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.