Sister + Brother = Love

posted by Andrea | 10/22/2013

sister and brother

The results are in, and Baby Dekker #2 is a…

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BOY!

it's a boy!

Truthfully, Dave and I didn’t care either way.

On one hand, a girl would make it easy to share bedrooms, share clothing, etc.

But on the other hand, a boy is something new for us… and he will probably stand a better chance of “holding his own” against a bossy big sister.

The most important thing is that he (I love saying ‘he’) is seemingly very healthy… and VERY wiggly!

So yes, we are thrilled!

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I emailed the good news to Dave after my ultrasound last week, and then we emailed the rest of our brothers, sisters, and Dave’s parents later that day (with the baby boy picture above).

Obviously, all our family members are so happy for us — but I think my dad is probably the most excited since this will be the first son/grandson for him (all girls so far in his life besides the family dog).

We specifically didn’t email my parents, but instead, told them by having Nora deliver a special gift to them later that night.

Yup, he  and my mom were excited!

Although, I think the main reason my mom is so excited is because now she has another reason to shop for tiny baby clothing since we have no boy clothes (besides the 2 items in the picture above).

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A girl would have been so fun — but having one of each seems really special too. And I’m certainly glad I didn’t hang onto ALL Nora’s old clothes since we clearly won’t need girl clothes for a while (maybe never).

So we’re over half way now (which still seems like we have an awfully long time to wait) but we have lots to do before this baby arrives so I’m sure the time will fly.

Here I am at almost 21 weeks… and growing :)

Oh, and in other news, I’ll have a 2 year old in exactly one month!

I still don’t think she understands the whole new baby thing — but she does keep asking me to look at the “baby brofer in mom’s bewwy” — referring to the ultrasound photo :)

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53 comments

  1. Melinda

    10/22/2013

    Congratulations! I have a daughter and then a son (20 months younger) and it is so much fun. The first year is a learning experience, but I think that is the case with a second child, no matter what the genders of the two are. But now, (they are 4.5 and 3), they are best friends.

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  2. Linda Bolt

    10/22/2013

    Wonderful news! And so glad the baby looks healthy. I liked having children of both sexes, because it kept our family balanced.

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  3. KimH

    10/22/2013

    So cute… all of you! Congrats on that baby boy! My 2 girls were 2 years & 3 months apart… I loved having them so close.. It was easier having 2 babies than figuring out how to deal with 1 the first time…

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  4. Shannon

    10/22/2013

    Congrats and happy to hear all is well with mama and baby!

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  5. Debbie

    10/22/2013

    Congratulations! May God continue to bless your family. I have a daughter than our son. I love how my daughter looks out for her little brother. He often goes to her for advice and that’s pretty sweet. I can trust her to give him sound advice. You will have fun and busy times ahead as your little ones are the same age difference as mine. I did not have too many times that they were both crying at the same time, but some. On a selfish note…I hope you will still be able to keep your site going as I love to read it! God Bless and have a safe healthy delivery!

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  6. Charissa

    10/22/2013

    So exciting!! Congratulations!!

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  7. Shelly

    10/22/2013

    Congratulations! A boy will be so much fun! It will give Dave a little ballplayer to coach. (Although Nora may be one, too.) ;) Dave will enjoy it and, as someone said earlier, the bond between mother and son is very special. Can’t wait to hear all about it.

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  8. Aa.

    10/22/2013

    Congratulation! I prray you are all happy and healthy, that is all that matter! :)

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  9. Gayle

    10/22/2013

    Congratulations! I had a daughter first, and then a son. They are now a Senior and a Freshman in high school and they are best friends. They do spat occasionally, but they are always there for each other and I wouldn’t want it any other way :) Enjoy your growing family!

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  10. Sandy K

    10/22/2013

    Congratulations to you all. I look forward to you blogging your pregnancy.

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  11. Ree Klein

    10/22/2013

    How AWESOME, Andrea! I’m so excited for you and your family. It should be fun hearing how Nora responds to her baby brother once he arrives!

    Congratulations,
    Ree

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  12. Five4FiveMeals

    10/22/2013

    You’re going to love having a boy. I have two baby boys and they are the light of my life. Boys are cuddly and sweet.

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  13. Kristen @ Joyfully Thriving

    10/22/2013

    How exciting! My husband and I have our ultrasound tomorrow to see if our baby is a boy or girl. Like you, we will be excited either way…but it will make planning a bit easier! :-) You look wonderful, Andrea, and I’m happy to hear that Nora is excited about her new brother!

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Kristen – I’ll be excited to hear your news too :)

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    JoDi Reply:

    Well, the first pix OUTSIDE the womb, I mean! LOL

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    JoDi Reply:

    Oops! That was supposed to be a reply to my comment below, but my silly tablet moved it up. Should have waited until I was on my laptop! :-)

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  14. JoDi

    10/22/2013

    Congratulations! Thanks for sharing the news. Will be looking forward to seeing the first pix of Baby Boy Dekker!

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  15. Olga

    10/22/2013

    That’s so wonderful! Congratulations!

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  16. Tania

    10/22/2013

    Congratulations on the news of your new baby boy to both you and Dave, and to Nora. The photo of Nora kissing the ultrasound photo with those big eyes peeking over the top is just adorable. Lovey news for all of you!

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  17. Krisna

    10/23/2013

    Yipee! That’s so wonderful…and Nora is so cute kissing the ultrasound photo. She loves him already. Can’t wait to see the little one. Have you thought of his name? :-)

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  18. Jessica

    10/23/2013

    Aww, congrats!! Little boys are SO much fun! :)

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  19. Carle

    10/23/2013

    Congratulations! I agree, boys are lots of fun, and your big yard will be full of laughs with sis and bro running around! :)

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  20. Marlene

    10/23/2013

    YAYYY! Congratulations!!! Woo-Hoo!!

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  21. Deanna

    10/23/2013

    Congrats!!! So exciting. Our first was a girl and we had a boy 27 1/2 months later. They are both a ton of fun and I want to know why I have heard so many people complain that boy clothes aren’t as cute and fun to shop for. They are so!

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  22. ami

    01/01/2014

    Help please. I will have a 2 year old and newborn as well. They are due exactly 2 years apart and I have no idea on a schedule for them…btw i’m due in June

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