I've always heard that God has a sense of humor, but I never really put much thought into it...until today. We had our post-op follow-up today and they did a sonogram to check in on the babies. Everything with both Casey and the babies checked out as normal and healthy which of course is fantastic news. But the excitement leading up to today was that we were going to be able to determine the genders of the babies during the check-up. For those of you who know Casey, you know that she is a planner and was eager with anticipation to know what the ratio was going to be!
Of course, I got a lot of flack from my friends who were "lovingly" predicting 5 girls. Truthfully, this would have been fine with me, but I was praying that I would have at least one boy in the mix - misery loves company, right? Only kidding, but my prayer was answered today as we discovered that we are indeed having four girls and one boy!! As has been the case with all of our other sonograms, they identify the first baby as Baby A and follow in order with babies B, C, D, E. You'll notice from the picture that my boy is identified Baby E, meaning that the sonographer called out four girls before she got to Baby E! Needless to say, there was some tension as we waited to find out the fifth and final gender...not to mention the sonographer and our doctor decided to have a little fun and lead us to believe that HE was also a SHE!!! Dreamy excitement (and a little relief) was the instant response as Casey and I both immediately began to imagine life with Eliot, four precious little girls, and the luckiest (or perhaps the unluckiest) little guy ever to be conceived...
So, after giving it some thought in the last couple of hours, I'm convinced that God indeed has a sense of humor! I can't imagine being more blessed than we are now, but I have to believe that the Lord is having a lot of fun looking in as our life takes more twists and turns than a Six Flags roller coaster...and I get the feeling that He's just getting warmed up!