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IT'S A ….

Ahhhh! I have been going crazy the past few weeks trying to decipher if this baby is a boy or a girl. Ultimately, yes we only want a happy healthy baby, that's just a given. But this is our very last baby and I'm trying to soak up all these little exciting moments for the last time.

It's hard to even think we are closing this chapter of our life. It seems like it wasn't but a couple years ago we were preparing to step into parenthood for the first time and while parenting isn't going anywhere until we are gone, the excitement of welcoming a new family member is one to be just a memory soon. At least, that's MY plan. I don't know about God's, so never say never, but I'm saying never in MY womb again, lol!

Having an older child this time is making things even more exciting! Lena is 5 and understands what is happening. We decided to find out together, and then surprise the girls with fireworks! I'm sure Ahna still won't understand being she's only 2.5, but Lena has been saying how she wants it so much to be both a boy and a girl. Sorry kid, there's only one! But I feel much the same way, I would love to have both, a boy and another girl (because dressing girls is fun!) It's hard for me to grasp the fact if the baby is a boy, I'll never have a baby girl to dress again, as the girls grow, they leave each age behind them that I'll never get to experience with a girl again, but at the same time, if it is a girl, I have to come to terms with the fact that I'll never raise a son ever, in my life. But both of these are just small facets of how I'm feeling. Mainly, we are just feeling so thankful and blessed that we are having another baby, and we have peace knowing that everything is just as it should be.

(I wrote all this above before our appointment)

Okay, I know, I know, Shut up Audrey and get to it.

With no further adieu, baby Schultz number three is a..... (watch the video to find out!)

Wow - typing this as we've returned home from our appointment and what a whirlwind! After the fact, I can admit I've been feeling this baby has been a boy for quite a while, but I tried to remain neutral the best I could - still, a momma's intuition can be strong. We had quite the experience at the ultrasound place! As soon as baby popped up you could see it was really curled up in an awkward position and I knew it would be hard to tell the gender from that spot, and we looked for about 5 minutes and it still really wasn't showing us the goods. That's when the tech froze a picture and had us guess what it was. I didn't think it was a good shot of either, I wanted a better angle! But I guessed boy based on what I could see and she typed out I-M-A-.(are you ready?).....GIRL!!! I'm not going to lie, I was a little shocked because I've been thinking its been a boy almost this whole time and part of me wasn't believing her. I asked her how certain she was all the while my mind was saying "no gender reveal unless we get a better picture!" She saw I wasn't convinced and we still had a bit of time to check and after about 3 minutes of thinking we had another daughter, little man decided to straighten out and show us HE was a BOY! And we did lots of re-confirmations after that just to be certain and there's no doubt in my mind that HE is a HE. What a whirlwind of emotions! It wasn't the shock I was expecting but it was exactly how it should have been and we are so happy with our experience (granted we got the good shots lol). I asked the tech if she could print out both the I'm a girl and I'm a boy pictures to trick our family with.

So there you have it. Baby BOY Schultz coming Dec 2018! Looking forward to being a boy mom and falling in love with this little man (oops, already did!) Can't wait to meet you, son.

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