It only took me 28 weeks to get my act together to take photos for today’s post!
These last 28 weeks have been such an adventure. Pregnancy is so fun (feeling baby, knowing God is knitting together a human in my belly, not worrying about my abs for once, discovering cute maternity clothes, having people hold doors open for you, getting out of cleaning the bathrooms because I shouldn’t breathe cleaning supplies, eating basically whatever and not getting judged for it because it’s for the baby. Because the baby needs all the pizza and hamburgers to grow healthy and strong am-i-right).
But pregnancy has SLOWED. ME. DOWN. I was telling someone recently how I was so diligent to exercise with my other pregnancies and I felt pretty energetic most of the way through, but this pregnancy…
This pregnancy I like sitting. Sitting and napping.
All that to say, today I had this burst of productivity where I woke up early, got to work and slashed some things off of my to-do list (side note – school is just weeks away – wwwhat?), got home later to find Ryan had put together the baby’s IKEA crib (#hero), made dinner with ingredients I had actually thought to buy in ADVANCE from the store the day before (see the recipe HERE), and then while it was cooking we got the whole family to go outside to take GENDER REVEAL photos!
I might as well have performed open heart surgery for all the stuff I conquered today!
Okay, okay. Is the suspense killing you yet??
It’s only taken 28 weeks!
Well, technically I guess it’s only been about 15 weeks since we didn’t find out the gender until around 13 weeks – but 28 weeks just sounds so much more dramatic.
Let’s get to what we’re all waiting for, Fairy!!
This October we are having…
And let me tell you >> I am SO excited about it.
I know the entire universe was praying for us to have a girl… but y’all, I REALLY WANTED ANOTHER BOY.
Here are a few reasons why…
- Boys are awesome. They are high energy, crazy, fun, and hilarious. I will often discover one of the boys scaling our furniture, turning the house into an American Ninja Warrior Course, eating everything in the pantry (and sometimes even the furniture – true story – I don’t understand it either), wrestling to the death, playing in mud and then tracking it all over the house (I don’t love the dirty house part, but it sure is fun to look out into the backyard and see them climbing trees in their superman capes). I know girls can do these things too, but I also know that boys are wild at heart and I absolutely love being a part of shepherding that! Except when it looks like they are about to do something that will land them in the ER. Then I draw the line. We have a high deductible, people.
- Boys are low maintenance. First of all, boys can pee while standing. Emergency pee coming and nowhere near a bathroom? Hit a bush, kid. Second, do you even know how long it takes for me to get ready in the mornings? It is almost embarrassing. This girl (meaning me) is all the maintenance our house can handle. I cannot even wrap my head around trying to take care of another girl’s hair, wardrobe, and accessory needs. We would probably never leave the house. I shave my boys’s heads, they wear whatever they want (pajamas? GREAT) and I send them out the door while I take 30 hours to decide which pair of shoes goes best with my outfit. It’s my cross to bear, but not theirs.
- I am obsessed with the name we picked out for this little buddy. You will have to wait until October to find out what it is, though, because I need to keep some things a surprise. 😉
- This world needs more good men. I don’t know if it’s the confusing gender messages our world is delivering these days, or the lack of strong male mentors, or the increased amount of pressure for men to perform, but It seems to me that there are a lot of men out there who are losing vision for what it means to be a godly man. Or maybe it’s that they never understood the definition of biblical manhood in the first place! The bottom line is that this world needs more good men and I desperately want to be a part of that mission. My husband and I want to raise boys who treat women with kindness, who serve selflessly, who honor one another above themselves, who lead bravely, who provide faithfully, who work hard and humbly, who care about purity, who understand their role as men, and who passionately love God. Can we do all this ourselves? Are we guaranteed any of this? No. But God hears our prayers and our boys belong to Him. We are trusting Him with the outcome.
ALL THAT TO SAY – I am thrilled to be having another boy.
I am SO excited about the family God has given to us and I cannot wait to add another Ninja-Warrior-Superman to the mix!
Although I hope this boy won’t eat our furniture because really that’s just weird.
Thank you always for your prayers and love and support!
*I got the BOYS RULE print from HERE. <3