Wednesday, May 07, 2008

The best Happy Meal ever...

We had our ultrasound today and the baby looks great. The girls and Chip came to the appointment and we were able to find out that we're having a boy!
I told Brock that I would bring him a Happy Meal lunch and if there were nuggets inside the bag, it meant we were having a girl. If there was a burger, it meant we were having a boy and if it was a fish sandwich, it meant we couldn't find out yet.
When I showed up at his third grade classroom door, he practically tore the bag open and his whole face lit up and he started to grin and said, "It's a burger...I got a cheeseburger for lunch...it's a boy!". All his friends and classmates started clapping and cheering for him. It was definitely a proud, really wonderful moment.
We are all just so happy that everything appears normal and healthy and we look forward to the rest of this pregnancy progressing well. If you want to see the layout I made today, it's here.
Yes...today we really did have HAPPY meals. =)

43 comments:

sarah, rsm said...

How wonderful! I am so happy for all of you ~ I might just have to have a Happy Meal myself tonight! :)

Blessings to all!
(I'll have to send the newest Ferlaak a fish bracelet when he arrives.)

Kim said...

I'm thrilled for your family! (Although I would have been thrilled for "blue" or "pink" - I have one of each so I can't pick one over the other!)
CONGRATULATIONS on your news! I will pray everything from here on out goes easily! :)

jackie carl said...

Yay ! Congratulations, Jody...to ALL of you !
What a cute idea for sharing the news w/ Brock !
May the rest of your pregnancy continue to be a healthy one.
Blessings,
Jackie Carl, IN

Kim Hacking said...

So excited for Brock. My oldest son was so excited when we found out my youngest was a boy. He really wanted a brother. YAY!!!! I just had a Happy Meal burger myself for lunch. WEIRD!!

Carrie said...

I can't believe you've already scrapped it! :) You know how happy I am for you...

Anonymous said...

Yea for boys!

Dana said...

Yay, another boy! Congrats to you all. I love the page...soooo cute!

Christy said...

Congratulations!! Brock needed a baby brother!!! I know he must be so thrilled!
Christy :O)

Cyndi said...

oh, happy day! oh, happy day!
wonderful news in a wonderful way!
oh, happy day!
Congratulations!

clg0513 said...

congrats...a new little bundle of blue. I love the way you were able to tell your other son - the happy meal idea was perfect.

Anonymous said...

SO CUTE!!

What a precious story, such a creative way to break the happy news to Brock!

I haven't commented in a LONG time but I still read pretty faithfully. Thanks for directing me to the "Bring the Rain" blog, such a powerful testimony! God is good even when it hurts so bad that you need to cry and scream.

Thanks!
Noel
Yuma,AZ
:-)

the rye family said...

how very exciting!! :)
now i can't wait to hear names - all your kiddos have such cute ones! :)

Stephanie said...

Congratulations Jody and Chip! I'll be praying that the rest of your pregnancy goes well- this baby is very blessed to have you as it's mom!

Bridget =) said...

that is the most darling thing! CONGRATS!!!!!!!

Amy said...

Huge congrats from me! Boys are so wonderful. What a great big brother he will be!

Lea L. said...

Yeah Jody and family!! Congrats on finding out it is a boy!! HUGS to you!

~Lea

Rachel said...

Congrats Jody!! I am sure your son is thrilled to have another male on his side! What a happy day for your family!

Kelly said...

Congrats Ferlaak Family! I can't wait to see pictures of HIM as soon as he joins our world.

The Kahler Family said...

Congratulations Jody and family... especially Chip and Brock!
I'm totally outnumbered with four brothers... fun, fun, fun for you!!
You are so creative, great idea for the reveal!
Congratulations again, and especially that everything looks good! Love the layout... how good are you scrapping right away!
Angie

asnipofgoodness said...

Congrats, and fun fun layout!!!

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOODNESS! I love the way you shared your news with your son! That's awesome! Congratulations! Much love and excitement for your whole family and your little burger!
Jen Wagner in Cali

jewell said...

So happy for you!!!!!!!!

Heather said...

A boy! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

So you going to name him "Ronald" after Ronald McDonald and tell him one day he was the happy meal toy for Brock before he was ever born! :)

MH72 said...

Congratulations!
And what a fun way to tell the big brother :-)

Misty said...

Congrats!!! That is SOOO sweet - the happy meal thing. But haven't you ever heard the ultrasound lady call girl parts hamburgers? lol! I bet that truely was a great moment at lunch and your layout about it was super cute. Congrats again!

memphislis said...

A BOY! I am shocked! I really thought it would be another girl but I am so happy for Brock. Now when do we learn the name? You have the coolest names.

Stacy said...

That has to be the cutest scrapbook page I've ever seen! How creative!!

Congratulations on your very good news. Oh, and for the record, I hope you continue blogging. I'd miss visiting your site:) It's uplifting and REAL. Two things that are often hard to find in this day and age.

House of Big Cheese said...

Yay!

Congrats!

Scrappytbear said...

Wonderful news, congratulations!

Susan said...

Congratulations! How exciting to have another boy!

LAJJmom said...

Congratulations, Jody! I voted "boy" on your survey...I just knew Brock was due for a brother! I will be praying that the rest of the pregnancy continues to go easy for you. You look great, by the way. Take care!

Tabitha said...

Congratulations ~ that's great news!! I am so pleased that everything is going well for you ~ now you can sit back and enjoy the rest of the pregnancy!!
Love
Tabitha X

{ME} said...

YAY IT's a BURgER...
So happy for you.

Amanda said...

CHEEEEEESEBURGER!!!! Congrats. So happy for you all :-)

Jenny~ said...

Jody ~ I'm so excited for you guys. Either one would have been a blessing, but I know Brock has to be happy to have a brother with all the girls in the family. Let's talk names! Colton? Carter? Sutton? Holden (a popular one for kids where I work)? Clayton? Atcher? Mason? Owen? Tate? Cade? Alec? Cass? Garrett? Quinn? (Can you tell I love playing with baby names?)

Britney said...

Jody, that is THE CUTEST way I've ever heard it told! what a cute idea- i love his reaction. Congrats!!!!!!!

*Jilly* said...

OMG..you are so cute with the way you delivered the news to Chip! So sweet:)

Congratulations!!!

*Jilly* said...

I mean Brock..woopsie:)

Regina said...

yay - how wonderful! and what another great memory you just made!!!

Anonymous said...

Whoo Hoo!!! Congratulations!! What a cute idea on how to make the announcement to Brock! You are so clever!!
WSL (Wisconsin Sandwich Lady)

The Schaaf Family said...

I've been a lurker for sometime and just had to comment. That is just the absolute best way to share the news! Love it!!!!

Congrats on the baby boy!!

Chip and Dani Brown said...

This is SO late...I haven't been on in awhile....but YAY for a boy : ) I bet Brock is REALLY excited! Our little boys will only be 2 months apart, and that excites me. Congratulations!