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It was only a matter of seconds into the ultrasound before the first jumbo image flashed on the screen.
Imagine that’s the view if you were changing the baby’s diaper.
Nope, he’s not shy–not one bit.

You certainly didn’t need a degree from sonogram school in order to determine that we were adding another busy boy to our little family.

And as much as I had dreams of tutus and headbands,
deep in my heart I knew this little peanut in my tummy was a “he” after all.
Just think about it…now I can get those bunk beds I always imagined having.
And I get to pull out those little red high-top red Converse shoes that Lil W hardly wore,
and that owl beanie, and the mini overalls, and the baby sized suits.
Not to mention, I’m already an expert at changing boy diapers.
And if it’s the last thing I do, I’ll see to it that my little guys are the best of friends forever.

P.S. Turns out he’s already an avid thumb sucker.

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119 Comments

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    Tahnie
    February 23, 2012 at 1:24 am

    OH MY GOSH!!! I’m so incredibly thrilled for you!!

    xo.

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    Sonya
    February 23, 2012 at 1:25 am

    SO excited for you!! What an adorable little blessing!!!! <3

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    Betsy
    February 23, 2012 at 1:25 am

    Congrats! I got to go with my friend yesterday to find out what she’s having, and its a boy too! Must be something in the air ๐Ÿ™‚ Brother BFF’s are the cutest

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    Brittany
    February 23, 2012 at 1:26 am

    AWWW! CONGRATS! He looks adorable & you’re in for lots of fun with 2 little boys ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Brittany
    February 23, 2012 at 1:27 am

    AWWW! CONGRATS! He looks adorable & you’re in for lots of fun with 2 little boys ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Dee
    February 23, 2012 at 1:28 am

    YAY for boys!

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    Megan
    February 23, 2012 at 1:28 am

    Congrats!!! SO exciting!! I said on fb I had a feeling the baby was a boy!! Him and little W will be best pals! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    [email protected] 3 Four and Under
    February 23, 2012 at 1:29 am

    So exciting Ashley! Congratulations! Boys are so much fun!

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    Jamie
    February 23, 2012 at 1:29 am

    Congrats! That is so exciting!

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    Lindsey skinner
    February 23, 2012 at 1:29 am

    Isn’t it funny how you “just know”?? So happy for you ! Now little W will have a best friend, a partner in crime, a buddy forever! Imagine the forts, bike races, and sandbox roads in the future! My 2 boys are 22 months apart (eek) and they are already best buds! Congrats!

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    Lauren
    February 23, 2012 at 1:29 am

    So exciting! I secretly always hope if I ever have more children it’s another boy so I can bust out all the little man shoes again!!

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    Annie D
    February 23, 2012 at 1:29 am

    Wonderful news!! I’m so happy for you and the family ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Jade
    February 23, 2012 at 1:29 am

    Congratulations, that’s so awesome!!!

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    Nichelle Allen
    February 23, 2012 at 1:30 am

    YAY!!! That’s so exciting! EEeeeek!!!

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    [email protected][kreyv]
    February 23, 2012 at 1:30 am

    Congrats!! That is so exciting. I hope you are feeling better these days.

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    embee
    February 23, 2012 at 1:30 am

    just think – inside of you is lil w’s best friend… his best man at his wedding ๐Ÿ™‚ congrats!

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    Cheryl @ That's What Che Said
    February 23, 2012 at 1:31 am

    CONGRATULATIONS! Coming from a momma of 2 boys…YOU WILL LOVE IT! ๐Ÿ™‚ Congratulations on your new addition…oh and start stocking up on batteries now…they go through them 4 times as fast ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Heather
    February 23, 2012 at 1:32 am

    Congratulations!!! I love having my two boys!! There is a super cute board book my mom got them called “Brothers Forever.” you should get it for Little W! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Katie B
    February 23, 2012 at 1:33 am

    I have two boys! be prepared!!! It’s so great and congrats! See ya at Creative Estates!!! eeee, can’t wait!

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    Laura Ashley
    February 23, 2012 at 1:33 am

    Congratulations! We have one little boy, and I totally wouldn’t mind another…such fun and mischief! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Jaimelle
    February 23, 2012 at 1:34 am

    This is wonderful!

    Thank you for sharing your life with everyone. ๐Ÿ™‚ there has been several days where reading your blog has turned my mood around. Your a gift!

