Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Another boy for the Botkin family!
Beck is super super excited. 
You can see it all on his face when we opened the box.
Arli is indifferent so far, 
even though she really wanted a sister.
Tucker is proud to have another boy.
And I couldn't be happier. 
Especially for my boy Beck to have a brother.
Our only problem.
A name.

Our family of four! 
Us girl will soon be outnumbered..

I have to say, it was full of excitement finding out this way. 
We went to the ultra sound and the US Tech had us look away at the apropriate time 
And wrote down the sex of the baby and put it in an envelope for us. 
She even fool proofed it with extra paper so we couldn't see through 
.... Tucker of course tried.
Then we took the envelope to Zurchers party store and picked some balloons 
for either boy or girl and had them open it and fill it up with the right balloons.
By then the excitement was building beyond what I had thought it would.
We finally got home (after I grabbed a chocolate shake)
We opened the box with the kiddos... 
And it was a blast! 
So glad we did it.
We almost just gave in and found out at the ultra sound.
I had originally not wanted to find out at all. 
But alas... I am me. And i was dyin' to know.
This is about as adventurous as it gets for us with finding out the sex of a baby.
So very excited!


the southern hostess said...

So cute! Congrats!

Nakina said...

This is so exciting Michelle! How perfect Boy, girl, Boy. I am sure Arli will be a superb big sister even though it is a boy =) Cant wait to see his cute face when the time comes!

Brett, Juliann, and Mae said...

I love that you surprised yourself too! I had thought about doing that with baby #2, but seriously couldn't stand waiting another hour to know. Congrats!

Janelle said...

So fun and sooo cute! Love the pictures. Congrats on another boy! You'll have the perfect little family. Can't wait to hear what you name the little guy:) And you look gorgeous, as always!

Ashley said...

I love this idea! So cute and original!

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The Meffords said...

That is such a cute and fun way to find out the gender. By the way you are still gorgeous when pregnant! I don't know how you do it! Congrats on your little boy!

Ellen said...

How very exciting. I love that you kept it a a surprise for everyone! Life is Good :)