Gender Reveal|Personal

Holyyyy crap it's a BOY!!! I swear we're still in shock over it! We've of course started referring to my belly as 'he' and 'Nash' and every time, without fail, Brian and I look at each other with this stupid grin and say 'I just can't believe it!' Now, of course we heard from sooo many people, 'you're due for a boy', 'I bet it's a boy this time', ' I hope you have a boy'.  Fact of the matter is, it's a 50/50 chance--there's no 'due time' when it comes to the sex of your child and regardless of the fact that we've had two girls in the past--the equal possibility of either gender still remains.  Aaaand don't even get me started on the people that 'have to have a boy'. My life when I was pregnant with Tyler went a little something like this: 'Ohh congrats on your pregnancy, is this your first?'  No, it's not. 'Ohh do you already have a girl or a boy?' A little girl. ' Aww and you're having another girl, I bet you were bummed!'    Whooo says that?! If they only KNEW what we have been through! So--all we ever dreamed of, was healthy. Through our loss we have come to know so many others who have also suffered great loss and know unbearable heartache. Healthy is the biggest blessing on earth. Back to the happy/shock.  I was convinced we were having another girl--I'm talking, taking bets, convinced. I don't know why but I guess having experienced the pregnancy of two girls I convinced myself that if I were ever pregnant with a boy,  I would have different symptoms, I would feel different, I would know! I also took heavily into account that my mother never had sickness when she was pregnant with me yet she had extreme morning sickness when she was pregnant with my brother--I took those tales to heart big time convincing myself I would share the same fate. Then there's Brian, he's said from the start 'I only make girls, and I'm ok with that.'  He's such a sweetheart, so loving and caring. He's a gentlemen through and through, still to this day opens the car door for me before going to his side--he's the perfect father to little girls who steal his heart from the start.  With that being said--the scream he let out when he finally took a peek and realized we were going to experience a BOY for the first time, it was hilarious and unforgettable.  Like I said, we would have been ecstatic for either--but the sheer shock and surprise of learning we were having a boy, despite my adamant convincing of otherwise, was HUGE!  It truly made it that much more exciting for us all.  I'm in a pure state of bliss. We are so blessed to be able to experience the beauty of life with both a boy and a girl. Brian grew up with an older sister and I think he turned out pretty spectacular--I always say he's much sweeter because of it ;) I can't wait to see Tyler grow in to her 'big sister' role and I can't wait to experience life as a mother of two perfect babies.  As always, thanks for being a part of the ride, it wouldn't be nearly as exciting without you all <3

For the reveal--it was WAY harder than I anticipated!  First of all, it was extremely last minute. We were originally supposed to wait until Father's Day to do the reveal but there was NO way I could stare at that envelope any longer! I made some calls, ran to the store and things were set!  Due to such short notice, a few of our dear friends were out of town but thankfully, most could make it!  The plan was to fill water guns with blue and green paint orrr pink and yellow! Do you know how hard it is to find water guns that aren't 'see-through' and have a large enough hole to fill with paint?! The first 25 I purchased didn't work out--back to the store to try again. Once we arrived at the beach my Father in Law was the only one to head to the vehicle, open the envelope and take on the duty of filling the water guns with the proper paint color! It took the poor guy forever-the paint had to be thinned with water and then he had to splatter paint colors for both a boy and a girl all over the guns due to the oozing that was taking place everywhere, disaster haha.  BUT it wound up working out perfectly! Brian and I stood in a tight squeeze, eyes shut, smiles huge. We experienced a 10 second countdown, the longest most exciting 10 seconds of my life. Everyone began spraying away and we heard screams and laughter and finally, we took a breath--Brian peeked first and his throaty cheer was so shocking and exhilarating that it took me a second to register and focus on what we were really seeing! It's a boy. Nash Riley Macon. A name we've had picked out for 5 years. We already love you more than words can say and we can't wait to experience this new life with you. Thank you for continuing to show us that this world is a beautiful place.

A HUGE thank you to our dear friends, Chris and Cynthia, for capturing this for us!! They did such a wonderful job and I'm so proud of them! We love you guys so much!!!




 We still don't know at this point!! I love being able to see everyone else's reaction at this point though!!


 Check out Brian stealing his first glimpse!! I love it!

 Utter SHOCK haha!




 Once we found out and jumped for joy, Brian then screamed 'squiiiiirrrrrt usssss!!!"