For some reason, I have really wanted this baby to be a boy from the very beginning. I'm not sure why, but I guess it's because a) my first nephew has already completely wrapped me around his fat little finger and b) since I grew up with three sisters, boys are just different for our family. (And yes, my dad is sacrificing a burnt offering this afternoon to express his thanks.)
Seriously... who doesn't want another one of these guys running around?
This may come as a shock, but I can grow nostalgic/sentimental fairly easily... or at the drop of a hat. So all afternoon, I've thought about Nephew #2... what he'll be like, who he'll look like, if he'll be fearless like Leslie or sensitive like Steven or funny like Emily... if he'll be "all Joines" or "all Baines" or a combination. Watching my sisters go through a pregnancy and waiting to meet the baby and finally seeing what this little person you've tried to picture and prayed for for nine months is really the coolest thing. (Second, maybe, to having your own kids... though I have said for a long time that I might still pick my nieces/nephews over my children. Maybe I'll change my mind when the McNeese munchkins arrive.) I'm sure he will be absolutely adorable, like every other Baines grandchild thus far.
Although... we could have something to worry about based on this photographic evidence and simple biology facts.
Thank goodness that Baby Boy's big sister has given us hope for him. She is simply a doll, as everyone knows.
Anyway, I am SO excited for Jake and April and Leslie Lu and I hope February gets here really fast so I can meet Mr. Joines Baby. I can't wait for another little man in the family. Of course, if "he" turns out to be a "she" like Leslie, then this entire post will be irrelevant. Let's pray that doesn't happen. =) Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to the baby section at Target!