It’s a Boy!

baby announcementI’m so happy to be announcing that I’m expecting a boy for Christmas!  This is our first child and we’re very excited (and terrified) of becoming new parents.  Of course being the Pandora addict that I am, I started planning a baby boy bracelet once we found out what gender the baby is.  I’ve been collecting for the past couple of a months and the bracelet is coming together quite nicely.  I just need to add a few more baby/family beads which I plan to get during the bracelet promotion, and it will be complete.

pandora-baby-boy-braceletI am mostly past the tiredness and have actually had an easy pregnancy so far except for the random aches and pains that I didn’t know are associated with being pregnant.  I have been a little less responsive over the summer and keeping up with the writing has been tough but I’m pretty much back into the swing of things (until the little one arrives anyways!).  It’s going to be a busy fall and holiday so I’ll try to do the best that I can and it’s definitely shaping up to be a busy season.  🙂

Do you have any charms to represent your child(ren)?

  • Nicole Rostock Conrick

    yay!!!!!! Congrats to you and big brother, beau! heart you girlie!

    • Leann

      Thanks, Nicole! I hope they get along, lol.

  • Chelsea P.

    Congrats Leann! Boys are crazy fun!!

    • Leann

      Thanks! We’re happy with a boy :). My husband already wants to buy the “baby” all these toys :P.

      • Chelsea P.

        It’s hard not to buy all the cute little baby toys when you first see them! I had a girl then a boy and wanted to buy all the fun stuff for each! I hope you have the easiest of pregnancies!

        Bless you and your little family! This will definitely be a Christmas to remember!

      • Leann

        Thanks, Chelsea! There’s definitely plenty of fun stuff to buy, we’ll have to exercise some restraint ;).

      • Chelsea P.

        My son has a puppy that was given to him when he was born that he carries to bed every night! He’s four now and it’s looking kinda beat up, but I can’t bear to part with it. He loves it so much!

      • FairObjective

        I received a hardback copy picture book of Good Dog Carl (the sweet Rottweiler who takes care of Baby and the home front while Mom is out shopping and whatnot) at one of my baby showers for my oldest son…many years ago. Ever since my guy was a toddler, he’d want that book “read” to him over & over & over. He still loves Carl, and maintains that he’ll have a Rottweiler of his own someday – all because of that book. I still have the much-loved copy (it’s taped in places with tlc)…I’ll never let it go!

      • Leann

        How sweet! Beau isn’t a fan of children in general, so we’ll just have socialize them together. He’s not a fan of the screaming or running or pulling, and I don’t blame him.

      • FairObjective

        I hear ya…I’m not a fan of that aspect associated with children either! Don’t get me started on “noise-pollution”; I often wish for heavy-duty earplugs.

  • Joyce Holland

    That is wonderful news! Congratulations!

    • Leann

      Thanks, Joyce! 🙂

  • Tracy

    Congratuations! That is the best Christmas gift

    • Leann

      Thanks Tracy! It will be a very special present ;).

  • Martha

    Congratulations Leann! What a wonderful Christmas present! Best wishes for a quick and easy delivery!

    • Leann

      Thanks so much, Martha. I’m still in denial on the delivery part :O.

  • Janet L.

    Congratulations Leann!!!

    • Leann

      Thanks, Janet! 🙂

  • Tina Lienenkamper Neilson

    Congrats Leann!!!! So excited for you!!!

    • Leann

      Thanks, Tina! It’s exciting and scary :D.

  • Justine Pearson-Vickers

    Congratulations Leann that’s wonderful news! 😀 xxx

    • Leann

      Thanks so much! 😀

  • Shinae Podosek

    Congrats! That is wonderful for both you and your husband! You should get the mother/son split heart dangle!

    • Leann

      Thanks, Shinae! I like that one, but I think the enamel is too teal for this baby blue bracelet?

  • Joy

    Congratulations, to you and hubby!

