lasts and firsts

(I spent the weekend with a bunch of amazing ladies in New Orleans, and I have lots to say about that! But later. I promise!)

This is my last pregnancy, for 100% absolute certain OMG I SWEAR. I’ve tried my hardest to enjoy the moments when I’m able (so, you know, weeks 6 through 12 are OUT because BAARRRRF.) and to really savor the feelings of early baby kicks. It’s tough to do with two OTHER kids, plus work and life and other distractions, but I do have times now and then where I’m overwhelmed with the idea that Wow! There’s a baby in there! We’re having another one! It’s the last time I’ll experience this magical (“MAGICAL” haaaaa) thing and I want to keep that in mind as everything happens.

Today was my 19 week sonogram (NINETEEN WEEKS! Almost halfway there!) and while it wasn’t the first pregnancy sonogram I’ve ever had, it was certainly the first time I’ve heard the word “boy” during one.

I know not everyone loves sonogram pics. BUT COME ON IT'S A BABY PROFILE! #danjr

That’s right. We’re having a boy. Maggie and Audrey are going to have a baby brother.



  1. magnolia

    November 12, 2012 9:20 pm


  2. A'Dell

    November 12, 2012 9:21 pm

    I love it! BOYS FOR EVERYONE!

    (Let me know when the shock wears off. I’m still dazed over here.)

  3. Melissa

    November 12, 2012 9:57 pm

    So awesome.
    Yay for a healthy baby!

  4. Jamie

    November 12, 2012 10:06 pm

    Yay! Am due at the end of March with a BOY with my third and yep, absolutely last as well! Boys are awesome!

  5. Jayna @ Yankee Drawl

    November 12, 2012 10:37 pm

    I am so happy for you guys! Maggie and Audrey are going to to be the best big sisters and that little boy is going to get so much glitter-covered, ruffle-infused love!

  6. Stefanie

    November 12, 2012 11:18 pm

    I’m so happy for you! You now get to experience the best of both worlds!

  7. Elsha

    November 12, 2012 11:41 pm

    I’m so excited for you!!

  8. Carmen

    November 13, 2012 4:57 am

    AAAIIEEEEE! Congratulations! How exciting!

    • Carmen

      November 13, 2012 10:33 am

      Huh. It put my old twitter ID there, rather than my new one (CarmenDHF). I’ve added it into the bottom of this form now, so let’s see if it uses the new one now.

  9. Shari

    November 13, 2012 8:04 am

    Congratulations!!!.. I was hoping it was a boy!

  10. Erin

    November 13, 2012 8:19 am

    Oh, yay! Congrats!

  11. jesser

    November 13, 2012 8:46 am

    Wonderful. Congrats!! I was nervous to hear that I had a boy on the way … we don’t have many boys in our family … but he is incredible and such a fun contrast to his sister. :)

  12. Tiffany Evans

    November 13, 2012 9:45 am

    Congratulations!!!! He is going to steal your heart in a totally different way! The bond between a mom and her son is so so amazing!

  13. Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks

    November 13, 2012 9:52 am

    Yay, congrats! I know your family would feel complete no matter what sex your third baby is, but I’m sure there’s a sense of completion knowing there will be a mini-Dan running around your home. That poor boy is going to be tortured by his sisters … and will grow up knowing how to treat women right as a result! =)

  14. Jesabes

    November 13, 2012 2:08 pm

    SQUEEE! Still so excited about the boy!

  15. natalie

    November 13, 2012 5:13 pm

    Wooo boy! Thrilled for your and your sweet family. :)

  16. Becca

    November 13, 2012 6:29 pm

    Love it!

    So happy for you guys… a boy!!!

  17. Jennie

    November 14, 2012 11:21 am

    I can say with 100% certainty that you’re going to absolutely love being the mom to a boy. I always say it’s like being told a secret. You’re going to be in on that secret soon enough. And it’s going to be so awesome.


  18. K

    November 14, 2012 2:39 pm


    FYI: boy biznass is TOTALLY easier to clean than lady bits in the event of a dirty diaper.

  19. Jenny from Mommin' It Up

    November 14, 2012 7:41 pm

    Woot woot! He is going to be the perfect addition to your family!

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