Spud? More like Stud!

That's right. They've got me outnumbered, folks! Spud is clearly a little boy :) We are delighted to add to the absolute PACK of boys being born these days.

I can hardly wrap my brain around it. I mean: I guess we won't be doing sparkly butterfly crafts, and painting a wall magenta would probably not be appropriate. There is a part of me that is somewhat relieved to think that ballet is probably not going to infiltrate this one, though I'm not opposed to boys taking dancing lessons if they want. I'm really excited to have a boy; it will definitely be a challenge, but little boys really love their mommies. There's a part of me that's worried that I'll be left out because I'm not good at boy stuff. Of course, Brendan and I get along great and have lots of common interests, and I've had many a 2-5y.o. boy fall madly in love with me. And I completely love the idea of Daddy Brendan and Spud Son going camping together and stuff. It will be cool to have the firstborn be a son. Brendan was a way better oldest sibling than I was, so that's encouraging.

We won't make a final decision on a name until he takes his first breaths, so don't bother trying to suck it out of us! We don't know what it is yet... of course, we have some ideas... even some new ones that no one know about... sneaky, huh?

Oh, and...

"I'm So Excited, and I Just Can't Hide It!"