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16 Jun

Baby Tripp gender reveal!


we’re so excited for this little guy to join our family and are over the moon that we are going to have a precious little son to raise.

waiting to find out the gender was so hard! we actually couldn’t wait so i booked an appointment at a local ultrasound clinic at 14 weeks to see if we could get a clear read {my OBGYN doesn’t do it until 20 weeks}. it was actually the morning before we flew out to shoot our announcement photos in Carlsbad, and we were really hoping to know then! BUT… baby Tripp had his legs crossed the entire time so we couldn’t see anything, haha! they were very patient and tried all different imaging and angles to find out the gender but we left empty-handed. not wanting to wait any longer to find out the gender of our first child, we decided to opt for a blood test, which has an accuracy of 99%. we went to a clinic, they took my blood, and a couple weeks later we got a call from our OBGYN that a very special envelope had arrived at their office!

we hopped in the car, showed up at the office, and went into a back room with our favorite nurse practitioner, Tammy {she’s curvy and amazing and has been so incredibly helpful during our pregnancy. she follows us both and has been so kind to answer our crazy questions at the office or via text or DM!}. we opened the envelope and our eyes scanned the page trying to find the answer, but all we were seeing was a bunch of complicated medical lab text and didn’t know what to make of anything. luckily, at the bottom of the page, Tammy had scribbled in pen for us: “it’s a boy! congratulations!! 

obviously, robbie was over the moon when we got the news. he’s really wanted a little boy to carry on the Tripp name and to be his little basketball buddy, etc. like most couples i’ve chatted with, mom hopes for a girl and dad hopes for a boy. i’ll keep it 100% real with all of you, i needed a day to process it! i think i had always just naturally imagined having a baby girl, and i even had a good friend of mine text me before she even knew i was pregnant and tell me she dreamed i had a baby girl {i’m a huge believer in dreams}. in my mind, for some reason, i just assumed it was going to be a girl. so when the moment finally came, i didn’t really know how to wrap my head around it. fortunately, two things happened in the following days that completely changed my perspective and made me so so excited for our little baby boy!

first, i came across a quote on a pregnancy resource site that touched my heart so deeply it brought me to tears. it was in reference to a mom telling her story about fully expecting to have a baby girl but then being told she was having a boy. the answer from her friend? “The world truly needs more good men! And the universe knew you were up for the task!” that simple phrase changed my mindset immediately and reminded me that this is what’s meant to be and that i’ve been given the divine responsibility to raise our little guy to be a good man in this crazy world.

second, i talked with sooooo many of my friends and blogger moms who couldn’t say enough good things about being a boy mom. they told me: “little girls are sassy and independent, while little boys are just so sweet and cuddly to their moms. trust me, you will love having a little boy. i couldn’t imagine anything else.” the more i imagined our sweet little guy who shares mine and Robbie’s features cuddling up to me and going to his future basketball games and dressing him in little Jordans, i was officially back in action, haha!

we are so thrilled to meet Baby Tripp and cuddle him so tight. and you all may be interested to know… we actually already have his name picked out!! we’re 99% sure it’s the one. i even had a dream that’s what i called our baby boy and that’s when we knew it was real. we will be waiting until he is born to share his name, but it’s so fun to refer to him already with what we’ve chosen. makes it feel so real! so excited to see his little face and welcome him into our life!

thank you all for sharing in this most joyous moment with us. we can’t wait to continue sharing the journey with you! this week we’ll be posting the video on YouTube of us telling all our family members and closest friends that we’re pregnant! it’s such a heartwarming memory to have and such a fun video to see everyone’s reactions. stay tuned!

from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for making Baby Tripp feel so loved already! we took these photos in his nursery {can’t wait to start decorating!}  in our new home! we are so excited to start decorating as his arrival gets closer and make him feel right at home.  xx

ps: 23 weeks pregnant today, which means i’m officially 6 months in {!!!!!}! Baby Tripp is the size of a grapefruit and growing lots!

this is one of my favorite photos from the shoot!
can’t get over the teeny, tiny baby Nike Air Force 1’s to match dad!!!

hats from Friday Apparel

couldn’t resist getting matching Nike Cortez shoes with baby boy, either!
i’m wearing the largest in the kids’ sizes.

wearing the xl in my polka dot dress:

photos by Audrey Coons

  • Britt Z

    Congratulations!!! So happy for you! I’m the girliest girl there is and I have two boys and wouldn’t change a thing! They are the sweetest, cuddliest babes who really do love their mama. You are going to love being a boy mom!

