Everybody who knows us is more than aware of how insanely busy we’ve been for the past two years. Our business was fairly successful from the start, but a couple of years ago it absolutely exploded, for which we thank all of our absolutely fantastic clients. It’s been a lot of work staying on top of things, but what nobody knew is that in addition, we’ve also been working hard so we could get ahead of the game and slow things down enough so that we could start our family!
It’s true — the McLellan household will soon be a party of three! We could not be more thrilled!
It seems like everybody has a strong feeling about babies and their gender, but we have absolutely no idea either way! So we decided to have some fun with this–Let’s see just how psychic our blog readers are. I’ve made a poll that I’m posting below… cast your vote so we can easily keep a running total. As soon as you vote on the poll, leave a comment in the comment box with your prediction. Be sure to leave your email address along with your comment. We will be doing a drawing for a $10 iTunes gift card from everyone who guesses correctly. On top of that, we are also going to donate $1 to St. Jude Children’s Hospital for every comment that is left on this post before the end of the month.
Thank you so much for participating–we’re so happy to be able to share our excitement with all of you in blogland, and St. Jude is an awesome organization to support as well!- Sean and Mel
Wow! I’m the first to vote and comment! Big congratulations to you! I’m a regular blog reader and so in love with your photography. As a mom of both a boy AND a girl, I know you can’t go wrong either way. Best of luck!
I’m guessing girl…. :)
Awesome, congrats guys!
Hooray… the cat is out of the bag! I am retarded excited about a mini McLellan arriving. I can’t wait… we all know the baby will be super cool no matter what the gender is. I’m going to guess… boy. Possibly a boy who is born already knowing karate and the true power of lasers. Those are just my predictions. We love you guys and can’t wait to meet the new addition! Mel you are the most beautiful pregnant woman ever… love the photo and can’t wait to see more Mel Maternity! ;) Love love love you guys! :D
omgosh you guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!congratulations!!!!!!! another mclellan to rule the world!!!! blessings to you guys!!! and we guess…..girl. so happy for you!!!!!!
LOVE that picture. Girl :)
Definitely a girl. Congrats!
Oh wow! Congratulations you guys! Definitely a Girl! This is such a great idea to have a voting poll! I wonder who thought of that one!? Lol. Best of Luck and Congratulations again! :) :)
Congratulations guys! This is so exciting and I know you must be just thrilled. I know how hard it is to run a business and try to figure out how to add a family to that. We are so happy for you!
congrats – girl for sure
Congratulations!!! I *thought* this might be the announcement! I am so so so thrilled for y’all. Can’t wait to congratulate you in person next week! :)
I guessed girl…don’t really care…he/she will a wonderful addition to the family!!
I am so happy for you two!! You know you are two of my favorite people in the world and am very happy and proud that I know you. Can’t wait for December!! My love to D and W. ;-) Mary
Beautiful picture!! I have been having a feeling that it is girl….so that probably means you are having a boy. :)
congratulations! and what a great thing you are doing by donating money to St. Jude’s.
I voted for a BOY!
i am guessing a girl :) but either way, i know the baby will be very loved and very talented with parents like y’all! congrats and God bless
(p.s. love your work and blog!)
Congratulations!! I’m going to go against popular vote and say boy. :)
i am also guessing girl! either way congrats!
Have so been looking forward to this formal announcement, now I can shout out my joy to the high heavens. YEA!! JOY!! GOODY, GOODY GUM DROP (circa 1950’s)!! BRAVO!! and THANK YOU for this wonderful gift. I love you, all 3, with all my heart.
The Mema :)
congratulations you two!!!
december is going to be a wonderful month! i’m so happy for the two of you. my guess is that you will have a spunky little boy!
Wonderful news! Something just says “girl”, but I don’t know why. May you be blessed throughout these coming months as you prepare for the tremendous event!
Lots of Love,
Aunt Cathy and Uncle Mike
Lurker here – but had to comment, you know, for the good of St. Jude’s and all. Congratulations!
It should be no great surprise that Super Baby Boy McLellan will be able to leap tall buildings with a single bound, fly faster than a speeding bullet and be more powerful than a locomotive. His role on planet earth will be far more important than kicking a football out of the stadium. On the other hand Super Baby Girl McLellan will not need any of these super powers. All she will need is long eye lashes to bat at the (super heroes)__boys__ and she will get everything her little heart desires.
congrats! whoohoo! Very exciting news. So exciting I came out of hiding as a blog stalker! :)
I think it’s a girl! How cool could that be? Although I thought Georgia was a boy and she wore a blue football onesie becuase of my gut feeling with her. Oh well, we can’t wait to see him/her regardless and set up play dates. Congrats Mel and Sean!
