We have been absolutely itching with anticipation to get to our 20 week ultrasound!  Generic baby is not nearly as much fun as a son or daughter. :o)  The big day finally arrived yesterday and wow, what an experience!  I’m starting to show now so obviously there’s someone in there but it was just so amazing to see our baby moving around, yawning, and clenching tiny fingers.  There’s actually a real, live baby in there!  I guess you’re probably wondering whether Baby McLellan is a girl or a boy.  We have the official word and there’s no mistaking….   



it’s a BOY!!! :o)  I guess we should have known there was a little Sean in there.  Ever since the pregnancy hormones kicked in, I’ve picked up all of his food oddities.  From a lack of love for chocolate (I mean, come on!), to a constant love of McDonald’s cheeseburgers and pizza (lovely for the figure), and the resignation that I’d rather die than run into any kind of gristle in meat – I hardly know myself!  Anyway, we’re SO EXCITED!!  He’s healthy and we’re having a SON!

We drew a name from all of the boy votes and my dear friend Allison O’Dell is the big winner of an iTunes gift card!  Thanks so much for playing along everyone!  We had such a great time with the baby poll and hearing from you all!  Thanks to your 137 comments and 200+ votes, $200 has been donated to St. Jude Children’s Hospital on behalf of Baby Boy. :o)

Have a wonderful weekend!!

– Mel 


  1. Allison Rodgers on July 24, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    From one mommy to another – congratulations! Can wait to meet you guys on Sunday :)

  2. Stephan Maloman on July 24, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    Congrats on the baby, looks cute. Glad you placed your logo on that image…I’ve seen people steal those images ;)

  3. mel on July 24, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    Thanks Allison! :o) See you guys soon! Thanks to you too Stephan! See, proofing action=easy save for web=all mclellan images of all kinds with logo on them. :o)

  4. chris scott on July 25, 2008 at 1:44 am

    seriously, you’re going to have your hands FULL, mel!


    congrats, can’t wait to meet the little guy!

  5. david & kimi b ~ ohana photography on July 25, 2008 at 3:19 am

    congrats you two!!!! either way the baby would be one lucky bay-bee! so happy for you!!

  6. LC on July 25, 2008 at 5:43 am

    Oh no, not another “Sean”. LOL.. Just kidding!! :) Congratulations you guys!

  7. Matt B on July 25, 2008 at 8:55 am

    there’s definitely something wrong with no love for chocolate. congrats!

  8. Mel Watson on July 25, 2008 at 9:02 am

    I knew it!!!! High fives for the boy team! So I was thinking you could still name him Melanie Jr. I mean there are boys named Ashley so why the heck not Melanie? Start the trend Mel… make it happen. ;) Snake Plisken McLellan just can’t top Melanie McLellan Jr.

  9. Lindsay Gaskins on July 25, 2008 at 10:10 am

    Awww! YEAH!!! congrats ya’ll!! My baby boy was born last March (now 16 months) and he is awesome! I’m so happy for you guys!

  10. Ariana on July 25, 2008 at 10:42 am

    I am so thrilled for your growing family and just glad to know that Mama and Baby are healthy. Please post belly pictures soon!

  11. ruth rackley on July 25, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Congrats!!! Glad to hear everyone is healthy. Cheeseburgers and pizza what every little boy loves. :)

  12. Jonathon Campbell on July 25, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Congratulations guys! I have two boys and it is awesome. They are so much fun.

  13. opal jones on July 25, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    oh my that is so exciting…..i am so happy for you all….i know it didn’t matter what the sex of the baby…just happy and heathy that’s all that matters….so excited for you all….can’t wait to see belly photos!!!!

  14. mary crow on July 25, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    Can’t wait to stroll the streets of the bubble with baby boy and you guys!!! And get some more ice cream and eat it in front of the “dream studio”. Had a great time yesterday. love Mary

  15. holly on July 25, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Congratulations you two!!! Can’t wait to see MANY pictures of the little McClellan! : ) He’ll definitely be photogenic, that’s for sure!

  16. Bradford on July 25, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    … I would not be surprised if the boy popped out with a full-grown beard and roundhouse kicked the doctor square in the chin. Yeah… and you thought those ulcers were caused by the all of the pizza… think again. Knees will bow to Chuck McLellan… a.k.a. “C-mac”!

  17. Laura Echols on July 25, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Congratulations Sean and Mel! Boys are so much fun! Enjoy every moment. The time goes so fast and before you know it, they are getting married! :c)

  18. Will on July 25, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Congrats guys!

  19. miranda on July 25, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    congratulations guys!!!!! little boys are sooo much fun! i’m so happy for you!

  20. miranda on July 25, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    oh and when do we get to see preggy pics?!?! :)

  21. Cathy Crawley on July 25, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Congratulations! Your story about the food cravings was very funny, I never had any of those with my 3 pregnancies, kind of wish I did ;)

  22. K. Crafton on July 25, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    Ohhh, I’m so excited for you!!! Can’t wait to *gently and calmly* rub the belly on Sunday!

  23. john cade on July 25, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    Sean, way to represent for ‘team boy’…congrats guys.

  24. mel on July 26, 2008 at 10:08 am

    Thanks so much you guys!! I think today is “look at baby stuff” day. I just can’t wait for him to get here!!

  25. Ashlee on July 29, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    Aww!! Yay!! Congrats guys!! So happy for you both!! :)

  26. Dellicious on July 31, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    I am a little behind on checking your blog because of family vaca and I just discovered that my prediction was correct!!!! I am so excited that it is a boy!!! And now Missy needs to have a girl so they can grow up and get married and start the next generation of CNC friendships. And I won a gift card. Oh geez, I love you guys!!

  27. mel on August 1, 2008 at 10:11 am

    Thanks Ashlee! Dell – you are behind! :o) You were right and you win! Thanks for playing dearest! :o)

  28. DrewB on August 2, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Congratulations! Baby boys are the best!

  29. nisha on August 7, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    congrats!!!!!!!!!! can’t wait to see the perfect pictures of what will prbably be the most photogenic baby in the world!!!!!!!!! and probably the most photographed period!!!!!!!! good luck you guys!!! hope mama baby and daddy make it through with health and sanity!!!!

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