Family over 3 years ago by Liz Adams

Our New Baby • Gender Reveal

Charlie and Jack have something they want to tell you!

These two: the most enthusiastic, love-filled, emotional and vibrant little boys are going to be the best big brothers. Charlie already owns his role well but this time feels different. He is older, more aware, ready to take on any duty thrown his way, ready to nurture and so excited to see our family grow. He asks me every morning, “mama, is the baby still in your tummy?” and tells everyone “we have a baby coming for Christmas.” Jack is aware and slightly concerned that his title of Baby Jack is about to be taken by an actual baby. But I’m pretty sure we will always call him Baby Jack because that’s who he is to us. Our sweet, sensitive, needy, concerned, skeptical little Jack (who has been this way since day one) gives my belly kisses, will follow in his older brother’s footsteps, will probably pout for attention but I envision he will want to sit quietly and gently hold his new sibling and the two of them will have their own special bond. The two babies.

Motherhood has taught me so much about myself. It’s taught me to release expectations, to be content in the most mundane moments, to relax, to prioritize what’s really important, to LIVE life instead of rush through it. It’s funny to think back on what I envisioned motherhood to be when I was pregnant with Charlie – little did I know that it would be a far more beautiful experience than I ever imagined (but in a much messier way). It’s been the most life altering change that has not only made me a better person but has opened my eyes to the real joys in life. I live for these two and I can’t wait to add one more peanut to our team.

I always knew I wanted three kids, Dave was harder to convince. But last week when we were in our 20 week ultrasound, watching our baby move around and nuzzle into my tummy. The heartbeat flickering and little hands and feet pushing against me, the tech confirmed the sex and Dave and I looked at each other with tears in our eyes simultaneously thinking “this is exactly how it should be.”

A baby boy.

How lucky are we that we get to add another boy to these two that we adore so much. I get so excited just thinking about the three of them growing up together, walking to school, always having a friend in each other, protecting each other and just being ours. We feel so blessed.

Honestly, I can’t imagine it any other way. And don’t get me started on how much I love a fresh, buttery baby boy. Oh my gosh I can’t wait.

So for now we will wait and count down until the holidays when Charlie says “my brother, Jojo Dinosaur, is coming for Christmas.”

Thank you for all of your support, your excitement over our announcement and your love for our family. It’s crazy to think some of you have followed us since before we were married and now here we are. We are so grateful for you, truly. We can’t wait to share this next part of our story with you.

Liz and Dave

*our beautiful blue balloons are from Waterlemon, the cutest place ever.

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  1. Oh my gosh!!! I’m crying tears of happiness for you guys! This is so beautiful, Liz. I’m one who’s followed you since before you were married, and it’s been so much fun going through all these stages of life following along with you (I have two boys too, similar in ages to Charlie and Jack). I can’t wait to “meet” this new baby boy! What a blessing. Much love to you and your family!

  2. 3 boys! So wonderful! Congrats to your beautiful fam! I’ve loved following along through the years 💙💙💙

  3. Yayyyyy!! I just had my third son 7 weeks ago! I’m so excited for you, and selfishly for myself 🙂 I had the same feeling when we found out-this is how our family was meant to be! I’m kissing the top of his head now sending you positive thoughts! We got this mama! 🥰

  4. Congratulations from the bottom of my heart!!! Amazing to see how you got married and now how you‘ll have your third baby boy 💙

  5. Congratulations! Your boys are precious and J can’t wait to see this new addition to your sweet little family!

  6. Ahhh I’m crying reading this!! So happy for your sweet family 💕 Baby number 2 is on the way for us and reading about baby Jack totally resonates because my baby Olivia (soon to be big sister) will always be “baby” to me!

  7. As a former 5th grade and middle school teacher I can tell you that BOYS are where it’s at! ☺️ They were my absolute FAVORITES to teach. SO fun and funny and sweet and GOOD to their parents. I always noticed that the moms of boys seemed so much less stressed…ha ha ha maybe it’s those ages. I now am at home with two little boys under my feet and it feels like heaven! It’s what I always wanted. 💙 More sword fights, less eye rolling, more dirt in your house, less dirty looks, more broken bones but less drama…little girls DO come with so many wonderful things too don’t get me wrong. There’s just something so special about a house full of boys. So incredibly happy for you!

  8. Tears in my eyes!! You guys are the ultimate #familygoals. Beautiful and always so full of love. Very excited for you, and best of luck with your rest of your pregnancy! 💛

  9. Congratulations! I am crying happy tears for you all! I have two little girls and hope to one day add a third little girl to our family. Following your story has been a joy!

  10. Omg 3 boys!!! I’m having my 3rd boy too in October (I have a 6 and 2 yr old) so just a little ahead of you Momma and I like you CANNOT wait to see them all grow up and bounce off each other! #ProudBoyMom!

