Monday, February 26, 2007

IT'S A BOY!!!!!

Mere words cannot express the joy and excitement in my heart. As most of my blog friends and regular readers know, I am the proud daddy of four little girls, ages nine, six, four, and two. My wife is expecting our fifth child and we were pleased to discover today, my wife being nineteen weeks and five days, that we are expecting our first BOY! Notice in the picture to the left that he is waving to us and might be giving us the thumbs up; "Every thing's OK in here. How are you all out there?" Notice the little guy looks just like me, doesn't he? Wait...everybody in the blogosphere thinks I look like a car...

Imagine that, I am going to have a son! We have to go buy all new clothes, not to mention that I need to buy fishing poles (a priority), baseball gloves, balls, and bats, and I need to put a .22 rifle away. Or maybe a 20 gauge. And a chocolate lab. Matchbox cars. I need Matchbox cars! And Tonka trucks...a football, and there is this great trebuchet in the Vision Forum catalog I can now get with adequate justification..."Honey, our son needs that trebuchet!!!"

I enjoy playing baby dolls, having tea parties ["I am Mrs. Nesbitt! Tell me I look good in the hat!" (Blog satisfaction to who can name that movie quote!)], and Little People. Now it will be cowboys, army men, tanks, and mud. It's a boy! And in the picture below, you have a shot of the proof, that infamous turtle every daddy looks and hopes for in the ultrasound room! Its been "Big Macs" the last four times, but there you have it!


Christy said...

How wonderful for you and your wife! The ultrasound picture is so amazing...makes me want one!
Unfortunately , I believe I do know the movie you quoted...Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story.(Am I right?) Trust me...I've spent many a day watching Disney flicks with my son and that was one of his faves.
Thanks so much for sharing your news. We are very happy for you!

Anonymous said...

That's super Tony! Congratulations. We have three girls and I don't think there will be any more tries. He will be blessed having all those big sisters. Just try to keep him out of their dress ups and make up!

selahV said...

TONY: that poor little fella! All those girls to mother him. Oh my goodness. He'll be spoiled rotten. I have one question, how come ya didn't take your daughters fishing? My granddaughters love to go fishing. My son taught his girls to play with every bug under the sun. they love worms and roly-polys.
Congratulations! You picked out a name yet? selahV

Heather said...

I can feel the excitement in your post!! And that quote is from Toy Story, of course!



Tony said...


Well, go get one! :)

Thank you for the wonderful words of encouragement. And yep-Toy Story!


If my memory serves me correctly, this is your first comment on my blog. Welcome! Thanks for the link, I will drop by. You are right on-he will be blessed.

Make up and dress-up will be a non issue unless he is dressing out in camo's.

Selah V,

Take heart, I do take my girls fishing. It just isn't the same though. I put on the worms, crickets, etc. They catch the fish, then I have to take it off the hook. My wife is just as bad.

"Ewwwwww! I ain't touching that!!!!!" They want to fish but not do any of the work, ya know? Needless to say, I get no fishing in because I am running back and forth between three other poles; the bottom two aren't quite old enough for it yet. They just play in the mud, which is OK by me.

And my then-three year old, I had to fish her out of the water last summer. THAT WAS FUNNY! (But only after the fact.)It went like this..."Honey, she's (bloop) going in!"


Thanks!! Toy Story-yep! And I am excited!

Heather said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How GREAT! Bys are sooooo fun -- Don't forget the Lionel trains! And the Kinex! And Legos, lots and lots of legos built into spaceships and cars and trains (oh wait that's MY house...)

Oh and Thomas the Tank engine!!


Geoff Baggett said...

Good job, Tony! Yes, you will need to invest heavily in all of the necessary fishing and outdoor equipment. They may even have camo diapers in a few months ... you never know.

Like you, I currently live in a house of women. One wife, two teen-age daughters, one dog, one cat ... all females. But, at 42, I am out of the baby business. :)

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS TONY! But you'll need to be a little patient getting "your" boy. As Brewmaster is quick to point out to everyone, that baby is definitely Mama's the first year or so. Then after that, though, it's all about Dad--you hope!

Have fun shopping!

Tony said...


I cannot wait to get into all that stuff! It will give me a good excuse to buy it all now! My girls are already into Thomas, so that won't be a tough transition.


Brother, you haven't seen Father of the Bride 2, have you? Can you say mid-life crisis???

Just kidding! Yeah, the estrogen levels rage pretty high here, too, though not nearly as high as you have it with two teenagers! Just think, though, I will have four teens in the house at one time. Somebody pass the Advil.


I was hoping to hear from you! Yeah, you're right--my boy will be mama's for a while. But then I get him! Mud, trucks, army men, sling shots!

I feel a Tim Taylor kind of grunt coming on!

Thanks everyone for the kind words! God bless you all!

selahV said...

tony...hilarious story about fishing with the gals. So funny. bloop! Glad ya'll were right there. :) selahV the First

Cameron Cloud said...

Not sure how I missed this post for so long, but CONGRATULATIONS! As the father of two sons, I know how great it is. You've got a lot of good times to look forward to.
(Just spent an hour mountain biking with my son yesterday.)

I'll be praying for you, your wife, and your son.

Tony said...


Wow! Thanks for the prayers. I have cultivated a lot of great memories with my girls, but all my friends with sons say that there is something special about the relationship between a father and son. I absolutely cannot wait!

Gordon Cloud said...

Tony, I have been way behind on visiting my friends' blogs this week, so I am just reading this post.

I am very happy for you and your wife. I pray that God will be with you during the pregnancy, delivery and raising of your son.

God bless.

Tony said...


Thank you for your words of affirmation. I appreciate it and the prayers.

God bless you and yours.

Brandon said...

Conratulations brother! We'll be praying for a healthy pregnancy for both your wife and your son.

You are blessed...

Tony said...


You are blessed.

I must agree! Thanks!

Praying for you...God bless!