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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Announcement: On the Edge of Your Seat

For starters, a disclaimer: I have not actually been trying to make you all crazy with anticipation for this post. Local friends keep asking me if we're telling the sex of this baby (we are) or if we're keeping it a secret (we're not). When I reply, they then get agitated with me and ask why on earth I haven't posted a blog on this subject yet. I've also received Facebook messages, emails, and texts from many of you, demanding that I hurry up and deliver the news.

I really haven't meant to wait so long to fill everyone in. As some faithful readers might recall, I actually drove back to Indy from Peoria last month to get my ultrasound, and then Ben and the girls and I all returned to Peoria to be with my family while my grandpa was in the hospital. That was The Big Ultrasound, and I truly meant to fill everyone in right away, but we didn't reach Peoria until very late that night, and then my grandpa passed away the next day, and things were nothing short of crazy after that. After all the stress and driving associated with the funeral were over, I then had Bryn's blowout birthday party to contend with, and, well, you get the idea. Stuff has just been busy. So there's my (somewhat) lame excuse for not posting sooner.

Anyway, I digress. At The Big Ultrasound appointment, we learned that, most importantly, we're growing a healthy baby. Secondly, we learned that this baby is VERY active--no surprise to me, who is now getting rather used to being buffeted from the inside. Thirdly, we learned that this baby is..... a BOY. Ben about fell out of his chair with excitement. I now feel comfortable admitting that I was actually pretty sure of that for the entire pregnancy--not sure why, maybe just mother's intuition kicking in early. At any rate, we are extremely excited about coming addition, and Bryn and Shay proudly tell everyone what good sisters they will be to their little brother.


This ultrasound picture is from this month (I had to have another one because he wasn't cooperating and letting the tech get all the photos she needed last month). I thought it was really cool, since I'd never had anything except the traditional one before. As you can see, it seems that this little guy is a bit camera shy already!
So, friends, I'm sorry to have kept you in suspense for so long. You may now officially all start shopping for blue things on our behalf, as our house is rather heavy on the pink right now. :) In addition to Ben's excitement that he will finally have another male to help him break up the all-female party at our house, we're also excited to finally be able to use the baby name that we decided on before we even got married. So, come early March 2010, you can all join us in welcoming Baby Liam to the family.

8 comments:

Kathy said...

a boy!!!!!! I'm surprised (very) but very excited!! :-)

and yay for a healthy baby! (since that's the most important part of this post!)

Tina said...

Congrats! Boys are so much fun and your girls will be such good big sisters!

Krysten said...

Oh my goodness! So excited! Thank you for finally posting! As you well know, I've been attacking on all fronts! I think I can finally start to heal now that the suspense is over! And, I love the name Liam, not that my opinion should matter that much, but I do love it! I LOVE the pictures too! It's just so amazing what you can see before you can actually "see." As soon as I feel better I'm totally going shopping!

SuperSillyAunt said...

Congratulations! I love the name too. I was just thinking two days ago, that if I ever had a boy I would want to name him Liam. Too weird! Best of luck to you 5!

SlyGly said...

A thrilling post! I am so excited for you!

Anna said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! Somehow I knew it was a boy too.... ever since I found out you were pregnant, I was like, it's going to be a boy!! Glad we were right, and glad everything is going well. :)

Maria said...

Best wishes to you and your entire family. Jason and I are so happy for all of you!

Suzy said...

Amy, I was just going through some old posts and saw your comment on my Father's Day 2009 post (about having Dr. C as your specialist). I decided to track you down and am thrilled to see that you have a new baby!! Congratulations!!! Hope all is well with you guys. :)