. . .oh yes, I am thinking girl.
A Boy! (Hannah says a boy too. :) We have enough girls running around.
I’m guessing boy just because. But either way the child will be blessed with creativity and good looks, not to mention some GREAT grandparents!!! It just doesn’t get better than that.
girl!! :) congratulations!
Girl all the way!!! Congrats-so happy for you two! :)
Congrats guys! Just set a camera on your stomach…so the baby can start getting comfortable with it. HA!
OMG! I couldn’t be more thrilled for you two. I’m voting boy, but I don’t really care either way, just as long as its healthy. I’m sure he/she will be amazingly talented and gorgeous just like Mommy and Daddy. Congratulations to all three of you. Wonder what the cats will think?
I am going to go with a boy. Woo Hoo I am so excited. I even dreamed about how you would announce it on Tuesday night. PS – LOVE the dress…I wonder what fabulous people were with you when you bought that? Love you all!!!
I’m pretty sure its a boy… and my psychic abilities are also telling me he will come out shooting laser beams…
… of which your cats will chase… to infinity and beyond…
Congratulations you guys! We wish you the best in this new chapter of life!!!!
I feel the pressure mounting to step up to the window and vote. I just can’t make myself do it. No will power, no self control, and being emotionally involved doesn’t help matters. If I voted for the wrong gender and the little angel found out about it later, it may hurt some feelings. So, I invite you to consider having 3 boys and 3 girls. Well, that settles it! I feel so much better now….hold the phone…this isn’t about me, is it?
I hope it’s a girl, as that’s what I voted for. :-)
Congratulations to both of you!
I went for a lad, either way I wish you both all the happiness in the world, You life is about to become more complete than you could have imagined. My very best wishes and the donation thing, what a fab idea
Much love to you both
Yay! I voted for a girl, mostly because all of my friends have had girls. I’m so happy for you guys and can’t wait to meet the little one!
First off… Congratulations! I hope God blesses both of you with a beautiful, healthy baby! Thank you for including those of us who follow your blog religiously… it is always amazing to see how much you two grow. My vote is a baby GIRL! :o) Good luck you two!
I’m guessing a girl!! So excited for you all!!
Whaaaaaat? A baby? I though all you needed were I-robots to make a family!!!
Congratulations, we know that you will be wonderful parents:)
sticky and brandy j
Yay!! It is on the blog finally!! I love the pic…I am so glad you bought that dress. Anyways, it was FANTASTIC seeing you this past weekend. I am so glad to be preggers along with you!! You both will make incredible parents. Love you both!! Congrats again!
I am going to say baby McLellan will be a “he”. The main reason is because I had a big brother and I think there isn’t anything better. =) Congrats!
Congrats you guys! Voted girl but I know you’ll be excited either way.
girl, girl, girl… Congrats, best wishes to you and your new little one. Are you craving citrus?
I am going to say girl – but I totally stink at guessing genders! Donavan needs a girlfriend with really cool parents! I am so happy for you all. You are going to love being a mommy and daddy and a great ones at that!
Big Poppy predicts a boy. Congrats!
How amazingly wonderful! Congratulations! It’ll be a girl :-)
Congratulations you two! That is so exciting!!! I think it’s a boy. Brad thinks it’s a girl. We’ll have our own bet going on over here! The loser gets to buy you diapers!
Mel, you look so cute! Exciting times!!!!
Congratulations from a blog stalker from Australia… The bub is going to have to rockingtastic parents… :D All the best!
Congrats Guys! You two are going to make great parents!
Way to go! I predict ya’ll will have a lil girl. She’ll be a sweetie.
It’s gotta be a girl. That’s just the way it’s going to be! haha I’m excited for you all!
It looks like I’m going with the majority and guessing a girl! No matter what it is, he or she will be the coolest kid in diapers!
Oh my goodness! Congratulations! You two are both so sweet and are going to be amazing parents. I am voting on a girl! Talk to you soon.
heya! I don’t believe i’ve commented on here…ever. crazy! I saw the bulletin on myspace and couldn’t resist! that is so awesome…congrats! i’m definitely feeling the girl vibe, so that’s my official vote. she will have the prettiest baby photos ever! definitely email me sometime. take care and much love! :D
how awesome! it’s definitely going to be a boy, i can see him now, stretching out his cheek skin and doing the “sean face”!
Sean and Melanie-We are thrilled for you! You guys will be adorable parents! Best wishes. PS voted boy :)
I have no idea, but I went with girl. Either way you guys will be extremely blessed!
