We’ve revealed that Jody is the winner of our Pinks & Blues Virtual Baby Shower… so now it’s time for our readers to get to know this special mama (to Charlie, 3 years old)/mama-to-be (due in July!) a little more!
Pinks & Blues: Who is the first person you called when you found out you won the Virtual Baby Shower contest?
Jody: After I read the email twice from Pinks & Blues announcing that I was the winner, and Charlie and I stopped screaming and jumping up and down saying, “We won, we won!” then I immediately called my dear friend Heidi. I thought she deserved the first phone call since none of this would have happened without her surprising me with the nomination for the Pinks & Blues Virtual Baby Shower. Much to my dismay, I got her voicemail, but left her an elated message saying, “I WON!” and, “THANK YOU, Heidi, for making this all possible!”
Needless to say, she called me back soon after and we both rejoiced at the good news and giggled like little school girls. Heidi said she was hopeful I would win, but we both knew the other mamas had touching stories as well. She said she had already sent out a massive email announcing the good news and could not wait to call her family and close friends! She told me that she plans on being at my house after the prizes arrive so we can open things up together. She almost seemed speechless, and I would not describe Heidi as a quiet person. 🙂
I told her that as excited as I was about the marvelous prizes I had won, I was just as excited that I got to share Adeline’s story with the world and fully celebrate this little miracle growing inside of me. I believe that Adeline is looking down from heaven at us and smiling at the joy that is being restored in our lives.
My Mom says that Adeline accomplished so much in her short life; she brought hundreds of people to God in prayer during my month on bed rest in the hospital, she brought us so much joy when she was born, she broke our hearts when she left us less than 24 hours after her arrival, and again she brought hundreds of people to God in prayer after she left us and we desperately needed to be held by Him. Still presently, she is at work as many are praying for this baby and a healthy pregnancy for me. She is one remarkable little girl!
Jody and Adeline
P&B: You are planning to keep the gender of your baby a surprise. During an ultrasound, have you ever been tempted to find out the sex?
Jody: Yes, especially since my husband would like to know the gender. I would let him find out, but he cannot keep a secret, so that really is not an option. When the ultrasound technician began to scan me yesterday, he asked if we already knew the gender and if we wanted to find out. I immediately said, “No, we do not know and we hope to remain surprised.” My husband said, “Yes, I would love to find out!” I gave him “the look.” Guess who won this disagreement? Yes, the gender is still a mystery even though my ‘motherly instinct’ has me leaning towards one gender over the other.
I will have many more ultrasounds in the next few months, but hope to keep the gender a surprise.
P&B: Do you have any name possibilities that you’re willing to share?
Jody: Names, yes, names. This one has been difficult for us, and to be honest we have not spent a lot of time talking about names yet. I am open to any name suggestions you might have….please share suggestions!
P&B: How is Charlie preparing for his important role of Big Brother?
Jody: At first when we told him he was going to be a big brother I do not think he believed us since he was probably thinking, “That is what you told me last time.” Now, I think he has embraced the fact that he is going to be a big brother.
He told us if it is a girl we should name her Sally and if it is a boy we should name him Charles or Clifford. I am sure you figured out that he loves the movie “Cars” and also the books and show “Clifford.” His real name is Charlie and I believe he thinks Charles would be cool, as that is so close to his name.
He tells me on a regular basis that he is going to be a big help when the baby arrives. He said he plans to hold him or her every day. At least once a week he asks to see my “tummy.”
A few days ago he said, “Mom, I think the baby is really growing!” He likes to kiss my stomach and sometimes he tells me he can hear the baby crying.