Wednesday, July 1, 2009

What Will Be, Number Three?

The question of the year has been: Will Amelia get a baby brother, despite all odds? Could she truly pray herself a brother to come to earth? It was interesting getting various people's reaction to this question. Honestly, I worried myself that she would be terribly let down if we got pregnant and it was a girl. We have spent the last 6 months listening to her prayers, "and bless us with a baby brother..." and the last 4 months hearing her say, "thank you for sending me a baby brother," and "bless baby brother to come out soon". How do you not worry as a mother about her being terribly dissapointed?! But alas, I believe I was the doubting Thomas, because GUESS WHAT?!

It's a little hard to read what the doctor wrote, so allow me to clarify:
Top: Left Knee
Bottom: Right Knee
Middle: Wee-Knee
(I'm sure my son will greatly appreciate this someday...)
We are officially 18 weeks pregnant with a baby boy!! Hooray! It was so fun to see him, and know it was really a HIM. I've been feeling him move during the past couple weeks, and I could tell he was sitting quite low just based on where I felt him. This picture above is him kicking straight into my bladder. Won't that be fun in a couple weeks!! Oh, I can't even begin to tell you how happy, and humbled, I was at this ultra sound.

Okay, now about the prayer thing. I really think God was listening to a little girls prayers. But my sister-in-law got me thinking when she said, "kids are too smart sometimes. Or just in tune." And I started pondering on Amelia's desire for this brother. Could it be that God had a brother waiting to send to us, and Amelia knew it was time for him to be here, she could sense he was missing? I didn't want to have a third baby yet, actually I was quite against it at the beginning of the year. It was all this nudging from Amelia that started me thinking about it, which led to praying about it, which led to it happening almost immediately... Could it be that she just knew? I am starting to think so. Thanks Amelia, for all your faith.

4 comments:

Kellie said...

your job as a mother is to teach how to be disappointed...as, unfortunately, in life that is more often the case then not...it is the trial of teaching them to do it with dignity and grace...but thankfully that can wait until the next big event, whatever that may be ;) (it may involve boys afterall...but that is a few years down the line, think dating...ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!) lol!

Ellen said...

Wow! That is quite the turn of events and quite convincing photos.
Congratulations! You are doing your part to even up the grandsons and granddaughters in our family.
XOXOXO

Kerri said...

LOVE the ultrasound pics. So darned funny.

And congratulations! Boys are SO FUN. They're also little wild things, but I love my boys. I'm really excited for you, and, of course, for Amelia.

Curtis and Shauna said...

Congratulations! Your Dr. is funny. I really think little ones are in tune to the spirit too! It was really neat to hear that story, thanks for sharing.