Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Greatest Husband

Moments like tonight remind me once again why I adore my husband! This is what I came home to on my kitchen table. I mentioned it in passing that I love the Willow Tree stuff and that I wanted some of them, especially the pregnant one and so...


Monday, September 24, 2007

Week 23

Ok, so I am two weeks behind now! I struggle knowing what to say on the weeks between appointments that nothing major happens and then I feel bad that I haven't updated anything. We went to an appointment last Thursday and the Dr. had to go to a delivery so his nurse did all the stuff for him. We got to hear the heartbeat again and she actually measured me for the first time. She said everything was on track and so far I have only gained 9 pounds, which I am content with. Next visit I have to drink the orange stuff for the glucose tolerance test so they sent me home with it so I don't have to sit there for an hour! Hopefully it will all go well.
I have finally started to feel the baby move! I thought I was feeling her a few weeks ago, but I couldn't decide if it was baby or internal shifting. Now I know for sure it is the baby moving! Last night I was laying in the bed with my hands on my belly trying to feel her move (like I have done every night forever) and I actually felt her kick on my hand! It was so exciting I made Michael put his hand where I felt her to see if she would cooperate and kick again and she did. He got to feel her kick for the first time! I know it will get harder and more consistent as time goes on, but it is nice to feel it even if it is inconsistent at this point!

Carrie came to visit this past weekend and we had a blast (as expected)! Lots of shopping and chatting! This weekend is the scrapbooking expo so I will be spending most of my free time there! There is also a chance that I will get to see Goose this weekend, which would be really fun! Here is a pic of me and Carrie out on our balcony and a pic of the 22 1/2 week belly!



Prayer of the week:
"Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you." Psalm 25:5

Help us to continue to be led by truth and to learn God's plan for our lives. I pray that we will be open to His guidance in all areas of our life. Help me to continually, all day long, put my hope in Him. I have finally reached a point of some peace and pray that it will continue as well!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

It's A ...

Well, as of now, they are saying it is a GIRL! We are so excited! We didn't care either way, but girl clothes are much cuter! Since I have had a few friends that they have said girl and it has been a boy, I won't believe it until we have gone and had it confirmed! The plan as of now is to go in October for a 3-D ultrasound when mom and Kristen are here so we can make sure! I am posting the ultrasound pics and I will try to explain them the best I can because, as we all know, they are a little hard to interpret! Luckily the tech labeled them so it helps me!

This is obviously her profile. The tech was joking that he couldn't get it exact because she wouldn't turn her head all the way so he said her nose is bigger looking on the pic than it really is. Of course, with the Garrett nose, you never know for sure!

This is a front on view of the face, the traditional alien view! Hopefully the 3-D view shows her face a little better!This is the bottom of her feet (running left to right). You can see the little toes best on the top foot!

This is a view of the arm and a fuzzy view of the ear and profile. I have no idea what part is showing in the left half.


This is supposed to be a great view of this part, but how would I know! The arrow is pointing at her "girl parts" and then you can see her leg on the bottom side and bottoms of her feet to the left. The tech was pretty sure after this shot that she is a girl for sure, but like I said, they have been wrong before, so before we register for pink, we will check again!

Michael stopped on his way home from work and bought me baby pink and white roses for our pink baby girl! He also bought this cute pink and white stuffed animal for Hannah. We are for sure using Hannah for a girl (and Garrett if it turns out to be a boy), but the middle name is still to be determined. We were pretty sure, but we have started waffling!

Prayer for Hannah this week:
"For you are a holy people to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth." Deuteronomy 7:6

Help us to make Hannah (or Garrett) feel the love of God and realize that she (he) is a special treasure to God and to our family.