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Gender reveal!

Today we had our 20 week anatomy scan. In the words of the doctor the baby is perfect.

I definitely agree.

We also lucked out and hadย the best ultrasound tech. She walked us through everything she was doing and why which is great because unless you’re trained everything pretty much looks the same. Or at least it does to me. Honestly I was really afraid I would be all:

But no, it was very clearly a baby and a cute one if I do say so myself.

Also, the hands? Tucked under their face the whole time.

Serious swooning happened on my part.

Anyway, we’ve actually known the gender for awhile. Like, an entire month.

*gasp* I know.

But the thing was, a month ago we went to one of those 3D this is not a medical ultrasound!!1! places with a tech that would. not. stop. saying “Cute baby! There’s the cute baby. Hi cute baby! What a cutie baby!” I mean, I appreciated her enthusiasm but seriously, at 16 weeks it more resembled Skeletor or an alien than a baby. All that to say I wanted to be totally sure about things before we announced it to more than just our family.

We also didn’t see the actual bits because we wanted to be surprised along with our family. So, while we were pretty sure, I felt better about having an actual doctor confirm things.

Anyway, without further ado:

Our friend was kind enough to bake the cake for us so we could be surprised as we cut. It was seriously delicious.

Can you see?

It’s a boy!

No potty shot because who wants that on the internet? But trust me, there’s no question. He’s a healthy 14oz or so and all his parts look to be in working order. We have a short list of names but we’re making the final decision once we actually get to meet him.

We are so very excited.


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  1. Tamara


  2. Yayy!!! You’re going to be a boy mom! So, so much fun. Super happy for you.

  3. YAY! Congrats!

    And I may have been pulling for a boy…because I am partial ๐Ÿ™‚

    (And I totally posted the pee pee shot of Eddie when we revealed his gender. Charlie was too modest to get a good shot. Or too squirmy.)

    • Hehe, thanks! We’re excited to have a boy for sure.

      And definitely didn’t mean to sound judgy about potty shots. Lots of people do post them and it’s totally no big deal. Just not for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Gramma

    awwwww – too cute! With all those boy cousins there will be a serious baseball team here. 7 boys!

  5. I knew it!!!
    Morten or Timo (but that would be Teemo than, a bit too much emo maybe) Gratcyk sounds good to me ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyway, super happy for you, congrats!

  6. Congratulations! Being a boy mom is amazing!

  7. Thrilled for you guys!

  8. Congratulations on a little boy!

  9. That’s the first online baby reveal party I’ve ever been a part of. It wasn’t that bad even though I was late.

    I have three girls, 16, 9, and 8, so I’m thrilled there’s another boy being born.


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