I’ve said it before, but I think it’s only appropriate to say it again here- Finding out if we’re having a boy or a girl was one of the best moments of my life!  It’s good news either way, they’re not going to tell you you’re having a parrot, but it makes things really different one way or another.  The night before we found out the sex of our baby I actually told Peter that I wasn’t sure I was ready to know yet, because I had so many amazing daydreams about having either a boy or a girl that I wasn’t sure I was ready to let go of half of these amazing visions just yet.  But then I quickly realized that finding out would mean that half of these dreams would be coming true- So how could I resist?  I’ll never forget the day the nurse told us “it’s a boy!”

Before we found out I thought I couldn’t care less one way or another, and had zero preference.  However, based on the pure elation I had after hearing those three words, I suspect it’s possible I may have subconsciously been hoping for a sweet little boy all along.  I burst into the happiest tears you can possibly imagine (Happy Crying- a trait I didn’t know I possessed until our wedding, has become pretty much a daily occurrence in pregnancy) and had one of those huge grins on my face that literally took days to go away!

Making matters sweeter, Peter’s best friend and his wife just had a baby boy, Hudson Charles, and the thought of these two big guys with their sweet little boys makes my heart explode!  Also, my cousin and her husband who live across the street from us also have a brand new little guy, named JJ.  So not only will it be amazing to have family so close with a new baby, but the fact that our little guy will have a boy cousin, so close in age, right down the street is a total heart melter.  Not to mention, Peter and I have been getting all the practice/information we need from hanging around cousin JJ.  So amazing!

[Clockwise from Top: Glasses Onesie, ‘The Dude’, Striped Onesie, Henley Onesie]

While I’m trying to save all the baby and nursery prep for this winter when I’m huge and bored, we have collected a few adorable things from family, friends, and well- Michigan Avenue recently.  Enter more happy crying.  Everything’s so much smaller than I previously imagined!

[Looking for more pregnancy posts? Check out: Our Big News, The Gender Reveal, My First Trimester Recap, My Second Trimester Recap, Baby Shower Weekend, Getting Ready for Baby with Monica + Andy, My Third Trimester Recap and follow along on Instagram using #TCLBbaby]

[Photos By Hallie Duesenberg]

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9 Responses to It’s a…

  1. Nicole Banks says:

    this is #AMAZING – you look gorgeous!! congrats to you and peter! xoxo

  2. What a darling announcement! Congratulations :)

  3. Congrats Amelia! I felt the same way when we found out the gender, I would have been happy either way, but when they told us we were having a boy my husband and I were both SO excited :) Our little guy is due in about 6 weeks and I can’t WAIT to meet him!

  4. Denise says:

    Mia – I had your baby pegged to be a girl. Congrats both are great.

  5. CONGRATS!!!! I’m so excited for you guys. And while it sounds like you’ve got lots of mamas around you to give you advice on baby boys, I’m here, too. To start, pampers are awesome for day, but huggies overnights are best for nights. We’ve learned that certain diapers work better for certain parts. xoxo

  6. Brittany says:

    Congrats to you both! I bet that is going to be one well dressed little boy. P.S. I totally guessed it was going to be a boy! I’m happy my guess was right :)

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