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I think I’m still in shock. A good shock, but still…



It’s a boy. A boy!


I’ve got to repaint the crib (it’s pink)… and go through clothes… and and and

A BOY. You know, I was convinced it was a girl.

We’re all pretty darned happy today.

February 19, 2009 - 10:51 am

Bridget - That’s so exciting!!! Congrats!!

February 19, 2009 - 10:53 am

Jenn - I knew what it was going to say when I seen the title ! Congrats that’s great!

February 19, 2009 - 11:04 am

Lea - That is so exciting!!! I am so happy for you and Keith

February 19, 2009 - 11:28 am

ellie k - How great, congrats. Little boys are just a whole different experience and a very good one. Do you have a name? I am so happy for you. I think three little boys to match the girl population on the farm would be good. Don’t you?

February 19, 2009 - 1:18 pm

Susan Marie - Oh, he’s going to be so spoiled with all those sisters to mother him… congratulations!!

February 19, 2009 - 2:08 pm

Karen - Yeah!!!!!!! I am so happy for you!!!!! Boys are so much fun. They are very different than little girls. Oh Jennifer, Congratulations!

February 19, 2009 - 4:23 pm

Fencepost - Yeah!!!
Life will change from this moment on.
And you’re gonna love it!!

February 19, 2009 - 5:17 pm

Dana - Perhaps you’ll recall who guaranteed he’d be a boy! :)

I’ve told my daughters (two plus a spare) that in my next life, I’ll have boys.

February 19, 2009 - 5:19 pm

Dana - And, of course, if you do like last time, you’ll be working on boy number two in less than a year anyway! :)

February 20, 2009 - 6:00 am

cheesychick - Yep, that what I guessed. That he was a boy! Yep, I knew it. Congrats so much! I am more than happy for you, Keith and the girls!

February 20, 2009 - 11:59 am

Christy - Ohhhh…that is awesome!! Congratulations!!! I bet you are all just thrilled!! ;)

February 22, 2009 - 6:34 pm

Lisha - Blue sky shining above you nothing but blue sky do I see……Very excited for you, boys are a lot of fun, at least my 3 are.


Get Your Bets in Now


Tomorrow, with three little girls in tow, we’re headin’ to the doctor to find out the gender of the new baby.

Is anyone brave enough to guess that it’s a boy?

February 18, 2009 - 7:42 am

Miz Booshay - What a great imagination you have! I never would have guessed I was going to see pink and blue skies when I popped over here from Ree’s.

So pretty!!

February 18, 2009 - 8:23 am

Jennifer D - if it is a boy, then I know there’s hope for me! I have 3 sweet girls and would so love a little boy! Good luck and keep us posted! ;)

February 18, 2009 - 10:42 am

St. Fairsted Farm - I hope it’s a boy for you, but I’m betting it’s a girl. Either way it’s wonderful for you! and Congrats!

February 18, 2009 - 10:45 am

Karen - I am going with boy!!! I am a hopeless optimist as well as my parents had three girls and then my brother finally came along after that. My parents are funny though……they thought there odds of another boy were pretty good, so they tried again and guess what? Total 4 girls and 1 Boy. They may have kept tryin’, but they didn’t find each other till their thirties and figured 40 something was a good time to quit.

February 18, 2009 - 12:49 pm

Kelly Cheatham Elder - I’d like to say boy–cause you need at least one!
But, I’ve seen you–I think you are carrying another sweet baby girl!

February 18, 2009 - 1:12 pm

the Cotton Wife - I’m convinced it’s a girl as well. In fact, I’d be beyond shocked to hear “It’s a boy”!

February 18, 2009 - 1:41 pm

Susan Marie - Well, if you think it’s a girl, it probably is! When I went into labor with the 3rd baby, the midwife thought I was having a boy (I already had 2 girls), but I was convinced it was another girl. So we made a deal… if the midwife was wrong, I would get a private room (as opposed to the maternity ward-this was a military hospital). I got my private room! So I ended up with 3 daughters and 3 granddaughters (s0 far) – I wouldn’t know what to do with a boy!!

February 18, 2009 - 2:48 pm

Carrie T - I will say a boy.

My bff was convinced she was having another boy. (she didn’t find out before the birth) I kept telling her it’s a girl, it’s a girl. On December 5, 2007 little Miss Shaylee Jo entered the world. My friend didn’t even have a girl’s name picked out cause she was so certain it was a boy.

February 18, 2009 - 3:05 pm

the Cotton Wife - You’d think I had a boy’s name all stored up just waiting for use, wouldn’t you? But nope…

We have another girl’s name already picked and agreed upon though! :)

February 18, 2009 - 5:09 pm

Dana - He’s a boy, guaranteed!

February 18, 2009 - 6:18 pm

cheesychick - I’m not sure…I wait till tomorrow to wager when I already know what it is!

February 18, 2009 - 6:23 pm

the Cotton Wife - Cheesychick… this sounds like the sort of betting my Pumpkin normally does! She hates, hates, hates to be wrong.

February 18, 2009 - 7:47 pm

Kristi Smith - You will be blessed no matter what it is!!! ;)

February 18, 2009 - 9:13 pm

Gossip Pal#1 - The newest addition has to be a boy……the playing field has to be evened out for the Cotton Husband…….I hope all is well and all goes well!!! Best wishes

February 19, 2009 - 4:52 am

Lisha - Hey I’m going for the blue sky, I’ve got three of them myself and wouldn’t have it any other way, I love my boys. But really I just hope all is healthy and happy for your little munchkin.

By the way I’ve been popping in on your blog for a little while from Pioneer woman, and I enjoy what I see.

February 19, 2009 - 9:15 am

Kath - My doc always said- “it will definitely be a boy or girl”!!!

Happy Baby Gender Day!!!!


Balancing Act





I’m thinking that this might be the best way to teach men what it’s like to be a woman – stick ‘em in a truck and let them balance lots of things while trying to drive at the same time.

February 17, 2009 - 1:48 pm

Fencepost - Throw in a couple of screaming kids, too.
Yeah, I’m with ya.
I’m having fun just thinking about that one!

February 17, 2009 - 2:14 pm

Karen - Fencepost said it! To make it a truer experience you have to have the screaming kids. Awe, could you imagine. I can see the vein popping out in my husbands head just thinking about it.

February 17, 2009 - 2:34 pm

Carin - I was thinking I hadn’t seen any updates from you for a long time. I scrolled down my blogroll and found you and it hasn’t updated you for 3 weeks, isn’t that strange. I see you have a new look, I wonder if it happened then.

Ohhhh, have I got stories about haulin’ hay!

February 17, 2009 - 8:00 pm - Oh, I have seen these loads before! Growing up in rural Virginia, I followed many a precariously stacked hay wagon around twisty country roads.

Fun post!