Lindsey at 20 weeks
It was Tuesday and I knew the kids were heading to the doctor for the big, "We're finding out the baby's sex" visit. Lindsey's appointment was mid morning and I was at work just chomping to find out what the news would be.
Somehow without even really giving it much thought I just assumed it was a girl. I guess after giving birth to three daughters and then raising three girls for all those years I had forgotten that there was a 50/50 chance of it being a boy.
I walked into the lab at work and found a note on my computer monitor to call Lindsey. My coworker was smiling while she said, "Call Lindsey! Call Lindsey!"
I reached the kids cell and Lindsey immediately asked if I wanted to guess. Nope, no guessing, just tell me!
I heard Beto say, "It's a boy!"
I responded with, "Really??"
Lindsey piped up and said, "Yup!"
Wow, a baby boy!
Once back at work I walked in and the tears fell. I smiled at my coworker and explained that this was no longer all about my daughter being pregnant, this was about a little precious baby boy being added to our family.
I began to wonder what he looks like. Will he be fair skinned like his momma or brown like his daddy? Will his eyes be brown or blue? Will his nose be turned up like his momma's was at birth or will he have a crease between his eyes when he is serious like his daddy?
The one question that stuck in my mind was the very same one I asked myself over and over when I carried his mommy, "Will he know just how much I love him?"
It's been a couple of weeks now and I'm still floating around on a cloud. I pray for this little guy each day, many times a day. I want to find little things to send to his mom just so she knows I'm thinking about her and her baby. I'm in awe of the photos she sends me of her tummy growing each week.
No, he's no longer called Peachy Pie. It just doesn't fit. His dad and mom have not decided on his name quite yet and even if they do it might be their secret to keep until his birth day. So for now he's just Baby.
I wonder what life will be like when this little boy arrives. I know one thing for sure, my life changed completely the day I found out that a little boy will enter my world and call me grandma. He's captured my heart already. Yup, I'm in love with this little gift of life and I can't wait until January to meet him. I sure hope he loves kisses.