5 Month Bumpdate {Gender Reveal}

I am 19 weeks pregnant and the time is flying by. In fact, I wish it would slow down just a bit because we have done absolutely nothing to prepare for baby M2 except for signing up for the daycare wait list. Anyway, let’s get down to the most exciting update…the gender reveal…

We officially received gender confirmation at my anatomy scan last week. To reveal the news to our families we gave them confetti poppers and an envelope containing the name…

Baby M2 is a…BOY! 

We are absolutely thrilled to welcome a little man to our family. And I am so hoping that he is a total mama’s boy since Caroline absolutely favors her daddy. We’ll see!

We knew we wanted to use another family name for our little boy and both of us agreed it would be so special to honor both of our dad’s, so we chose Thomas Dean Marcellino. Thomas is Matt’s dad’s name (and also Matt’s middle name) and Dean is my dad’s name. We love the name Thomas Dean and both of our dad’s were so excited and surprised when we told them. I also think “Tommy” is a really cute little boy name although Matt adamantly says he’ll be called “Thomas”. Oh, and although it’s a total coincidence, Matt and I also met at Thomas Street Tavern (you can read that story here).

Other less exciting pregnancy updates…

  • Sleeping good and feeling good for the most part. There are definitely nights of pregnancy insomnia and days of extreme exhaustion sprinkled in but for the most part I am reminded of how much I love the second trimester, minus the lovely round ligament pains.
  • The flutters have begun and I forgot how much I love feeling movement in my tummy!
  • Craving carbs (bagels, pastas, french fries, etc.), ice cream and candy these days. I have also created a million excuses for not working out these past few months.
  • I’m officially up 7 pounds and my regular clothes are no longer
    comfortable so I pretty much only wear dresses these days. While
    unpacking my box of maternity clothes I realized 60% of my wardrobe from
    my last pregnancy consisted of leggings. So I decided to purchase these, these and these on sale from Destination Maternity last week. 
  • “Pregnancy brain” coupled with “mommy brain” is no joke. I forget a lot of things these days, feel scattered all the time and have done my fair share of dumb things lately.
  • Lastly, we have decided we’re going to let Thomas and Caroline share a room and see how it goes. This may be the worst idea of all time but we’re going to give it a shot. Plus we would only have to buy an extra crib instead of furnishing an entire new nursery. Any mama’s with room sharing experience, I would love to know your thoughts!

And for fun – 19 weeks pregnant with Caroline (post)!




  1. Paige
    February 23, 2015 / 12:33 pm

    Congrats! I love being a mom of boys! Those confetti poppers and nametag are the cutest! Where did you find them? I don't think I'll be doing another gender reveal—but just in case!!

  2. Shannon @ Sweet Tea Sippin' on Mayberry
    February 23, 2015 / 1:02 pm

    Congrats!! I love how you did the confetti announcement!

  3. Jillian
    February 23, 2015 / 1:03 pm

    19 weeks already!! hoooray for a baby boy 🙂 xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  4. Caley-Jade Rosenberg
    February 23, 2015 / 1:05 pm

    YIPPEE YAY for a sweet little boy! I am so excited for you my friend – your perfect little pigeon pair! And I love his name too, so strong! x

  5. All Things Big and Small
    February 23, 2015 / 1:20 pm

    Congratulations! What a cute way to do the announcement!

  6. Jessica
    February 23, 2015 / 1:20 pm

    I just KNEW it was a boy! Oh, Christina, you are going to just love having a little man. The bond between a mama and her son is the sweetest. I am so excited to be getting ready to welcome a daughter into our little family, but everyone says to prepare myself for her to be a daddy's girl. I'm OK with that because my son is a mama's boy and I love it. And so will you:) So excited for you! And love the name! So sweet that it's so full of meaning for both of your families. Perfect!

  7. Cherish {A Girl, A Guy & A Golden}
    February 23, 2015 / 1:35 pm

    How are you almost halfway?! I feel like it was just yesterday you made your big announcement. Love the name you picked, so classic!

