God is so good. I’m so thankful to have been able to honor and celebrate Baby Soto Cinco with a very special event getting to know this little person hiding inside of me a little better. 😉 Thankful that baby and I are healthy and have not had any issues or complications with the pregnancy. Thankful that I have a mom who can watch our little man overnight and for the whole day while cooking up a feast for our 15+ guests. Thankful for a dad who picked up his grand-daughters, took them to gymnastics class, out for lunch and a special outing so Dean and I could prepare the house for hosting. Thankful for friends and family who traveled a couple feet or a couple of hours to show their support, love and excitement for another beautiful life God has given us to care for! Thankful I have been able to experience both being surprised at the birth as well as knowing the gender ahead of time. (For a variety of reasons, I definitely prefer the latter) And thankful I had some really special quality time savoring my *baby* before she gets booted to big sister rank. (Don’t you worry, Lee Lee, you are so ready for this)
Once the big girls got picked up and Daddy was out running the shopping errands, It was just her and I. And I made a special point to give her my undivided attention and not get so wrapped up in the “To Do” list or the cleaning (that noone would even notice) to enjoy the party prepping and my blessings (the reason for the celebrating).
She is great helper too! Like pulling everything out from every kitchen, bathroom or bedroom drawer she can get her hands on & adding extra things for me to do with the already limited time I had. 😉 Good thing she is so cute. And takes good naps. 😉
While I was prepping the house and listening to my Christian/”praise Jesus” music, I got surprised by the Holy Spirit. The message was loud and clear. Your blessings abound, my child. And don’t ever forget that these babies are my gifts to you. And my mind and heart were flooded with countless examples of His faithfulness and goodness in our lives. I felt so humbled, so grateful, so unworthy of His incredible love, I could hardly contain it. It seriously made scrubbing the toilets a joy. Wish it were that case all the time. 😉
Auntie Nini was the only one who knew the gender. I’m surprised she was able to keep it from me because we are horrible at keeping secrets from each other. She did a great job at
torturing confusing me.
I honestly saw powder blue (because initially it came out white, and funny how your brain plays tricks on you when wishful thinking) 😉
and then completely overjoyed, of course, because well, God knows best and Has an awesome plan for this little girl in our family and in our world! (And now I have four mani/pedi and shopping buddies for life!)
Don’t look so excited Amelie 😉
My very best friends which makes me all the more excited for another daughter and sister for the girls!, What a fabulous night! We already love you so much, our precious daughter!
Only 9 more weeks!!!