Tuesday, June 16, 2015
IT'S A GIRL!!!
When the ultrasound tech told us it was a girl, I made her check and then double check and then check 14 more times. Then, when I got home, I studied those pictures and searched for any signs of manhood! In my mind, all these years, I thought Caleb would get a little brother. I was sad that he wouldn't get to grow up with a brother. I really was pretty upset about it. AT FIRST.
NOW that I have had time to let it all soak in, I could not be more excited. The family dynamic of 4 girls and 1 boy vs 3 girls and 2 boys is a lot different! I don't want to sound like I'm ungrateful for another daughter because I am BEYOND grateful. It just throws you a major curve-ball when you imagine things a little bit differently. Growing up with 7 brothers had me ready for boys.
I have learned: Caleb and Mike have PLENTY of testosterone in this family to keep us in check. I wish I could re-live Caleb's life knowing he'd be my only son. 4 girls will give me a lifetime of best friends and fun outings. Caleb will learn how to be a really great husband. Just like Bud, his friends will be his brothers. Strong girls are powerful and my daughters will make the world a better place. God knows me better than I know myself.
I'm truly humbled and excited to hold that precious baby girl in my arms. October will be such a special month for me and our family.
Posted by Jennie B. at 2:12 PM