That is still sinking in . . . we are going to have a son!
Wow. Everyone told me that finding out the baby's gender would make things much more real, and man, they weren't kidding! The ultrasound tech was fabulous and made the experience such a fun one. When she got to the shot of "the goods," she simply froze the screen and coyly asked me, so what does that look like to you??
And it was pretty clear that we have a boy on our hands :).
Of course this news is huge for us and leaves us feeling utterly euphoric--I mean, this is our first baby, a firstborn son! But it's also incredibly moving and significant to me for other reasons . . . reasons so deep, personal, and profound, I'm not sure I'm quite ready to share them here on this blog. Suffice it to say, God is incredibly, unbelievably kind, faithful, and good. He is to be trusted. He is to be praised. Just this morning I was reading from Isaiah 46, verses 3 & 4:
Listen to me, O house of Jacob,
all you who remain of the house of Israel,
you whom I have upheld since you were conceived,
and have carried since your birth.
Even to your old age and gray hairs
I am He, I am He who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you;
I will sustain you and I will rescue you.
What beautiful words, and incredible promises. When I think of all He has carried us through, I am undone. When I reflect on the joy that has followed such a dark time in our lives, I am left speechless, and so incredibly thankful that He sustained Aaron and me, that He carried us. This is a joy I have never known, and I am humbled by God's hand of grace and mercy!
There is probably much more I could write at this moment, but I'm purely exhausted from such an emotional and exciting day. I'll leave you with a few grainy, amazing pics of our son!
|Let the parental embarrassment begin :). Here he is, giving us the money shot!|
|He was a little shy and didn't want to show his face/profile. But I love this--his chin is tucked into his chest, and that little belly is sticking out. Love!|
|Check out that spine! Psalm 139:13 comes to mind.|
|Love that little hand sticking up! Can't wait to hold those little hands.|