Eden and Kevin are expecting a baby boy in May. I’ve gone to several of her obstetric appointments with her and the last one included an ultrasound with a very obvious baby boy. The nurse confirmed to me the gender, and I made a baby blanket for Eden and Kevin to open together to find out gender. They waited nearly a week for me to make the blanket and have a night we were all off work so that they could come over and find out they were having a boy. Only me – and the lady at the fabric counter, if you want to get technical – knew it is a boy. That was a fun little surprise. I was certain, based on level of vomit Eden has experienced, that it was a girl. Creed, however, was quite certain it’s a boy. Blaine also guessed boy. Eden and Kevin were both hoping for a boy. I think they’re thrilled.
And so, soon, we become grandparents. I don’t know what to think about that. Lachlan will still be two when baby is born. Creed will be four or nearly so. I’m still very much in the thick of toddlers. Such a weird world to consider. I’m so looking forward to a newborn to snuggle though. I understand how hard another baby of my own now would be, but still I struggle with the permanence of this finality. Grandbabies sound wonderful.