Written April 17, 2012, 11pm
My sweet Jude... Jude Maximus. Today we named you. We had an ultrasound today and got to see you. We learned you were a boy. We couldn't stop smiling.
I had a feeling you were a girl until last night. Last night as I was watching tv and I saw two brothers that were really close, I thought about how I wanted you to be a boy so you could bond with your big brother Jack, like only brothers do. Then I saw another show about some volunteers at St. Jude's... it's a children's hospital. They kept saying the name JUDE JUDE JUDE. It was like a giant red flag in my intuitive- this must be a sign- mind. I turned to your Dad and said, "Joel, I think it's a boy. I just have this weird feeling all the sudden." And last night the feeling grew... it was so intense I just knew you were a boy. And this morning, your Dad came out of the shower, being goofy as always and started singing... "my milkshake brings all the boys to the yard..." and I laughed and said we needed to stop to get me a milkshake before the ultrasound so you would be nice and wiggly. And I pointed out... it was another sign, BOY! haha Your Dad thinks I'm crazy.
I baked your Daddy a birthday cake tonight with your big brother... I ate the last little bit of icing and you are wiggling like crazy right now. You must be a vanilla icing fan too.
Jude, I am so excited! I wish you could have seen the smile on your Dad's face today at the ultrasound, he was so ridiculously happy and proud. Your big brother doesn't quite yet understand what a brother is yet, but he knows you are a baby and you're going to be his friend that he can play with.
So I guess that's it for now. Jack asks all the time when you're going to be born... we are all excited to meet you!
See you soon,