10.14.2008

4:1


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!
~Ethan

4 comments:

Tracey Taylor said...

We are so incredibly excited for you all!!! I have been thinking all this time how was I going to photograph an odd number of babies? Well you just solved the problem for me!!! That sweet baby boy will always and forever be the "center" of attention!!

Congrats!!!!!
Tracey Taylor

Rick said...

Finally a little boy for Ty to play with! With all the little girls in this group I was starting to get concerned that Ty would start singing Mamma Mia!

Tori :) said...

Congrats Casey, Ethan and fam! That is just amazing, amazing news. I never would have imagined in my wildest dreams when Casey and I were cheering at CJH that I would one day have 7 kids and that y'all would be expecting y'alls 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th. Absolutely awesome.

Heather, Stan and the kids said...

Hey guys :) You don't know us but our family is praying for your family. I randomly came across your blog and it has been a blessing to read your story God has written :) I just wanted to say after reading this post that we have 4 girls and 1 boy and are expecting our sixth. When we told our children that we were pregnant (ages 9 to 2) our son immediately jumped up and shouted "I hope it is a girl! Girls ROCK!!!" :) So it was fun to see that you will have a sweet little boy to shepherd and protect those little girls-our son takes great pride in the role God has given him in our family and ever since he could manage the heavy doors-has been holding them for "his girls" with pride :) So Yay for Jack and we will continue to pray for a Feb delivery and for Gods providential hand of protection :)

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