It’s a BOY!

revealboy_TheHerronNestIn case you haven’t heard (hey, I’ve been busy) it is official, we will be welcoming a baby boy into the world come late March 2014. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have learned that our baby is healthy but then to find out we will be having a boy was just icing on the cake. George, Abbey and I are all so happy. Abbey’s big sister duties have already started to sink in, now it is just a matter of time to get her to start referring to him as his name instead of “Squishy” but that will take time.

Speaking of the name, George and I have been hanging on to this name even before finding out that we were having Abbey. Some are disappointed that we won’t be going the “Luke Skywalker” route but I just couldn’t do that. Our baby boy will be named, Jack Edward Herron, after great men in our lives. The very first time we were pregnant we thought this was be such a great boy name mainly because George’s Grandpa ‘Jack’ Kiesewetter and my Grandpa Edward Ottopal. Not too mention that my great Uncle Jack whom Abbey adores and George’s Grandpa Shirley Edward Herron. Meant to be!

We had a great time finding out that we were having a boy with another very fun reveal party. Our friend, Rick, was again honored to be the responsible party who would know the sex and make sure the reveal came together. This time we made it easier on him and decided to opt out of the confetti portion, not too mention it was in my house versus the shelter in Sharonville.

There were LOTS of people that were wearing blue including George who was pretty much covered in it head to toe. I cheated and wore both colors but hey, that’s what mom’s do, we don’t pick sides.

I can’t tell everyone enough at how much we appreciate the support and love. So many friends and family were there celebrating the reveal and I know that our sweet Jack Edward will be so loved.

Had to share the box that was painted by Abbey and I for the reveal, she did a fantastic job!

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Remembering Abbey’s Gender Reveal Party

Today is like Christmas – it is BABY REVEAL day for Baby Squishy. One of the more nerve-racking days in all of pregnancy, for me anyways. I’m praying for a healthy baby and I can’t even explain to you how anxious I am for 3:30pm. The Herron’s are set though! George has the recorder from Build-A-Bear, I’ve said a million prayers, all of our family and friends are thinking about us, my sweet Abbey Road is in good hands with her Papa Herron…now all we have to do is wait. 

I’m 19 weeks pregnant now and thought it would be fun to look back at my pregnancy blog post with Abbey at 19 weeks and read up {side note: we had Abbey’s reveal party on the date that George and I had our first date and got engaged}. While searching, I came across the blog post that George wrote about our reveal party. What an awesome day! I remember the anxiety at the ultrasound, I remember asking so many questions, I remember essentially holding my breath until I heard that everything was okay. I was choking back tears just reading the post, I could literally feel all the emotions flooding back all at once. George and I felt like the luckiest parents that day and we still feel that way now. I can’t tell you how many nights we sit down to relax after putting our princess to bed and we look at each other, smile and talk about how lucky we are to have our Abbey girl. I digress….

We are both nervous about today but for different reasons, George is genuinely nervous that our house will be overrun by women and I’m still just being mama-bear wanting to see my baby with all 10 toes, 10 fingers, strong heart beat, and healthy! George also wants to see a healthy baby and I’m happy that he is balancing out my fears and nerves. I keep telling him that he doesn’t need to worry though, I truly think Squishy is a boy! We shall see, Rick will be bringing the box Abbey and I painted full of either pink or blue balloons to our house for the big reveal at 6p. 

Thank you again to all of our family and friends for the support and love, we are half-way there people!