  8. Karen Chung
    February 23, 2015 / 1:54 pm

    Congratulations on a boy!! Aw you'll family will be so adorable, I'm so happy for you! Love that name and the family significance, I'm sure your dads feel so honored!!xoxoKarenhttp://kensingtonwest.me.uk

  9. Ashley @ Life on the Parsons Farm
    February 23, 2015 / 2:42 pm

    We are starting the adoption proces again and will be adopting a boy this time so that Ellie can have a brother. Our plan is for them to share a room as well! My husband is named Thomas. Although many of his friends and family call him Tom, I prefer to call him Thomas or Tommy on occasion.

  10. Bekah Walsh
    February 23, 2015 / 2:45 pm

    Yay! How exciting! Great name!

  11. Amanda
    February 23, 2015 / 2:54 pm

    Love the name!!! I love family names! Can't wait to hear more about the nursery sharing. I think it is a perfect, not to mention economical, idea!

  12. Amy
    February 23, 2015 / 2:54 pm

    How exciting!! Congratulations!! I love the name Thomas. It is my son's middle name. 🙂 I'm glad you're feeling well.

  13. Erin
    February 23, 2015 / 2:59 pm

    Congrats! How exciting is this?!?! I had my daughter first…and then my son…boys are so different but equally rewarding!! And as always, lots of prayers headed your way….

  14. LHWinstead
    February 23, 2015 / 3:36 pm

    Congratulations to you & your sweet family!! How exciting! I love that you're going to try out sharing a nursery- can't wait to hear how it goes 🙂

  15. Sarah O
    February 23, 2015 / 4:01 pm

    Yay for baby boy! So excited for you and the family. I love the name.

  16. Melissa Smith
    February 23, 2015 / 4:01 pm

    Congratulations! I adore my little boy. He is just the sweetest little thing (of course…he's only 4 months but still lol). I would love to hear how room sharing works! We live in a 2 bd townhome so if we have another little one while we are here (which we probably will since I want them close in age), we won't have a choice but to have them share a room. Can't wait to see how you decorate to accommodate that.

  17. Brittany Fry @ The 26th of August
    February 23, 2015 / 4:17 pm

    Yay for a little boy! I love the name you have picked out and the meaningfulness you guys made to it. Congrats!

  18. Toni :O)
    February 23, 2015 / 4:24 pm

    Hooray congrats! Sounds like a very strong name! Welcome to the land of all things Hot Wheels!

  19. rachel
    February 23, 2015 / 4:53 pm

    Yay!!! Little boys are the best! 🙂 And what a great, strong name. Glad you are feeling well, and I totally feel you on the carbs and candy. Bagels and Skittles have been my downfall these days! 🙂

  20. Shayna @ The Fancy Yancey
    February 23, 2015 / 5:08 pm

    Aww congratulations!!! Sooo exciting that you'll have one of each!! & I absolutely love his name!!

  21. Owen Ross Davis
    February 23, 2015 / 5:11 pm

    Congrats momma! A little girl and boy… The best of both worlds!

  22. sayyestohappy
    February 23, 2015 / 5:13 pm

    So special and fun that you get to experience having both a boy AND a girl! Love the meaningful name! Excited for your family!!

  23. Annie
    February 23, 2015 / 5:41 pm

    My 2 boys have been sharing a room since the younger one was 1 month old (he's 11 months now). They have a much bigger age gap than your kiddos will, but it has worked well for us and we've found they sleep through each other's night wakings. The only tricky thing is that they have a hard time falling asleep if they're both in there awake, so we stagger bedtimes a little. We put the baby down and then read a few extra stories to big brother. Both of them are total mama's boys, and I love it! Congratulations!

  24. Stephanie
    February 23, 2015 / 6:34 pm

    My boys share a room (granted they are 2.5 years apart) and it has been wonderful! I was so nervous to actually put the baby in there but after 4 months in our room I just bit the bullet and did it. The first week was a little rough but after that my big one got used to the baby noises (and probably vice versa) and now the baby can wake up and cry and my toddler doesn't even stir. One thing to know is that toddlers sleep very soundly!!! I am sure Caroline will be a pro!

  25. Jo
    February 23, 2015 / 7:26 pm

    A BOY! Congrats sweet girl! Wonderful strong name too! Love following along through this great adventure!

