Friday, March 21, 2014

We're Having a Boy!

We found out yesterday the gender of our baby. 

A month ago, my doctor felt like our baby was probably a boy, but he couldn't confirm one way or the other (baby wasn't cooperating).  The thing is, I already knew it was a boy.  I didn't think I really believed that a mother could know without science confirming it and I certainly didn't think I'd be that person, but just a little ways into my pregnancy, I had a dream (pregnancy dreams are unreal!).  I saw our son inside me (weird, I know, but it was a dream) and I just remember being so happy that I could see him.  When I woke up, I was certain that my dream was a bit more than that, that maybe it was telling me something.  From that point forward, I was convinced I had a baby boy in my womb, and sure enough, I was right.

It took us a while to get pregnant, and I remember in my prayers, the ones where I was pleading with my Heavenly Father to grant us this blessing, I just wanted a baby.  I wanted a child who was half me, half Jeff.  I didn't care boy or girl--just baby.  And then I found out that indeed, there was a baby.  I stared at that second line on that stupid pee stick I had grown to hate, and there it was, baby.  We were going to have a baby.  I was convinced at the time that this womb of mine was broken, so finally getting a positive was completely unbelievable.  Sometimes I go back to that moment when I need a little pick me up because few things in my life have been as exciting to me as finding out that I was pregnant.  That was pretty amazing.

So now we're preparing for a son...a brother, a nephew, a grandson.  He is going to be so many things to our family and we just can't wait to meet him. 


Anne said...

This is so sweetly put. I'm so excited for you! Congrats!

Amanda said...

Thanks Anne!

Barbi said...

Beautiful Amanda...looking forward to seeing you soon so I can give you a big congratulations hug. xxoo