We’re Going To Have A Baby Boy!

On June 11, my Dad’s 65th birthday, I found out that I was pregnant. On September 25, my nephew William’s 9th birthday, I found out that the baby is a boy! (I guess I like horning in on other people’s big days. 😉 ) (Also, I called it!)

I had promised William a few months ago that since I was finding out the baby’s gender on his birthday, he would be the first (outside of me, Brian and the ultrasound technician) to know what I was having. And even though I found out that the baby is a boy at around 9:30 a.m., I waited until William got out of school at 3:00 p.m. to reveal the news to the world. Believe me, keeping it to myself was hard!

I had driven to Audrey’s house to await my nephews’ arrivals home from school. My mom, dad and grandma were there, too, since we all wanted to wish William a Happy Birthday in person and give him his gifts. My parents were chomping at the bit to know whether they were expecting grandson #8 or granddaughter #4, but they respected my promise to William and didn’t try to pry it out of me.

When William and his brothers got home from school, I brought him outside and showed him my ultrasound picture, which said “BOY!” right on it, with a circle around the boy parts. William was so cute – he said, “It’s a boy? Nice!” and then touched my belly and said, “Hi, little cousin!”

Before we walked back into Audrey and Matt’s house, I put a big blue ribbon with a little pacifier attached to it around William’s neck. My mom had given me two pacifiers, one with a blue ribbon and one with a pink ribbon, and I had told everyone that they’d know the baby’s gender by whatever color ribbon William was wearing.

We walked into the kitchen and everyone was waiting for the big reveal. I don’t know who exactly, but someone saw the blue ribbon William was wearing and yelled, “It’s a boy!” And then there were a ton of smiles and hugs to go around.

My mom then gave me a little gift to open. Inside was a little onesie with a doggy on it – perfect for baby’s going-home-from-the-hospital outfit – and some blue socks and hats. (She had also bought some pink socks and hats in case the baby was a girl, but those are going to Victoria now. 🙂 )

Then I could finally tell the world the BOY news! Some of my friends had been texting me all day waiting for the announcement. Since I was with four of my seven nephews, I took a picture with Audrey’s boys and put on Facebook: “It’s a good thing I’m used to being around a lot of boys because… IT’S A BOY!!!”

Yes, that’s the pacifier in Alex’s mouth!

I love being able to call this baby by name now – Brian Jr. 🙂

He is already one loved little boy and we can’t wait to meet him in February!

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Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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  1. 9.26.13

    Congratulations Jane!!! Little boys are WONDERFUL and they really LOVE their mamas. There’s truly nothing like BOY snuggles. xoxo Be well!

  2. 9.27.13
    Sharon - Mom! said:

    I love this. I love you. I love Brian. I LOVE Brian, Jr.! I love the way the day unfolded… like a miraculous mystery! What a day! Love forever and ever… Mom!

  3. 9.27.13
    Megan said:

    Congratulations! There certainly is something special about the way a little boy loves his mama!

  4. 9.27.13

    Awwww!!!!! Jr. is a lucky little man to have such adoring parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and SO many awesome cousins!!! Congratulations, Jane!!!

  5. 9.27.13

    YAY! So excited for you guys 🙂 What a lucky little boy …

  6. 9.27.13
    Hannah said:

    I have one sleeping on my chest right now!

  7. 9.27.13

    I am so happy for you and Brian and the whole family. This little guy has no idea how lucky he is to be joining your wonderful, loving family. xoxo

  8. 9.27.13
    Heather said:

    I am crying big happy tears for you, Jane! I am so happy for you guys! Your precious baby boy is already so blessed and already a blessing.

  9. 9.27.13

    Congrats on the baby boy news!!!!

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