    -Jaimelle

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    Judy
    February 23, 2012 at 1:34 am

    Congrats to you and your family. I have a similar ultrasound pic when we found out number 3 was a boy (after 2 girls). We kept saying is that what we think it is? They really printed that pic for us to take?

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    Jaimelle
    February 23, 2012 at 1:34 am

    This is wonderful!

    Thank you for sharing your life with everyone. ๐Ÿ™‚ there has been several days where reading your blog has turned my mood around. Your a gift!

    -Jaimelle

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    Jessica
    February 23, 2012 at 1:34 am

    CONGRATS LOVE!!!!!! I am so happy for you!! Little W will have a partner in crime!! xoxo

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    april
    February 23, 2012 at 1:35 am

    congrats!!! another little man!!! I hope you’re starting to feel a little better too!

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    Lesley
    February 23, 2012 at 1:35 am

    I have two boys! I always pictured myself with girls, but now that I have my two, I realize I’m such a “boy mom” after all. Congrats!! I love going through my sons old clothes for the baby to wear! So many memories ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Jessica
    February 23, 2012 at 1:35 am

    CONGRATS LOVE!!!!!! I am so happy for you!! Little W will have a partner in crime!! xoxo

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    Ashlie B
    February 23, 2012 at 1:37 am

    Congrats!! So happy for you guys!

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    Nicole
    February 23, 2012 at 1:41 am

    YAY for BOYS! You’re a great boy mom already so this little dude will be a piece of cake! Congrats Ash!!!

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    elissa
    February 23, 2012 at 1:41 am

    YAY!!!! Congrats!!!!! How exciting. I hope you and your adorabel Family are doing well ๐Ÿ™‚ I miss your daily posts. The love story part 5 was so fun to read.

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    Cyndi
    February 23, 2012 at 1:44 am

    Yay! I’m so excited for you!!!

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    Audrey Crisp
    February 23, 2012 at 1:45 am

    Wahoo!!’ congrats! He will be so cute!

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    Lindsay
    February 23, 2012 at 1:46 am

    Yay! Yay! Yay!! Congrats. Landon and Oliver are 21 months apart and already the best of friends. They really are so cute together. Lil W will be an awesome big brother – I’m super happy for you!!
    xoxo

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    BabyBumpBeyond Heather
    February 23, 2012 at 1:47 am

    Yay!! Congrats!! I’m having a little boy in April ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Danielle D.
    February 23, 2012 at 1:49 am

    Congrats!! Thats so exciting! Im currently sitting at home trying to make it through contractions. Im 40 weeks and3 days. Hopefully this is it and our baby will be making their debut soon! Good luck to you!

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    Nicole S.
    February 23, 2012 at 1:51 am

    For 19 weeks that is the best sono I have ever seen!! It seems like everyone is having boys, I was so sure you were going to have a girl. Next time I bet you will!! Congrats Ashley!!

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    Laura M
    February 23, 2012 at 1:51 am

    Congrats! Best buddies!

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    Whitney
    February 23, 2012 at 1:54 am

    Congrats! It will be so fun for your son to have a little brother! I know so many people having boys right now. Seems like it comes in waves. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Alyssa
    February 23, 2012 at 1:54 am

    I too am having a second boy and I knew it all along, but I won’t lie I had hopes that the ultrasound would prove me wrong. It didn’t and I’m finally coming to terms with it, I’m such a girly girl and was so looking forward to pink and bows. I also felt like everyone around me was adding a girl to their boy status and was getting jealous. But now I’m happy thinking about all the boy stuff we already have and getting anxious to unpack all that cute boy clothes we spent a fortune on!! It’s all in Gods plan, right??!! Congrats to you and thank you for assuring me I’m not the only one who isn’t having a girl the second time around!

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    Nici
    February 23, 2012 at 1:55 am

    Congratulations Stock family! Lil W and baby S will surely be the best of friends!

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    Rachael B
    February 23, 2012 at 1:56 am

    Congratulations! The first picture made me laugh, no he’s not shy!

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    Jayna
    February 23, 2012 at 1:58 am

    Congrats!! So nice to hear you and baby are doing well. Little boys rock!!

