Thursday, January 8, 2009

IT'S A.......

BABY! 
(although hard to see features in this picture)
~Ok we are sitting there for the long while it takes for the Ultrasound Tech to do all the vital measurements of the heart, the other organs, the brain etc. Finally after what felt like an eternity she started giggling. A similar response to what another technician did when we looked at spencer & daylan. She was literally laughing as she said.."Do you see that?" I was suddenly embarrassed for my immodest child, or shall I say SON! Let's just say all my boys have been anxious to show off their manhood while in utero. 
~So after the initial shock & denial of it all, slowly came the acceptance and within minutes utter joy! As I lay there, I thought about Heavenly Father and his plan...oh does he have a plan. Oftentimes I've thought I had my whole life figured out and he has taught me a better way-HIS way. I became teary as I realized this little boy was coming to OUR house at THIS time for a REASON. I got goosebumps as I once again was humbled. I really thought it was a sister for Kaylea. Actually I should say I hoped it was for Kaylea's sake. I never had any real feelings per say unlike pregnancies past. 
~I began to get to know my little guy as I watched him move around my belly. His hands close against his face, his little legs kicking. We feel blessed to have this precious spirit join our family in May.
~Tonight we waited patiently for Dad (Tim) to get home from his meeting so we could make the announcement. Just a bit ago after dinner we scooped up bowls of ice cream. We told them if they had pink sprinkles on their ice cream it was a girl & purple sprinkles would be a boy. They ran in the room when they heard the music playing and saw the PURPLE sprinkles! Spence was stoked & Daylan was singing.."Oh yeah I won...it's a boy." (He told us he had a dream you know. About a month or two ago he said "Mom the baby is a boy. It was in my dream. His name is Max.") 
~We kinda laughed it off but now we're wondering if he knew something we didn't! Kaylea is trying hard right now to hold back tears but hopefully by morning she'll be okay. I think she was in shock as we all were, but she is trying to be tough. Okay wait her eyes are officially teary- I better go!

28 comments:

brittany said...

HA the first to comment...i was wrong too. VERY excited :)

Kathy said...

I told the kids the same thing--hope for Kaylea's sake that it's a girl---but that I think it is a boy.

Hey Kaylea, that mean that you still are the princess and you will have 3 brothers to watch over you. Remember Heavenly Father did answer your prayer---He is sending a baby to your house. Maybe by the time your new little brother doesn't want to play house with you, you will have a sister.

These are exciting times!!!! :)

Love, Grandma

Tiffany said...

K.... I have goosebumps!!! I am surprised but sooo excited for the boys. Kaylea will have another opportunity I am sure to have a baby sister. Lucky girl... she gets to the continue to be the little PRINCESS! How special for her!! Can't wait to meet this precious little boy. Congratulations!!!

TIFFANY & CO. said...

Shocked too! Poor Kaylea. If nothing else, she'll have the opportunity to be best friends with 3 sis-in-laws, if she chooses later in life. So happy for your family!

kristal said...

I'm soo excited for you! I'm the same way though, I wanted B to be a sister for Kam, but they do great together and couldn't imagine it any other way. I do hope we get asister for her someday though. My cousin Holly had 2 boysand a girl and didn't find out with her last one til she delivered and it's a boy. She LOVES how much girl one on one time she gets to spend with her little girl though. It'll be fantastic! I'm soo excited for you. Is it Max? I LOVE Max. That's my nephew's name.

Tracey said...

I am actually really surprised as well! Looks like you are doing it the Simas way..... boy - girl - boy & ANOTHER BOY!!! Now you will have to try for #5 baby girl. Tell Kaylea, Taylor was sad when Cannon was a boy & to hold tight cuz that baby sister will be coming - just not this time. Heavenly Father knows the right order for each family (i know you know that) and it all works out for the best. Congratulations on that sweet baby boy - MAX?!? We are so excited for you!
Love you all - XOXO

A day in the life of the Campbell's said...

Wow!! Brian texted Tim and said are you sure?? Cuz he thought it was a girl and he's usually right. Tim said yeah unless she has 3 legs!! ha ha
We are so excited to have a new Campbell boy, are you letting Day name him Max? I can't wait to meet him in May. Tell Kaylea a sister will come someday..you're still young!!!

natalie sherwood said...