What, no option for both? Congratulation guys, it is truly the most amazing experience in life. :)
I’m never going to stop telling you how excited I am!!!!! You might have to beat me with a stick because I rub your belly so much. heeehee
Congrats! Such exciting news! My hubby & I are frequent visitors… we love your work! We’re guessing boy. :)
Wow!!! Thank you so much to everyone who has commented so far! We’re having so much fun reading all your comments and guesses! :) To answer Lace, yes! I love sour things and crunchy foods. Right now I mostly like fruit although last month all I wanted was hamburgers, french fries and pizza – those made the world go round! Lisa R, there’s only one baby in this uterus so you have to pick one or the other – sorry! :) Now, where are all the lovers of all things boy? Am I just putting out some serious girl vibes??
Congrats, Sean and Mel! This is fabulous. We are so thrilled for you guys. I voted girl, because she would be so darling (not that I have a clue what she will be).
I’m so pumped for you guys! This baby is going to have some amazing pics to document it’s life…my vote is a boy.
Wow! Congratulations! I’m so happy for you both. Wether it’s a boy or a girl you will be blessed either way. I am disappointed it’s not twins though. – lightweights. :)
You didn’t have a space for both or one for two of each. Just kidding! I know you have an exciting adventure ahead of you and look forward to the updates.
mel! sean! what in the world! that picture just brought tears to my eyes! yay for a mclellan baby! cutest little baby belly ever, pretty girl. see you tomorrow night : ) so glad i saw this before then – i would have been so mad tomorrow!
Congrats! I’m thinking **GIRL**! And I love your long hair!
congrats! :) i’m guessing a boy!
HOORAY!!!!! CONGRATS GUYS! I voted Boy, but I have no idea. I can see you guys with either. YIPPEE!!!!!
Congrats! My wife and I just had a boy, so I voted boy. Lots of fun is in store for you.
i am so excited for you all and that the cats out of the bag..finally…..so i can talk about it……you all will make the most wonderful parents….and i can’t wait to meet the new little addition to such a wonderful and loving family. ya’ll are the best….i vote girl too….
yea!!! congrats! children are a blessing!! you look beautiful!
woah nelly… 77 comments. I wanted to leave another just because I kinda like seeing the comment count rise. PS: I still think is a boy… I’m standing my ground!
I’m guessing a girl!!! Congrats!
AWW, HOW SWEET. CONGRATS TO THE BOTH OF YOU. WE VOTED A GIRL, AS THEY ARE PRETTY IN PINK, LOL. YOU WILL BE GREAT, FUN, LOVING PARENTS!!!
Of course, I voted for a girl!!! Congratulations on the baby news!!! You will make great parents!
we voted girl! congrats you guys are going to be fun awesome parents. and your kids will have all the cool photos for the important events i’m jealous!
Woo Hoo! How fun! What a lucky baby!
Congrats! We couldn’t be happier for you two…this baby is going to come into the world with amazing style!
I voted girl :)
I really enjoyed meeting you at Megan’s wedding last night, Mel. I can’t wait to see the beautiful pictures!
a bigole congrads. I say its a girl.
There wasn’t a spot for “other” (like a crustacean that breathes unicorns and grants wishes) so I vote girl. Her name will be Pepper and she will raise and train guard giraffes for the first U.S. moon base.
YAYYYYY!!! Your little belly is soooo precious! I vote BOY! They are fabulous!!! :o)
Girl! and a cute one to!
boy! a good photographers apprentice!
Congrats Mel and Sean. This is Andrea and Josh, you shot our Wedding almost 2 Octobers ago. We’re exctied for you guys. We had a baby boy, Noah, 3 months ago! He is so much fun. Get ready for an amazing experience. By the way, I love your work even more now. Y’all just get better and better. Maybe we could get y’all to do Noah’s pictures sometime!!!
Congrats!! We see why you did all the world traveling in the past few months!!
Congratulations you guys!!! I guessed a boy, but no matter what this baby is being born to a couple of really cool and creative people. :)
You guys are going to be the coolest parents! Congrats. I voted boy but I really wanted was the mystery baby as a photographer.
I guessed a little girl……now I’m beginning to think it might be a boy….I can’t wait! You guys are going to be awesome parents!
we are soooo happy for you! – the wrights p.s. our condolences to dirtball and wellington… haha, just kidding. (my vote is girl)
Woohoo!! I can’t wait to see the pictures taken of your own child. Ya’ll do such an awesome job.
Congrats! I vote girl. I’ve been reading your blog for awhile now and this is definately post worthy! (of course all your amazing photos are too!!!) Best of luck with everything!
