The second Andrew and I found out a little baby was on the way, we were dying to find out the gender! We didn’t even have the patience to wait for a reveal. Instead, we had the nurse leave us a voicemail which we listened to together. I’ll never, ever forget the moment we heard:
“Congratulations, you’re having a boy!”
The crazy thing is, I’ve always pictured myself having a boy first. No reason why… it’s just what always came to mind. But when I started getting really sick during my first trimester, I had many tell me that’s usually a sign you’re having a girl. So if you had asked me what I predicted it would be, I would have truthfully told you that I had no clue.
It was so hard to keep the secret once we found out! Luckily, we had family trips with both sides planned shortly after we got the news so we were able to tell our parents and siblings in person. We ordered biodegradable poppers and had our families shoot them off. It was so fun to see their reactions, especially because most had guessed girl!
Needless to say, it is so wonderful to now share this special news with you. I’ve loved seeing all of the guesses roll in over the past few weeks… especially when I would wear something pink or blue! :)
Oh, and you didn’t think I’d leave you hanging on his name did you?
Padgitt Bradley Bowman
Andrew and I had this name picked out for our first boy before we ever even found out we were pregnant as a way to honor both of our incredible fathers. “Padgitt” (pronounced “pa-jitt”) is my father’s last name (and my maiden name) and “Bradley” is Andrew’s father’s first name. I’ve dreamed of having a little boy named Padgitt since I was a little girl, and I can’t believe it’s coming true! Now to casually personalize everything.
Slowly getting out of the weeds of morning sickness and reaching fun little milestones like this has been the sweetest thing and has definitely started to put pep back into my step. I pinky promise I’ll have more non-baby content for you soon, but in the meantime, a big thank you for letting me share this piece of my life with you!
Love from the Sunshine State,
P.S. If you have any favorite shops for classic little boy clothing, please leave them in the comments below! I haven’t purchased a single thing besides the teeny pair of cowboy boots and I am giddy to start filling up Padgitt’s closet!