Here’s what’s been going through my head since this morning:
“AHHHHH OH MY GOODNESS OH MY WORD OH WOW OH MAN AHHHHHH!”
It’s PRETTY chaotic up there and I can’t seem to concentrate on anything else. All I want to do is sit in our apartment and stare at these tiny black and white ultrasound pictures and contemplate parenthood. I want to sit here and talk to our precious, perfect, adorable little baby boy. We’re having a boy!
I basically didn’t sleep last night. I was too excited to do so even though I knew I needed sleep desperately. I tossed and turned and talked to the cat because he was the only one awake at 3am. He didn’t seem too pleased to be awake, though. But finally the time came for us to head out to the hospital. Butterflies joined baby Kooi in my stomach and I tapped my fingernails along the side of my seat in the subway as if it that’d help the train move faster. Once we actually made it to the hospital, I couldn’t sit still. I filled out my form – in German, which I was particularly proud of – then waited forever to see the doctor. And by forever I mean about… 10 minutes. 10 minutes of forever!
The second the nice ultrasound doctor put the wand on my stomach, I knew we were having a boy. It was fairly obvious to me, but I wanted the doctor to say so before I reacted. Then she confirmed our baby being a boy and it was wonderful!!! She checked the rest of the baby to make sure everything looked normal. He passed the test with flying colors and we were free to go. She sent us home with a CD full of great pictures from the ultrasound, as well as a video of him yawning real big which I have watched over and over and over again. He’s just too cute to handle.
I know that a couple of weeks ago it looked like we were going to be nameless if we had a boy, but not to worry. We chose one. Our little boy’s name is:
Elliott William Kooi
My husband’s name is William, as is his dad’s and grandfather’s name, and it was important to us to keep “William” in the family so we put it in the middle. Then “Elliott” – we both just love the name, and it means “the Lord is my God” which holds a very special, important meaning for us, and we pray that our little Elliott will use this meaning as a guide for living his life.
Parents have been informed and are ecstatic about their sweet grandson. We’ve been getting texts left and right with exclamation marks filling the screens of our phones. It’s just been the best day!