Aug 2, 2010

And baby #2 is.....

Friday night we had our "gender party".  We had so much fun! Lord willing if we have anymore children that is definitely the way we will tell people. We ended up not doing the cake idea but instead we put a piece of paper into 12 balloons. Half of the balloons said "It's a boy" and the other half said "It's a girl".  Our family chose their balloon based off what they thought the gender would be. On the count of three everyone popped their balloons but only one balloon had the piece of paper with the gender and name on it. (I wish I had more pictures. I've learned that's it's hard to be the hostess and photographer at the same time)

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What did the piece of paper say?

It's a boy! Welcome Matthew Cohen! 

Yep, it's another boy. God does have a sense of humor! :) I thought I would only have girls. We are so excited to meet him and excited that little man will be so close in age with his baby brother.

Here is my 20 week self-portrait shot. No one told me it was so difficult getting a self preggo belly shot. I am currently 21 weeks. I am halfway through and have gained only 5 pounds!

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Here are a few pictures we took over the weekend when little man seemed to be feeling up to it. I really can't wait to meet Matthew Cohen! Any ideas for a blog name for him??

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Last week little man was sick and diagnosed with yet another ear infection. He shared his sore throat and colds with hubby and I. Most of my time last week was spent rocking little man or sleeping. Which is why I was unable to post the tutorial or answer emails. Sorry! He's still under the weather. Once he is back to himself I will tackle my inbox!






34 comments:

  1. YAY! Congratulations! Love his name. The party sounds so fun. Very unique way to tell your family. Love the picture of the three of you on the bed. Great shot!

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  2. Yaaay! Congrats on another little boy, how wonderful! I love the balloon idea!

    I'm sorry Little Man has been under the weather! Hopefully you'll all feeling 100% soon!

    P.S. You look absolutely fantastic!

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  3. Yay! A boy! I've got three and am pretty convinced that there's nothing better!
    The pictures are great! And high five to you for the 5 lbs! I gained that before the second line on the pregnancy test was visible!

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  4. What a fun idea to tell people what you're having! I love it!

    You look great! I love that baby belly!

    I hope your little guy feels better soon!

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  5. Many congrats on baby boy #2! Love his name!

    ~Debra at http://ourimperfectlife.blogspot.com

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  6. Awe, so sweet! Brothers are so important to each other. Congrats and you look great!

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  7. CONGRATS on baby boy #2! Love the name!! And what a fun way to tell friends!!

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  8. Yay! Congrats!! What a great way to tell people, I love it. You look fantastic! Sorry, your little man isn't feeling well. Jack used to get ear infections all the time (before tubes)...good luck and I hope he feels better soon.

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  9. Hooray!! Congratulations on another sweet boy!

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  10. Congrats on another boy! you look great!!!

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  11. Ohhh congratulations!! That is such a cute idea!! I wish we had done something like that when my son was born. But next time around I think we will! You've inspired me. And two boys! That will be soo much fun. I'm secretly hoping for another boy! Your family pictures are beautiful!

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  12. Congratulations Monica! THat is so exciting! I am so happy for y'all. Hope everyone gets to feeling better soon. Ear infections are definitely no fun. :( Very precious name too.

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  13. congratulations!!! i too thought i would have girls, and have two boys! i absolutely LOVE being a mom to boys, more than i ever knew i would. i love the party idea!!! :)

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  14. YEAH!!! congrats!!! That is wonderful. I just LOVE the way you guys found out. IF I am blessed with another child, I will TOTALLY be doing the same exact thing. :) Any excuse for cake!

    BOYS!!!!

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  15. Congratulations on another little boy! How exciting for you all.

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  16. How exciting! It'll be so nice having two of the same gender so close! :)

    I love your gender party idea and all the photos. :)

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  17. Love love love the name! I love that you guys choose traditional names...they're the best.

    Blog name? How about little brother? since you already have little man...or mighty M.

    Hmmmm, I'm really not good a bloggy names- I just use initials. :)

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  18. AH! How exciting! The cake picture is so cute, and I love that first one of you and your fam! What a fun way to let people know the gender. And his name is great! There's a little boy in our family (son of my dad's cousin's daughter) named Cohen, so I love that name. Congratulations!!! God Bless you guys! :-) XOXO - Hannah <3

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  19. Congratulations on the up coming arrival of your son. These are absolutely beautiful shots, and what a great idea for a party. I love it.

    I'm trying to balance the photographer/hostess thing myself. If you have and tips let me know.

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  20. Congrats!!! What a great idea for the party! We are looking to have another one soon....so I might have to do this :)

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  21. Congrats!! What a fun way to announce it, too! I love his name!

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  22. I love the idea of how yall announced the sex!! Congrats!

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  23. Congrats Monica! I voted "Blue" myself ;) I love the name Cohen. Your photos are beautiful! I love the one of the three of you on the bed. So cute!

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  24. Love the gender reveal party! More moments in life need to be celebrated in a grand way, I think!

    Congratulations on Matthew!! I love his name and I love your belly and your family is so blessed.

    God bless!

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  25. Love the happy news of another adorable baby entering the world soon to wonderful, God fearing people. I love the photos, especially with little man and you and your preggo belly. Too cute an idea! Hugs!

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  26. So exciting!!! :-) I love his name. I'm not very good at thinking of creative "blog names" but if I think of a good one I'll let ya know.
    I love your family pictures- those are great and the black and white is perfect!

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  27. You know how I feel about boys...we have 4! Congrats! You look amazing with being halfway there. Most of us would have loved to have only gained 5 pounds 21 weeks in!!

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  28. BLUE CONGRATS!! So nice to have a baby brother so close in age. Our first was a girl, then 3 boys to follow (kept trying for that sister)But I honestly think if I had 10 more, they would all be boys! AND I love my BOYS, theyre all so affectionate :)

    BTW, you LOOK fabulous! You look about 12 in that picture, He-He. Youre adorable, wonderful family photo. (and I have nothing to add about the 5lbs!) HUGS to your littleman-
    Heidi & Jack
    {Life with Jack}

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  29. Heidi I get the age thing all the time! It comes from my dad's side of the family. My dad looks like he's in his 30's! My husband recently got mistaken for my dad....so embarassing! It's not something I currently embrace, maybe when I'm in my 40's and I look like I'm in my 20s I'll appreciate it but not now! ;)

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  30. Congrats! ...and only 5 pounds?! That's pretty awesome! My husband has the young-looking thing going on, too...he's 4 years older than me and when I brought him home to meet my family for the first time, my sister thought he was 4 years younger than me! So, yeah...I bet you'll love it when you're 40! :)

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  31. sick kiddies is tougher on Mom I think, hope he's over it quick!

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  32. Congrats on another boy! How exciting that Little Man can have a playmate! Are you lucky enough that you can use the same clothes or are they going to be opposite seasons like my girls are?

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