Friday, June 25, 2010

It's a...

BOY!

We are just so excited. Hank was convinced that we were having a girl (and I know deep down he wanted a boy), so when our technician announced the gender he just about died from excitement and surprise. It was also super reassuring to hear that every single thing, from the baby's thigh bones to brain to fingers to lips, were perfectly developed. Very relieving.

Hank and I are both the oldest in our families, so it's amazing to think about our next little ones having a big brother. It was truly a beautiful experience- we both definitely cried and it was just so neat to see baby Henry moving around like crazy! Legs and arms flailing, mouth opening and closing...it was so awesome. He calmed down a bit towards the end and we got some good photos of him as well. He is definitely, 100% boy (I made the technician check multiple times), and he'll be taking his Daddy's name, making him Henry Clarence Hampton IV. A big name for a little guy, but so adorable! I feel SO lucky that I love the name, if I didn't, I think I would feel too guilty to break the tradition! haha.

Here are a couple of the ultrasound photos from today. Before I was pregnant, these photos always looked like blobs to me, so it's funny now to be the person who's like "see the hand?! the foot?!" to poor, clueless friends and family members who nod and smile and say "oh, yes, what a cute baby!" It makes me laugh.

Here's our little boy!

sweetest little foot

Thanks again for all the kind words and sweet sentiments all of you have left here on my blog, through email, and my formspring. I feel like through this entire journey I've had hundreds of you behind me every step of the way and for that I am so grateful.

I can't wait to be a Mommy to this wonderful, perfect little boy.

46 comments:

  1. congratulations! Baby Henry will be perfect :)

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  2. Yay!! I can't wait to see what he will look like! :)

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  3. Congratulations! How's it feel to know you were right about it being a boy? :)

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  4. Congrats! So happy for you guys! Can't wait to see all the cute clothes you pick out!

    Oh, and have you picked out a middle name?

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  5. Congratulations! Now you can start buying lots of boy stuff, so cute! And PS, I usually think the scans look like blogs but Henry definitely looks like a baby! xo

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  6. Congrats!!
    Boys are the best! So much fun!
    :) :)

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  7. I edited the entry to show his WHOLE name! :)

    And thank you guys so much!

    @M.M.E. Yesterday I posted I thought it was a girl, but on the way to the ultrasound today I told Hank, I swear we're having a boy and that I was certain of it. It's funny I did turn out to be right at the very end! <3

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  8. What's that candybar? "Oh, Henry!" haha that's what I think of. I love that name for a boy! Congrats to you and Hank, honey. <3

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  9. sooo cute! Congratulations!!

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  10. Congratulations! I may be biased as I am a proud mommy to a precious little boy, but baby boys are the best! From the moment I found out I was pregnant I just knew we were having a boy.
    For whatever reason I also find it incredibly satisfying to think that the rest of my children will have a big brother. :)

    I regularly read your blog, but have never commented but I couldn't not comment on this one.

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  11. I am so excited for you mama!!

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  12. I was hoping you were having a boy, I am the oldest also and I always wanted a big brother growing up. Congrats Mama, he is perfect!

    ps- let the shopping begin!

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  13. Oh my gosh. I can't believe I get the privilege to follow your sweet journey thru pregnancy via your blog!!! I LOVE that his precious little foot is pressing up against your belly. SO lovely.

    xoxox

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  14. i have tears in my eyes! congratulations, danielle & hank! <3 i'm so stoked for you guys... he is going to be one rad little dude. i'm so excited that we all get to be a part of his life before he's even born! it's a privilege... and i couldn't be happier for you. <3

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  15. Congrats! How fun :) And I love the name Henry!

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  16. Aw, yay!! How exciting for you both!

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  17. Congrats! I wanted to go with a junior but my husband refused! We settled on Jack Henry! :)

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  18. Yay for big brothers! I ALWAYS wanted one. So incredibly happy for you guys!!! <3

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  19. you forgot to say in the last pic, foot and ummm...boy parts! The great thing about having a boy, is that there is NO DOUBT about it!!
    so happy for you two!
    xoxo
    p.s. so how many little outfits did you go out and buy today? be honest, we all have done it when we found out the sex :))
    much love doll.

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  20. Congratulations! I voted Boy when you first put the counter up! :)

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  21. congratulations!

    awwwww, little baby henry.

    ^_^

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  22. Congrats to you and your family! I guessed boy too! yay!

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  23. Congratulations to you both!! xo

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  24. congratulations! im so happy for you!

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  25. Awww, Congratulations! It's so crazy that I don't even "know" you but I'm so thrilled for you. I can't wait for him to get here. I can tell you guys are going to be awesome parents. :)

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  26. Yay! Congratulations!! I admit, I wanted it to be a girl so I could hear your super cute girl name! But Henry is just as adorable. Congratulations =]

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  27. Congrats!! You two are going to be great parents to your precious baby boy. :)

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  28. Congrats on finding out about little Henry! :)

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  29. awwwe, how perfect!!! I was so excited to log in tonight and find out what you're having :) Very happy for you all, congratulations & what a sweet name, xoxo
    LA

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  30. Aww congrats! I knew it was going to be a little boy. :)
    At least you don't have to worry about the hormonal teen years with a girl lol.

    http://velvetbirds.blogspot.com

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  31. Congratulations to ALL of you!! Baby boys are sooooo much fun and easy!!! I am so happy for you!!

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  32. Congratulations- and his name is amazing! His profile is so sweet, I can't wait to meet him :)

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  33. neat!! you are so teeny!! Where is that little boy hiding?!?! Too cute! <3

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  34. congrats! it's funny/weird how excited i was to check your blog for the big announcement! >_<
    i am very happy for you and your family!

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  35. congrats danielle! my cousin just found out that she's having a boy as well. how exciting! <3

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  36. Boys are such a joy! Congrats to you both!

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  37. Oh Daniel! Congratulations on the baby boy and your bright future as a stay-at-home mama!! BTW, I LOVE your blog. You're such a positive person and it's very inspiring :)

    I'm 7.5 months along with a boy too and I'm over the moon!!
    Even so, I am struggling with the idea of leaving my career to become a full-time stay at home mom. I've been financially independent most of my life; I'm fearful of loosing that freedom and depending solely on my husband's salary -- although he supports the idea of me becoming a stay at home mama.

    I commend you. All the decisions you are making right now are very brave. I hope I can be so brave.

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  38. Oy vey... I feel like I've posted this a million times on the wrong posts. Damn pregnancy-brain, LOL. Once again, my apologies for misspelling your name Danielle. Mazel tov on the baby boy!!

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  39. love love that you are naming your baby Henry Clarence! My 11 yr old brother is named Clarence Henry but we call him by his middle name. My mom felt is was tragic to give a little boy the first name of Clarence but my step dad insisted (naming him after his favorite uncle).

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  40. Oh my goodness gravies! Congratulations!! I am so suuper excited for you both! You are going to be wonderful parents!!

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  41. As you already know, I couldn't be more excited for you guys! I also am so happy that what I got for you while I was overseas I can give to you! haha
    Oh & after I got you news, I was thinking about how you needed to use the Oh Henry candy bar....glad you got my mental vibe. haha
    He sure looks cute by the way!

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