It’s a…..

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boy!!   aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!

{I had this vision of taking a picture with a blue or pink balloon to reveal Biscuit’s sex and just thought it would be so cute.  I was so excited to do this right.  But today was so windy, it made for a frustrating photo shoot.  We got some fun shots, though, and I’d say it was a success.  Here are some of the other pictures…}

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So Biscuit is a BOY! We were COMPLETELY surprised.  We both felt so strongly that it was a girl, but we could not be happier.  I hope he’s just like his papa.

So John couldn’t come to my appointment with me because he had a huge presentation in one of his classes at the exact same time.  So thanks to Mama H’s brilliant idea, I took a cute card and envelope to the appointment with me and told them I didn’t want to find out the sex but that I wanted them to write it on the card for me and seal it up so my hub and I could open it together later that night.  The ultrasound tech thought it was a great idea and ended up printing off the image that revealed the sex, typed “I’m a boy!” on it and folded that up and put that in the card and envelope.  {I think we’ll do it this way every time, it just worked out so great.}

Later that night I made a really nice dinner for our big reveal.  Pumpkin Alfredo with cheese ravioli and caesar salad.  After we enjoyed our meal together and talked about what it would be like to have either a boy or girl, we decided we were ready to know.  So we slowly opened the envelope and card to discover it is a boy!!  And…….I immediately started balling because I was so disappointed, hahaha.  I can laugh about it now, but I TOTALLY thought it was a girl, which turned into me wanting it to be a girl, which turned into me fantasizing about it being a girl, etc etc.  I was already emotionally attached to a little girl–the idea of huge poofy dresses and headbands with ridiculously big bows and fabric flowers galore–so it was just a terrible night.  I didn’t even want to call anyone with the news because I didn’t want to cry through the explanation and embarrass myself.  I’m just soooo glad we found out at home and not in a public place like a doctor’s office, because I would have made a complete fool out of myself in public with all my boobing and snorting.

Bahaha, I’m totally laughing at myself as I write this because I can see how silly it was to be so sad!  But even though I was sad I knew I would eventually wrap my head and heart around the idea of Biscuit being a boy, and now I am completely in love with the idea.  When I called my sweet sister Andee the next day to cry over my disappointment, she very empathetically and gently suggested that I pray to feel good about it faster than it would naturally come.  However, I still didn’t feel ready to let go of the idea of a baby girl, so I couldn’t bring myself to pray about it yet.  But I would say I felt 110% within about 4 or 5 days.  And I really find it funny how traumatized I was.  I just feel like this baby boy is such a gift to me now.  He’s just what I always needed.  We are so excited, to say the least!

Other updates:
I’m feeling a lot better lately.  Still taking the anti-nausea at night and still getting pretty woozy by the end of the day, but I have more energy and vigor for life.
Biscuit kicks and punches all the time!  JW hasn’t felt it or seen it yet, but sometimes it’s so strong and tickley that I outright giggle for seemingly no reason at all to those around me.  I love it when he’s moving around.
He’s developing perfectly.  The ultrasound was flawless, really.  We could not be more relieved about that.
It’s so great to be able to prepare more specifically now that we know it’s a ‘he!’  And I still need to work on not calling him “it.”
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6 comments

  1. CKE says:

    AHHH! That’s so exciting!! Congratulations! And I laughed out loud reading how you bawled over it not being a girl!! hahaha. You’re hilarious. I can totally see how that could happen if you’d been fantasizing about a girl! I already know I will be the same way but with a boy! I REALLY want little boys! Growing up with 5 little brothers has made me so partial to boys it’s not even funny. I wouldn’t know what to do with a little girl! lol My poor, poor daughters. 🙂

    LOVE YOU Jessi!! So excited for you!

    p.s. when are you guys coming out to CA? hmmm? I can’t wait to see your sweet cheeks! haha 😉

  2. Curtis & Co. says:

    YAYAY!!! I have been wondering! Congrats you two- that is so fun! Cohen, DAve and Lara’s boy and your baby boy will be besties! 🙂
    Love you! and Congrats!

  3. Erin says:

    I secretly wished for a boy! I am so so happy that our first grandchild will be a little man! We feel blessed beyond measure.

  4. Tricia Jeanne says:

    Congratulations Jessie (and JW!!)!!! I’m excited you’re having a boy (just any baby, frankly!) but I totally understand why you’d feel sad. I’m sure that if my first isn’t a girl I won’t be able to help the sadness either, and I’ll just have to keep reminding myself to be grateful for the blessing of any baby. You’re going to be so in love with that boy.

  5. stiffie says:

    Future daughters are going to need a strapping handsome big brother to keep the boys in check and to be a great example of devotion to family and the church! He’ll be enamored with little sisters someday. For now, I’m glad you are finally excited and basking in him coming to your family…just how Heavenly Father intended it. 🙂 Congrats, lovely!

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