We’re supposed to find out the gender the first week of July, when we have our 20 (ehhh… more like 23 or 24) week ultrasound with my OB. A couple of weeks ago, when Ryan was home, we decided to go ahead and get an elective ultrasound so we could find out. With him only having a couple of weeks at home (some of which he’ll be working) in July, we wanted to be able to start planning and figuring out the nursery and all the other stuff there is to get ready. Goodness knows October will be here before we know it!
The tech put the wand on my belly and instantly, there was a little baby with legs spread wide open. It was pretty obvious that we were having another little boy! After we did the scan, we went to get a bunch of blue stuff to put into boxes and send to our families. We Skyped with each one as they opened it. The last one was last night, where my mom, dad, littlest sister, her boyfriend, grandma, and my aunt were all together for dinner. My middle sister and Ryan Skyped in from Dallas and Miami while Matthew and I sat at the supper table. It was SO much fun watching Awmaw try to figure out what the box meant, and even more fun to tell them the baby’s name.
So, without further ado… Meet Mason David!
“Mason” comes from one of the most important places in my life, our ranch. I’ll never be able to express what the place means to me, but it’s also a tribute to my Pawpaw, who passed a couple of months ago. He was born on the ranch (“farm” back then), and he and Awmaw taught me exactly how much that land and family means. “David” is after my dad, the most amazing male influence in our boys’ lives, besides their daddy. He’s absolutely smitten by his first grandson, and I can’t imagine a stronger man to name our second little boy after.
Matthew thought it was SO cool to see his baby brother on the screen. He loves reading his big brother book, talking about “Basemen” (his version of Mason), and he gets extremely excited to say “yes” when we ask if he’s going to have a baby brother.
I can’t wait to see my two sweet boys playing together. I’ll be entirely outnumbered in this house, between Ryan, Matthew, Mason, Chewie, and Moose. I’m 150% okay with that, though!