Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Oh Yeah! It's A ...

Okay, people.

I'ma level with you. I didn't really forget. Let's just say I needed a little personal time to absorb the Big News. I came home from the ultra-sound, put Bean down for her nap, wrote my quick blog posts and fell headlong into an exhausted 2 hour sleep myself, waking up only to make dinner set some leftovers out on the counter and help Al tuck Bean back in before I collapsed into bed all over again. I'd been a complete nervous wreck for 48 hours in anticipation of the appointment, and I'm pretty sure I didn't exhale during the entire procedure.

I think my body was so convinced by this crazy over-active imagination of mine that we were in some kindof IMMINENT DANGER, it actually spat out a huge dose of adrenaline, which later drained from my system and left me useless as a broke watchband for the rest of the day.

But OH! I'm so thankful this baby is healthy and fine.

And he looks just like his Daddy, in profile. (In the picture of him from straight on, his face looks exactly like a cute little slice of raw tomato.)

Yes, HE, I said. He's a BOY!

What, people, what on EARTH am I going to do?

With a BOY?

My poor little pea-brain STILL can't even begin to process the news, lo these nearly 24 hours later.

A BOY, God?

I think I need another nap.


  1. YEAH!!!!! I am so excited because Kevin is going to have another little boy around his age to play with. You are all going to love having a little man around the house. They are busy but so is Bean! I am sooooo happy to hear that everything is healthy and looking great. YEAH!!!!!!!


  2. Boys are fun! But then so are girls! Now you'll hear lots of "Oh, good! Now you have one of each! Are you done?" Of course if it was another girl you'd get "Oh, is Daddy disappointed? Are you going to try for a boy?" I'm sure you've already concocted a fabulous retort!

  3. I know you will receive lots of advice as word gets out, but take it from a mom of almost five, including three boys: ARNICA gel. It reduces a multitude of bruises and swelling. Keep some in your purse, on your kitchen counter, next to the stairs. Also, a small tube of super glue in your purse for split heads. Glue it back together and a trip to the ER is avoided. Not trying to scare you, not at all. Boys are such exuberant creatures, and they tell it like it is. I love that refreshing honesty. Even if I do die a little every day watching their antics. Trust me, though, you will love it.

  4. Oh how wonderful! A healthy boy! A little spice to shake things up in the Fried Okra Manor. Congratulations!

  5. I have GOT to stop listening to my "gender prediction vibes." In fact, if I "feel" someone (including myself) is having a girl, I can pretty much go ahead and guess the babe in question will be a boy. As is the case here.

    CONGRATS! A BOY BABY!!!! From what I hear, you are going to have so much fun. Who can compete with the love a son has for his mama?! Oh my yes, so many congrats.

  6. Congratulations! Boys are fun. My husband and I both expected to have a girl before we got pregnant but once I was pregnant I knew it was a boy.

  7. That is great news! And so glad to hear that everything is checking out healthy! I always wanted a little brother...

  8. Oh congrats!! Boys are so much fun, and so fabulous! Such wonderful news. They are busy fast paced little guys, but oh so much fun.

  9. Yay! Thanks for (finally) sharing your boy news! You're gonna do just fine with a sweet little boy! They are loads of fun, that is, if you can keep them from killing themselves and their siblings!

  10. Listen, I cried for TWO ENTIRE days when I found out #2 was a boy. Two. Entire. Days.

    He's 9 now, and I wouldn't change a thing. My fears were totally unfounded. In fact, I totally get why mothers of some species eat their young. My lover boy is so yummy. I often tell him I'm going to eat him with a spoon. We still snuggle EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

    You're gonna' do GREAT! Trust me.

  11. you are so stinkin' cute ;0)

    xo ~K

  12. I was stunned when I found out that I was pregnant with a boy. It took the next 18 weeks for me to process it. But God did a work in my heart and I wouldn't change it for anything! He's an amazing child!

  13. YEAH!!! A BOY!

    As a mother of 2 boys and 2 girls ... I can tell you that boys are definitely different than girls ... but in a good way.

