Rebekah got to see Baby Boy on the big screen, again, today!! He was being a little stinker and didn't want to show his face for the camera, but we can see his nice healthy spine, here (and his little ear!):
He may have been shy about showing his face to the world, but wouldn't you know, he had no problem showing his goods...such a boy. I haven't seen many of these before...but doesn't it look unusually large? When I shared it with Ben he was quick to respond with, "He'll fit right in with our family then!"...again, such a boy.
His Renal Pelvic Dilatation is still present on his left kidney, but has corrected itself on the right. The doctor is monitoring him closely, but seems to think he will be fine. Rebekah said he was "moving and grooving," and kicking all about when the doctor was trying to get pictures, causing Rebekah to giggle [how cute]. Baby Boy is breach, but I guess that's normal [I really know nothing about these things]. Rebekah doesn't have swelling and her blood pressure medication seems to be helping! So, overall both Mom and Baby are happy and healthy.
I will be having a little heart-to-heart with Baby Boy, however, when we go out to meet Rebekah and her family over Easter. Poor Rebekah is not getting any sleep with Baby Boy using her womb as his own personal jungle gym!
It's been such a great day! I got to see my little man again...how lucky am I? I got to talk to my sweet Rebekah...again, how lucky am I? And I received an email from Rebekah's daughter that had me rolling on the ground laughing, while crying at the same time.
Rebekah's daughter and I have been emailing back and forth. She's almost 13 and, naturally, questions the adoption as she works out her teenage emotions. Her emails crack me up because she is such a free spirit and reminds me so much of myself when I was her age. Up until this point, our emails have been pretty light and fun...you know, clothes, school, music, etc. Today, however, she wrote me a really sweet note asking if we could be friends through life. She's seeing a counselor right now to help process the adoption and asked me if I would mind being her friend when she's done talking with her counselor. I hate to quote someone without their permission (I did ask her mom!) but, this is too priceless to re-phrase. After asking me if I would be her "grown up" friend she said... "i kinda wanted to consider you my 2nd mother cause...you know...your going to own my brother. What do you say?"
Well, who could turn down an offer like that?
I am honored that she would even want me to be her grown-up friend. I am so priveleged that I have earned the confidence of this precious, precious young girl....I told Rebekah about our shared email and asked her how she felt about it (after we laughed, of course)...She was so thankful that her daughter is reaching out, as she's been the most distant through the adoption.
I love the story God is weaving together in our lives and although it's too good to put down (and I furiously want to read the last page), I'm soaking in every word...every page...every moment.
I never knew life to be this good.