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!