    • Leann

      Thank you, Joy! 🙂

  • Marilyne Vance

    Congratulations Leann. All the best to you and your husband.

    • Leann

      Thank you, Marilyne! 🙂

  • Charmer

    Congratulations to you, your husband, and fur baby, Beau! How exciting for you all!

    • Leann

      Thanks so much! We’re very excited, but I’m not sure Beau knows yet…lol.

  • Leah Pinzon Fernandez

    Congratulations, Leann! 🙂

    • Leann

      Thank you, Leah :D.

  • TammySue

    Oh Boy!! 🙂 Congrats to you and your hubby!

    • Leann

      Thanks so much! 😀

  • Lisa Michie

    Congratulations to you and your hubby! How exciting!

    • Leann

      Thanks Lisa. It’s going to be very busy around our house ;).

  • Francine

    Oh Leann how wonderful

    • Leann

      Thanks, Francine! 🙂

  • GemRainbow

    Congratulations Leann!!!!! SOOO happy for you!

    • Leann

      Thank you :D!!

  • FairObjective

    Oh my gosh, Leann…you sure did spring *that* one on us?! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Did I miss something from the past couple of months (hints from you, etc.)? Thrilled for you! I have 3 sweet boys (“snips & snails & puppy dog tails” really applies – absolutely!). I’ve always been so happy with my guys – truly blessed. You’re going to be a super-dee-duper (yes, words from the big, purple dinosaur, Barney, who was a favorite of my oldest son during the toddler years) momma! I better stop now, because I could go on & on about all the wonderful things you and your husband have in store. And right around Christmas? Could there *be* any better gift? So, so happy for you, Leann! Really looking forward to hearing about your new experiences with mommyhood (well, you already have a fur baby, Beau, but this is still a totally new life event). Btw…I’ll bet Beau loves the new little guy as much as you do! Our pets embraced all our boys right from day 1. As long as Beau feels just as loved as always, he’ll be golden. Take care…Kim

    • Leann

      Aww, thanks Kim! I’ve been keeping it on the DL – I’m a bit superstitious and didn’t want to jinx anything. It’s actually been a relatively easy pregnancy so I’ve been blessed in that regard. I’m so glad it’s a boy, less worrying hopefully ;). I hope Beau gets along with him as well, but he’s such a sweet baby I’m sure it’ll be fine :).

      • FairObjective

        I’m a “bit” (probably more than a bit, if I’m honest) superstitious also; I get it. Also, the little fur balls tend to reflect the love that’s showered on them right back to their family members (they’re like human kids that way). Beau will know instinctually that his new little brother is to be treated with kindness and protectiveness, and that there’s plenty of love to go around for everyone. You’ll probably already do this on your own, but one effective tip regarding a positive adjustment right from the start: make a fuss about gifting Beau with something he loves (with most dogs, that’s food…but whatever works for Beau) right at the time of his first meeting with Baby. He’ll associate the experience with really positive, happy images; Beau & Baby will be *THISTIGHT* forever! Take care…Kim

      • Leann

        Great tips, thanks Kim! We definitely need them to get along because we’re not getting rid of either of them, haha! I’m sure Beau will adjust in time :).

  • Pandoortje

    That’s great news!! Congrats, we wish you the best pregnancy. You will love being a mum <3

    • Leann

      Thank you :D. It’s going to be a new adventure :).

      • Pandoortje

        You will be a great mum, you have hundreds of women who you can ask for advise 🙂

      • Leann

        Aww, thanks so much :D.

  • 2108karen

    congrats !!!! can’t wait to see your choice of charms…

    no charms for my girls …yet ;o)

    take care…

    • Leann

      Thanks, Karen! I need to get the two-tone pacifier, love & family, family forever, rocking horse, baby carriage and bear hug. 🙂

  • Lynn Stanford Job

    Congratulations………and your bracelet looks great! You did a fantastic job in picking out those charms.!

