We had an ultrasound this morning and have news to share...
***"spoilers" below, so watch the video first!***
Aaron did not want to be in the video and we had technical
difficulties recording Parker, so that's why this starts with Jerald opening his
We stopped at the store on the way home and picked
up six gifts...one for each of them to open and the final one for
Grampie (my dad) who kindly hung out at our house while we were gone. The kids gifts were all gender neutral to keep the
suspense going just a few more minutes. Then we let Grampie open the
final gift to show the baby's gender.
It was bittersweet for Mag, she so desires a sister amongst all of these brothers. Yet, she is thrilled to be getting another sibling even if it's a brother. Many people think she is "stuck" with all these boys, but the truth is she is blessed by them and she is a huge blessing to them as well.
Jerald was so sure it was a girl, adjusting his expectations to reality has been a bit difficult for him, but I have little doubt that he'll be knitting sweet baby boy things in no time.
As for the others, well Rock and Aaron are just thrilled about a baby and the video should leave no doubt what Parker thinks. ;-)
We are thrilled and blessed by all of our children no matter their gender and this time is no different.
It is an exhausting, exhilarating, joyful and sometimes difficult journey to be a parent, but what a blessing and privilege it is amongst the responsibility!
We cannot wait to welcome our sixth child, fifth son into the world in September!