Jan 28, 2009

It's a Boy!

Well, the little critter growing in Tracie's tummy decided to give in to popular opinion and we're having a boy. When we went to get the ultrasound, it was kind of funny because when they told us we were having a boy, I don't think either Tracie or I were surprised.

Not sure if it's because everyone and their dog have been telling us it's a boy or fatherly intuition, but we've known for awhile now, but it was good to have it confirmed. It was also AMAZING to see our little guy wiggling and moving as we got our first real look at him.

Morgan (the working title) was a little shy, and we only saw his face once, but I can already tell he's gonna be a cutie. He wasn't shy in another way, and made it pretty obvious he was a boy. (As our nephew Tyson explained to us, there's only ONE way to know if he's a boy, and he's definitely a boy)

Tracie's mom Kris also knew among the others (apparently there was some kind of club) that we were having a boy, and so she bought this cute little blue baby pj's for our little fella. I've never freaked out over baby clothes before, I've said "oh, that's cute." but this afternoon at lunch I picked it up and looked at it, started cradling and rocking it, and got emotional- thinking I'm going to be holding my son like this soon!!!!! I then plopped the outfit on a chair, giving myself a mild heart attack, then reminded myself that there is not yet a baby in that outfit, and it is perfectly acceptable to drop newborn pj's on a chair, as long as the newborn is not currently IN said pj's. I need more sleep.

Sorry I haven't updated in forever, I'll write more soon, I have lots of news, like work, school, baby, friends, family, candy, writing, dinosaurs and cartoon characters coming to life. Ok, about half of those I have news and I swear I'll update again soon!

10 comments:

Jasmine said...

Yay! Congratulations! It's strange how you just know those kind of things, huh. I was pretty sure early on that we were having a girl. She wasn't shy in showing us either. She even peed during the ultrasound! She's such a ham--and she continues to be one outside the womb. Every time I pull the camera out, she stares right at it.

Jessica said...

We are so excited for you guys! It only gets better from here on out. Tracie probably doesn't think so now, but she will!

lynette said...

congratulations! mini-austin is on his way! watch out! :P

Amanda said...

Congrats!!! This is so fun to hear that you are going to be a daddy! Get ready for the BEST years of your lives! :) I hope Tracie is feeling well!

JanB said...

Yippeee!
I can't wait to meet him.
I like the name Morgan (although all the ones I know are girls).
But today I was thinking about the name Aaron. (Like I'd have any say in the matter.)
I just remember how you used to talk about your brother Aaron quite a bit when you were younger.
Anyway...
Congratulations!!!

Janadt.Huggins said...

That is wonderful news Austin. You will be a superb father, superb.

Brett said...

AWESOME!!! Make sure Tracie drinks plenty of Root Beer so that his taste buds are properly developed before birth. CONGRATS!!

Kris said...

Yeah! A boy. I know that Tracie was pulling for a girl, and you too, but, this little guy needs to come first. We loved the way yo made your announcement. Quite clever! And yes, I was shopping that day and I decided that I would pick out something cute for our grandson, because, I just knew :)

Heather said...

Ha funny what you said, all the emotions about being a dad soon. Wait until those pj's are actually on Morgan, and I swear you will hold him for dear life and protect him forever.. the feeling you will get when you hold your first child is BEYOND amazing.

You only get one shot at this...as I said first child. This feeling did not come with my 2nd, 3rd, or 4th. It is just the first one only, the day you become a dad is your true Father's Day, not in June with the rest of the nation.

Heather said...

AND I did know what I was having with each child. Funny how most couples usually figure that out before the ultrasound.