Tuesday, June 22, 2010

It's a...

Wanna guess?

We were beyond thrilled today to see our precious baby. I find myself still living in a place of fear instead of joy. The Lord is continually working in my heart so I might actually enjoy growing this baby. Isn't it amazing that I'm almost 1/2 way to the finish line? For so long, I believed this dream was lost to me. I almost have to pinch myself to remind me that this is reality.

So, for the baby news:

Perfect little ribs.
Perfect little heart.
Perfect little femur.
Perfect little hands.
Perfect little head.

Perfect little boy.

Yes, friends. In November, the Benson family will grow by one and his name will be

Lucas "Luke" Monroe Benson.

We can't wait to meet him and welcome him into our arms. He's already fully welcomed into our hearts. How my arms yearn to hold his precious little baby weight and my lips to kiss his precious head.

Our one profile shot. He was looking down, so we didn't get lots of profiles.

Evidence that he is, indeed, a boy.
I will never, ever post another picture indicating such information!

ETA: I completely forgot to tell the funniest story about today. H and I have been rather worried about how to handle the sex of this baby. M has been SO determined that she wants a baby brother (We only have one boy in our family...we need a baby boy so Daddy will have a boy, etc.). Well, after our appt today, I asked M if she was excited about finally knowing she was having a brother. Her reply?
"Well, I actually decided I want a sister."
That is SO her. Anything to have the last word.


Maggie said...

Oh Natalie how fantastic!! He's perfect -- and apparently not shy at all! CONGRATS to the ENTIRE Benson family...I'm so excited for you!

Rachel said...

So precious! Yay for a healthy baby boy!!!

Carrie said...

Congratulations!!! Such fantastic news all around!!!!!

Andi said...

Aubs said she just KNEW it! I was totally moved to tears. WE can not wait to meet Handsome Luke in Novemeber. I am beyond happy for you guys! There just aren't words.

Christina said...

I am grinning ear to ear! So happy for you guys. And I have to giggle at M - such a 4 year old!

Stacy said...

Congratulations on your boy, Natalie! So exciting and such good news for your family. :)

Kyla said...

Hahaha! M is a funny girl.

Congrats! A boy! They are such fun.

Arizaphale said...

Well I for one cannot see how that picture indicates anything!!! It's all so much fog to me but nevertheless!! Hooray and congratulations indeed. Luke Skywalker takes up residence in November!!!!!So happy for you :-D