    • Leann

      Thanks, Lynn! Just a few more to go ;).

  • bermudaonion(Kathy)

    Congratulations!

    • Leann

      Thanks, Kathy! 🙂

  • Julia

    Congrats! Please post pics of your baby boy when you have him, I’m sure everyone else here on Charms Addict would love to see him. Love your bracelet by the way!

    • Leann

      Thanks Julia! I sure will :).

  • Yolanda Flor-Prugar

    Congratulations to you and your hubby! So happy for you! 🙂

    • Leann

      Thanks so much, Yolanda! 🙂

  • Camille Johannsen

    Leann, wonderful news! Did u give us a hint of what his name will be with the letter “A” charm…..;

    • Leann

      Haha, good eye! Yes…we’ve got his name picked out but I’m open to changing it once we finally meet the little guy. 🙂

  • http://www.OhmBeads.com Mike @ Ohm

    Big congrats Leann! I can’t wait to meet the little guy. Merry Christmas a bit early.

    • Leann

      Thanks so much, MIke! 😀

  • Et

    Congratulations! What a wonderful Christmas gift! You and your husband are in my prayers!

    • Leann

      Thank you! I can’t wait :).

  • http://delectablearts.wordpress.com/ Tia TL

    Congratulations Leann! 😀

    • Leann

      Thank you!

  • Johanna Guzman-Estrella

    Ohhhh
    congrats!!!

    • Leann

      Thanks, Johanna!!

  • Andrea

    Congratulations Leann !!!

    • Leann

      Thanks so much, Andrea! 😀

  • Ivanka

    That’s fantastic news! I have a couple of beads representing my little guy on my family life bracelet: blue baby bootie and kiss me I’m irish (that for his daddy too). I also started one on the teal corded bracelet with a bead to represent each year of his life. So far the blue baby hand print (pregnancy), the ducky for our spring walks watching the ducklings grow up and the panda for the stuffed toy he sleeps with. The panda was an extra one this year. I’ll pick one out on or around his birthday each year.

    • Leann

      Aww, how cute! I love how we can use the beads to represent moments in our life :).

  • Marisa C.

    I have the retired birthstone dangles of the months my children were born. Congrats. Little boys are so sweet.

    • Leann

      Aww, I’ve got the December lapis but might have to switch it out in case he’s late :O.

  • Marisela

    Congratulations Leann! I too have a bracelet representing my child. In my case, it’s a baby girl bracelet, the first one I completed. I’m leaving a picture. I have always tried to do a baby boy bracelet (who knows, maybe I’ll have one of my own) Yours is great! Enjoy this new stage of your life!

    • Lozzie

      That is beautiful

    • Julia

      Wow, that is a very pretty bracelet!

    • Suki

      Wow. Gorgeous hun.♥

    • Leann

      Wow, so pretty! Thanks for sharing the pictures :D. We’re very excited :).

  • Laura Summers

    Big congrats! What’s his name – something “A”?! 😉 And where’s your mother/son dangle – didn’t I see you had one in a prior post? It would go perfect!

    • Leann

      Yes, good eye! I’m open to changing it though in case inspiration strikes me when I see him ;). I’ve got the mother/son dangle on my teal bracelet..the color isn’t quite right for this baby blue bracelet :).

  • Melinda Deyhle

    congrats!

    • Leann

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Lori

    Congratulations Leann, that is very happy news!

    • Leann

      Thanks, Lori :D.

  • Lesley Watson

    Congratulations to you both. I suspect that your charm addiction will take a back seat when your baby arrives 🙂

    • Leann

      Haha, yes I’m sure I’ll have my hands full! 😉

  • Lozzie

    Congratulations Leann! Baby boys are the best.

    Suggestion for your baby boy bracelet is the heart charm with mom in different languages. Its one of my favourite charms.

