When I found out I was pregnant again, one of my very first thoughts was "it's a girl."
In fact, I am writing this post on Friday, December 14th, long before the sex of the baby was confirmed. (The baby was confirmed to be A GIRL! a little over a week ago, by the way).
Let me backtrack for a sec to explain this strong, overwhelming feeling. A little while back when I was pregnant with Ben, I called my grandmother Katherine, who is now deceased, to tell her the good news. She was thrilled, and one of the first things she said to me was "I hope I'm here long enough to meet him." Sadly, I was never able to introduce her to her Great-Grandson, but her presence in my life since her passing has been strong and unwavering.
My grandmother and I were great friends. I adored her and would always tell her "Grandma, I wish more than anything we were the same age in this physical life of ours." She would have been one of my best friends, and we would have wrecked havoc in our 20's in New York City.
She was a spitfire, the life of the party, hilarious and sweet.
Fast forward to a few weeks ago (remember, this post is being written on December 14, 2012), a thought came RUSHING into my mind, out of nowhere and not connected to my "conscious" thoughts. The message was "this baby is a girl and it's my Grandmother's way of showing she's still with me."
I know this might sound like a lot of hocus pocus, but boy oh boy, do I believe in this. I believe in it with every fiber of my being and I don't question or doubt it for one second. I don't think "this life" is it, and I think if you seek out answers from those who mean the most to you, you'll get their message.
I wanted to share this little story because I so sincerely believe in the power of intuition. I've always been a person with strong intuition (remember my dream "informing" me that I was pregnant again?!), but as we get older, I think it's important to listen to yourself. Sounds simple, and really, it is.
That's all. Nothing groundbreaking today, just something that's been on my mind. Oh, and by the way, here's our little girl!!! I adore her.