Erin had her ultrasound in Kansas City today. We had been eagerly anticipating it so we could find out what we are having. I hate it when people don’t get right to the point and that’s what happened with us. The ultrasound technician showed us the toes, and the fingers, and feet, etc., etc., etc….I was happy about all of that, but I was ready for her to get to other body parts. IS IT A BOY OR GIRL?…Well, I won’t keep everyone in suspense any longer…OUR BABY IS A …Oh, wait a minute, first let me just say that we consider either gender to be a blessing. After all, the Bible says “Children are a blessing from the Lord” and since we already have one boy and one girl, we didn’t care too much. Either way, someone is going to be outnumbered…will it be Andrew or Savannah?
Well, the technician finally got to the part that would reveal what we were having. She said, “Well, it looks like you’re having a…” Wait a minute! Before I tell you let me just bring up one more point. Andrew said last night he wanted a brother. Savannah wants a sister. I feared someone would be disappointed so I explained to them that we would be happy with either one. I think they’ll both be fine eventually.
Well, it turns out we’re having a…Oh, before I forget. The church campout is this weekend. Tonight and Saturday night at Linn County Park. Its going to be hot, so drink lots of ice water. You know water is really good for you when its hot like this, experts say we should drink at least 6 glasses….Sorry!, I got sidetracked. What was I talking about anyway? Oh yea, the baby. Well the technician kept us in suspense forever. I hate it when people do that. I kept thinking, “Just get to the point and tell us what we’re having lady!” Finally she did…We’re having a…Oh what difference does it make anyway? Either way there’s going to be a lot of dirty diapers, and crying, and midnight feedings. That reminds me of the first night Andrew was home from the hospital. He started screaming at 2:00 in the morning and I just about had a heart attack. Erin, calmly got up and started feeding him. My reaction was to go out and get a job working midnights. I figured my days of sleeping were over anyway.
But back to THIS baby. The technician was driving me nuts. I hate it when people don’t get to the point. I think she was milking the moment for all it was worth. Well, finally, she told us we’re having a…Wait, one more Bible verse I’d like to bring up. The Psalmist said, “Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full.” (Ps. 127:4-5) How many arrows will we be blessed with? We have two. And a third one is coming in December. As always we’re grateful to the Lord for all of His gifts.
I hope all of you have a good weekend. Look for my next blog soon. Assuming I survive the church campout. And then church on Sunday morning. I’ll probably write another blog on Monday…or maybe Tuesday…I don’t know, but bye for now, and I look forward to seeing all of you in church this Sunday…unless you’re out of town. But try to find a church to be in on Sunday anyway.
Until next time…
p.s.----- we’re having a girl…they think…Savannah’s happy…Andrew is too. Erin and I suspected it was a girl…we’re happy too. The baby is healthy and everything is looking good. May God continue to bless this pregnancy.