It’s the Gender Reveal Post!:)

We’re going to interrupt this week of “Birthday Favorites” to bring you some exciting baby news:

Gender RevealWe brought our girls to the ultrasound on Tuesday, but the technician wouldn’t tell us the gender, so my doctor called with the results yesterday. I was very anxious to find out if we were having a boy or a girl, but I was not prepared for how outrageously excited I felt!

I called Ben right away, and it was pure giddiness!:) When he called again later on in the day, he asked, “How’s our son doing?” And then we felt very giggly.

At our picnic supper later on, we gave the girls with an envelope to open, and it was so much fun to watch them trying to figure out what was going on.

gender revealgender revealgender revealI love the look of confusion on Anika’s face! She was reading it aloud and saying, “It’s…a…boy….What does that mean?! Who’s a boy?”

gender revealAnd then all of a sudden it sank in, and they both went crazy.:)

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Obviously, we would have loved having another girl, but we’re pretty excited about experiencing something totally new and different!

To all those people who chuckle gleefully, and tell me that my whole life will change, and boys are TOTALLY different than girls, and I have NO idea what we’re in for, this is what I have to say:

Bring it on!

I am so excited about this new challenge. I feel like God’s been getting my heart ready for this for a long time.

I used to desperately NOT want a boy. When both Anika and Kaylia were born, I had a deep, secret fear they would be boys. I know nothing about boys. I never had any brothers, and my education in that area is seriously lacking.

But in the last few years, a longing and curiosity started growing, and now this feels right and good and wonderful.

When Ben and I were first becoming friends at Red Rock, many years ago, I interviewed him while I was getting ready to do a talk on dating for a bunch of girls. I don’t remember everything he said, but there was on especially memorable quote:

Girls think boys are so complicated because they’re actually so simple.

I’m hoping he’s right!:) And we’ll figure it out from there!

I’ll be back later with more birthday favorites!

12 thoughts on “It’s the Gender Reveal Post!:)

  1. Congrats! It is so fun and fascinating seeing all the differences and similarities between the genders. And they are not always what you expect them to be. Our biggest ‘drama queen’ is our oldest son:) Enjoy!

  2. Congratulations!!!! Boys are delightful:) Our boy has shown us that boys can be so sweet, sensitive, generous, loving, cheerful, and kind. I love the pics of the girls: it’s great that you were able to capture that moment!

  3. Boys are wonderful! Their differences start with the first diaper change, to the rainbow arc of pee on the bedroom wall beside your change table (throw a dry wash cloth over that little thing), to their left brain concepts kind of play (start buying lego now) and quantum physics kind of daredevil, no fear approach to experiencing the world. You may need to buy a helmet and yes you will begin getting gray hairs by the time they are 2 years old. When they are quiet you should have a sense of “something is about to happen” because it shortly will! They scale new heights without using a ladder, they find “things” and bring them to you (usually from outside) and ask you about them; they are not hormonal – lol! They still cry when they get hurt but overall – if they were a laundry cycle they would be the “easy care” cycle – just throw them in the washer, throw them in the dryer and they come out ready to go. In our family we have 2 boys and 1 girl. We love our girl dearly – she went through the hormonal years when she was only 3 yrs old – Lol! She is the joy of our life and our butterfly girl. But what a difference compared to the boys. I wouldn’t change anything for the world! Hang onto your hat because you’re climbing aboard the wild boy ride. You will love every second!

  4. Thank you, Kendra, for sharing your extra special, delightful, precious, exciting news!A great, big “Hi” to Ben and the girls!Love you lots! A. Nettie

    Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:21:08 +0000 To:

  5. I am so excited for you! I was really hoping that you would have a boy. Please show us a picture of your growing belly (or son). You are soooooooooooo blessed!!!!!

  6. OH I’M SO EXCITED FOR YOU. You’ll be GREAT parents for a boy. And, don’t expect he’ll fit into every box that gets put out there for boys. Like Lorna, our oldest son is VERY dramatic and emotional. It’s not a guarantee that he’ll be the “easy care” cycle. Maybe, but maybe not. But, boys are wonderful. I’m so glad you get to enjoy both genders. You’re going to love it! I LOVE the look of excitement on the girls’ faces. They’ll have so much fun with a brother!!! Horray for babies of any kind!!

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