So, here is how it all went down when we heard, "Congratulations, you are having a...GIRL!" Then, Kev and I said....*crickets crickets crickets* NOTHING!!! I didn't think I heard our tech right and then Kev asked, "Are you sure?" Hahahahahaha- not the ideal response
"I am very confident"
"I have NEVER been wrong"
"it is very hard to hide a wiener."
So, we gave up trying to convince her to change our babies gender to a boy. After the ultra sounds we silently walked to the parking garage and climbed into our car. In the privacy of our car and in front of Kev and God I bawled my eyes out. All my dreams of having a pack of boys running a muck through our house. Kev coaching our boys soccer teams. Praying for and raising Godly valiant men. Gone.
I cried and cried and cried. Kev grabbed my hand and we bowed our heads and we thanked the Lord for our little girl. For her safety, for her purity, her husband and that she would love the Lord with all that she is. I cried and cried and cried some more. I collected myself enough to make a few phone calls and send a few texts. Except to my poor parents who had to listen to my inaudible sobs on the other end.
We went to bed that night still in shock and still hardly having said a word to one another. I kept telling myself I would feel better the next day. I just needed to sleep. The next morning I rolled out of bed and began to salt Kev's eggs with my tears as I cooked his breakfast. I got to work and still couldn't contain my water works. Especially when my co-worker came in with a gift baring a package of adorable little pink items.
The weirdest part was I didn't want our little babe to know I was crying and worse I didn't want her to know I was crying because of her! I was upset with myself but couldn't stop crying. But, as the days went on the idea grew on me. I thought of ballet recitals, braids, Kevin coaching her soccer team, having a little woman to teach about the Lord and a little girl that might have the calm temperament of her daddy. My soul was pleased.
Thank you, Lord for giving us a sweet little girl. Our beautiful little woman.