I want to start today’s post by thanking you all so much for all your love yesterday! We were so excited to share that we are having a little boy with all of you and the outpouring of love filled our hearts with so much joy! You guys are the absolute best!
I wanted to let you know that yesterday before I posted our announcement photo to Instagram, we filmed a segment on the TV show I work on (Home & Family) where I surprised my colleagues with our gender news! It was such a fun segment and I absolutely loved surprising them! If you get a chance to watch it, it’s on Hallmark Channel this morning. But don’t worry if you miss it today, it will re-air tomorrow since every episode re-airs after the next day’s new episode. As you can see from the look on Maria’s, Debbie’s, and Mark’s faces below, they were super happy for me and very surprised!
And I also want to thank all of you for all your name suggestions! I need to spend an entire day this weekend reading through all of your comments! And I wanna clear something up that maybe I made a little unclear yesterday. I’m not necessarily opposed to a three syllable or one syllable name. I just feel like I’m leaning toward a two syllable name. Also, I’m OK if the name can be shortened. But I just don’t want the name I choose to call my son to be the shortened version, if that makes sense. For example I kind of like the name Tommy but I don’t love the name Thomas. But I don’t think I would name him Tommy. I don’t know why that just sounds like a nickname to me. Hopefully that makes sense. So I’m open to names that can be shortened by others (he might shorten it or his peers might!) but I just want to be in love with the name before it’s shortened.
I also got a bunch of questions about the dress I wore on Home & Family yesterday (airs today) from my Instagram stories. I wore it because I knew I would be announcing the gender and I thought it was cute with both pink and blue in it! It’s non-maternity but I got my normal size, a size medium. I got so many compliments on it yesterday and so many questions from all of you that I had to put it in today’s blog post as well! And the thing that’s so great about it is that it comes in a ton of different sizes. From XXS to 2XL. My mint purse and blush tassel earrings are pretty stinkin cute too!
Anyway, thank you again so much for all your love! If you didn’t see this video that I posted on Instagram last night, I’ll just leave it here to watch cause it’s the cutest thing ever!
I leave you with this message from Molly Sullivan Manno…