he or she

This baby gender reveal has been such an emotional celebration for me. I can’t believe we are actually doing this again! For so long I thought it would never be possible and I’d never feel a child growing inside me again. Then we were allowed one more miracle. I celebrated privately with Daddy Russ and we reveled in the excitement of growing our family.

Then the clouds rolled in. At one point in my pregnancy the HG had so consumed me physically and mentally that when people asked if I wanted a boy or girl I couldn’t even think beyond my sickness. And then through great prayer God laid his hands on me, healing me and allowing that joy to sink back in.

Today celebration has taken on a new definition as we celebrate the sweet BABY BOY that will be arriving in May! It’s funny… everyone kept saying I was having a girl but I KNEW it was a boy (just like I knew Luke was a boy). I’m meant to be the mommy of rambunctious little boys who adore their mother! And I wanted desperately for Luke to have a little brother to share those cars, hunting adventures and more with!

In the gender ultrasound I was so nervous my hands were shaking. When the tech wrote BOY on the screen the tears started streaming across my cheeks as I began this loud laughing/sobbing. The joy just bubbled up and overflowed. I reached out and grabbed Daddy Russ’ hand and contentment found me.

Being pregnant is like having HOPE literally growing inside you. You hope for a safe pregnancy, healthy baby and then you hope for the person they will become.

I’m so GRATEFUL to be experiencing this hope again. Thank you all for sharing in it!

Sweet Baby Boy: Your Daddy and I love you more than you will ever know. You have been hoped for, prayed for and will now be loved over forever. Thank you for bringing a joy to my life that I thought I would never experience again.

This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Tori

A HUGE thank you to Neiman Marcus for partnering with me on this baby gender reveal! It was truly a dream come true! And another thank you to the incredibly talented Dante Castro for taking this girl’s imagination and capturing it in a stunning video!

A Baby Gender Reveal

29 Responses

  1. Ka Coben

    Congratulations Tori and Russ. What a true miracle this little guy is. I know your mom must be beyond thrilled too, even with the yucky flu bug. A light in the darkness. Will continue to keep all of you in my prayers

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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      Thank you so much, Ka! I’m so glad mom and Don have such wonderful neighbors!!

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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      Thank you so much!! It’s really been lots of fun!

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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      Love you very much and am so grateful to have had you as a friend these last couple of months!

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  2. Kimmie

    I love the reveal and done in a fashionable way of course (such a great collar between you and Neiman)! So cute – praying for you and your growing family!

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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      That means so much coming from you! Thank you beautiful Kimmie!!!

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  3. Jennifer Hatton

    Congratulations! A house of boys is a blessing – always something fun to laugh at, wrestle about and boys sure do love their moms 🙂 can’t wait to meet the new addition!
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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      Thank you!!! I have a feeling our house is going to get much louder!!

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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      I’m so excited for Luke to have a brother!

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  4. gmaj

    That was beautiful; brought tears to my eyes! I celebrate with you, Russ and Luke.

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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      So glad you liked it! Love you Grandma Joyce!

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  5. Marina

    Wheeeeeeeeeeee!!! I’m sooooo happy..for Luke, for both of you and this precious blessing you are celebrating. God is so good!!

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  6. Ellen

    I am SO happy for you! Your wish is coming true. I haven’t met very many other moms who wanted 2 boys like me. Happiness all around!!

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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      Thank you!!! It’s cause I want to rule the roost! hehe!!

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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      Thank you friend!! I’ll be coming to you for advice!

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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      You are welcome to come over anytime to get your baby fix!!

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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      Thank you so much! I hope you are doing well!

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