    June 16, 2019 at 4:59 pm Reply
  • Andrea

    Congratulations! I had a boy first followed by two girls. I must say, my boy is the most attached to me. He loves spending time with Daddy, but he still asks me every night to cuddle with him until he falls asleep. He’s also the sweetest with his sisters, although they have their normal share of sibling disagreements, he leaves them notes telling them he loves them and fixes up their beds with their favorite stuffed animals.
    Motherhood is quite the adventure! So happy for your little family!

    June 16, 2019 at 5:38 pm Reply
  • Kathy

    Your newborn will be almost the size of his Dad’s sneaker! I know because my husband took a picture of his shoe next to the baby & the sneaker was a bit larger (size13). Enjoy the remainder of your pregnancy!

    June 16, 2019 at 5:58 pm Reply
  • Becka York

    So sweet! I have one girl and one boy, and expecting another boy in August. Not going to lie, I also wanted a girl this time (I think because of the clothes), but my son is the sweetest thing. It has been true for us, we have a sassy girl and a sweet, easy going boy :). You will love being a boy mom! Just reading your blog is getting me more excited about welcoming my new little one.

    June 16, 2019 at 6:01 pm Reply
  • Christina

    Congrats!! Fellow boy mom here :) Also super girly, I love all things pink and sparkly and princess – and my boy loves all things super hero, sports, etc – and I couldn’t love being a boy mom more! I think that quote is SO true – this world definitely needs more good men and I hope that hubby & I are raising one of them! I just love the two of you and know that you will raise a wonderful boy to respect and love all people :) Sending love and well wishes for the 2nd half of your pregnancy!!

    June 16, 2019 at 6:02 pm Reply
  • Haley Bottini

    Congrats!! We did not find out the gender of our baby until I delivered. I swore it was a girl and even bought some girl infant outfits that I just needed to have. When I delivered our baby, and my husband told me “It’s a boy!”….I responded with “You’re joking!!”. So I totally understand the instant confusion and disappointment. But I have to tell you now that my son just turned 2 yesterday, I wouldn’t have it any other way!!! He truly is he biggest Mommas boy and being a boy mom is so much fun…dirty and messy…but fun!! Congrats again!!

    June 16, 2019 at 6:04 pm Reply
  • Tammy

    You guys are the cutest! And thanks for the “curvy and amazing” compliment.
    I can’t wait to see this little man!

    June 16, 2019 at 6:34 pm Reply
  • Holland Lind

    Congrats!!! I come from a families of boys and I agree with everything said, I promise you will LOVE it :):):):):):)

    June 16, 2019 at 8:21 pm Reply
  • Kristin Brandon

    Congratulations !! Love following your journey. I am 15 weeks pregnant with a little boy myself. I wanted to thank you for being so candles and open with your feelings. I had all the same feelings, too. I also love the quote about raising a good man. I am up for the task and so excited !!

    June 16, 2019 at 10:38 pm Reply
  • Amanda Weber

    Congrats!!❤ I love how real you are about things. I totally had the same set back when I discovered Im pregnant with a boy when I previously had SO many dreams about having a girl. Im so happy and it couldn’t be more perfect, but it was a surprise for sure! You and your husband will certainly raise good boys that will become great men. That really is what this world needs! They will have their father as a great example. Thanks for being you, Sarah. ? You are a light in this world.

    June 17, 2019 at 6:22 pm Reply
  • Sarima Jasmin

    Hi Sarah, thanks for keeping it real and sharing your feelings when you first found out about having a boy. Honestly, I just found out myself that I’ll be having a boy and like you, I’ve always imagined having a girl to twin with! Needed to read this to know I’m not the only one but yes, I’m coming round to the idea of raising a baby boy. all that matters is that the baby is happy and healthy. thanks again and all the best with your pregnancy journey! :)

    July 17, 2019 at 9:25 am Reply

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