I’m still in complete shock about our little baby.
We saw the little one wiggling on screen for us on Monday.
Baby Roque waved at us, wiggled little toes, sucked a thumb…
& it was the coolest moment of my whole life.
We saw a little heart beating oh-so-fast: 154 beats per minute.
We turned away from the screen as the sonographer typed the gender.
We anxiously waited as she wrote down,
“Congratulations, it’s a ……”
We took our envelope to the Brandon Mall, to Build-A-Bear.
We chose a bear. We explained our whole spiel to the lady who worked there.
We took two “record your own sound” boxes into the back room & we recorded:
“We love you, baby girl.” & “We love you, baby boy.”
We gave her both sounds & the envelope.
We went to make a birth certificate for the bear. We paid.
We got the bear (in the box) & went on our way.
Seriously, like hours.
Then, we had our whole family piled into the living room.
My sister Laura on skype above the TV,
John, Dana, Papa Roque, my Dad,
James (shooting video of the whole thing), BJ, my Mom, Mama Roque, Peter & me.
We told them about our decision to find out the gender.
We told them about our plan to wait to find out until we could all find out together.
My Mom opened the box the bear was in.
Mama Roque took the bear out.
My Dad & Papa Roque prayed for our little one.
John made some jokes & then (FINALLY) pushed the button.
We love you, baby… GIRL!
It’s a girl!!!
Cheers & clapping, all sorts of fun.
We ate dinner, we played games, we talked baby.
We looked at all the ultrasound photos (26) & the video John made of the ultrasound…
The whole family piled around with hands on my belly & everyone took turns praying for our little girl.
It was the most perfect evening. We have a beautiful little girl growing in there & she’s oh-so-loved.