Marlena said it. We are happy for you. We agree that you will be the coolest parents ever. (My vote: BOY!!!)
I voted a girl! She is going to have that fake laugh down pat for pictures! Congrats to you both! Great work!
I’m saying boy. Better chances if I’m right :)
Everyone I know around me is having boys. So why stop now? Congrats! As a father of a 6 month old, adding to your family rocks!
I went with a girl, because heck, we rule the world.
Congratulations!! We are so happy for you two. You will be great parents. December babies are the best.
Wow, I’m so happy for you guys. Where you preggo when we did venice? Well I’ll say a prayer for your new little family that is about to start.
Congratulations!!! It’s a girl, of course :)
Congratulations!! I’m guessing boy…
Congratulations!!! I guessed that it’s a girl. :)
i am praying for a boy! little boys are so much fun! we are expecting a girl in july. so maybe that will change. congrats! welcome to the real fun life.
it’s definitely going to be a boy.
… just to keep you busy, mel.
you know what… i change my vote… i’m going for “Twins”.
And they’ll both shoot better than me, straight out of the womb. =)
congrats! I’m so happy for you both! I’m guessing a girl!
hehe – the boys are creeping up but there are still a lot of girl voters keeping the numbers down for the boys. I can’t wait to find out which it is! You guys are fantastic! We’re really blown away! And Chris, there’s only one fetus in this uterus so I’m afraid you have to pick. :o)
I cannot truely tell from the photo (fab by the way) but it appears as if the bun in the oven is high (that supposedly=’s a girl!!! That is my medical estimation adn Im’ sticking to it. (LOL) Congratulations that is so wonderful and you two are going to be rockstar parents!!!
i vote for a girl. ;)
I’m not usually one to follow the crowd, so I was going to say boy….however I’m getting girly feelings, so my guess is GIRL! Now let’s see if my unwillingness to go with the less popular vote compromises my nearly perfect record at guessing baby genders. And I’m talking I’ve only been wrong like….once.
Oh, and I said it in my e-mail, but CONGRATS!!!
Congratulations! For Mel’s sake, I sure hope it’s a girl. One Sean is enough. ;-)
Congrats guys! That is wonderful news.
I’ve never been good at baby predictions either but what do I have to loose? Our first was a girl so I’m guessing the same for you.
I hope the pregnancy is going well for Melanie and you’re happy to drive out to satisfy her cravings at 2 am :)
$1 more to St. Jude Children’s Hospital! =) Congratulations… and thank you for your generosity. It’s nice to know that there are people out there like you!
YaY!!! This is super awesome. :D And I totally say BOY!
Congratulations Sean & Melanie!!!!! – and guess what – we’re due in December Too!!!!! We hope nothing but the best for the new little Mclellan. And take it easy we know how hard you both work to produce such fantasic work.
Kristie & Tom (June 9, 2007)
CONGRATULATIONS!!! I vote Boy!
wait and see… it’ll be a girl :) can’t wait to find out!
how exciting!!! I love pregnancy, pregnant women, babies, children, and everything that goes with it. Good luck. Most rewarding thing ever!!!!! Girl
I’ve voted for a boy, as there was no mention of Melanie being so sick that she couldn’t work. ;)
Congratulations!!!!!! I voted “girl”. Eric and Fred say hello!!!
Love, Aunt Bette
first time blog visitor/commenter and I am meekly guessing it will be a boy (maybe I’m biased because I have two of my own) :P
And I think it’s wonderful you are supporting St. Jude with this post. You’re right, they’re an awesome organization to support!!
I guessed a boy! It looks like a boy.
(haha:) What do I know!?)
Wow–what a tremendous response! Thank you so much, everyone. It means the world to us! The “official” vote, counting over 200, ends at 35/65 in favor of a girl… It’ll be interesting to see if you all are right!
yay! its gonna be a girl!
Looks like a girl to me!
(what do I know, it could be a cushion up the dress!)
Hope at least it’s a healthy bouncing baby… all the best
when do you find out??
Hi Melanie It’s Kayla Your Cousin! I Can’t belive your pregnet and didn’t tell me! I found out today because mema told me. I can’t wait to find out if it’s a boy or a girl. I would love to help with the baby when it arrives! I have alot of neighbor’s with babies and some of the babies like me more then their own grandparent’s. Just call us anytime you need us. And feel free to call and either ask question’s or when the baby comes you can call and i’d be SO glad to help. I can’t wait!
Hey Miranda! We found out yesterday… blog post is forthcoming in the next hour or so