This past week The Babe and I had a very exciting experience. We were able to find out the gender of our little blip!
We were both fine, The Babe just wanted to be sure everything looked good on the ultrasound and that everyone was healthy. Which, thank heaven, so far so good! But for some reason as soon as we saw our little one, by heart was beating so fast and I lay there on the table, staring at our amazing child, squeezing the daylights out of The Babe's hand. I don't know why on earth I was so nervous! There are so many emotions you deal with in pregnancy.
As soon as the ultrasound tech could tell what the gender was, she told us we were expecting a little boy and I couldn't help but get all teary eyed and grin from ear to ear. It was all I could do to smile. I KNEW it was a boy! The Babe thought it was a girl, so I was happy my 'motherly intuition' won out and I was right. We didn't have a preference either way. We have just been so thankful that we have a little one at all! But somehow I just KNEW.
The Babe was excited and exclaimed, "There's my little basketball star!" Haha! The little guy is an acrobat and the poor ultra. tech had a hard time getting all the photos needed because he was moving around so much.
Every time I feel those little movements I think about how blessed I am, despite all the discouraging parts of pregnancy, to be trusted with one of God's children to bring up in this world. Soon enough he will be here and our lives will be changed forever! (As if they already aren't . . .)
I can wait and at the same time I can't wait to meet this little boy of ours. I still can't believe we are going to be parents, or that, technically, we already are! Hard core adulting coming very soon! :P