Sunday, January 4, 2009

Change of Pace

So, it's official. The days of buying 4 pink dresses, 4 Barbies, 4 My Little Ponies and 4 of anything princess, HSM or Hannah Montana will forever be altered by what the ultrasound revealed to us last week.


I'm not sure I even spelled it right, it's been a not-oft-mentioned word in this house for the last 8 years. As you can imagine, Mike's reaction was one of complete TRIUMPH, as he raised his fists victoriously in the air (as if he was Rocky finally making it to the top of those ominous stairs) and exclaimed, "I CAN do it!" Then, afraid it could all just be the unreachable dream, he continued to ask me if I was "sure."

Mike, "Are you SURE it's a boy?"

Amanda, "Yes, Honey, I'm sure."

Mike, "Are you SURE the doctor said BOY?"

Amanda, "Yes, Dear, she said it's 100% boy."

Mike, "So there's NO doubt that it's a boy?"

Amanda, "I think that's what 100% means."

Mike, "So there's not even a CHANCE it's a girl?"

Amanda, "If there was a chance, she would've said 99% or less."

Mike, "So we're REALLY having a boy?"

Amanda, "No, Honey, it's twin girls--good luck with that."

Three hours later....

Mike, "It really IS a boy?"

I don't think he'll really be convinced until this little guy is actually born on June 19th. He's already told me that the first thing he's getting for him will be a Laker's onesie--except that I cheer AGAINST the Lakers, no matter who they're playing, and I'm the one who'll be dressing our little man, so you figure that one out!

I'm still a little shocked and unsure of how this little boy will fit into our family. It's been so easy so far--same toys, same clothes, same movies. No wrestling, video games, light sabers, or fighting over Saturday morning cartoons (sorry you never got to watch He-Man or Transformers in your houseful of sisters, John David), which I have to admit has been REALLY nice! I guess the Lord thinks we're ready for little Dixon or Eli or Ace or Jack, or whatever his name ends up being. But no matter what reservations we may have, we're grateful for this new adventure in our lives. We're grateful that Mike will have a son to pass his name on to, and we're grateful our girls will know the joy of having a brother--though it may be a few years down the road before they feel the same!

All I can say is--Change, it is a-comin'!


Marisa said...

Congratulations! You are in for an exciting adventure! We have one boy in the middle of our three girls and he's a lot of fun, though he really hopes to get a brother someday.

Fiddlefish said...

Congrats! My fam is backwards from yours -- I have a daughter and 2 sons!

Ardie said...

What wonderful news!! I must say, brothers, whether they're older or younger, are pretty fantastic. I'm betting your girls will find they love the changes he brings to the family. I watched the most horrible show with my sisters last week called The Women- I recommend that NOBODY watch it- and as much as I hated the show, it proved one point I strongly believe in... a world without men is not a world worth being in. So, all the best on this new adventure. I have a feeling it's going to be a grand one!

Jennifer said...

For sure a change adding a little dude to the mix but such an awesome change! You'll love it and your girls will just eat him up! Congrats again! I'm so excited for you guys. If you want some of our "BLUE" I'm happy to share! Just as long as you send me some "pink" one of these days! Although I don't think I am cut out for 5 so if we try for a 4th and it's a boy we are sooo done ;)

Kate said...

Congratulations Amanda! I had no idea you were even expecting. Hope you are feeling well!

Jill said...

CONGRATS!!! I am so excited for the additional testosterone for Mike. We are exactly split in this house. 3 boys, 3 girls. Time for a tiebreaker don't you think? No, this is not an announcement.