Monday, April 2, 2012

GraceLaced Monday: Surprised By....Boy!


There's not much to be said, except Wow. Imagine our surprise at last week's ultrasound when we heard something we've never heard before! It's a boy. And no, I don't love this photo of myself, but it truly conveys my (our) shock and giddiness over this fun surprise. This was right after we walked out of the birthing center, as we both texted friends and family like mad!


The blessing of a new baby is a grace all its own, but the unexpected treat of a son? We still can't believe it! We're thanking Him that all seems to be well with Baby. This photo was taken at 19 weeks and was my first real belly shot.


The oldest three girls came with us to the ultrasound appointment. It was all very exciting. I had tears in my eyes and just laughed and laughed at the wonder of it all.

The other day, a couple of the kids decided to have a "party" celebrating the big news and these were their celebration signs.




My dream is to make our little son (!!!!!) a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom themed nursery.


And on a completely random and hilarious note, I came downstairs last night to find this "spill" on our new laptop. MK had set this up as an April Fool's joke. So funny! She'd made that paper puddle and used a marker to make it look like coffee was puddled in the cup, too.

Praising God today for all His graces: the big surprises, the joy of dreaming, the relief of laughter, and the sting of the harsher mercies.

He is good.

He is good.

He is good!





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13 comments:

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  2. AWESOME!!! How exciting and that pic of you in shock is ADORABLE!! :)

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  3. Rejoicing with you!

    The April Fool's joke is awesome! Way to go, MK.

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  4. Wahoo!!! What exciting news! I'm so happy for you all (and of course I'd be happy if it were a girl, too, but you know...) :)

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  5. That boy is in for a LOT of sister loving!!!
    Praising that you and baby boy are well.
    Don't you just love trusting in God's plan?

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  6. I wish you could see the smile on my face right now. It took me a few minutes for me to even compose myself to write a comment! Praising the Lord and rejoicing with you for His goodness!

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  7. OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was shocked when I saw the post ! Its just wonderful news... I am so happy for you ...lil boys are the best ! well girls are to ... but wow ... a boy I bet everyone is thrilled ! congrats to all !

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  8. Love your little preggo belly!! You look great! We are so excited for you and I love the nursery theme!

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  9. Oh Beth! What a treat! That's so cool. You're looking lovely (crazy surprised face and all!).

    That joke cracked me up too. Did you fall for it?

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  10. Y'all make me happy. Thanks for sharing our surprise and laughter.

    And Nelle, when I saw the "spill" my brain told me it was fake, but I still did this internal GASP! because a CUP was on the laptop touchpad (and turns out, it had about 1/2 tsp of water inside! Eek!

    Still, SO funny!! And we'd not said anything about it being April Fool's and no one else had played a joke. MK is a hilarious, quirky delight in that way.

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  11. Beth, I think I KNEW!!! Just because I had a special feeling about all your girls and my mom's family (5 girls, boy, 1 more little girl!). I'm so so so so happy for you all! Isn't God good?

    And that coffee April Fools is the best I've seen - I want to remember that for next year!

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  12. beth!! i just now saw this and it brought tears to my eyes!!! I am so thrilled for you and brandon!!! Seriously, I'm crying!!! love you guys!!

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  13. Thanks again, y'all for rejoicing with us in this! It means so much to me!

    Helloooooo, Jenise!! Been wanting to email and tell you...so glad y'all got across the Atlantic safely!! Prayers!

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