Our Ultrasound Appointment

WE ARE HAVING A…..…..

BOY!!!

I am just in shock! I can’t believe it. Finally!!! I have wanted a son for 21 years since I first started having children. Well, here he finally is! The Lord has blessed us with a healthy, beautiful son. He’s already 11 ounces and the ultrasound tech shared that he’s big… they are normally around 8 ounces at 19 weeks. He’ll have beautiful, dark brown hair one day with his striking blue eyes (we both have dark hair and blue eyes).

I wanted to make sure we were having a boy so the ultrasound tech showed us “several” pictures of his little penis. You couldn’t miss it! He’s a boy for sure. He was moving around like crazy too. The ultrasound tech kept saying what a little mover he was. I just can’t believe we’re having a boy.

I always wanted a boy but now more so for my husband. He’s 48 years old and could use the help in about 15 years with chopping and stacking wood, working with the animals, etc… I’m so happy for my husband. He’s elated! He can bring him up into the young man he visions him to be one day. A father is invaluable to a son. He will teach him the morals and ways of God that are so lacking in young men today. I (and his sisters) can help teach him a proper, healthy love towards women one day. His father will be the greater part of teaching him to be strong and of good character. I think it’s beautiful what the Lord is doing and can’t wait to see the fruit of it in the upcoming years.

His name is Matthew Jeremiah Geraci Jr. Before we got married I had a dream I believed was from the Lord that we would have a son one day and to name him Matthew.

The only reason I wondered if this was a boy is because the Lord knows how much we can handle. I had postpartum depression after Hannah was born for 4 months or so. I couldn’t lose my weight as I usually do during that period of time. It gets a little hard being pregnant for the 3rd summer in a row – the back pain, the swelling, fear of giving birth. It’s hard knowing I will be missing my sleep at night again in 5 months, and not having my time after 8:30 at night each night (I cherish this time). So, the Lord knew the timing of all things and knowing we are having a son invigorates me to continue on. It opens my vision for our future wider.

I love, love, love my girls. So, much that it would break my heart if I couldn’t have our last child be a girl though. They are so soft and delicate as babies. There’s nothing like holding a baby girl and touching their delicate face and head. So, within 15 minutes of the ultrasound I was already sharing my thoughts on this with my husband.

But, for now it’s all BOY! We get to buy cute boy clothes and a new bumper and quilt for the bedding of the crib. John Deere tractor toys, cute navy corduroy overalls with trains on them. I feel him kicking me right now. This extra weight doesn’t matter for now. The aches and pains to come will all go to the wayside after the baby is born. I pray that he will be just like his father. He’s an upright man more than anyone I’ve ever met. Many men could learn from him. I know one day it will be so. Keep him in your prayers if you are a praying man or woman. He’s writing a book called, “Where Did the Strong Man Go?” It’s a book to lead men who lust to freedom in Christ. It is beautiful and even more beautiful to see the excited glow on my husband’s face each night after he writes or anytime he talks about it.

Okay, back to our boy! I just can’t wait. This is a day to remember. The Lord has blessed us once again. Thank You Lord.

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