Tuesday, January 14, 2014

It is...

Here is the official announcement we have all been waiting for!  After months of waiting and some lack of cooperation by certain parties, we have finally learned who our new Baby is!  Today, we got to have a 4D ultrasound done.  Mommy gave last minute instructions and permission to Baby to be immodest (the only time in her life that it will be allowed, I might add), and she obeyed!  Yes, you read it right….we are having…. A GIRL!!!!  We are all looking forward to the arrival of our little 
Phebe Anne!  
Ian has had a few moments of regret that we are having a girl!  He rather woefully told me today, "But, I wanted a baby boy!"  I carefully explained that Jesus gives us what we need - not always what we want.  I further explained that Jesus knows that we must need another girl, and we can trust Him!  I also explained what a special place he (Ian) has in our family as the only boy!  He didn't look very convinced at the moment, but I think he'll be just fine.  I wish you could see the look on his face when he talks about Phebe Anne.  He gets this very gentle, thoughtful look on his face.  It is so sweet and precious to see how God is already putting gentleness into the heart of my rough little son.  He has also been very thoughtful of Phebe lately when we are riding somewhere and it is bumpy.  He'll put his hand on my tummy and very gravely inform me that if it gets too bumpy, he'll "tell them, 'Stop, bumps!'"
Martha is beside herself with excitement over having a sister!  She is still counting the weeks until Phebe gets here (11 and 1/2)!  Mommy is counting too!

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