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    Laurie @ Gallamore West
    February 23, 2012 at 2:02 am

    Awww, sooo sweet!! He looks like his brother already! I’m a Momma of three {soon to be FOUR} boys and it is super fun! They are best buddies and I love, love watching them play together. Hope you’re starting to feel better ๐Ÿ™‚
    Congrats!
    xo,
    Laurie @ Gallamore West

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    Erin
    February 23, 2012 at 2:04 am

    Congrats! Having two little boys is a blast…and very busy. My boys are 22 months apart, not sleeping right now in their bunk beds. All I hear is giggles. They are definitely best friends. I love it!

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    amy cornwell
    February 23, 2012 at 2:06 am

    Congratulations! So happy for you!

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    Tara
    February 23, 2012 at 2:10 am

    I’m secretly SO HAPPY that I was wrong.

    You are going to be a momma with two studly boys. Aww….

    Congrats sweet lady!

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    Kristi
    February 23, 2012 at 2:14 am

    so very happy for you!! xoxo

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    lori
    February 23, 2012 at 2:17 am

    congrats on the baby boy!!! can’t wait to hear what you decide to name the little one!

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    Kayla Lawrence
    February 23, 2012 at 2:19 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!! :]

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    Kate
    February 23, 2012 at 2:34 am

    Congratulations!!!! Baby W will have a lifelong friend ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you’re starting to feel better !!!!

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    Allyce
    February 23, 2012 at 2:35 am

    Oh my gosh, yay! You’re a “boy mom” –I love it! See, all those adventures with Lil W were just preparing you for the next one! Congratulations!

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    [email protected]&Fuzzy
    February 23, 2012 at 2:48 am

    Congrats on brothers! Brothers are the best! Having two boys rocks. And yes it is the best when you can re-wear all the oh so cute clothes that brother #1 only go to wear for a short while. Yay for brothers!!

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    Heidi
    February 23, 2012 at 2:50 am

    So excited for you!!! Yah for another precious little man!!

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    JessicaLynn
    February 23, 2012 at 2:51 am

    So happy for you guys I have two boys that are close in age too and they’re just starting to become friends. I still dream of tutus and head bands ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Jen
    February 23, 2012 at 2:54 am

    Oh, CONGRATULATIONS!! As a mom of twin boys I can tell you, there are few things more precious than the love between brothers. You’re going to love having two boys! Hang in there and stay healthy!

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    Erica @ Acire Adventures
    February 23, 2012 at 3:00 am

    Ah! Congratulations, that’s so exciting ๐Ÿ™‚

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    kristen duke photography
    February 23, 2012 at 3:04 am

    My first was a boy. And I’ll admit, there was a slight twinge of sad when I found out #2 was a boy b/c I was excited for girly, too. But I would NOT do it any other way. There are seriously the absolute best of friends. At 11 and 9, they really don’t ever fight. Though they are different in their likes, they have many common loves. It warms my heart, the friendship that they share. I did eventually have the girls;) Congrats!

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    ana {bluebirdkisses}
    February 23, 2012 at 3:10 am

    Congrats Ashley ๐Ÿ™‚ i have a dream of having a little boy army running around my house too…and now you get to have that. Such a blessing. oh and p.s. you totally make the cutest little boys! I can’t wait to see the new peanut.

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    April
    February 23, 2012 at 3:15 am

    Congratulations!!

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      Kate
      February 23, 2012 at 1:10 pm

      Yeah, so happy for you guys!!!

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    Maria-Isabel @Agape Love Designs
    February 23, 2012 at 3:20 am

    This totally made me smile! Oh I was so hoping for a little girl for you all… but boys really are a lot of fun too!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Yay! Thanks for sharing with us, and its good to see you back in my blog updates!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Carolyn
    February 23, 2012 at 3:23 am

    Many congratulations.
    I, of course, wanted a healthy baby first and foremost, but I was happy to have another girl, so I could see all the cute clothes my first daughter wore again.

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    maria
    February 23, 2012 at 3:24 am

    Yay! Congrats! As soon as I read the title to the post I knew it was a boy! (I had a 50/50 chance anyway). Lil W is gonna have a Lil brother and they’re gonna be the best of friends. My son is 13 months and I can’t wait to give him another sibling- especially a brother ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats again!

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    Carolyn
    February 23, 2012 at 3:24 am

    p.s. Are you thinking about some of the names you were thinking about before?