A boy!!! I agree with you, even though it may not be a girl like Kaylea wanted, he is a blessing and a gift to your family. I am very happy for you.

Lace said...

congratulations!!!!!!! a baby boy, how exciting! I am so happy for you guys!

♥ Natalie said...

I am practically in tears for your family ~ okay now I AM in tears!! I am so very happy for your family. It doesn't matter what the gender is, as long as you have a special someone to join your family. And I bet there was a lineup waiting to enter into your family ~ you are all such wonderful individuals that make up one awesome Campbell team. And now, the boys can play two-on-two, while you and Kaylea cheer them on! ;) {Or make it three-on-three... you love to have fun, too.} Best wishes for a smooth delivery in May. Please let me know if you ever need anything!!

Callie said...

I thought it was a boy...I didn't say it because it seemed everyone was hoping for a girl! Kaylea will love that little guy as much as she would any sister. My girls can't get enough of their little brother, even though they hoped for another sister! Madeline often says "Mom, I am soo glad Heavenly Father sent us a little brother, I can't imagine not having him here". I am very excited for your family! Kaylea may not realize it yet, but being the only girl has major benefits!! ;) Congratulations!!

Miken Harding said...

Yeah! Congrats! I like the name MAX!!!

Raich said...

3 boys, get ready for crazy...or that could just be me and my house. Who knows. I'm excited for you guys and that everything is looking good. Now its gonna be all talk about the name. Hope the pregnancy is going well...I have always been bad about envisioning the future but I remember you talking about wanting your oldest to be a boy because you always would have liked a big brother. I know being only girl sibling in our house has its advantages. She's so sweet to want a little sister.

Jamie Mehan said...

Yay boys! Isn't it amazing that we think we know what we want and yet the Lord always knows better? I felt that way when i found out I was preg. with Olivia. But, now I can't picture anything different. What a wonderful blessing for your precious family! Good job having a great attitude and Kaylea will come around, especially after watching you and then seeing this little guy in May.

The Ashlocks said...

Congratulations on the little boy!! I am sure Kaylea will love him when she first sees him!

The Lundell's said...

Oh Audra, I'm so happy for you and your family! You look amazing and this will just be another darling little boy! You are a wonderful mom!

Jeni Everett said...

Congrats!!! I am so happy for you! That little boy is going to be just like his brothers so dang cute and super smart!

Kristi Chase said...

Thank you so much for your post> I could feel your faith as you shared your humbling thoughts. I am excited for your little boy!

alison said...

I bawled as I read this post, not because you are having a boy but because the way you talked about him and getting to know him as you watched him movin around in your tummy, I am so happy for you.

Ezra, Kian, & Eden said...

Yea! Boys are best! Well...I guess I can't really think that anymore since I have Eden letting me know otherwise. :) Congratulations! So are you going to name him Max? Sounds perfect to me!

Aleia said...

Lucky;) CONGRATS!

Heather Jeppsen said...

I thought you had a good chance to get a girl since almost everyone I know is having a girl. But slowly the boy number is catching up. Congratulations! Glad everything looks good.

venessa said...

I am so excited for you. I love those little spunky boys. Good luck with the rest of the pregnancy.

The Richins Family said...

congratulations! i believe that it is always exciting to bring a new little one to the family, always. i think that you are a good mom and can handle it. i think boys are fun. kaylea, will just have to be patient and wait for her sister in the future, right? i agree with heidi, you and tim are still young, it can happen. best wishes to the finish of your pregnancy and absolutely safe delivery!
jenny

Stephanie said...

Don't mind the order of my comment!
Congrats!!! As soon as that baby is born sweet Kaylea won't even care. Babies are so precious you can't not love them to pieces!!!!
Yeah for my Boys getting more buds!

Jenni foo foo said...

ah....so sweet! Poor Kaylea....now you'll have to have another! :)

kwistin said...

Oh, this is wonderful! I am so excited for you! And with little Kaylea...I hope everything goes well for her. I know that even though they are different (in sooo many ways), I have a very special connection with my brothers. I hope she develops one with hers as well! Hang in there, little miss...and you, too, Audra!

Laura said...

What a great post. Isn't it awesome and humbling to watch these little babe's grow inside? We had our ultrasound yesterday so you'll have to check out our results on the blog... =)