  11. My husband is the oldest of three boys and they have the best relationship! They are incredibly close. I’m pregnant with my second boy and so excited! Congratulations 💙

  12. Ahhh Congratulations!!! So happy for your gorgeous family. I just had my 3rd baby boy in May-agreed that there is nothing better than a gooey fresh baby! Charlie and Jack are so beautiful and I can’t wait to watch your family grow!

  13. I am SOO excited for you and your growing family!! How lucky are you that you get to be the queen of that house?! I have been reading your blog since you and Dave were engaged, and it has been so cool to see everything change over the years 🙂

  14. Yay! Huge congratulations!! I have two boys and hopefully a third one day. Boys are the best!! 💙🚜🦖

  15. Congratulations! Boys and brothers are wonderful! I have two myself and love being a boy mom! They are both in college now and I could not be prouder of them. Enjoy!

  16. Congratulations!! This post is so sweet, I love your little family! So happy for you <3 How fun, surrounded by the sweetest boys!

  17. Oh!!!! So excited for you!!! I have 3 boys and it is the best! They all work and live in the city and are the best of friends! I am loving this time so much! Liz….you will be a great boy mom and DAVE will be a great bit dad!♥️Love to you all!!!!

  18. My eyes are watery! Your family is such a bright light on social media to me. I actually deleted Instagram last week, but kept checking your blog in case you posted this update. Three boys is my dream, so I extra love this for you. Just so, so happy for you all.

  19. Congratulations to you and your family, Liz!! I love what you wrote about motherhood, “ little did I know that it would be a far more beautiful experience than I ever imagined (but in a much messier way).” It captures so much! Sending you all the positive vibes for the remainder of your pregnancy and excited to welcome your new sweet baby boy to the world!

  20. So excited for you and your growing family! We just had our third boy, with our other two the same age as Charlie and Jack. I love how you put it: this is exactly how it should be. And that’s right! #boymomsforlife

  21. Mom of three boys here!!! Liz – I cried for like a week straight after I found out I was adding two more boys to our already one boy family. I mourned not shopping for girl clothes and envisioned a future filled with dirty bathrooms, trips to the ER and fart jokes. But you know? It’s seriously awesome. I wouldn’t trade my goofballs for anything. They are the best playmates. You are their forever queen ❤️

  22. This was such a BEAUTIFUL gender reveal! No gimmicks or huge surprises, just heartfelt words. Congratulations!

  23. Oh this just brought tears to my eyes! So many people would hope for that last baby to be a girl, or hope that four you and your genuine joy at another sweet baby boy is so precious. Congratulations!

  24. I’m the mother of three boys—now 19, 17.5, and 16. There is nothing better than being a boy mom. Boys love their mommies and give the best hugs…even when they are big. I am so happy for you!

  25. Congrats on boy #3!! I remember how hard it was for me to have #3 for us and I wanted a girl SO badly and after having two boys.. telling my husband.. what if I cry when they tell us it’s a boy? 🤣 I don’t think I can handle 3 boys! LOL What a joy a new baby is! And a December baby(our middle son Jackson) , too! I have one of those, also! 😉 SO very excited for you. We will be in Chicago next week(my parents home town!)

  26. Oh my gosh! This is so beautiful. Congrats! And I also have a “baby jack” who we will ALWAYS call “baby jack”.

  27. I guessed right!!! Congratulations!!!! My husband is the third of 4 boys and they are a tight crew 🙂 It will be the best!

  28. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am a year into mothering 3 boys – ages 5.5, 3.5, and 1. We didn’t know the gender until delivery, but I always thought of magic of three brothers growing up together and what that bond would be like. Excited that your family will get to experience the same joy!

  29. I have 3 boys! Ages 8, 5, and almost 2! It is a super special club to be a mom of so many boys – there are quite a few of us strong ladies out there!!! But, it’s also the hardest and most chaotic thing I’ve ever done (the pandemic is definitely adding to that though!) Every once in awhile I catch a glimpse of the future and realize how many incredible men I’m going to have in my life and I am so proud. These early years are a tiny bit of work though!😅

  30. Congratulations Liz. You guys are a fantastic couple & make fantastic parents. That boy is so lucky. Best of luck through the end of your pregnancy.

  31. Congratulations!!! As someone who also has two little boys (and can’t help but suspect that our hypothetical future third would totally also be a boy), LOVE seeing beautiful families rock life with little dudes. What happy news!

  32. This was truly a beautiful post. Your words about motherhood made me cry (good understanding tears). The pictures are amazingly and I wish you and your family good health and peace.

  33. Congratulations! I am the mom of three boys (now 22,20 and 17) and it is the best life. I’ll admit I did go through a bit of sadness knowing I’d never have a daughter but it is as it should be. I can’t imagine our family any other way. Enjoy every minute of this time- it goes by too fast.