I found out on Christmas Day that my daughter, Lyndsey, and her husband, James, are expecting baby #2. I was caught totally off-guard, which is highly unusual for me! I guess all the hustle and bustle of Christmas had me pre-occupied, even though I do remember asking her, a day or two before Christmas, if she was pregnant and she said "no". Anyway, as they were leaving our house to go to Menard for Christmas with James' family, Lyndsey suddenly "remembered" a gift she had forgotten to give to me and her Dad (my ex-husband). So, she handed each of us a card, and I truly thought it was a gift certificate to one of our local restaurants. I opened mine and read it in 2 seconds...and was so excited! I looked over at my ex and he was still trying to find his reading glasses!
|I forgot to get pictures of Jud in each of his shirts for the evening. He started out wearing this one.|
The other two shirts (below) were on stand-by...
If a boy...Tate Morriss,
If a girl, Emmie Rose.
Both names hold special meaning.
|Yes, that was the question of the night! Lyndsey, wearing PINK...|
|James, wearing BLUE, playing with Jud...|
|I love this picture!|
Eric and Aden wearing PINK, and holding the BLUE team sign!
They REALLY DO want a GIRL cousin!!
So the "reveal" plan was for Jud to change into the appropriate shirt sometime during the evening, then wait and see how long it would take for someone to notice it. But it was late, and everyone was getting tired and we were all standing pretty close to the bathroom when he came out in his EMMIE shirt ... and everyone noticed it right off! To me, it was a beautiful sight, seeing Jud in the shirt I had hoped he would be wearing.
And this is what Jud thinks about having a little sister...
"Just what I asked for" ...