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!


Tiffany said...

Congratulations!! I'm so excited for you to have a son :) This was a really cute idea. I've always planned to have the ultrasound tech write the gender on a card and wait to open it, but I've never heard of the cake idea before. How special! Congrats again :)

The Segrest Family said...

yay!!!!!!!! so happy for y'all!!!!!! what a sweet way to find out! i love it!
you and jay are going to be wonderful parents!

O'Brien Family said...

That is awesome you caught the moment on video. I'm so excited for you, boys do love their mama's, Mason is already super attached.

jwhite said...

So fun... you still don't even look like you are having a baby. So neat that you are thinking of your responsibility as a mom. God is shaping baby boy Hassell's future - and so many people get to play a part - think of all the prayers already lifted for him and he's not even here yet!

Jimbo and Rach said...

Congrats! We ran into your parents at church about a month ago and they told us your news. I am also pregnant and due Sept 3. Also, congrats on finding out it's a boy! I can't wait to find out next month!

B.J. and Mark said...

Congratulations! What a cute way to find out the baby's sex! I may be stealing this from you one day! ;)

lea haley said...

Cute video, Em! You'll be great!! Glad I got to see you the other day... we miss you in Memphis!! I love you:)