We are so excited to share that baby DeRoy is a...BOY!

To be honest, we have known since August - even before we announced that I was pregnant but it was nice to be able to tell our some of our close family & friends first and have a little secret for ourselves for a bit. 

OUR GENDER GUESSES: Early on in my pregnancy, I think most of my family along with Jody & I thought I was having a girl. We spent so much time talking about girl's names and I could not stop looking at baby girl clothes. Not too much because of old wives tales or anything, but just because we are surrounded by our friends with little girls and the women on my mom's side of the family have had girls for generations. 

HOW WE FOUND OUT: We knew from the get-go that we would find out what we are having. There is no way I could wait 9 months to know if our baby was a boy or a girl. Although to those of you who do wait, that is AMAZING and I wish I had that kind of patience to be surprised! We did a blood test around 12 weeks and then impatiently waited for all of our results to come back. A nurse called me over the phone to give me updates on our genetic screenings & my overall blood work and then asked if I wanted to know the gender. At first, I asked her to put the results in the mail so we could plan a fun little gender reveal with our families but after about 30 seconds of knowing that she knew the gender and I didn't, I couldn't focus on anything else. I put her on speaker and sat down with Jody and told her we changed our mind and wanted to know the gender right away!!! She told us we were having a LITTLE BOY and we were both so happy & surprised!!! 

Now that the surprise has set in, we are having so much fun shopping & planning and can't wait to meet our boy!!

Michelle Paige