When we came back from Russia it was a Tuesday night and it was late, late at night. Wednesday was a day we left wide open, free of anything to do because we figured we would be sleeping all day. But, jet lag kicked in and we were wide awake by 7 that morning. Maybe it was jet lag or maybe it was the excitement for the next day. The day that we would forever remember because we would find out if we were having a boy or a girl. But really, it was the jet lag.
So, Thursday morning we woke up early -again the jet lag. We got to the doctors office and sat and waited patiently -I’ve found out that 8 o’clock appointments are my favorite because I can get in and out before all the emergencies come in. The nurse came out, called my name and I got all kinds of anxiety. This was a big deal, a life changer –a moment in time that was about to change our lives forever. As the nurse was scanning looking to see who this little baby was all kinds of things ran through my head, but this gut feeling tells me it’s a girl. An intuition sort-of-thing. So the nurse was poking around trying to get the little nut to move their legs – what a modest child I have already. Finally he (the nurse) got the legs to move and tells us that it’s for sure a G-I-R-L *he types it on the screen. And again all kinds of things run through my head but the main one I can remember is holy cow we are having a girl?!
You see, Brand and I have been waiting quite a long time to have a baby yet alone find out what gender our baby was going to be. It has been a long tough road, watching everyone else have babies. We’ve been blessed that it didn’t take as long as it does others though. And we are completely over the moon excited -and my favorite part is how excited Brand is.
Through the past few years I’ve debated wither or not to post anything about it on my blog. I went back and forth between publishing posts that I had written, posts with real passion and longing, but I never published them. Thankfully I was able to confide in a few friends, those who were going through a similar trial, and having them there really made a difference for me. I can tell you one thing though -about these posts I didn’t publish- they talked about how I’ve always wanted to be a mom, when I was little that’s exactly what I wanted to be, I never thought twice about the whole thing, it was more of an obvious I want to be a mom statement. I’ve always had that maternal instinct and I feel so truly blessed to have this baby come into our home.
So, here’s to the little miracles Heavenly Father puts in our life for a time and a reason. He knows what we need, when we need it, and just like through past experiences, my testimony has been strengthened because of this little blessing. I’m so excited for January!
“For this child I prayed; and the Lord hath given me my petition which I asked of him:”
– 1 Samuel 1:27
And the song that has been stuck in my head ever since we found out is this one ^^^. Of course it would be an I Love Lucy song. -p.s. Desi Arnaz originally wrote the song for his daughter and I’m looking for that version any ideas where to find it?!