November 20, 2008

The Results Are In!

It's a BOY!

Tobin and Arden are ecstatic.

Charis is less than thrilled. But I have noticed that she has spent extra time playing with Kenna today. :-)

I had a feeling it was a boy, but I didn't want to say too much because I knew Charis wanted another sister so badly. I dropped the boys off at PE to chants of "Bo-oy, bo-oy, bo-oy!" after a discussion in the van about how God has special plans for our little one, whether boy or girl, and no matter what, we're thankful for the opportunity to welcome another child into our family. We also talked about Jeremiah 29:11, one of my favorite verses, so hopefully all that prepared Charis's heart for the news. She went with me to base, choosing to skip PE so she could see the baby on the ultrasound.

Ted met us there, and after the appointment we enjoyed lunch at the AAFES food court before he went to pick up the boys from PE and Kenna from Debi's house. I was so thankful he was able to take the afternoon off, as it gave me the chance to spend some quality time in the commissary buying items for our Thanksgiving meal plus the meals I've planned for the next couple of weeks, which will include company starting on Wednesday! Ted's sister Ski and her husband Clint will be flying to visit us with their little girls, Meghan and Tabitha. We have not seen Ski since her wedding day in July 2001!! So obviously the cousins have never met! Charis was only about 9 months old when we went to Oregon for the wedding. So we're excited to get to spend some time with them.

9 comments:

Krista said...

Congratulations again! So fun! I was thinking the other day, how many people do I know online that are pregnant... at least 4!

The Litwillers said...

Congrats! Boys are so fun! You know, I remember a conversation we had about kids back at the 'Ville. You stated that you wanted to have six kids, one girl and five boys, and you wanted the girl first to help you with the boys. So, you have one more boy to go and Kenna will be a tomboy???

Tina Miles said...

Congratulations! I'm reading Krista's comment and we too know of lots of coming babies--all four of my sister-in-laws are expecting as well!!! It'd be fun to join in with them and have 5 new grandbabys in one year...but we shall see. All decisions will come after we get back from Kenya in Jan.

Debi said...

Beverly: Us Mom's have such a special closeness with our sons. Another boy is such a blessing. Can hardly wait to get to know another precious Jacobson child.

Amy Kilpatrick said...

This morning I realized I forgot to check your blog last night. As I was reminding myself to go see what the verdict was, I began guessing what you might be having. I was right! Another boy is such a blessing and even if you had 5 more sons, at least Charis has a sister! That is a special bond too! CONGRATS!

Bob and Claire said...

Congratulations!! Boys are so fun! That was definitely what my boys were hoping for this time! Of course, that means you'll ahve another boy to potty-train, LOL--but we won't dwell on that now!

Amos said...

Congratulations!!!! What exciting news.

Melissa said...

Congratulations!

The Perrymans said...

Ted & Beverly,

I just told Lily that Charis was going to have another brother. We're so excited for you and can't wait to hear about the newest family member's arrival. Congratulations...we think of you often.