It's my first post on this blog, and what better place to begin than to introduce you to the original "Lemmondrop" - our baby boy? (In case you're wondering, the name was first coined by our friends Vanessa and John.) Obviously, we have not met him in person. That will come in August. This photo was taken this morning at the perinatal clinic at United Hospital in downtown St. Paul. When the ultrasound tech typed out the word "BOY" on the black-and-white monitor over our heads, I started to cry. I was not prepared for how deeply emotional I would feel at that moment. I was insanely happy, but there was also this sudden sinking in of the knowledge that this is really, actually real - this pregnancy, this tiny boy, wiggling and rolling and bumping his little feet against the insides of my belly, as if in preparation for skateboarding and skipping stones and riding his bike and the things that boys will do. What a wild, wonderful trip! I know next to nothing about boys, and this news freaks me out as much as it makes me giddy, but I know I am going to love this boy with all my heart. Our son. I love him to pieces already.
Oh, and I think he looks just like Stephen!