Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Is it a him or a her, a ma'am or a sir? Part 3!

You can read about my previous gender reveals here and here. For our third baby, a surprise gift from God, I thought it would be fun to do a surprise reveal with the kids. This morning we had our 20-week ultrasound with the perinatologist and it was as perfect as perfect could be. I set up our secret reveal and waited for the kids to come home from school. Here's their sweet reactions:

Here's how we did the reveal:

They were both tickled, to say the least! I was afraid Maddie would be a little disappointed because she was hoping for a baby sister, but her response was classic Maddie: "I was expecting to have a baby sister, but I always wanted a healthy little baby brother! We're going to have another baby boy!" Sam kept picking up the little pumpkin and kissing it. They are seriously so sweet.
 And now for some ultrasound love! It was a perfectly wonderful experience. After our scare with Sam, I was afraid to be too excited about this morning's appointment. But as soon as the tech got started, she quickly assured us with "perfect" this, and "perfect" that. Everything measured easily and normally, much to our relief. As I sat there marveling over each amazing little detail, I completely forgot that we were also there to find out the sex! God had answered every prayer of my heart for a healthy baby. So much to be thankful for!

Perfect little profile:

Perfect little foot:

Perfect little left hand:

Perfect little smile:

Perfect little human being, growing inside my body! I keep saying to myself (in my best Rapunzel voice), "There's a PERSON in my BELLY." Crazy. And here he is, dancing away:

The Joyce family is over the moon! Thanks be to God for the incredible gift of the newest little pumpkin in our patch! And now, to think of a name. Stay tuned...


Tiffany said...

SOOO sweet! What a blessing! Congrats on your new baby boy that will be coming soon :)

mel @ the larson lingo said...

I am SERIOUSLY so excited about baby boy Joyce!!! Yay, yay, yay! My dream was right :) Love how you told the kids, too cute!

Becky said...

Thanks Tiffany & Mel! Such a fun time in our lives, to be anticipating this healthy baby boy. Love sharing the joy with friends far & near. :)