Perhaps it is fitting on Christmas Eve when the birth of God's son occurred to announce that we are also having another boy. The ultrasound was tricky again as the baby is breach right now...However, our doctor finally got a relatively clear shot where she is pretty positive that it is a boy. It will be more clear once the baby turns (if he does).
Dave and I are both really excited, but I must admit my emotions are sort of in a jumble. In my mind, I have been mentally picturing a girl now for the last 6 months and have even had dreams that it was a girl, so I need a few moments to adjust to the fact that my house will be running on testosterone for the next 18-20 years. If this was a girl, I was set to tell Dave, OK...we can be done. He's been shooting for only 2 and I for awhile wanted more. Now, I am not sure anymore. Don't get me wrong...give me a year with 2 boys and I may just say...NO MORE! :-) I'm just not quite ready to say that with assurence yet.
We may find that we will settle in happily with 2 boys and that is the family that God has ordained for us. Or, He may have other plans.
As we were driving home from Dave's parents house this evening, I found myself in the stillness listening to Christmas carols...and got to thinking about Jesus' birth. I'm pretty sure Mary had not envisioned having a child out of wedlock, or giving birth in a stable without an epidural and with less than sanitary conditions, but that is how God wrote her story...and it is now the greatest story ever told.
We are having two boys and I'm looking forward to the story that will unfold from there. (I'm sure it will be a tale to tell!)
Merry Christmas everyone!