We went for our big ultrasound on July 30th. I had a feeling it was going to be a boy, so on the way I told Hollyn over and over to expect a boy. She said, "Ugh! It's gonna be lazy!" I tried as much as I could to prepare her but she still was NOT happy when the tech told us it was indeed a BOY! I thought she was about to cry and she wanted to be taken back into the waiting room. Scott's mom took her in the waiting room and was talking to her about it being a boy and how exciting that was etc. Hollyn said, "Yea, and I am not very happy about it!" She will be fine when he gets here though.
There was a student in training who performed the first half of the ultrasound. This part was not very enjoyable. I had been having a few very vivid, bad dreams about the ultrasound and so I was a bit anxious. The ultrasound tech and the student talked back and forth in medical terms for the first 30 minutes or more. They turned the screen away from me and it was basically all business. It was uncomfortable and I grew more nervous. I started to say Bible verses about peace and pray that Jesus would fill my heart with peace, and that everything would be fine. These are the first two verses that came to my mind:
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Phil. 4:5-7
So when they turned the screen around and starting taking pictures, one of the first things that we saw was the baby's hand. Immediately, he put up two fingers and gave us the peace sign. It was just the neatest thing for me. God didn't have to do that for me. It is just so comforting to know that we serve a God who created the Universe yet he is so personal and in all the tiny details of our lives.
Everything looked great on the ultrasound. He yawned several times and was a very calm baby. Hollyn's ultrasound was a little more active, to the point that we had to go back and get an additional one because they didn't get all the pictures that we needed. At the end of this ultrasound the tech said, "He was just the best little baby! I got all the shots I needed." I am not going to lie, I do hope this is a glimpse of what is to come!