Saturday, January 9, 2010

Over the Moon

Monday morning came heavy with anticipation. We had our last appointment with the specialist to determine if little bean was healthy. Our first appointment, a month earlier, we watched little bean have the hiccups and we learned our risk factor for downs was extremely low.

This had us breathing a little bit easier Monday morning & we looked forward with excitement to finding out if little bean was a boy or a girl.

Most of my pregnancy with Garrett is surrounded by a soft haze since it was about six years ago. But this morning, July 22, 2004 came back crystal clear. I was so worried that the baby wouldn't reveal itself to us I ate an entire roll of Sweetarts before our appointment. As we sat in the waiting room, we were so nervous. We both prayed for a healthy baby & didn't really care either way about the sex.

However, I had a dream that the baby was a boy and believed in it. Right before we walked in, I turned and asked Mitch what he was hoping for. He said with a smile, a boy. Afterwards, I went to the bag in my car & pulled out the blue version of the shirt I planned to wear that day to work. We had our names already picked out and from that moment on, I knew Garrett Anthony was with me everyday.

This day, January 4, 2010 will remain a part of my soul just the same.



At my last ultrasound, little bean had its legs criss-crossed so I was fret with worry that this day would be the same. I broke my rule of no caffeine & had a cup of coffee that morning to give little bean a jolt.

As I laid there waiting for the doctor I kept making nervous conversation with Mitch. I was ready to jump out of my skin. With every check of internal organs & external body parts I breathed a sigh of relief. And then, the doctor said "There is a little boy part."


I felt the tears stream from my eyes before I could compose myself. With joy in my voice, I said "Really? Are you sure?" And he said yes.

You see a few weeks before I had a dream that I was holding a little boy. My heart aches with desire to hold this child in my arms. Having this piece of the dream come true filled my heart with such joy & I am now that much closer to having my heart's desire.

I turned towards Mitch to see him beaming at the news. We instantly knew that Garrett was going to be thrilled. I walked out of that appointment over the moon at the thought of a house full of boys.

lovemon

13 comments:

Kyla said...

Oh how wonderful! Congratulations to each of you! How EXCITING! I'll continue to keep you all in my prayers!

Lee said...

So wonderful, Monica! Let the naming discussions begin :)

Barb said...

Oooooh, congratulations to you three! I remember going for my u/s second time around, hoping that Mr. T would get a baby brother. My husband couldn't go to the appointment with me, so I got the technician to write it down on a piece of paper and put it in a sealed envelope. We opened it up together that night and found a little blue post-it note inside. "It's a Boy!" I wonder what I did with that little slip paper... hmmm...

Melanie said...

Oh how wonderful! I am so excited for you and you look great. I have been wanting to see that tummy and you gave us a sneak peek:) You will be the Queen in the house with all those boys. How lovely!

Becky said...

Congrats! Boys are amazing!

Char said...

Oh Mon! I am so thrilled for you! I was feeling your joy reading this. So happy for the 3 of you. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers :)

Noreen Smith said...

How wonderful! I have to say...two boys is two times the joy! Congratulations - take care!

purpledaisy said...

What a blessing! I am so happy for you and your family!

Fun Mama - Deanna said...

Congratulations! How exciting for you all.

Anonymous said...

So happy for you!!
LAP

Cyn M said...

I feel your joy! Congrats on the baby being another little boy! Enjoy him! I hope Garrett will adjust well to this new little man for you!

Jayne said...

So happy for you Monica!! Especially happy!! Soooo do you have names this time? :)

Jody said...

Congratulations on your wonderful news :)