So Wednesday, we found out if Bables was a Girlables or a Boyables, and here’s how it went down:
After dropping Silas off for some quality time with his Sonny (grandmother), Mr. Ables and I headed to the doctor’s office. My last ultrasound was really bad (I didn’t know there were good and bad ultrasounds, but my last tech was almost dead silent and then abruptly announced “I need to get the doctor.” Everything was fine, but it was unsettling), but our tech that day totally made up for it—she loves her job!
We told her our plan to delay finding out the gender so we could find out on our own, and she was totally game: she even typed a bunch of extra characters so we wouldn’t be able to count four or three letters…wow.
Biggest blessing: NewBables is healthy and growing away, and is a new baby altogether—the 4-D (pretty much creepy) pictures didn’t look at all like Silas’ (even then he looked exactly like Mr. Ables in a 4-D creepy baby way).
After a quick meeting with the doctor, Mr. Ables and I headed to downtown Greenville for lunch. Have you been here before? It was perfect weather that day to be outside:
As we walked through Falls Park, we decided to open our card on the swing where we got engaged, but someone else was already there:
So we sat on some rocks by the Reedy River and all was as it should be. Mr. Ables reached for the envelope and my heart swelled with fear and nervousness and excitement…
Here’s us before and immediately after:
You see the surprise on my face?
It’s because New Bables is a GIRL!
Mr. Ables said I yelled “GET OUT!” as soon as I saw. To be honest, I have yet to completely absorb it—I’m going to have a daughter?! Mr. Ables said he sort of had a feeling, and so many of you guessed a girl, too.
I cried from the complete shock and joy:
Oh, this life of mine—this life of ours—just keeps filling and stretching and surprising. Here’s to what comes next, or as my pastor friend and mentor Susan often bravely prays:
For all that has been, we say thanks; for all that will be, we say yes.
Amen and Amen.