Yesterday, we got to do something fun. It seems like now that so many things have been canceled and we are just living life with all this unknown around us, we are finding good and fun in the simpler things of life. It’s one of the blessings of being forced to slow down.
And having something fun to look forward to is important. And it’s even better if it doesn’t have to be extravagant, expensive, or bigger than the last thing. I think we had all gotten into the rut of what’s next, entertain me, and let’s outdo the last event.
So, yesterday, we got to have an ultrasound. I really just wanted to see baby, and make sure there was only one! You don’t even know how many people told us we were having twins this time around! My midwife got to come along and see baby too and positioning.
It was something simple and yet, full of joy. And the whole family wanted to know girl or boy!
Everyone had said they wanted a girl this time. Then over the last week Jacob started saying, “I think it should be a boy”. Friends had their ideas and even had their kids guessing what it might be! I tried to stay neutral and not care, but I’ll admit I had my preference!
Cue the ultrasound…
The very first thing we see is a little rump with legs tightly closed! Of course! The ultrasound tech decided she would do some measurements and then see if she could tell boy or girl.
After a few attempts we got a good view! We were all so excited!
Andrew and I were truly thrilled. After three amazing boys, we were just ready for a sweet little girl again. It truly doesn’t matter that much to us. We would have been pleased either way, but we were excited to tell the kids they were getting what they were rooting for!
Olivia started tearing up and said, “This is what I’ve been praying for! I’m just so happy!”
Isaiah hugged me and said he was so excited for a baby sister!
Everyone jumped up and down when they heard it was a girl. It was such a sweet moment. And it made my heart soar to see my kids so overjoyed for their new sibling! They have such sweet hearts and love little ones so much.
Life can throw us so many curveballs. We can’t predict what’s going to happen even tomorrow, especially these days with things so upside down! There hasn’t been a lot of joy lately. And, even for kids, the stress level has been higher than normal.
I’m thankful to the Lord for giving us this sweet new life! And I’m thankful He gave my kids what they were rooting for. It’s a reminder He hears us and loves us so much.
1 John 5:14 “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”