After we left the doctor office, we met family at a local Mexican restaurant to unveil the news. Mom and Judy had shown up early to setup the "reception". The table was covered with pink and blue burp cloths and various gifts for girls or boys. The "chips & salsa" guy must have been so confused. Rachel and I both wore black jackets to hide the color of our shirts which would reveal the baby's sex. Once we called Ed to remind him that we were having a baby, he finally showed up and we unzipped the jackets. Everyone cheered... even some of Dad's Harley riding gang who were at the next table.
Our boy's name will be Mason James Lackey. Mason means "stoneworker". That particular nugget did not factor into us choosing this name at all. Rachel really liked it the first time she heard it and she kept on until I gave up. Now, I like it too honey! James is the first name of my Dad and Granddad.
It's so real now that we know who he is. I don't know how anyone waits 9 months to find out. I Love him so much already and I can't wait to hold him for the first time.
Here is a photo of Mason...
Here is a 5 minute video clip of the ultrasound. I edited out most of the Alien scenes.