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If you guessed a girl – that would be 97% of you, well then, you were…

Incorrect.

Mason will be having a little brother, which obviously means, I will be a mom of TWO boys!

I’m not going to lie, I was hoping it was a girl.

Finding out we were pregnant during my mom’s fight with cancer and then losing her, I thought it would be obvious that I’d be pregnant with a girl. I wanted that mother-daughter relationship that I had with my mom. I looked up to my mom so much, I wanted a piece of what she had in raising two daughters.

After a good cry, I felt the excitement of our big news. My mom was the only person to think know that it was a boy. She told us this a few weeks before she passed. I told her I hoped she was wrong, but knowing her, she was of course right. I’m happy Mason gets a younger brother to play with and to teach. He will be the best big brother I could ever ask for. And the topping on the cake, we – as in I will be spending way less money than if it were a girl. Everything happens for a reason and I feel very blessed to bring in a new life and a piece of happiness to this family.

I’m also really happy that my best friend who just had a boy, we get to raise our little ones together.

 

 

For the gender reveal, we did the same thing when we found out we were having our first boy (Mason). After our ultrasound we headed over to Nordstrom, picked out a boy and a girl outfit, gave the sales woman our envelope with the sex along with our credit card and asked for her to wrap up the matching gender outfit.

We lasted maybe 15 minutes since she handed us the box.

Backing up just a bit, I made this ultrasound appointment a month prior. Crazy thing, it was the morning of my mom’s service. This baby sure has interesting, but such beautiful timing.

We sat in the middle of the mall, Ben holding onto the box as I gripped my coffee. He opened the box slowly and the second I saw the grey (and not the worlds cutest dress), I cried. I would have cried either way, but this was just some necessary grieving I needed to do to move on. After several tears, I felt a sense of relief.

Seeing Mason, I couldn’t wait to have another little boy.

 

*For those who haven’t heard, my mom passed  away March 31st. I’m in the process of writing a post about her journey, but in the meantime you can check out her Caring Bridge page that I’ve kept updated. 

 

 

I’m 20 weeks and honestly, it hasn’t been until I popped and started feeling the baby move that I remember I’m pregnant. It’s a completely different pregnancy than my first, but poor kiddo, I’m already forgetting about him.

I am way more distracted this time around with life going a hundred miles an hour, the only reason I remember to eat is because this baby makes me so hungry. It’s almost obnoxious with how much I need/want to eat. Thankfully I’m eating more than just cheese this time around. I actually want salads and vegetables. I do crave a piece of dark chocolate after every meal though, which I’m definitely not complaining about.

Considering everything, all is good and we can’t wait to hold this little guy in our arms.

 

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  • http://thelemonbowl.com/ Liz Della Croce

    Boys are THE BEST!!! Trust me, I’m one of three girls (and so is my mom!) so love the idea of sister but there is just something so easy, breezy about boys. When I found out I was having a 2nd boy, someone said “the best gift you could ever give Asher is a little brother.” It’s the truth and watching them together is a daily gift. I’m so happy for you!!! TEAM BLUE! xoxox

  • azestybite

    Very happy that Mason is going to have a little brother. As much as you hoped that it would be a girl I’m glad that your mother had it right all along.

  • Christie

    So touching!! I agree boys are the best, I have an almost 5 year old!! I always say I want a girl too but people will say no your so lucky, so funny to me!!

  • Laura

    Sorry about your mom, I can’t even imagine what you went through, she and you had an incredible bond, you made her last months so precious. Congratulations on a healthy baby boy. I am glad your pregnancy is so easy this time, you deserve it.

  • Jessica

    I am so sorry about your mother passing. I can’t imagine how hard that is. Congratulations, though, on another boy! I have a 5 year old and a 2 1/2 year old, both boys. They are SO MUCH FUN! Loud, rambunctious, messy, but such sweet, sweet mama’s boys. I love it!

  • Lindsay Ostrom

    Lisa, I’ve been following your journey with your mom via your Instagram but I had missed the news of her passing. I just want to say how sorry I am for your loss, and how beautiful your reflections of her have been, the ones that I have seen. It’s amazing to me how connected I feel sometimes to people I’ve never met (I’m getting creepy, sorry) but I just want to say that I’m so sorry. My heart is heavy for you guys. And what a sweet gift to be adding another boy to your family. My two brothers are the best of friends!

  • Krystal

    I am sorry to hear about your mom. No matter when it happens it is always very difficult….but I know the emotions are that much deeper when there is some sort of occassion going on. My father passed away 3mths before my wedding. I was devastated at the idea of him not walking me down the aisle. But my mom said ‘don’t remember the sadness…..remember the happy times because that is what he would want’. So with that being said CONGRATULATIONS!!! The special brother bond will be an amazing sight to see as they grow together. How lucky that both boys now have their very own guardian angel to watch over them ( and you )! Enjoy the happy times because there will be many many to come :)

  • http://celiackiddo.wordpress.com/ Dana Schwartz

    Oh, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. And I can relate to your initial sadness about not having a girl. I got pregnant soon after my mom died and I was also hoping for a girl (similar reasons) and I ended up having one, but I know I would’ve also been initially sad, too. Yet a few years later I was lucky to have a son, and the interesting thing is that regardless of gender, I feel a connection through each of them with my dear mom.

    So congratulations on your soon to be second son. Brothers are wonderful, and after all, your mom was right, which is a sweetness you can share with him some day.
    -Dana

  • http://www.anisephoto.com/ anise

    Thank you for such an honest post. Refreshing to read. I honestly wish you comfort during this time of transition.

  • http://www.blogcurator.blogspot.com/ Dervla @ The Curator

    First of all, my deepest condolences on the passing of your mom. This is such a bittersweet post for you. I hope that you’ll find peace and happiness in the birth of your new little one. Congratulations!

  • http://www.edibleperspective.com/ Ashley

    That photo of you. Such a beauty. Thinking of you, lady. <3 <3 Happy for you but still sending loving hugs your way. <3

  • Hasmig

    My condolences and congratulations. Life sure does have a funny way of making us happy, sad and emotional all in one! Yay for Boys!

  • Whitney

    Congratulations on your new addition!

  • bev @ bev cooks

    EEEEEE!! And I love that little outfit. <3 <3

  • carriesim

    Congratulations on your baby boy!

    I’m a new fan and I’m just discovering all your posts. Thank you for all the great blog entries on your gluten-free life! They are very inspiring!

  • http://newenglandoutlook.wordpress.com/ Kelby

    Congratulations! And may I add – you look so wonderful at 20 weeks. You are such a beautiful and strong woman! xo Kelby

  • Heidi

    What sweet news for Mason to have a little brother. I am sure they are going to be the best of buddies. What a wonderful memory you will always have your mom now knowing it was a boy. Hugs and prayers to you and family.

  • anita rivas

    I love, love this ensemble, so chic! Where did you get that cardigan?Check out Jigsaw London, they too have the most amazing sweaters. I feel like putting this jpg on my inspiration board! Xxxx