a little one

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It seemed like it took an eternity to get to our appointment yesterday.  And another eternity to get the blue goo on my stomach for the ultrasound.  And finally, there we were after months of waiting for this moment.  Months of this being the one goal to get me through some of the tough days.

Hand and hand, waiting to learn of the next great adventure of this family.

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The baby was perfectly healthy from the exam, and then, for the first time in my life as a mother, our little baby on the other side of the screen revealed itself.

A little...

baby...

boy.

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I've had a quiet stillness within me.  So new and foreign to me is this adventure.  And yet, how anxiously excited I am to feel what it is to mother a son.

Four girls and a boy.  Never in a million years would I have guessed, although deep down, I somehow felt it.  Since yesterday I've caught myself looking at boys' clothing in catalogs--surely something quite new--and wondering if all of the things I do with my girls will make my little boy happy as well.  So much to wonder.

the sleepy time gal