    He'll bring an energy to your home that you never knew could exist.


  14. A BOY A BOY! I used to think that i only wanted daughters because what would I do with a son? And then I had mine and he is absolutely the delight of my heart. You are going to have SO MUCH FUN.

  15. oh I was feeling guilty for the last comment/last post--all we wish is healthy; 'tis none of we internets' bizwax if it is a boy or girl...and then you go on and share like the cool chick you are. Great! Bless you, for two girls onward and no more coming, I wouldn't have a clue what to do with a little 'willy'!! But YOU will be fine!

  16. God gives them to you as babies so you can work up to full blown boy slowly! Actually, my boy was my easiest kid!

  17. Wow!! How exciting! My boy was my lovey - the girls like to "cat fight". Congratulations. Remember that GOD gives you only what you can handle, no matter what it feels like at the time!!

    Wonderful blessing!

  18. Congratulations!!

  19. YAY A boy!!! Little boys are fun, especially after little girls! Congratulations, get ready for dirt, mud, and more dirt. ;-)

  20. Congrats! I have said all along I do not care one bit what I am having, but I have to say I will probably have the same reaction as you if I am having a boy. I mean, what DO you do with a boy? Guess you will find out! I'll see what my future holds soon!

  21. Okay--coming out of the woodwork for this one. Tracei clued me in and I had to come read it for myself! Another boy--I'm telling you--that's what you get for living on this street :) I'm so excited for you guys! I can't wait to see the hair!! Black and curly? Blonde and curly? Straight? Congratulations!!

  22. Nothing. Nothing. Nothing is like a boy and his momma. I am so smitten with my lad that I could just hide him away for years and never le thim lay eyes on a female. I want him for myself. He is precious and tender. Don't tell him I said that! Yes, he is stinky, gross, and a bit active but he is MY boy. I am in love. Even now at age nine when he really is stinky and his main goal in life is to be the grossest kid in his 3rd grade class. I am so proud!
    Oh girl ! I am so happy for you.

  23. That is a million dollar family!!!! Boys arne't so bad, you will adjust.

  24. I found out 8.1 years ago just how wonderful having a little boy in the house is, wrinkles and all. Coming from a very female family/orientation myself, I was initially at a loss. What was I supposed to do with this?! I would never have it any other way, and have come to l-o-v-e his friends, too! Congrats to you!

    Nate's Mom

  25. I know EXACTLY what you mean. After having TWO girls, there it was, this little guy in my belly, and John and I both thought (and said!), "What are we gonna do?"

    I was so scared that I was going to raise a girly-boy and I remember telling my friend (who also had 1 boy and 2 girls) that very thing. She LAUGHED and said, "Oh, Jen, you worry too much." Now that I have a boy myself, I can see why she laughed.

    They COME OUT boys - you don't have to teach 'em! Oh, and Megan, it is the most wonderful thing. He will round out your life and complete you in ways you never even dreamed you had needs and empty places. For a little while I felt guarded, because I know one day he will grow up and away, and eventually I will be replaced by another woman, and that is as it ought to be.
    But now I'm abandoned and reconciled to my lot - because he has my heart wrapped around his little finger and I couldn't pry it off if I tried. :)

    There is nothing sweeter than a little boy hugging your knees, whispering, "You smell so good, Mommy," before he runs off to save the day again with his light saber. :)

    I also have a little brother (again, 2 girls and a boy in my family!) and although we had our moments growing up, he's a delight to me and I'm so proud of him, so thankful for his presence in our lives.

    I'm SO THRILLED for you - and Al and Bean! Don't worry, it will be wonderful, and different, and you'll be amazed how you will delight in his very boyishness, from day one. Congratulations and hugs.


  26. Boys are awesome! Bean is going to be a great big sister to a boy! I'm so excited for your news! And I love typing sentences with exclamation points!

  27. I hate to say it, but........... I TOLD YOU SO!!

    Nana nana boo boo!

