Can you say – BOY?!!!

It’s true, we found out that it’s a BOY!  We are so excited – we would have loved a girl, too but I had always felt like it was a boy from the day the doctor transferred the embryos.  So, I would have been surprised if they had said anything else.

Jason’s reaction was my favorite part of the whole event.  He said he kept saying to himself, “It’s OK if it’s a girl.  It’s OK if it’s a girl.”  Then when she announced the boy he shouted, “Are you serious?!!!  Are you sure?”  It was so fun to have that moment.  Needless to say, he is waaaaay excited for this little guy!

It’s hard to believe that we could start four months ago with these little frozen embryos:

and end up with something that actually looks like a baby growing in there.  We will never know which embryo “took” but I think it was the little 5-cell one at the top – the runt of the entire batch.  I think it was a fighter and hung in there despite the odds.  There is no doubt in my mind that it could happen!

This whole process has been a tremendous exercise in faith and hope and belief that miracles can happen.  It’s been interesting because up until the day of the ultrasound last week, it has been difficult for me to process that I am actually having a baby.  Despite not feeling great and seeing changes in my body, I still have felt like I was watching a movie of someone else being pregnant.  It was hard for me to connect that what was happening was happening to me.

But now that we know it’s a boy, I can’t stop thinking about him.  Seeing a little munchkin in my mind, covered in blue as he climbs and runs and becomes a part of our home.  For the first time, I see this little guy as ours and it has been an amazing feeling.  My love for him has started to grow and become something real to me.  I’m sure it will only increase as time passes but I’m starting to feel the glimmering of devotion that comes with being a parent – love I haven’t felt in this exact way before.

So, we are at about 17 1/2 weeks with forever to go.  But I’m feeling better and actually finished a deadline for my new stamping program (it will be so cool!) that will be released in February.  A week early, even!  It’s been a while since I felt like getting things done early so I’m feeling very proud of myself for that this week.

Now it’s time for a little nap – I still like those in the afternoons!

25 thoughts on “Can you say – BOY?!!!

  1. As a mom to three boys I know firsthand how wonderful it is. I’m so happy for you both, and for your little one as well!

  2. Wow! How amazingly cool and what a blessing for you and your family! Boys are so fun! Cars, legos, bugs, dirt, and more dirt!

    Congrats to both you and Jason!

  3. Congratulations to you both! That is so exciting! I am so excited for you and your family.
    I have to say I am working on the Good Book right now, I want to get this completed because I think it’s going to be a wonderful way to record great things. Thanks so much!
    I truly enjoyed you and Jason and everything you had to share at Creative Escape!
    Hugs,
    Sonia

  4. Congrats! I remember Jason saying it was the Year of the “Y!”

    So happy for you both…I mean for the three of you!

  5. Hi Kolette,
    That is so cool, thank you for sharing your BIG news, and especially Jason’s cute reaction. I remember him saying in our CE class(Daisies) that he was rooting for a boy, and now I am picturing him during his speech making that motion with his wrists… I am betting he will be practicing that with a ball soon and will have a lot of fun sharing his love of sports with your son. ;o) LOL Much happiness and good health wished for all three of you!!! xo Susan in NY

  6. Oh my goodness Kolette!! Congratulations, I am so very happy for you and Jason and your new little boy! Having only had one boy, I can tell you, boys are great! So exciting, now go take that nap (naps are a good thing :-]) Have a great week, talk soon.
    Melissa

  7. I am so happy for both of you. Boys are the best! As a mom of two boys, you will love all of the “adventures” you get to go on. The best part about it all definitely has to be the dirt,

    Congrats!

  8. Kolette,
    I am so excited for you and Jason. Boys are so much fun, you two are going to be wonderful parents. Next time your on the East Coast please let me know, I would love to spend more time with you guys. It was great seeing you at Creative Escape!
    Stacey P

  9. Congratulations to both of you. I could just imagine the look on Jason’s face when you heard the news. I bet that he is still grinning from ear to ear.

    Looking forward to Giving Well to get started.

  10. This is a totally new kind of love you will have forever. The joy you are feeling now will only get better each day. Wishing you, Jason and your new little one only the very best. You and Jason touched me and gave me such joy at CE. Both of you enforced what my Mom always told me… to count each day as a blessing and look and expect only the very best. As the mother of two boys and two grandsons, I have been truly blessed.

  11. How exciting for you and Jason! Thank you for sharing your experience and feelings so openly.

    Yes, boys are great fun – and as the mother of two, I agree with the others – lots of dirt. lol

    It is a special kind of love, mom for her baby. Mine are nearly 19 & 21, and I can tell you nothing tops it.

  12. Congratulations on the little boy on the way! What a wonderful new chapter to your life together! All the best!

  13. How wonderful!! I so enjoyed reading your baby news this morning, I look forward to future blog posts about all the fun baby stuff ahead. Tena

  14. Congratulations! When in February is your boy due?? My little boy will be 2 on February 10th! I have 2 boys, the other is 6, and they are great!

  15. Congrats! I have twin boys that will be 15 in December. I also have one girl who just turned 9 in May. I can honestly say that the twin boys have been easier then the one girl. For your first.. boys are the way to go!
    Thanks again for a AMAZING class at CE. I have been keeping my “Good Book” notes and can’t wait to finish my book.
    Keep us posted with more baby news! Now is the fun part. Start planning. Start decorating the room. It is happening whether you are ready or not girl! 🙂

  16. How cool! I can feel your excitment in your writing. Having never been pregnant, I don’t know what “that” excitement feels like. But, having adopted our son (now 19) I sort of know what it feels like to be told your having a baby…..2 days before he actually arrived at our door. Try wrapping your thoughts around 2 days of preparation! It was whirlwind to say the least!

    Congratulations Kolette on that beautiful new life coming your way!!

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