Joy! That was what today was....JOY!
We started off with the joy of seeing Papa and Nana. The kids were so happy to see their Papa and then to go wake up Nana by jumping on her bed! Mel was filled with joy to be able to run around the backyard!!! During the following 3.5 hours Nina asked, "Can we go pick up Adelae yet?" at least 5,000,000 times. Then there was the joy of actually getting to pick up Adelae, Silas, and Teague from school. We all went back to Papa and Nana's to play and then have dinner.
However, the greatest joy of the day came at 8pm when we joined Uncle Bruno, Auntie Michelle, Vovo, and Vava at the Womb With A View in Modesto. As we all sat in the waiting room, we cast our vote. All of the girls voted that the baby was going to be a girl and....surprise, surprise....all the boys voted that the baby was going to be a boy!
Bruno and Michelle were amazing in letting us be a part of this joy!!! When we entered the sonogram room, Nina was so excited. She wanted to know how we were going to see the baby. Teddy was freaking out (just for pretend...:)....comedy is his new shtick!)
|"I can't believe this" Teddy exclaimed after seeing the baby's heart.|
|Amazement at the tiny hands and heartbeat!|
|It's a boy!|
|Cheering for baby boy and laughing at crazy brother!|
Joy is the only word I can find to describe how magical this evening was. My brother and Michelle are giving our family such a blessing with this baby!! Precious, miraculous, amazing, God-sent baby boy!!! How we are all in love with you!!! How we pray for your healthy development!!! How we can't wait to hold you and kiss you and change your stinky diapers :) How we pray most of all that you will get to know your cousin Nina!!!
We couldn't and can't thank Bruno and Michelle enough!! We hugged and thanked them and then we drove back home. As anyone can imagine, the drive home was filled with lots of questions about how the baby grows in Auntie Michelle's belly, how food gets to the baby, how the baby goes potty in her belly, and of course.....how does the baby get out!! We've had the "get out' conversation before lots of times but they are so puzzled by it!! Teddy proclaimed, "That's just wrong!" as I delicately explained the process of contractions. I have to say....I completely agree with the little man!!! The whole thing is mind-blowing!!!
As the kids and I talked, I saw Todd quietly crying. I rubbed his back just for a split second to let him know I was thinking the same thing. The entire time I had been thinking about Nina's sonogram, when we found out we were having a girl. I had really wanted another boy. All I had wanted was to have two sons. I had a brother, worked with boys, plus I had been a bitchy adolescent girl....so the prospect of having a daughter scared me! When we found out....I was in shock....all Todd said was, "Great...better start saving for a wedding now." That afternoon seems like an entire lifetime ago!!!