Saturday, April 30, 2011

mister sharkbait

It's official... Jack and Winston will have a baby brother come September! But before we get to that part of the story, I'll start at the beginning...

Patrick is such a good Marine (I'm not a proud wife or anything...) that he was able to get all of his guys on flights out of California a week early (hooray!) and he was so busy doing so I didn't hear from him at all yesterday.  This morning at 7:30 I got a text that said he was on a plane!  And then I waited for several many hours.  The day crawled by. Finally sometime in the afternoon when I accepted that it would still be a while, and I laid down to take a nap, my phone immediately buzzed that they had landed.  I eventually made my way to base to pick him up, trying desperately hard to stay within the speed limit.

When the bus of marines finally arrived at the battalion, we shared a hello, a hug and a kiss, but then Mr. OIC had to go be in charge some more... Meanwhile the envelope sat half open in the car (we only got halfway after I tricked him and told him I forgot it).  I was shaking I was so excited.  He then called me over to where he was talking to his marines, in formation mind you, and I was instructed to bring the envelope with me.  Turns out  it had been the talk of the trip, and there were even multiple bets going on.  Odds were in favor of a girl...

Well we opened it together, in front of all the marines.  And there it was, 3 pictures of our little boy and his business staring right in our faces!  We then had to break the news to the bet losers, who were a majority.  I should mention that everyone thought it was a girl because there is a 'radio battalion curse' that all the guys who work for that unit only have girls.  They think it has something to do with the radio waves and other technical whatnot.  Looks like we broke the curse :)

Needless to say we are very excited and can't wait to plan even more now!  No names as of yet, but there is a list going... We are all so happy to have Patrick back home. Check out the greeting that he got from the pups:

I love how Jack has him by the neck. And how Winston is fully in his lap.  Love, love, love.

1 comment:

Amethystjade said...

Congratulations on the little boy!