  26. Hannah
    February 23, 2015 / 8:04 pm

    Oh, how exciting! Congratulations to you all! I love his name, how sweet that you can honor both of your dads! Our little ones are going to share a room too. We've put in the big boy bed already and have adjusted to that, now there's an empty crib in the room waiting to be filled by the new little guy. I'm hoping and praying the room sharing goes well, we shall see. Right now I'm thinking the baby won't even sleep in the room at night until he sleeps though most of the night…

  27. Christy
    February 23, 2015 / 8:50 pm

    I'm so excited for you and you look adorable!!!!

  28. Traci
    February 23, 2015 / 8:55 pm

    Congratulations!!! My hubs is Dean & well before I met him Dean was my boy name.

  29. Courtney
    February 23, 2015 / 8:58 pm

    Congratulations!!! I love all of the classic names coming back! Such a great name choice 🙂

  30. rox
    February 24, 2015 / 1:05 am

    AHHH! I guessed wrong! But I'm so happy I did – a BOY! Yay!!! We are so excited for our little boy's arrival, too!Love the name, love that it has meaning. Same with us. Conner Jack….Conner = great grandparents' last name, Jack = my dad's middle name. Pregnancy brain is in full effect here, too. I can't imagine pregnancy brain + mommy brain! Ha! Hang in there, lady! It's totally worth it!And how COOL is that – they will share a room! They'll be so close in age, I think it will be perfect!Have I said how happy I am for y'all?!?! 🙂

  31. Brettni @ Bringing Up Brumfields
    February 24, 2015 / 2:06 am

    Yay!! And I love the name y'all chose.

  32. Samma
    February 24, 2015 / 4:36 am

    So exciting!!! I am just thrilled for y'all and I adore the name. My dad is a Thomas, so I'm quite partial, myself.

  33. Life as a Mrs.
    February 24, 2015 / 12:54 pm

    Yay! Congratulations!!

  34. Laura Wyatt
    February 24, 2015 / 7:41 pm

    i can't tell you how excited and happy these posts make me – maybe it's because i know how awesome your babies are/will be 🙂

  35. Ashley Thome
    February 24, 2015 / 8:25 pm

    Congrats!!! Love the name!!

  36. Liz | Ellie and Addie
    February 24, 2015 / 8:33 pm

    Yay for little boys! And I love his name!

  37. Courtney
    February 24, 2015 / 9:10 pm

    Congratulations! I have an older girl and younger boy, 17 months apart. She is the BEST big sister and is such a big helper. We didn't want to have to buy another crib, so, believe it or not, we put her in a big girl bed at 15 months. She still slept on top of covers, etc. but you would not believe how it was probably the easiest thing we've ever done. She never once got out of bed, and would only call us when she needed something. We moved our little boy out of the crib around 18 months, and again, never had a single problem with them getting out and exploring! We moved her out of the crib prior to the new baby coming, so she was used to it and it wasn't too much transition, too soon. But, from my experience, i'd move them out early. Makes the transition super easy, plus you don't need another crib!

  38. Jodi
    February 24, 2015 / 11:06 pm

    Very exciting! Congrats on your baby boy!!

  39. Alexandra Bee Blog
    February 26, 2015 / 2:13 pm

    How exciting…a boy and a girl, perfect! Love that you are honoring both of your dad's in the name!!

  40. Sara McCarty
    February 27, 2015 / 3:56 am

    Congrats!! One of each is just so perfect! There is something so incredibly special about having a little boy too. Love the name you chose. Thomas and Dean were both on our list when choosing a name for our son! Love!

  41. Kelly @ Familiar Joy
    February 27, 2015 / 12:14 pm

    How fun!!! Boys are very different from girls, and its fun to watch that unfold. Life will be louder, rowdier, messier, but never better.

  42. ChalkSouthernToMe
    March 11, 2015 / 1:24 am

    Congratulations!! I love the name Thomas Dean too! Xo, Stephanie

  43. Leigh Powell Hines
    May 7, 2015 / 1:58 pm

    Congratulations. What a beautiful name.

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