    I am so excited!!! Bean is going to be THE BEST BIG SISTER on the planet, next to Sissy of course.

    I am so happy that you will get to mama a baby boy. My boy brings me so much joy that I cant' even begin to describe it. He is sensitive and loving. I wouldn't have it any other way and I'm glad that you are going to have it that way too.

    Please tell Al and Bean I said Hi and congrats!!!

  28. "What are little boys made of?
    Snips and snails,
    And puppy dog tails,
    That's what little boys are made of."

    May you be blessed always Megan.

  29. oh how wonderful. Congrats to you and yours Megan. :) I'm over the top thrilled for you.

  30. A boy means an excuse to go shopping for new cute clothing in shades of blue and green. You and Bean can have all sorts of fun picking out stuff with cars and truck and teddy bears on it.

    Don't sweat it! The emergency rooms are used to taking care of rambunctious little boys. ;)

  31. You will fall totally in love and be smitten for the rest of your life with this little man youre growing-thats what you'll do with him.. i remember feeling the exact same way-there are no 'boys' in my family, what in the world. but my son is now graduating from Hight school and he's my mommas him to pieces-such a gift. I'm happy for ya, you're gonna love it, I promise.

  32. You will fall totally in love and be smitten for the rest of your life with this little man youre growing-thats what you'll do with him.. i remember feeling the exact same way-there are no 'boys' in my family, what in the world. but my son is now graduating from Hight school and he's my mommas him to pieces-such a gift. I'm happy for ya, you're gonna love it, I promise.

  33. I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!! Bean is the perfect age and temperament (it seems to me) to be a wonderful big sister to a brother. What a pair they will be!

    And without wanting to hurt anyone who doesn't have one of each--it IS such a privilege, I think, to have both genders and to be able to see, at all stages, how intrinsically different males and females are created by God!! (You understand your husband better!)

    In my experience, boys have more energy as toddlers but overall are MUCH lower maintenance than girls. He'll be a delight!



  34. You know that I felt the SAME WAY when I found out that Boo was a girl. I FREAKED for a long time. Mostly because I was convinced that I would have to be immersed in (oh no!) pink for the rest of my life. (Turns out I was right but it isn't so bad. I guess.) Really, though. You'll do fine. It will come just as naturally to be Mama to a little boy now (or in a few months, rather) as it did to become a Mama to your little girl when she was born. Honest. Although he will probably be more interested in playing with girly thing at first 'cause that's all he'll know. Just like Boo refuses to play with anything even remotely feminine. Dolls? Pah! She INSISTS on playing with cars and trains pretty much all day. Fine with me! :)

    Okay, got off track...

    You'll be FINE! I believe in you!

    The main thing you'll need to prepare for is getting peed on. Lots. :)

  35. Yeah, a boy!! They are definitely different, but oh so much fun!

    Jennifer (mother of one of each)

  36. Congratulations- you will love having a boy! :) My little boy is almost 4 months old, and he is such a joy!!! :)

  37. I think jennifer (gathering grace) summed it up perfectly. I LOVE having a boy! His up-front personality and earthy sense of humor, the full-throttle way he approaches everything he does, his ever curious mind....My Bubs is soooo "guy" and I wouldn't change that for anything.
    You'll be great, Shug! The important thing is that he's loved...and it sounds like he already is.

  38. heh, heh, heh

    (That's me laughing with you, not at you!)

  39. Boys are SO much fun! I was always freaked about having any but they really are great. MUCH less dramatic than my girl!!
    They do keep you on your toes though...

  40. Congratulations. You will love being the Mama of a precious baby boy. I'm so, so happy for you and your beautiful family.


  41. Congratulations! I had a two year old son and I couldn't imagine what I'd do with a boy either...until I had him, and now I'm just crazy over him.

  42. Congratulations!!

    I have three boys, and I love them so much. You'll do great and you'll be absolutely wonderful, I know it!!

  43. Congrats! You will love - LOVE - LOVE him beyond all imagination - just like your little BEAN!
    Sweet blessings!