So needless to say Harper will be a big brother come August 2013! We have been telling Harper about being a big brother and he is really good with the question:
Us: "Harper-what are you going to be?"
Harper: "A big brother."
Us: "What does mommy have in her belly?"
Harper: "A baby boy."
Here is a video with him:
Needless to say we did not know the sex of the baby and Harper just came up with it being a boy;)
We had an ultrasound scheduled for the Tuesday after Superbowl. We decided we were going to find out the sex of the baby this time, though the surprise with Harper was sooo fun! My friend Jen convinced me to do a little surprise of our own with our parents and close friends. So in the ultrasound we didn't have the tech tell us the sex, but had her write it on two pieces of paper for 2 envelopes. She put the ultrasound pics of the gender in our envelope as well. We took the other envelope to a bakery and picked out a cake and had the salesperson go into the back and open the envelope and write in either pink or blue what it was and then cover it all up to take home. So, at this point we did not know the gender either. I picked up some pink and blue balloons and called my parents and 2 of my oldest and dearest friends over for champagne and cake. We had the balloons tied to stools on the different sides of the counter and asked people to stand on the side they thought it would be. Everyone except for Brendan's parents and me were on the girl side. Then Brendan and I opened the cake and it read:
I was shocked and Andrea said I just started screaming and jumping up and down and made her do the same before she even saw the pink! Then everyone was hugging and it was such a great way to celebrate and find out our "surprise". I would have been happy either way since 2 brothers would be special, and so will brother and sister. On my side of the family we have 3 boy grandchildren and 1 girl grandchild and we have never had a baby girl grandchild (since Kaila was already older when she came into our family;) so I think it was pretty exciting for my mom and me (and my mom's sisters, they were screaming it's a girl when I called them). There are lots of girls on Brendan's side and only 2 boys (6 girls and 2 boys) so she will have lots of girls to play with:) Also it will be so fun since Kaila will be having her baby boy in May, so baby Hudson will be 3 months older than our baby girl. Now we are teaching Harper that he will have a baby sister and he is very quick with that now. He even talks to my tummy, though I don't think he really understands it all.
Here a few more pics:
Our official due date is August 14th, the same as my niece Eireann's birthday, which is funny since Harper was born on my niece Kaila's birthday:) I am not looking foward to being very pregnant in the hot summer heat of Fresno, but luckily I have a pool and will be off work and also I will try to escape and visit Chris and family in Monterey:)