Our gender reveal party was tonight!
I don’t really have any filler because I’m just TOO STINKIN’ EXCITED!
Jarrett and I got our wish! IT’S A BOY! You have NO idea how happy we are!
Here are a few pictures from our night. I tried to only include ones of Jarrett and I since I don’t have permission from any of our family or friends to put their pictures on my blog.
These are the important ones anyway:
This is when we opened our box! Obviously, blue balloons popped out!
Proof of our happiness 😀 I love him so much!
This is my favorite from tonight! Jarrett is holding our balloons, of course and I have the ultrasound pictures that proved that our little guy is, well, a guy. This now both of our profile pictures on Facebook, haha.
Anyway, he already has a name, which some of you might know since I posted our possibilities on the “About Us” page.
His name is Bodhi H C E.
Obviously, you don’t get to know the whole thing, guys, but I’ll tell you more about his name.
Bodhi has been a love of mine for years. I’m incredibly lucky that Jarrett ended up loving it too! It’s pronounced boh-dee. This is the original spelling of the name, which is Sanskrit and means “awakened, enlightened”. I like that is sounds nice and southern, but has that hippie vibe that’s so… Me. Jarrett likes that aspect too. It fits our little family perfectly.
H is my maternal grandfather’s name. He was the only constant grandparent I had (my nana lived 6 hours for most of my life, my paternal grandmother doesn’t like my family and paternal grandfather’s wife didn’t like his kids, only her own…) and he passed away in December of 2012. I told myself that if I ever had a son I’d name him after my grandfather, who’d always LOVED the idea of having a H L S the Second. Jarrett REALLY likes his name and even suggested that we use it as a first name. I just… Don’t know if I could say H every day without feeling a bit sad. Middle name it is!
C is Jarrett’s older brother. He’s a Corpsman in the Navy and a very devoted husband and father. He is Jarrett’s ultimate best friend. He was Jarrett’s rock while they were growing up and even though he probably doesn’t know it, I will be forever grateful for who he helped Jarrett become.
There you go. All of the info. It’s late and I would greatly enjoy an eight hour nap!
Thank you all for reading and I hope you have a FANTASTIC day tomorrow!