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    Andrea
    February 23, 2012 at 3:25 am

    I have 2 boys and I adore their bond. (they are almost 4 and almost 2) I am cooking baby #3. We don’t find out the sex (I like to pretend that it could be a girl) but I am guessing another boy. As much as I too dream of headbands and tutus another boy would really work for us! Congratulations on your newest addition!

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    Amy
    February 23, 2012 at 3:27 am

    Congrats! Boys are the best!!!

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    kendall
    February 23, 2012 at 3:29 am

    Congrats!!!

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    wildchild
    February 23, 2012 at 3:32 am

    congratulations momma!!! i’m sure they will be best of friends ๐Ÿ™‚

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    danyiel Johnson
    February 23, 2012 at 3:35 am

    Amazing! I think it would be a pretty cool thing to be a boy mom and I picked a boy, I know I had a 50/50 shot but hey I was right. Congratulations and I truly hope for your sake you are feeling much much better and can enjoy the next 20 weeks.

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    Miranda
    February 23, 2012 at 3:48 am

    So so happy for you! Congratulations! Glad you are feeling up to blogging. I have been waiting for another part to that perfect little love story forever! You have been missed.. happy you are back!

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    Kate @ Discover. Create. Live.
    February 23, 2012 at 4:14 am

    Congrats!!!

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    Jessie
    February 23, 2012 at 4:16 am

    Congrats! Boys are so cute! You slightly make me want to have another, then my 3 start fighting!

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    Nicki
    February 23, 2012 at 4:51 am

    Congratulations, Ashley! It occurred to me after our dinner last week that I had forgotten to ask if you knew what you were having. Also… I enjoyed reading your 1st date post, even if it was the second time around… it is a great story!!

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    darcy
    February 23, 2012 at 6:40 am

    From one boy mama to another – congrats! There really are benefits to being the only girl in the house. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    My 3 boys are so fun, and I love passing down the clothes.

    Congrats on your son!

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    Ashley Meyer
    February 23, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    YAY! Congrats!!!!

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    Brandy
    February 23, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Congratulations Ashley!! I had two boys and then a girl. It is perfect! I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’ve been thinking about you and miss you!

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    Erin
    February 23, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Congratulations!!! I have two little boys as well and even though it took me awhile to get over the fact that I wouldn’t be buying pink, I wouldn’t change it for anything! You will have so much fun seeing them together!

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    Michelle
    February 23, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Congratulations!!! I have two boys and they are best of friends! Loads of fun to come!! So happy for you all.

    M

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    Kimberly
    February 23, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Congratulations! We’re having a second girl, my roommate from college is having a second boy, and my best friend just had a third girl! It’s the year of same-sex children. I’m not even kidding!!!

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    radiomomrhetoric
    February 23, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Chiming in with THREE boys and then a little princess!

    Brothers are AWESOME! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Emily
    February 23, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    So excited for you! It will be so fun to watch Lil W and baby become best friends! Congrats and love you so much!

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    Kassi @ Truly Lovely
    February 23, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    How exciting! It’s really a deep and loving relationship between brothers! The hubs has two brothers and the bond between them is the best!

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    Brittany @ Love Stitched
    February 23, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    SO excited for you guys!!! Boys are so easy and fun and drama free! Lol ๐Ÿ˜‰ can’t wait to meet the lil man! xoxo LOVE YOU

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    Vanessa Jubis
    February 23, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Aww! Congrats! Such wonderful news! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Your Lil W must be SO excited!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Vanessa

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    Laura Hernandez
    February 23, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Contrats! How exciting. I’m surrounded by all girls. ^_^

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    Shirley
    February 23, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    I am so happy for you. God is blessing you with another boy. He probably thought you did so well with the 1st one why not a second. (Ha-Ha)

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    Stephanie Sloan
    February 23, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    How wonderful! I had a feeling you were having a boy too : ) I think you will have so much fun raising these little guys to men of God! What a beautiful honor and a gifted task from the Lord! May He bless you with wisdom and guidance in all things as you parent these two little blessings! I hope you are feeling better!!!! <3

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    karla @ bluegrass jewelry designs
    February 23, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    I am also around 19 weeks and had an ultrasound on Monday. We like the surprise at the end, so we didn’t find out whether it is a boy or a girl. So excited that your little boy will have a brother to play with. Hope you are feeling better.

