IT'S A BOY: We had planned to find out the gender as soon as we could, which was 13 weeks. (We went to an ultrasound technician for this!) Everyone around me felt that we were having a boy including myself! I was way too scared to admit it to anyone, besides Zach, because I didn't want to get my hopes up and end up sad if we were having a girl. Girls are TOTALLY rad, don't get me wrong, but my family has not had a biological boy in the family for FOUR generations. Can you imagine that pressure?! As soon as the technician said, "It's a boy!" Zach shouted a "YESSS" SO STINKIN LOUD while I just sat there. IN. SHOCK. I couldn't believe it. We had a few names picked out for either gender; Hendrix Lou was one of the choices for a boy, along with a few others that we'll be saving for future babes ;) We looked at each other right away and both said "He's a Hendrix". The freaky thing that happened right after was that right when we got in the car, the radio came on and "Fire" by Jimi Hendrix was playing! WHAT... We are big Jimi fans but felt the meaning was more important to us so we looked into it beforehand. Hendrix means "Powerful" and we were like, YES, SOLD. We wanted a simpler, but cute middle name to go along. I was on my Spotify the night before we found out the gender and the Velvet Underground came on. Listening to Lou Reed singing "Rock and Roll" got me thinking about his name so I excitingly suggested to Zach at that moment. We looked into the meaning which is "warrior". Our son's name literally means "Powerful Warrior". And that he is.
**Side note** We just got our maternity photos done last week and OMG, we are dying. I didn't care for the stereotypical "white dress in a flowery field" look; I wanted black, edginess, gloom, and snake boots. (And I looked long and hard for THE perfect snake boots!) Thank you to my good friend, Jaicee Morgan, for helping me bring my vision to life!