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Boy, oh BOY!

Ps. How strange is it that my last post is about a juice cleanse and now I’m posting about baby gender. What a time warp!

Ok, for reals this time…

I was completely shocked. T and I both really thought it would be a girl. Only a few people said, late in the game, that it would be a boy. But the doc and ultrasound tech said there was no question. So funny!

I am thrilled though. We are thrilled! We are naming the baby after both of our grandfathers (my Pop’s first name and carrying on middle name lineage of the men in Tanner’s family). And, especially this week of our shared birthday, it just seemed such a fitting tribute. We’ve had the name picked out forever in case of a boy and it was no question when we found out today. It will be a big name for a little boy, but I know he already deserves it. 🙂

Time to get planning!


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It’s a…

Just kidding! We don’t know yet! Welcome back to the blog! 🙂

I’m sitting here in my car waiting to go into the doctor’s office as I chug water to ensure I will be prepared to offer a “sample” to the doctor. I swear, that the most stressful part of every appointment. 🙂

I know I haven’t blogged in a long time, in over a year, I think because I have draft blogs sitting in the queue that outline our Aruba trip we took last summer. I usually do that when we travel so I can keep an accurate account of what we did on vacation, but hold them to post until we return so Facebook robbers don’t know we are out of town. It’s a goo idea in theory until you realize a year later you haven’t posted them, or anything else (and you spend hours on social media ranting about how horrible air travel is on your way home).

Anyway, those of you who know me, know we have a lot going on. We went to Europe, sold our house, bought a new one, moved and got pregnant all in just a few short months. Okay, so it wasn’t as simple as portrayed there–except the getting pregnant part–but I’ll spare you the stressful details.

I’m waiting to go into the doctor now to find out what Baby Harris will be. T and I, and almost everyone else we know, think the baby is a girl. I think this so much that I’ll be shocked if they say it is a boy. Old wives tales are pretty evenly split on what the gender will be. I mean, practically 50/50 on all the ones that aren’t totally insane. I don’t care one iota either way, but am ready to know. (Hear that Baby H?! Cooperate today, please!) I have to get this nursery underway already, it literally is a completely empty room. We found out we were pregnant before I had time to fill it with stuff (a blessing I guess).

Glad this is happening this week as my birthday is Thursday and we are closing in on the end of the first year since we lost Nana. This week, now more than ever, binds my memories to those two people I loved so much. I carry them both with me always, but it is with a little bit of longing that (I know) will never go away. This is a happy activity to alleviate some of that longing. I’m nervous because I feel like I’m meeting our kid for the first time today. I know it’s in there, but today it gets a bit of an identity beyond just “baby.” That’s pretty exciting.

Stay tuned if you’re interested!

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