Thursday, February 9, 2012

It's a . . .


I’m in Virginia this week. Ben and Jen invited us to come for her ultrasound yesterday and we wouldn’t have missed it for the world. It’s amazing how much detail you can see in those scans today. Ben and Jen said the images were even clearer than they were two years ago with Eliot.

Ben apparently has natural skills at reading the images; he’s known the gender of each of the three babies just by looking at the image—before the tech says anything. That’s how it was yesterday. I looked over at him and he was grinning. The tech saw it too, and asked him if he knew. He said yes, you couldn’t miss it. She laughed and agreed. So grandson number two it is!

Alison wasn’t really interested in having another brother and had told Ben that if it’s a boy, “you just keep it to yourself, Daddy.” He’d already told her he would get her an American Girl doll if she wasn’t getting the sister she wanted. So on the way home, we stopped at Target to pick up a doll. Kent had to head to the airport after that so he didn’t get to see the kids open their presents.

Eliot was far more interested in the cookies and rolling around on the tissue paper with the cat than he was in the toys.

C is for cookie!

And cat!


Jeanne said...

You all had better quit referring to him as surprise baby now, don't you think? What was Alison's reaction to the news and doll?

kittiesx3 said...

She's been pretty excited about the doll--this is the first toy that she's been at all proprietary about. She has never been into stuffed animals or other dolls but an older friend has about 7 AG dolls so Alison knew about them that way.

Yesterday she did tell her mother that she wished it was a girl, and Jen (wisely) let her share her disappointment. Alison may be four and a half but she's still got real feelings.