We had our ultrasound today! The baby, despite my desires, will not be named Anita, because that is not a nice name for a boy- so Bradley Bull he is, most likely, and a rather shy little guy, curled up with his face toward my back.
What a wonderful thing it is to see our baby moving inside of me- to feel a kick and see the movement that produced it! I have loved every one of our children before I have seen them, and have no doubt that even if we had no ultrasound, I would still meet each one at birth as one meets a very dear, long-lost, friend...but the joy and love that wells in my heart when I see the tiny limbs, the tiny fingers, the tiny heart beating...wonderful, glorious, a gift from God, without a doubt.
I thought about praying for a girl- and for twins- but realized that what I wanted most of all was a healthy baby...and praise God! My prayers are answered. I can't wait to get to know baby Bradley as he grows.