To be or not to be-- that is a big question!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Another Dr Visit, Another Picture

Hello everyone, Erin and I had another Dr visit on Wednesday 20 April, 2011.  When he walked in he asked Erin if she ever smiled - that he can never tell what she is thinking?!  Then he turned to me and said he can always tell what I am thinking.  The Dr. said this was just a check to make sure everything was going well with us.  He said he likes to do another ultrasound but since it wasn't mandatory he wouldn't charge us for it.  This time we could see a head, body, and little arms.  The Dr. said everything looks perfect so far.  In the picture the head is down and to the right, the arms are just visible nubs off the body, and you really can't make out the legs (which Erin said was just like a duck - she loves this duck metaphor). Anyway, wanted to upload the picture for you all.  Thank you for sharing in this special time with us! 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

So tired!

So, we are following the pregnancy on babycenter.com, and it states that it is very common to feel very fatigued and to have trouble sleeping during the first trimester.  I am sooo experiencing both of those!  Just exhausted almost all of the time!  I suppose this is how it will be for the next two years!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Our first ultrasound!

If you look in the black area, you can see the spot that looks like an upside down little duck- that's our baby!  (it's lightly marked wtih two little + signs) It's the pic at the bottom of this page.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

There's a heartbeat!

Thursday, March 31st Bill and I headed to the dr. for our first real appointment.  We knew that we would receive either heartbreaking or very exciting news.  Exciting it was!  It was very surreal and amazing to see the baby and it's heartbeat on the ultrasound.  So far, everything is good!  We are seven weeks pregnant and our next appointment is on April 20th.  I count myself blessed thus far that I haven't experienced any morning sickness (although I have been rather hungry and tired).

 The doctor has given us the due date of November 17th, although only like 10% of babies are actually born on their due date, and first time pregnancies are usually late.  I had been praying for a while that God would bless us with a healthy and normal baby (and will continue to do so).  It was odd that we were getting to the point where we started to think about when the best time to have a baby was.  Well, with the many of our family birthdays being in the winter, and with all of the family festivities that occur then as well, we were thinking that we should put a halt to the process for a while.  Well, God had different plans for us.  He has shown us the first lesson in parenthood (well, for life in general): we are not in control!

Last night Bill and I celebrated with dinner at a japanese restaurant (which is my favorite).  I was nervous at first, because they say that pregnant women have an increased sense of smell, which can make them nauseated.  Sigh of relief- I enjoyed the meal and had no side effects!  We then travelled down the road to Target where we scoped out the baby aisle.  It was fun to go through and see all of the cute stuff they have for babies these days.  It was even more cute to see Bill and his reaction to it all.  He had no idea that a baby could have so much stuff.  I suppose this baby may give Bill a run for his money in the "who has more stuff" category! 

Well, we are purchasing a new camera tomorrow to help capture this very important stage in our lives.  So, be on the lookout for new pics that hopefully will be posted regularly.  We are very excited to share our new life with you!