeed a boy, and she hasn't said a thing about a sister since, so that's helping me feel a little less guilty for not giving her what she wanted. Being a mom man, it's the weirdest!

And to end things off, how about a little throwback to when we found out about our sweet baby girl, Adelaide almost three and half years ago!

Let's do this!


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