    • Leann

      Thanks, Lozzie! I’ve got that one on my mom bracelet for my mother. Love it too! 🙂

  • Maria

    Congratulations Leann! I’m sure you’ll be a great mother 😀
    How far along are you? Will you do pregnancy updates?

    • Leann

      Thanks, Maria! I hope so :). I’m about 6 months along…so far so good :).

  • Boricuadiva

    Congratulations Leann! May you little boy fill your life with Blessings and Joy!

    • Leann

      Thank you! 😀

  • AnnWoo

    Congratulations!!! I noticed you had slowed down and wondered what was up! Yea!

    • Leann

      Haha, it was good timing since the summer is a bit slow anyways :).

  • Ruthy

    I don’t have a bracelet to represent my children, but when my stepdaughter got pregnant I got her a two-tone bracelet with the two-tone teddy bear. After I found out it was a boy, I bought myself the teddy bear with the blue ribbon. After he was born I got her the two-tone U for his name. I will give her the pacifier when he is baptised.

    • Leann

      Oh wow, that’s fantastic! What a great grandma he has :).

  • Erin

    Congratulations on the best Christmas gift ever! 🙂

    • Leann

      Thanks, Erin! 😀

  • Ruthy

    I wanted to make myself a light blue Pandora bracelet for myself to represent my grandson, but It really bothers me that none of Pandora’s blues match. All of the blue enamel charms are different shades and I couldn’t find blue muranos that go well with the blue ribbon on the teddy bear. I think I am over Pandora. I will finish my stepdaughter’s two-tone bracelet, but I am more into Alex and Ani now. My stepdaughter decided that I am Nana because I am too young to be a grandmother, and I got the the Alex and Ani Nana bangle for my birthday. My twin sister says that she can wear about 8 Alex and Ani bangles at a time. I think I will get the July birthstone (my grandson’s and mine) and a couple of red beaded bangles and wear those to represent him. I want the stepmom bangle as well.

    • Leann

      I know, it’s frustrating that the colors are hard to match! Alex and Ani are great to stack, their family bangles are great. I have a daughter one and it’s so lovely :). You can’t go wrong!

  • Suki

    Congrats hunny.. Leanne do you know where I can purchase the Nouveau charm by Red bali? I have been trying to unsuccessfully find one. I must have one. Lol.Thanks.
    And congrats again to you and hubby.xoxo♥

  • Jolene

    Congratulations!

    • Leann

      Thank you! 😀

  • Pattie Hall

    Wonderful, so happy for yall. have a name for him yet?

    • Leann

      Thanks Pattie! We’re thinking Alex :).

  • Cheryl

    Congratulation leann. I have watched and learned so much from u about charm bracelets and also pandora rings. from your videos Thanks so much.

    • Leann

      Aww, thanks so much, Cheryl! 🙂

  • Linda

    Congratulations! So very happy for you! 🙂

    • Leann

      Thank you, Linda! 🙂

  • Sharyn

    Congratulations!! And best wishes to you and your husband!!!!

    • Leann

      Thanks so much, Sharyn! 🙂

  • Michelle

    Leann,
    I am so happy for you! Congratulations!! I’ve been reading your blog since the 2011 Holiday season (when I received my first Pandora bracelet) and figured this is a perfect post to start commenting. May I saw that blog emails always put a smile on my face 🙂

    • Leann

      Thanks so much, Michelle! Thanks for commenting, it’s always lovely to hear from folks :).

  • Sunshine Burch

    Congratulations! What a blessing! Your bracelet is beautiful!

    • Leann

      Thanks so much :D.

  • Manda

    Congrats!!!!

    • Leann

      Thanks!! 😀

  • Rose

    Congrats Leeann! You should get the son bead from Chamilia and the boy head charm!

    • Leann

      Great idea! Their fall collection has tons of family charms ;).

  • Carol Kelly

    Congratulations Leann. What a blessing. Such a great Christmas ahead for you!!!

