Sunday, March 3, 2013

It's a...

 

Oh hey!
It's a baby boy!

We've been harboring this secret (and these memorable photos) for a couple weeks until we were able to have a gender reveal party with our friends this weekend.

The day after Valentine's Day, husband and I went alone to Goldenview Ultrasound to find out if our baby was a little mister or a little miss.
I honestly wasn't sure for weeks how I wanted this to play out... to find out or not, to find out in front of friends or alone, and the seemingly far off possibility of having our favorite place, Montrose, be able to set the scene in the sub-freezing temperatures of February.

As it turned out, my family tumbled into the city to celebrate my brother's birthday one weekend in February, and the timing clicked.
Husband and I scheduled an appointment to find out alone together the night before, and then my bestie Kirra helped me throw together a reveal for my family out at Montrose and capture it on camera, with secrets kept all around until we could have a party with our dear friends here in Chicago.

It was the best of everything (besides the absolutely frigid temperatures out at Montrose!) and we are absolutely over the moon about our little mister... who I was completely convinced since about 9 weeks was in fact a little mister.
I love knowing, and I'm so very thankful for the ways we've savored him already with each other and with our people.
It's a boy!

Montrose, here's another one for our stories together, wouldn't you say?

Photography credit: Kirra Sue

8 comments:

dthaase said...

yippee!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

i love these pictures so much! gaaaaah! wish i could have been there but your text alone made my day, friend. so happy for you!

Maria said...

Gaaaahhh! This has got to be the greatest series of pictures ever. LOVE!!

irene wibowo said...

that's so great!! i love it! :) Irene Wibowo

Sandy a la Mode said...

awwww i LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! seriously, too cute and congrats!! :)

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Kerry said...

this is the cutest thing ever! i've been seeing many baby gender reveal ideas lately (hello facebook) but this is such a fun way to do it! congrats! (and a sidenote: this blog is great! i spent a month living and performing in chicago and this is bringing back all sorts of memories!)

Summer said...

Congratulations! This is an adorable way to find out/announce the gender :) I live in the Chicago area too and always love to find a fellow blogger here ;) I love the city and look forward to seeing more of it through your eyes on your blog! Newest follower :D

xo
summer

Ashley said...

Thanks everyone for the introductions! I'm so looking forward to having you along!