Psssssst.....Wanna hear a secret?

So I have a secret.  A secret I've had since November.  It's a pretty awesome secret too.  A few people knew about the secret but not yet "the world".  Keeping secrets is fun and frustrating at the same time.  Thankfully something happened today and I don't have to keep the secret anymore.

I am sure that some people might have a few guesses by now.  Probably had a guess or two just from reading the post title.  Some may even be right but probably more are wrong than are right.  But the ones that are wrong are most likely close, very close.  This secret is so AWESOME and so perfect and I can't even believe how lucky we are.  I am sure that by now y'all are thinking out with it already!  So okay, out with it.  I just wanted a little extra build up to fill the post preview. :-)

Back in November we got a phone call from Reagan's birth parents.  They informed us they were expecting another baby due in May and that they want us to parent that child too!  Of course we said yes and after that phone call I immediately began to panic a little about how I only have two arms and two hands and one extremely active toddler and how on earth was that going to work with adding a second.  LOL  The panic didn't last long and the seasoned parents that I told early on laughed at the memory of their own panic over the same thing upon learning #2 was on the way.  From then on I've been so excited to add to our family and even more excited for Reagan and the new one that they would grow up together and that the fact that they are genetically related to each other will hopefully help them through those teen year identity crises moments that may crop up.

Well today, at 27w 1d we finally got to get the BIG ultrasound.  It was wonderful and amazing and the baby is perfect.  No anomalies were found, no evidence of neural tube defects, perfect looking spine, heart and other organs.  The tech even processed a 3D picture for us just for fun.  Look at this gorgeous face!
And of course the adorable profile in 2D.
And then, with a little cooperation from the baby, we were able to confirm what we suspected all along...
It's a BOY!!!!  This pic is the best one we could get because he was positioned at an awkward angle and when trying to get the "classic" view the cord overlapped and didn't make for a great shot.  It's definitely a boy though.  We are so incredibly grateful for this pending arrival and can't wait to meet him...well in 10 - 13 weeks anyway!  Now to trade off Reagan's outgrown pink stuff for some blue!

Comments

Jacqui said…
congrats! How exciting for a boy... yay!
Andrea said…
Ohh yay! Reagan is going to be the best big sister to her little BROTHER!
That's amazing news!! It will be wonderful! I had moments of panic before my second arrived, and some serious mom guilt after (prepare yourself for that) but it's such a wonderful journey. A sibling is the greatest gift you can give your child. Thanks for following Practical Parenting! Following back :)

Katie
Practical Parenting
www.practicalkatie.com
Brooke said…
Congratulations! What wonderful and precious news! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I am returning the follow!

Brooke

http://theintentionalmomma.blogspot.com/
Rachel said…
How awesome!! I have chill bumps reading this post!! Congratulations....you are a GREAT mommy!!
Geochick said…
Cool! I hope everything goes well for you and the birthparents.
Anonymous said…
That is fantastic and so cool that they are actually biological siblings. I know you will adjust to having two you have enough love for many more than that, but you'll have to work the hand thing out for yourself once you get past 2 :)

Jenn
tawna6988 said…
Blog hopping today and am your newest follower. I hope that 1 of my blogs interests you too.

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http://btrbb.blogspot.com
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I also do a weekend blog hop, you can link up on tawnasplan.blogspot.com open every Friday-Sunday!
Thanks
Tawna
New follower ...would love a follow back if you get the chance.

Congratulations on your news ! Little boys are super special!! I love the name Reagan !
First and Only said…
So happy for your news!!!
Monica said…
Congratulations...I have a girl and a boy also, it's great having one of each and it's so much fun as they're growing up to see all the differences between girls and boys!!
I'm participating in the “It’s Almost Friday” hop and I’m now the newest follower of your great site. Hope you have a chance to check out my blog, have a look around and maybe follow me back!!
Monica
http://oldermommystillyummy.blogspot.com/
Tara said…
CONGRATS!!!
im so excited you are following me!
im going to be following you as well! what a blessing!

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