We shared with my parents first, since it was in the middle of the day and Ash was at school and Joyce was at work. They opened their gift and were so happy, my dad in particular because he really wanted a boy. They took us to lunch to celebrate our happy news.
After lunch we raced home to share the news with Ashley. She was also shocked because she was sure it was a girl, but I think that was more because she wanted a girl than anything else;) My body likes to produce boys, though, and that is ok! She was still excited. We had bought a onesie for her when we found out the news, and wrapped it in the box I posted on FB to tease everyone!
Afterwards we waited for my MIL to get home and headed over there to share the news with her. We had to make sure these VIPs knew before everyone else:) Joyce was totally excited...so was her boyfriend Jon but he doesn't smile in pics;)
So all in all, it was good day. It was the day I really wanted to have, and God answered our prayers and gave it to us. I try not to think about the fact that last time, we had this day too - we even had a gender reveal party and celebrated all together - only to have to say goodbye to our sweet little boy a week later.
I know this is a different pregnancy, but it's also hard not to compare them. Hearing that we are having a boy again is a little hard. Mostly, its so fun and exciting because I am so excited to be the mom of a BOY! But...part of it is hard, because of the son we lost, the son we never got to love and keep and watch grow. I think we thought it was a girl so strongly because we wanted this time to be COMPLETELY different, and a girl would have made it so. Having a boy brings back a lot of memories, and joy that got stolen away, and it stings a little bit.
All in all, we are so beyond thrilled. God is telling us that we have another chance, and that He is here with us while we go through this. We are determined to not let our less take the JOY from this baby boy, from this pregnancy. I'll never be one of those women who "just loves being pregnant" no, that won't ever be me. I'll enjoy what I can, but I'm counting down the days until viability (47), and then to 36 weeks (110), and then to 40 (138). I can't wait to meet our baby boy!
Thanks to everyone who has been supporting us this week, calling or texting, sending us things, stopping by, and especially all the praying. We could feel it, we had peace because of those prayers. So thank you a million times for loving us through it, because in these times we just can't get through it on our own. We are so lucky, so blessed, and so overwhelmed with the support!
I've got nervous-energy projects to share too, I did a lot over the weekend, so stay tuned for those!!! :)