Thursday, December 20, 2007

We're halfway there!!

So today marks the official halfway mark! Can you believe we are halfway there to holding our long awaited baby in our arms. I just can't help but sit here and be amazed by this journey. I have learned so much about myself, my body, my husband and my faith during this journey, and for the most part it's all been a blessing!

Here is a funny story...I teach dance classes, and I've told my 7-8 yrs olds, but not my 5-6yr olds, because I wasn't sure if they would understand. So we were stretching last night and one of my 6 yr olds looks and me, and in her cutest, but loud voice says...
"Miss Heather when you stretch like that you look pregnant!" I had to laugh. I said, well actually Miss Heather is pregnant and going to have a baby...they were all so cute about it. Just thought I would share the honesty of a child with you.

The past few days I have also started feeling the baby move. It is amazing and usually stops me in my tracks just to savor the moment. Hopefully they will steadily increase and hopefully soon Josh will be able to feel them too!!

So here are new pictures of the week, with the belly growing and growing.

I hate to post this but I am up 8 pounds! The weight is coming on fast now!!

And here is the covered belly for those of you who are tired of seeing my naked belly!!
And here is a picture of our big our bean is!
I pray that everyone has a blessed Christmas!

Friday, December 14, 2007

The long awaited...It's A....


We went to our ultrasound today at 19weeks 1day and wouldn't you know the baby was sitting on its we couldn't see anything. In all reality we couldn't even get all the measurements we needed because it was in such a ball.

Oh well, we still got to see our baby and it was amazing! We have to go back in 4 a whole month away to try and get some more measurements! So maybe we'll get to find out then who this little baby is.
Here is a profile pic, baby's head on the left, with the spine going
down and a hand in front of its face
Here is how the baby was sitting. Foot on the left, knee pointing up,
butt on the bottom.

It looks like we already have an ornery one!! :)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

19 weeks! We find out who baby is tomorrow!!!!

So, we have made it to 19 weeks. I can't believe I'm almost halfway there already! It has been such an amazing journey so far and I can't wait to see what the future holds for us. Tomorrow is our BIG ultrasound at 11am. We will finally get to see some "pictures" of our little bean and hopefully find out if it is a boy or a little girl. My motherly instincts tell me boy, so we'll have to see if I'm right. I know Josh is secretly praying for a boy, but I know he will fall in love if it's a girl. We shall see in about 24 hours!! YIKES!!!
Overall, I've been feeling pretty good. I am still feeling sporadic movement, here and there. I can't wait to start feeling it more regularly.

I posted the pictures of the week. I am up another pound. So we have hit the 6 pound mark and are slowly creeping our way up. But as long as the baby is healthy, I'm okay with the weight!! :) So here are the newest pics.

19 weeks; up 6 pounds
Belly's getting bigger.
And I thought I would finally post one of my face...
Thanks to all of you who have been praying for us, our journey and our baby! I just can't even put in to words the amazing things God has blessed us with this year!
As Christmas comes near, and I think about the birth of Christ, I just can't help to think that sooner than later, I will be giving birth to my own miracle!
What an amazing and blessed time of year!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

18 weeks and here comes the weight!!

So here we are 18 weeks! YAY!! I can't believe what an amazing journey it has been so far, and yet I think there is so much that I have yet to experience. And I can't wait!! So, I think I may have started to feel the baby move here and there...I am still trying to differentiate between baby and gas!! haha!! The weight gain is obviously not going to slow down now. I have gained 2 this week...which puts me at a grand total of 5 so far...YIKES!!! But at least I know it's for the baby!! :)
So here are this week's pictures.
And one of the covered belly. P.S. We have our ultrasound a week from tomorrow!! I can't wait!!