RJ came home from school today declaring that he had the PERFECT name for his new “SISTER”…. The conversation went something like this:
LIAM: “Isn’t it perfect Mommy? Can we name my baby sister Captain America?? Please, Please, Pleaseeee??”
ME: Sure, that’s the perfect name for the baby until it is born! But how do you know you are going to have a sister?
LIAM: I just know it… she’s my beautiful sister in your belly. Wow, I wonder how she’s going to come out! (HORRIFIED LOOK) Mommy, will they cut your belly open?
ME: Gosh, I hope not, Buddy… we will have to see though I guess.
LIAM: Just tell Captain America that Big Brother loves her.
(PRAY for me… here’s to 7 more months of questions and conversations with a six year old!)
Seriously though… he just melted my heart…
AND THEN, I OPENED THE CHILD’S BACKPACK AND PULL OUT HIS SCHOOLWORK AND THE FIRST THING I SEE IS:
A mother’s joy begins when new life is stirring inside… when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone.
Baby has started kicking like crazy around 10:00 pm every night and continues for hours. My dad said that means he or she is going to be a night owl… Mom says, with a twinkle in her eye, “What goes around, comes around!” Haha, oh man are we in for it if that’s the case. Ian’s parents say he was such a happy, easy baby. Me, on the other hand… not so much. I didn’t let my parents sleep for the first four years of my life, and even still today- I hate sleeping. I’m really hoping and praying the baby takes after Ian sleep-wise (and if baby inherits his bright blue eyes, that wouldn’t be so bad, either 😉 ). I slept in until 9:00am this morning-first time in 5 months I have slept past 6:30- after the oh-so-supportive comments from my parents, haha. Maybe I’ll try to actually get some sleep while I still can.
Exactly two weeks from today we have our anatomical ultrasound. I am so nervous- I’m praying everyday that he or she looks as perfect as he feels in my belly, and hopefully, if baby cooperates, we will be able to find out if we are going to be having a little prince or princess. Ian is going to do his best to video the appointment so we can share it with you all.