Well, after a loooong 3-week hiatus, we are back (a day early- I'm a bit impatient) to show you...
debuting on April 19th!
We are ecstatic! I start my 13th week tomorrow!
So, we had our first sonogram on Thursday. I was so stinking nervous. But she squirted my stomach with some gooey stuff and pushed the wand down and BAM! There was the baby. Incredible.
At first, the baby was sleeping like in the two pictures above. The sonogram tech. had me try and cough to wake the baby up. Instead, the baby just slid around. Which made me laugh. And cry. THEN the baby woke up.
So cool! The baby started jumping around. Literally, the baby looked like he/she was jumping up and down and throwing his/her hands around. It was amazing. (See the umbilical chord?)
I kept laughing uncontrollably and so we couldn't get a clear picture. So then, I tried some deep breaths and the laughter got under control. Adam & I were amazed.
Baby's got a pretty roomy pad right now. Lots of space to jump around.
So, PRAISE GOD! We are in awe and have been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and support of our families, friends, and community. Now that the cat's out of the bag, this pregnancy seems more REAL. Not just mind-numbing fatigue and constant nausea. (Which I did pray for, so I will not complain. At first, I had no symptoms and I was scared that the baby wasn't okay and so I prayed...God, I need some symptoms. I'm worried. And, I tell ya what- the Good Lord answered my prayers. Ha Ha.)
So, now you're mostly caught up. I will continue the debriefing session over the next few days. If you are so inclined, please remember us in prayer. We want to prepare well and sow in prayer over this child's life.
If you want to come over and jump and down and squeal with us, come on! We love doing that.
I will praise the name of God... and will magnify Him with thanksgiving!