IT’S A BOY!!! We will be adding another sweet baby boy to our family and we are over the moon with joy. This is such a dream come true for my husband, Rich, and I. We've always wanted two boys. We are anxiously awaiting our baby boy's arrival in December and our hears are filled with so much love and gratitude. Richie is going to have a little brother!!! It will be so sweet watching my sons grow up together. Since Richie is only two years old, he doesn't really understand all of this yet, but I think he's going to make a great big brother. Richie is a tough and strong little guy but he has such a gently way with other children. So I just know that he will be loving and protective of his little brother.

I have tears in my eyes as I'm writing this because I feel so incredibly fortunate. I grew up with two older brothers and they always watched out for me and and kept me away from harm. They have also always been so close. I just cannot wait to see the bond that my two sons will share one day as brothers.

At first, we were going to wait to find out the baby's gender. I like surprises so I wanted to wait until I gave birth to find out My husband, on the other hand, wanted to know right away. We did wait a few months to find out but ultimately we decided to find out before the birth. We actually waited until Richie was born to find out his gender. I wanted to be surprised and I really was. Since I got my way last time, we decided to give my husband his way this time. So here we are...we're having a BOY!!!

We had a very small family gathering to make the announcement. It was very intimate but very sweet. My OB informed us at my prenatal appointment and we purchased some blue cupcakes, blue hydrangeas and blue balloons...of course. Then we came home and shared the news with our loved ones. Of course the expectation when you have a boy is that your next baby will be a girl - even though it's still 50/50 odds. I reminded everyone that I would have been happy with a girl but I feel that another boy is the perfect fit for our family right now.

So now it's time to start planning the new nursery and finalizing my baby registry. I am so excited to have this privilege and honor to be a Mommy again. I just cannot contain my happiness. Thank you for sharing in this brand new journey that I've embarked on. It's going to be amazing!!!

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