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    Redheaded Daybook
    February 23, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    this is so exciting! and boys are pretty awesome. especially when they are close in age. but they are going to fight sometimes (i have 7 brothers – we all fought until we got older. now we are each others rock) super awesome!!!! congrats

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    Tara Creel
    February 23, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Congrats! I just had my third boy and boys are awesome. The sweetest thing is they really are best friends : )

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    Ally
    February 23, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Huge congrats to you!!

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    Bethany
    February 23, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    That’s awesome! Congrats! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Megan
    February 23, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Boys are so much fun! Congrats!!!

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    gina toothe
    February 24, 2012 at 12:18 am

    aww, thats great. Boys are so much fun ๐Ÿ˜‰ Congrats!!

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    Shannon
    February 24, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Congratulations!

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    Samantha Grey
    February 24, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    I dream of headbands and tutu’s too! (I’m prego with #4) So excited for you! I have 3 boys, 5, 4, & 21 mos. they are the best of friends and I am sure yours will be too!

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    Stefanie
    February 24, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Congratulations! It is so nice to be able to reuse everything!

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    Michelle Torres
    February 24, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Seding big Congrats from NC!!!!! So happy for you!

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    mindee
    February 25, 2012 at 6:18 am

    CONGRATS!! Im so happy for you! Your little boy will LOVE having a brother. What great news!

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    Aleyta
    February 25, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    We are having a boy too! Only I’m NOT a professional at changing boy diapers…only girls ๐Ÿ™‚ Any tips?

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    Dani
    February 28, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Congrats!

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    Amber
    February 28, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Aw, congrats!

    Boys are fantastic. But just make sure you cover their bits when you change them. Otherwise they WILL pee on you.

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    Andrea Levesque
    February 29, 2012 at 2:31 am

    Congrats! So so happy to have you back! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Natalie
    March 1, 2012 at 12:26 am

    How exciting! Congratulations! You must be so psyched!

    Natalie
    http://www.projectdowhatyoulove.wordpress.com

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    jewels
    March 1, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    CONGRATS! What a blessing! I pray the rest of your pregnancy goes well!

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    Nicole {at} Modern Style Mama
    March 1, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Congratulations! I had dreams on tutus and headbands too. I have four little men and love them so. They love each other and are best buds. Welcome to the mama to all boys group! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Sparkle and Co
    March 2, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Un garรงon!!! A little brother for your elder!!! Cool. Hope you’re well. Take care.

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    Zsa Zsa
    March 2, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Congratulations! I had my babies a long time ago and the sonogram images weren’t so great then. I pretended I could see the parts that my doctor was showing me because she was always so excited. I was just happy every time she said everything was normal.

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    Kat
    March 3, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Wow I didn’t even KNOW you were pregnant!! Sheesh I’ve been living under a rock. Congrats on a baby boy!!!

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    Jennifer Dawn
    March 4, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Hope you and baby are doing well. FYI they say that thumb suckers are very content babies because they know how to pacify themselves. Just an interesting tidbit for you. Take care!

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    Ursula
    March 4, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Congratulations to you and your family!! Your son is going to love having a brother!! GREAT TIMES AHEAD!!

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    lisa leonard
    March 6, 2012 at 3:43 am

    So incredibly excited for you all!!! Can’t wait to cuddle him!

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    Nicolah
    March 8, 2012 at 12:32 am

    Congratulations!

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    Ashley G
    March 8, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    I have 2 little boys that are merely days from being Irish Twins and they are the best of friends. Play together like there’s no tomorrow, but fight with each other just the same. They are only 2 and 3 right now, but they sure know how to stand up for each other. You’ll love having 2 boys! They’ll sure keep you busy though. Good Luck!

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    shannon
    March 9, 2012 at 3:16 am

    i am SO happy for you guys! You make adorable baby boys. I really hope that you get to feeling better soon. Love and miss you. shan

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    Mahina
    March 10, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Yay, another baby boy and a best friend for your little man!

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    kristie
    March 10, 2012 at 5:58 am

    I love having the same gender. My sons are seriously best friends. So happy for you!

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    Kari
    March 14, 2012 at 5:07 am

    I just KNEW you were having a boy. I am so very, very excited for you. How wonderful will it be for Wes to have a baby brother?! I can’t wait to see how they interact with one another; they’ll surely be the best of friends!

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    Sarah
    March 15, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Congrats! I love having two little guys!

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