Monday, March 20, 2006

welcomes and introductions

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!

5 comments:

Susanne said...

Oh Emilie, you and Steve will be wonderful parents. You mentioned how you're getting nervous; I understand why, but you must realize that you both are exceptional parenting material. Responsible, level headed. A little boy! I bet he'll have dark hair like you. He'll be a male version of you. (And of Steve).

MeganT10 said...

I loved reading this post about your ultrasound! Congratulations on finding out it is a boy. It is hard to believe that a person is developing inside of you - and that he looks so developed already, even though you cannot feel him moving yet. Any names in the running? Megan

Ellen (sis) said...

He's a hottie already! I think you should name him Patrick.

Susanne said...

Em, so you first found out via typed works on a screen (when the tech typed "BOY" at your ultrasound. I'll have a nephew!

liz said...

Emilie, I am just so excited for you! (And for me - as I get to read your wonderful blog!) You & Steve are going to make absolutely fantastic parents. And don't worry about the lack of boy experience. Little boys are fabulously wonderful, and you will (of course) adore yours. I confess I would rather have a boy than a girl myself. I can't wait to meet your little son!