    • Leann

      Thanks so much, Carol! 🙂

  • koolchicken

    Congratulations! Don’t be worried at all. Babies aren’t nearly as hard as people make them out to be. And before you know it you’ll be wishing you could go back to that newborn stage. I’m actually a little jealous of you! I do love me a squishy newborn. 🙂

    I think I’ve shared this before, but here’s the bracelet I put together for my son. It’s taken me quite some time to put together and I started it on my honeymoon, months before he was even conceived. I always knew he’d be a boy, so I bought the blue/green swirls on that trip. <3

    • Leann

      Thanks! I hope so, I’m trying not to get too psyched out ;). Your bracelet is beautiful! That is so awesome you started planning in advance :). I always hoped for a boy so I’m glad it worked out! Haha.

  • Ania

    Congrats Leann 🙂 Lovely baby boy bracelet so far, can’t wait to see what else you put on it. Alex is a cute name.

    • Leann

      Thank you! 😀

  • ami

    Congratulations Leann! May your boy be energetic as a
    Year of the Horse baby. All the best to you three ^^

    • Leann

      Thanks, Ami. Hopefully not *too* energetic! 😉

  • Alma

    Congratulations! 🙂

    • Leann

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Cheryl

    Hello. I see chamilia is only offering the flex bangle in this prom. Any news on when the barrel snap bracelet will be offered or box snap bracelet

    • Leann

      They are also offered, I’m not sure why it’s only the flex bangle on the chamilia site. You can try classic-beads.com, they’re an authorized retailer participating in the promo :).

  • jae

    I am so happy for you!!! I have 3 children and find motherhood a terrifying, but richly rewarding journey-And yes, I have 2 family-themed bracelets-Do you have any names picked out yet?

    • Leann

      Thanks so much! We’re both excited but anxious too, haha. We’re thinking Alex :).

  • ximena

    Congrats. I have a boy and a gir. I used 2 of the champagne lights spacers and two of the white moonstones representing their birthstones
    around my focal point.

    • Leann

      Aww, very cool! Thanks Ximena :).

  • Christin

    a million congratulations! how sweet! i’m sure he will be a “charmed” and favored boy. best wishes xx

    • Leann

      Thank you!! 😀

  • Monica Ruth Hucks

    Congrats!!! What an awesome Christmas gift! 🙂

    • Leann

      Thanks, Monica! 🙂

  • CarolinaWings

    Just wanted to add my congratulations, Leann. How wonderful and exciting! So happy for you!

    • Leann

      Thanks so much, Carolina :).

  • Rose

    Leaann, I forgot one special Chamilia bead you need to put on your bracelet, “MOM.” The new mom chamilia bead is awesome!!

    • Leann

      Ooo, yes I definitely have to look at their new fall family charms :D.

  • Charlene Thewlis

    Congratulations hun! I have 2 boys and its magical watching them grow up! X

    • Leann

      Aww, thanks Charlene! I’m afraid time is going to go by too fast.

  • SJelly

    Congrats, Leann! Wishing you and your family the best! 🙂

    • Leann

      Thank you so much :D.

  • Cheryl

    Hello leann. Just wanted to thank you for sending me the link for chamilia bracelet promo.I was able to get the box snap bracelet. Now I am considering the the pandora one clip bracelet to get add to my collection.
    I think its safe to say I am a charm addict as well

    • Leann

      Fantastic! I’m glad you found what you were looking for :).

  • ruth

    Congratulations, i have a bracelet to represent my kids ( one of which is a christmas time baby) that is partially pandora, troll beads and artisan, but i can’t get it to load up on the site. Regardless, congratulations that is wonderful news.

  • Jennifer Hess

    Congratulations!!! So very excited for you Leann!

    • Leann

      Thank you, Jennifer! 🙂

  • Bonnie May

    Congratulations, Leann! Very happy for you!!

    • Leann

      Thank you!!! 😀