It’s a….

Gender Reveal Ideas

Walking into our 20 week ultrasound scan on February 29th, I was full of butterflies. And not just baby flutters! Up until this point my pregnancy felt very abstract. My body acted and looked pregnant but it was still hard for me to fully grasp all that was taking place. Knowing the gender of our baby was a no-brainer for me as I needed something to make everything more concrete. I couldn’t wait to start using a personal pronoun and narrowing down our name choices.

So without further ado…

Gender Reveal Ideas

Baby Short is a BOY!

Jordan and I have always said, honestly, that we have no preference regarding the sex of our first kid. We’re just happy to be pregnant and to have a healthy child. When friends pressed, asking if I had a hunch, I replied by saying I thought it was a boy. I was still surprised when our ultrasound technician confirmed because who really knows if their hunches are correct!

As the youngest kid in my family, I loved having older brothers and if we are blessed with a girl at some point, I think it’s fun she would have the same experience as I had.

I can’t wait for Jordan to have a little buddy to pass down his music knowledge, play catch out in the yard and love of Star Wars (you know, the important stuff, ha!). We are so pumped!

Gender Reveal Ideas

Gender Reveal Ideas

Gender Reveal Ideas

Gender Reveal Ideas

P.S. His name will be kept under lock and key (we still haven’t decided!) until his arrival but we’ve begun referring to him as “Yoshi” or “Baby Yosh” 😉

Gender Reveal Ideas

Gender Reveal Ideas

56 thoughts on “It’s a….”

  1. LOVE~ you will love being a boy mom! And I felt the exact same way- did not care at all but love the fact that my other kids will have a big brother <3 awesome photos and so happy for you!! xo

  2. Way to go!! I always wanted a girl but now with two boys I can’t even imagine having a girl (I still would.like one tho!). Boys are so fun and wacky! Congratulations!!

  3. I may be a little biased, but I think I can legitimately say this because I ALWAYS wanted to have a little girl: having a boy is awesome! Really so fun. And I totally agree on how much more real it makes everything to know who you are carrying around inside that (adorable) bump. Congrats!

    1. I’m so glad to hear. I wanted to be a mom but I really wanted Jordan to have a son. Thankfully all of my American Girl dolls are getting good use from my nieces. 😉

  4. Oh Catherine, congratulations sweetheart! I’m so happy for you and Jordan, what fantastic news.
    How are you feeling? No more nausea?

    I have a hunch we’re having a boy too but we’re not finding out. I feel weird by not using personal pronouns, and people look at me funny when I refer to Spot as they or their – they think I’m having twins! Then I explain and they understand better.

    1. Thank you Hollie! The nausea subsided around 17 weeks so my only issue is just some joint pain and swelling when I’m at work. Even though we found out the gender we won’t reveal the name so we still get funny looks when referring to him with our nickname (Yoshi). Ha. 😉

  5. Awww, gosh, right now I feel my body’s incapable of producing a baby, so it would feel nice to have that concrete proof!! Congratulations!! 🙂 This baby will be loved.

  6. That’s so exciting!! Congratulations! 🙂 my husband and I are hoping for two boys when we start our family, but we’ll be happy with either one as long as they’re happy and healthy.

  7. So happy for your guys! A baby boy! Boys are so much fun and they have so much energy especially once they start walking. My nephew is just the cutest, but craziest ball of energy. He loves all things superheroes and he just loves to eat. He’s so short but he’s so mighty! Can’t wait for you to share more of your pregnancy journey. Sending you tons of blessings and positive vibes for the rest of your pregnancy ♥

    Felice Raina // http://thekissofjoy.com

    1. Thank you! I’m excited to be a boy mom. 😉 And yes about the eating! I remember my mom telling me their grocery bill was cut in half when my brothers moved out.

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