Tuesday, March 15, 2011

She's Gonna Be a Good One

14 weeks and 2 days. That is how long from now it will be when Parker Wasson Stanton leaves Erika's womb and comes out into the wide world. We can be sure of the date because his birth will be by C-section.

Sarah is excited about his impending arrival. Yesterday she rubbed Erika's stomach and spoke to her little brother by name, saying "we'll see you on June 23rd." Last week she made him a baby rattle by filling a plastic Easter egg with sequins, sealing it shut with decorative tape, and using that same tape to attach the egg to a popsicle stick.

In an extra serving of cuteness, when I asked her what she put inside the rattle, she said "they're called sequences."

We are confident Sarah will be an excellent and very attentive big sister, and we can't wait for the day to arrive.


Barb said...

I'm excited for you all - June 23 is a special date for me already: my grandson, Caden, was born on that date. He will be four years old this year. Both Sarah's rattle and her words are treasures, John. I'll be waiting for updates!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Congrats, John--in a few days!!!! A little boy, huh??? How wonderful... Is Wasson a family name??? I do alot of Family History and am interested in names..

I know you all are very very happy... Keep us posted.

Janie said...

That's an adorable rattle, complete with "sequences"!
So exciting, waiting to meet the new little one.

JDS said...

@ Betsy - Wasson is Erika's maiden name, and because her father was the last male Wasson, using it as Parker's middle name allows us to keep the name alive. Thanks for asking!