Sunday, December 7, 2014

Boy, Oh Boy!!

It's official:  We're having a baby BOY and we are very excited!!   It was such an exciting day and one I'll never forget.  Here's how it went:

I worked a half day and let my class vote on the gender.  The boys voted "boy" and the girls voted "girl" (with the exception of a few friends.)  They were so funny and couldn't wait to see if their votes were right when we come back to school on Monday.

Brett met me at home and we headed to the doctor.  We got back to ultrasound pretty fast which I was so thankful because I hadn't seen this sweet baby in 6 weeks!  (Torture!)  We immediately saw him, and he was moving! Wow!  ...all over the place!  The nurse was like "This baby will not stop moving so I can get his or her measurements."  Then all of the sudden, it was like he fell asleep and then she couldn't see the gender.  She kept poking my tummy to make him move but he was out.  She called him stubborn... Haha.. so I had to walk around the room a few times and then he cooperated.  We gave her a card and she brought the sealed envelope out to the waiting room for us.  It was SO tempting to open it.  Look at this precious miracle:

                                                                          A foot!

I mean, I just can't believe this is the same baby that started off as just a prayer to that little embryo then a sweet pea to a little gummy bear to a weird alien baby to this!  Ahhh!  It's amazing

My sister planned an incredible gender reveal party and KK and Paw Paw (my parents) had it at their house.  It was perfect.
Amanda hand crafted these adorable gingerbread boy & girl cookies!

My dad didn't know there were 2 cakes and thought this was the reveal cake so he called my mom & said "Well the surprise it ruined..I know what the baby is."  Bahaha    Oh, Paw Paw.

Acting casual..
All the Old Wives' Tales pointed to boy!
Carsen & Kate tallying votes.

Some of the besties.   Love these girls! 
                                                              The "Bousson" girls

Pink or blue?!?!

Preston was poking my stomach and saying "Babyyy" and oh lawd, look at Kate haha

Everyone wore red (for girl) or green (for boy) to cast their vote.
We are so thankful we've had these family and friends (plus some) that have walked beside us along this journey.

Party favor ornaments
Everyone getting ready..

 I love this picture!  Our first reaction after the tree lit up and you can see my brother and some of our best friends being FaceTimed in. Such an unforgettable moment!

                                                                Here's the video. :) :) :)

Kate's reaction to her reigning title as the only girl... and then she hid under the coats.


I can't believe we are going to have a son!  We cannot wait for this sweet baby.  It just got so much more real now that we know what's in there.  When I look at pictures of our baby boy, all I can think of is "answered prayers".  Lots and lots of answered prayers! Now it's time to shop..

Friday, November 28, 2014

Baby On the Go

We haven't gotten to see this sweet baby since our 12 week ultrasound and it has been  killing me!  We went to the doctor last week and got to hear the heartbeat, so it made me feel better.  It has held steady at around 150 since the first time we heard it.  Luckily, these past few weeks have been busy busy, so that has helped.

We went to Oxford for the Ole Miss/Memphis game and to celebrate Kelly's 29th Birthday.

We celebrated Halloween with our annual Henirich Halloween Party.  Baby BooHeini made an appearance as our little pot of gold with Brett as the head leprechaun haha..

We just love our friends and the fact that they always participate with costumes. :)

This is how I told my class about Baby BooHeini.  None of them really caught it at first until our Morning Meeting when I drew their attention to it and I said "What do y'all think my shirt means?"  and I hear a little, nonchalant voice say "pregnant"...  #unimpressed  haha  but a lot of the kids were excited.  It was very cute!

We saw Eric Church in concert...Baby's First concert!

We went to Little Rock to surprise Brett's MiMi for her 80th Birthday. It was a sweet celebration.

Next, it was off to New Orleans for the Memphis/Tulane game and to celebrate MG's 30th birthday!  It was a very fun trip and I hung til midnight both nights..what what!

Hey Bay Bay!  #16 weeks

We celebrated our 4 year wedding anniversary.  The time has flown by.  I can't wait to add on to the life Brett and I have created over the last few years.  

The next weekend we went to Newton, MS for my cousin's wedding.  We got to visit with a lot of family, stay in a cute B&B, and eat a lot of good food.  Baby BooHeini came along to.
Thanksgiving Week...#17weeks

We are finding out the gender next Friday and cannot wait!  We have an appointment that afternoon and then a party that night.  Stay tuned...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Baby Does Disney & Chillaxes in the Womb

Baby is 12 weeks 3 days today.  Measurements were all normal and we got to hear the heart beat for the first time.  Such a precious sound!  We will find out if it's a little boy or girl BooHeini the first week of December.
That tummy though! Leg propped and the right hand is up by their little face..straight chill mode. 
Then he/she turned toward the camera. Look at those little chicken legs..ahh. 

I started taking pictures of the "bump" on Week 10, but wheew I hate selfies and I didn't use any cute chalkboard or fruit to compare the baby to, so it's just me and the little "Tummy bear" (as Brett calls it).  Oh and Cooper makes an appearance in the last one. Haha
Week 10
Baby BooHeini got to visit DisneyWorld during this week from a trip I won at work. 3 parks in 1 day = Disney done right. 
Brett bigger than our rental

Week 11
Go Tigers go!

Week 12
Brett ruined this pic for me bc he said it looked like I was wearing a Michael Jackson glove..whatevs :)

 I'll leave you with a sweet excerpt from the book Waiting In Wonder: Growing in Faith While Youre Expecting that a sweet friend gave me.
"He gives us a taste of the delight there is in creation, of the delight there is in seeing another made in one's image, of the delight there is in seeing another grow in that family resemblance.  These are His good gifts."
We are definitely blessed by this "good gift" and still praying every day for a full term, healthy pregnancy.  I also still think about all the people who are waiting on their "good gift"....hang in there.