Tuesday, March 10, 2009

hello in there

i’m going to go ahead and say, for the few people who don’t already know, that i had been hoping for a boy.

let me explain.

when i first found out that i was pregnant, i was 100% determined to have another girl. i called the baby a “she,” named her, and of course started eyeing coordinating outfits and pink bedding.

then i got terribly sick—more sick than i was able to handle (wuss that i am). and it was during this time, because i could no longer think in terms of 7 children or 5 children or even 3 children, that i started to want a boy. unsure if i would ever trod the path of pregnancy again, i thought it would be best to go ahead and even out the numbers. so a boy it was to be.

but during the ultrasound, as we spent half an hour watching our little baby, and i found myself completely enamored with each graceful movement, i knew it was my girl.

mothers just know.

lady wheeler's feet

our new baby is already showing herself to be quite different from miss summer. when i wrote about summer after our 20 week ultrasound, i noted that she was “energetic, outgoing, curious, and stubborn.” all of which she turned out to be (plus, plus).

her sister, on the other hand, is quiet, deliberate and patient. she is focused, content and relaxed. i have no doubt that she and summer will be the yin to one another’s yang and that they will both very much thrive in each other’s company.  my own peanut butter and jelly.

happiness is…

expanding our collection of perfect little girls.

1 comment:

Velvet Sweatpants said...

well said, mama.