Monday, April 14, 2014

It's a...

BOY! See - dreams really do come true...

Our ultrasound went great! The baby is growing well and is healthy. We are so thankful! He was acting like he might not cooperate for a gender reveal...but he finally turned and - well - clearly a BOY. Jack heard the tech say, "Looks like a boy." And he yelled, "YES! I'm so happy!" He can't wait to have a little brother.

And while Josie said she wanted a girl...her mama has advised her that it's not so bad being a girl with two brothers! I had plenty of fun shopping with my mom & grandmas. Not to mention, sisters get to boss brothers around - no matter where you fall in order and FOR YOUR WHOLE LIFE. My Uncle Jim & my dad bought my Aunt Sue a Mother's Day card when they were younger (she's the youngest). So Josie will grow up - sandwiched between two rowdy boys - and, in my opinion, she'll be a stronger woman because of it!

Other interesting facts:

  • My Grandma Peg had 2 boys, 1 girl. My mom had 2 boys, 1 girl. And I'm about to have 2 boys, 1 girl.
  • My brothers and I are spaced out ALMOST exactly the same as my kids will be...
  • Nancy is one of 3 girls. All of the Netherland sons (Swihart 3, Becker 2)) have married girls that do not have any sisters. AND - so far, all of the babies produced from those marriages, the GIRLS don't have sisters. Weird.


  1. Such crazy stats there! I loved being the only girl right in the middle of two boys : )

  2. Yayayy! I love Josies face, priceless.

  3. Congrats! Does it mean you guys are getting one more dog to ensure every kid gets their best buddy!!


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