Monday, October 6, 2014

Revealing the Gender to Our Family

Since we found out the gender on Thursday, we didn't have to wait long to announce it to our families.  Friday evening we told both of our families.  First we stopped at my parents' house and announced our new to my parents.  We shared our news with blue frosting filled cupcakes.  My mom was very surprised as she thought it was a girl.  Eric and Haley missed out as they weren't around.

We headed to the Richling's next.  My sister-in-law, Jaime captured this photo of everybody's reaction.  (Please ignore my lovely husbands attire.  He was digging out "treasures" out of his closet at his parents house and insisted on sporting that gem of a hat.)

After sharing our exciting news with our family, I posted this photo on Facebook :)

Sunday, October 5, 2014

We're Having a . . .

Finding out the gender of our child was a long debated topic for Riley and I.  Riley wanted to find out the gender and I wanted it to remain unknown until the birth.  I wanted it to be a surprise and felt that the sock monkey nursery idea was gender neutral enough.  Riley argued that he didn't want to wait and I finally gave in to the pressure from him along with other family members.

To be honest, I'm glad that we decided to find out.  I realized how excited I really was, when we had to reschedule the sonogram appointment due to heart issues (story of my life!).  The sonogram was suppose to be this past Tuesday, but I spent the prior weekend (my birthday!) wearing a heart monitor because of rapid heart palpitations.  I had an appointment at the Heart and Vascular Center in Topeka the same Tuesday as the scheduled sonogram.  So anyway, the sonogram got pushed back to Thursday.

The second that the sono lady got started, our little one bared it all...


Riley thought it was going to be a girl, but wanted a boy.  Needless to say, he couldn't stop smiling after we saw boy parts.

I thought it was going to be a boy.  I'm not really sure what I wanted... part of me wanted a girl to dress up and do girly things with...part of me wanted a boy because I felt that the sock monkey theme goes a bit better with a boy and I think boys are easier.

Here are a few more sono photos of Baby Boy Richling: