Oh, Boy!

In case you were wondering… the results are in and we are beyond thrilled with the news: IT’S A BOY!!!

We found out on December 10th… but the truth is I always knew it was a boy. Before I knew I was pregnant I had ‘a moment’… I don’t even remember where I was but the cutest boy was playing and ran in front of me… he had the blondest, straightest hair that was falling into his eyes and he looked up at me for a split second as he ran by. Suddenly I had the strongest feeling that I was pregnant and it was a boy. It was only an instant but I was chalk full to the brim with warm fuzzies, not to mention the sudden lump in my throat. It was a moment I couldn’t ignore as I stood there stunned for a second.
I found out a week later that, yes, in fact I was pregnant. (Eeeeeeek!) I could have found out what the sex was weeks and weeks ago but I was scared. I was scared that that feeling and that moment wasn’t real and I didn’t want to be wrong. I thought each of my girls was a boy. I even bought a striped sweater for a baby boy in the early stages of being pregnant with Lola… so much for my mother’s intuition. ; ) But this time it was different. So you can imagine the tears that filled my eyes when the nurse said “It’s a boy!” I looked over at Collin and his eyes were all sparkly too. The nurse double checked a couple times, knowing that we have three girls and this news was exciting. “Yep, that’s a weiner.” Laughing through the tears I responded, “I don’t know what to do with that.”
We are so thrilled, nervous… 4 kids??!!! Anxious. Peaceful thinking about him. Did I mention scared? haha! But overall blessed beyond belief.
The girls have called him a boy since the beginning so this was no big news to them. Clearly they knew something we didn’t.

22 weeks down…! 18 to go.

Here I go on this journey of motherhood and life… trusting that God will show me the way. xo, Lizzy

107 thoughts on “Oh, Boy!

  1. Carrie

    WOOHOOO!!!! Way to go Collin and Liz!!! hehe! To say I am soooo excited for y’all would be an understatement! You are in for a treat! 😉 I know it will be an adjustment going from 3 girls to 3 girls and 1 boy but what a fun learning adventure and process!!! Can’t wait to read all about it 🙂
    I am beyond giddy for y’all! Love, love

  2. kristina

    Congratulations! Yay! Boys are wonderful and such a joy! I come from a family of all girls (I have three sisters). I have a niece and then my first child was a girl. Well, my second child was a boy and it was the first boy in our family! 🙂 It’s such a cool thing to have BOTH and boys really are so awesome! 🙂 Hugs to you! Congrats again!

  3. Tabitha Kidman

    YAY!! I saw Collin’s Instagram announcement, but I was waiting to see how you’d tell us!! Congrats to you guys! I would imagine you are wonderful parents! What a blessed life! Thank you for sharing your life!

  4. Robyn W

    I am sooooo beyond thrilled for you guys! How exciting! And your story made me tear up – you are so beautiful Liz! Just with I could give you a big hug and go boy clothes shopping! Not as fun as with girls stuff – but still so cute! Love you and huge congrats to your darling fam!!

  5. Nikki

    Seriously happy for you!! After 3 girls, we FINALLY got our boy. That little guy is now 14 and still a sweetheart. (his big sisters tease him mercilessly about all his “girlfriends” now! lol
    It is a grand adventure. Congratulations!!

  6. Kim

    Oh MY GOODNESS!!!!! I’m so happy for you! I have boy, girl, boy and am so blessed to have a girl in the mix and now you will be so blessed with this boy! My boys love me so much it is amazing. You and Collin will both have that *different* sort of relationship with this little guy. The daddy/son, the mommy/baby boy combos are awesome and different that it is with girls. You’ll see, you’ll love it! You are so blessed and of course we all will be praying for a soft landing for that little guy!

  7. Stef

    Awwww, that is such a sweet story. I have three girls, too, keep trying to convince my husband that we need a little version of him – you’re my next piece of evidence that a boy can happen after three girls, but I’d be scared, too!! You’ll be just as wonderful as you have been with your cute girls. Congratulations!

  8. laurie lariviere

    I knew it, I told you!! lol…so happy for you both, he is going to be soooo loved by his sisters, oh boy!!

  9. Libby

    Congratulations! The photos illustrate your story so well. And what an interesting series of events – you told it wonderfully.

  10. Franny Rogers

    That’s wonderful news!!! I’ve been following you for several years now, and it has been so fun to watch you and your family grow. Congratulations on the baby boy, they are soooo much fun!!

  11. Suezi Gurzi

    Oh Boy! he is going to be a very lucky your man with 3 little mothers helping him along!! So excited for you and for Collin! Boys are the best!!! Get the baseball glove out! xoxo

  12. Melonie

    SO very happy for you! As Mama to one of each I can tell you that boys are so much fun and man do they love their Mamas!! This little guy sure does have his work cut out for him protecting those 3 beautiful Sisters of his…or maybe it’s the future girlfriends that had better watch out:) Best wishes to all of you!

  13. Dena

    Congrats!!!! I am so happy for you guys! Here is a tip for you – As the mom of two boys, always keep a baby washcloth near the changing area and if that thing is going to be exposed to air for more than 2 seconds, cover it up or you WILL end up with pee on your face or his!!!! Good luck 🙂

  14. pam

    I have three girls, then had my son. I looked at that sonogram everyday and still made the doctor check twice as soon as he came out.
    Everyday I am grateful to God that I am able to experience life through the eyes of a little boy. And let me say, it is VERY different, but you will love every minute!
    Our son keeps us on our toes.
    He worships his big sisters, and they are my eyes and ears now that he is a teen.
    He has four moms, which isn’t always easy for him, but he loves it just the same.
    So excited for you!

  15. SandraA

    Congratulations! Here’s praying for a healthy pregnancy and baby BOY. Looking forward to boy layouts and projects. And I’m sure the first “boy” Dear Lizzy line will be awesome.

  16. Lisa W.

    I KNEW IT.,…honestly from the moment you told us you were pregnant, could just feel it! Congrats to you………………….names???

  17. Sharon Laakkonen

    AHHHH!!!! We went down the same road…started with three girls, then had a boy! I didn’t know what to do with him. My girls had him playing with Barbies (which he destroyed and used to bat things with.) I finally bucked up and bought a bunch of boy stuff. You are going to LOVE it…and his sisters will mother him to pieces! (My boy is almost 19 now…and has 3 little brothers!)

  18. Ana Luísa

    So nice! I wish all the best! especially health and happyness! I´m 26 weeks pregnant, it will be our third boy! We are so happy! well I´m very courious to see all the creative boys things you are going to creat!

  19. natalie

    woowoowoo….so glad for you…,pregnant, I just didn’t want to know, it was my “cerise sur le gâteau’;a little kind of magic..anyway, when i wrote your post, i was really,really happy for you and i’m sure your baby boy will be LOVED by his sisters.
    Merry Christmas and all my wishes to this so wonderfull year….
    Joyeux noel et recevez tous mes voeux de bonheur, de santé; Elizabeth, tout mon amour de maman t’accompagne dans ces prochains mois;
    Avec de belles, très belles pensées pour vous tous.

  20. Jackie H

    Congratulations on you baby boy!! Boys are easier to raise than girls. I have two boys and one girl!! My oldest son was born right on Christmas Day!

  21. Kathy H

    I don’t know who I’m more excited for…..You or Me. As the mother of two boys I can’t wait to see what future scrapbook lines you come up with that are boy-centric!! Congratulations to all of you. Life is about to get fantastically crazy!

  22. Candy Bryant

    Mele Kalikimaka & Hau’oli Makahiki Hou now that your dreams have come true!
    Love, Hugs & Aloha from Hawaii!!!

  23. Monica

    Yay! I have four boys. 🙂 The weiner thing makes diaper changes much easier….after you master the duck and cover of the first few months. Just remember to keep it covered during diaper changes. 😉 You’ll love having a little man!

  24. Becky @ Pieces of my Life

    So excited for you. I have been wondering lately if you had found out the sex yet. Boys are special.

  25. Rachel Harrison

    Congratulations Liz……I am pregnant with my seventh, I think its a boy too but I am stuck on names any ideas??

  26. Heather

    How exciting!!! We were on the other end, wanting a girl so badly, and we got one in March! I know just how you feel, and I am so excited for you! Yay! Sweet little boys are so much fun!

  27. Emilie Ahern

    YAY! YAY! YAY!
    I am SO excited for you, but also excited that it means WE will have a boy next.
    (I hope God is reading this).

  28. Anna Vaschina

    God will indeed show you the way. So happy for you all. *tears*. Thank you for sharing such precious personal times. Will keep praying for you and your family.
    God bless you dear Lizzy. xxx

  29. stephanie b.

    Congratulations!! I am so happy for your family to welcome a little boy– and so excited by the boy projects you will be sharing in the future!! 😉 Boys are a whole different world from girls, at least in my experience! It will be an adventure!

  30. Kimber

    When i saw the heading I really couldn’t believe it! Totally thought it was going to be another girl. I swear so many families are 4 of the same sex first and then the 5th is the different one, so congrats!

  31. Bea Monforte

    Congratulations Lizzy! I’m so happy for you all <3
    I do not know if your feeling pierced the screen of my computer, but I always felt I was a boy 😉
    I wish you all the best in this new chapter of motherhood, you'll be an amazing little boy's mama.
    xoxo, Bea

  32. Lara

    OMG!!! SOOOOOO happy for you!! We have the same, 3 girls then 1 boy! I bawled when the technician told me it was a boy, she said, “those are happy tears right?” I said, “Yes!!! I have 3 girls!!!!” Girls are sweet and I love them dearly (the teenage years are a little difficult, but…) wait until you get love and hugs from your little man, nothing like it!! He will adore you! Yay for Colin too!! His sisters will treat him like a prince!!! Best to all of you!!!

  33. Christine

    So excited you get your boy! I got chills reading your story about the little boy…I have 3 boys. I miscarried between number one and two. I also had a moment like that…I remember exactly where I was, and I heard a voice say “you are pregnant with a boy.” I too did not know I was pregnant yet. I was still sad about my loss, and anxious to have another baby, and I wanted a girl since I had a boy already, but I think it was a Divine voice telling me to relax and things would be okay. Boys are fun. Run him like a big dog–with your big dog!–and life will go smoothly for you!

  34. heather

    so excited for you. you will be smitten for life. there is something amazing about that little boy and his mama. congrats to you all.

  35. Sandi Marr

    Congratulations! I’m a new subscriber to your blog and I’m really enjoying it and now I get to be a part of your joy in your 4th child! It’s wonderful news and I’m so happy for you and your family.

  36. Ana B

    Wow! I am just so thrilled for you! I am pregnant with my third boy, and I was disappointed because I really wanted a girl. But I also feel very blessed to have these three little guys. And I’m not getting my tubes tired just in case I want to try again in the future :).

  37. Ana B

    Wow! I am just so thrilled for you! I am pregnant with my third boy, and I was disappointed because I really wanted a girl. But I also feel very blessed to have these three little guys. And I’m not getting my tubes tied just in case I want to try again in the future :).

  38. Michele B

    Congratulations! A boy!!! I have two boys, so now the completely selfish part of me can’t wait to see how you put a ‘boy’ spin on your amazing creations!

  39. Felecia

    CONGRATULATIONS! As the mother of TWO boys, I can say, they are so amazing and so totally cool. And…honestly…very easy. I call ’em “wash and wear” because our lives are so “throw on a hat and some shoes and lets go!” Boys do things differently and so delightfully! Can’t wait to see how this new adventure unfolds for your family!!!

  40. Andrea Johnson

    congrats to you all! I’m such a sap you made me cry! lol

    God Bless and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  41. Shelly

    So very excited for you! I have two boys myself. No pink in my home. Boys are so wonderful! Loud, wild, stinky, but wonderful! Mine are 12 & 13 and still love to come up and hug their mom!

  42. Nicky from Okotoks

    Congrats – boys are so wonderfully different from girls. I have two girls and one boy. So very excited for all of you!!

  43. Kaly

    Yay to boys! I have two kidlets and they are both boys and they are such a blast! So happy for you and Colin and family!

    Also looking forward to the rest of us – for some boy-inspired scrapbooking and crafting! Yay boys!

  44. terri

    CONGRATS! how exciting! as a mama of 3 girls, i dont even know what that would be like! my babies are all grown up now, but hopefully they will bless me with some grandsons……but not for a VERY LONG TIME! merry christmas!

  45. Sharon

    Boy or girl, you’ve been blessed. We’ll soon be welcoming another sweet little “speedster” to the world. Congratulations!

  46. dc

    Wow how wonderful! I have 4 daughters and our final babe was a little guy. I was a little apprensive because all I knew were girls….dresses, pink, pigtails…and now that I have my precious little son I can only believe and thank someone above that I was meant to be the mother of a sweet boy. He is the absolute light of our family and we adore him with all that we have. Congrats to your family with the impending arrival of your next tiny gift! ps I saw your name post on fb, our son’s name is Jeter (my husband is a HUGE Yankees fan as if that wasn’t apparent!!).

  47. Angie Racine

    Soo excited4u!!!Cant wait 2 c what this little boy brings 2 ur scrapbook supplies….anxiously awaiting as a mother of 3boys(:


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