We had our ultrasound yesterday (December 18th) and found out we are expecting a little boy! It's hard to believe still that all those little pictures were our little one, our little boy. He is so beautiful!
Here's some pictures:
He is perfect, as far as we know. The ultrasound tech didn't say there were any complications, but we haven't seen the doctor yet. The little guy wouldn't cooperate with the ultrasound (He had his little legs crossed and was sitting indian style the whole time), so we were lucky to get the sex. Since they couldn't really get a good look at the heart and at the spine, we're going back in for the rest of the ultrasound when we get back from Seattle- the day after. It will be the 30th of Dec, then on the 31st I'll have my appointment with the doctor to find out how everything's going. Should be pretty exciting!
Nick and I stayed up late pondering different names. :) Laughing and making up ridiculous names too. It was fun. Can't wait to hold him for the first time- can't wait to see his chubby cheeks and look at his little beautifulness.
This got me thinking about Jesus and Mary. (As it is Christmastime). Can you imagine being Mary, finding out you were having a baby and dealing with all these crazy changes without being asked? Experiencing morning sickness, dizziness, moodiness- having a tummy that gets HUGE to give birth to a miracle, the son of God? And Joseph too- pregnancy is a lot to deal with and he had to help his little fiance get through all of it- then to have her deliver in a hay filled barn! Ouch, couldn't be comfortable at all.
But when you get to hold the baby, the miracle and know that he is perfect and he is yours, I'm sure it's all suddenly worth it. It's all wonderful. Then to raise him to a man- to give him up to die for the sins of humanity, for your sins. I can't imagine all of that coming upon me, this is tough enough!
Mary, Jesus, it's all so beautiful and so wonderful. A sweet babe innocent in a cradle who would give it all for us. A sweet man who would live without sin so that he could blamelessly take on ours. What a gift.
Merry Christmas- thank you Jesus for our blessing and for your life.