Saturday, March 13, 2010

It's a !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday night was such a special night for Jay and me. We had our families for dinner ( Jay's parents, my parents, my sis lori, jay's sis jenny, her husband coleman, and their kids davis and emilee ). We had the best time visiting with them at dinner and watching the state basketball game. After dinner and at halftime ( of course ) we cut into our precious baby cake.

He is our cake before cutting into. The little booties are actually a light green.

We had everyone go around and give their final guess.

Then we cut our cake!!!

It was BLUE !!!! IT'S A BOY!!! We are sooooo excited! I can't believe it! I am going to have a son!

After the celebration, my sweet sister-in-law brought in the two huge containers full of precious baby boy clothes. Jenny was giving my mom and me lots of baby boy tips. Here are all the women ( on the floor ) going through all the baby clothes. We all decided that while he is a baby we will dress him like a little baby ( in precious day gowns and smocked clothing ). He has the rest of his life to be a boy.

We packed up all the clothes and made it for the last few minutes of the state game with the men. It was sooo exciting and a great victory for state. This little guy is going to be surrounded by sports ( Ole Miss and State - of course mainly state if I have anything to do with it ). Both of his grandfathers played ball in college ( my dad football and jay's dad baseball ).

I could not have asked for a more perfect evening. Of course everything now seems so real. I mean I am going to have a son! I am going to be a mom. My mind has been racing all night ( it is now 5:30 and I've been up since 2 ). I feel this huge responsiblity that comes with raising a man. My prayer for years has been that my children will come to know the Lord at a young age and shine for Him throughout their life. But now not only is that my prayer and goal to teach my son about God's love but its my responsiblity to raise him to be the head of a household, the spiritual leader, and a Godly Man. I feel like God has given me the greatest gift and opportunity to be a mother but with that is a HUGE responsiblity. Thankfully, I am not doing this alone. Jay will be an amazing dad and the perfect role model for our son (hopefully he can pick up my slack ). Please keep all of us in your prayers as we raise up this baby to be a man of God.

Here is a the video!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

big week!

Today we went to the doctor for our 17.5 appointment. We could have found out if Baby Hassell is a boy or girl instead we got them to write down the gender in an envelope. Friday night our families are coming in town and we will find out the gender all together. I took the envelope to a local bakery and I am getting them to make us a baby cake with the inside either pink or blue. Friday night Jay and I will cut the cake and we will all find out all together if our baby is a BOY OR GIRL!!! We are so excited and can't wait until Friday. It will be a night of celebration!!

I have posted a poll. What do you think we are having??

Other appointment news:
- Baby H is 8 ounces
- Baby H is a hand sucker. Which was soooo precious but it also means we might need to start saving for those braces.
- Baby H is measuring bigger and a few days early
- I gained 4 more lbs in 3 weeks - Awesome! ( I even took my shoes off today ).
- Everything else looked great on the sonogram. It was amazing to see this precious miracle that is growing inside of me. I am just so Amazed by God. Thanks for the prayers. God is good.