I have finally gotten around to posting again! The past couple of weeks have been quite busy, so it has been a little harder than I thought it would to find the time to sit down and give another update as well as make it possible for everyone to view the video and pictures.
As you all know we have a little boy, Caleb Adam. We are so excited! Little boys seem to add so much character to everyday life. According to our last appointment, he is a very healthy boy. The ultrasound tech measured the brain, kidneys, and heart. She said that all of the measurements looked good. We were also able to see the heart very well. The doctor said that everything is going very well and she is happy with Caleb's development.
The ultrasound was, of course, the most exciting part of the appointment. There is a link below so that you can all see it. He wasn't extremely active. He was a little stubborn at first because he wouldn't move to let us see his face, but toward the end you will see that he finally let us see his face. Any wiggling you see on the screen is the tech trying to get him to move. Some of our favorite parts come at the end of the video. You can see him stretching his legs out. That seems to be one of his favorite things to do. You can also see him swallowing.
There are also some pictures. We got several, but we just posted some of our favorites. One of the best is the one where his arm is close to his face.
Although, he didn't seem to be very active two weeks ago I am starting to realize that he is quite active. He moves throughout the day and is using those very muscular legs! It is a lot of fun discovering how big his is getting. He makes sure to tell me every day that he is still there.
The next appointment is on June 4th and I will try my best to post something as soon as possible so that everyone doesn't have to wait so long next time.
And here are the pictures:
Well, we had another ultrasound today, and....IT'S A BOY!!!!!
We'll have more news up here soon, including pictures and maybe even a video!
It is so wonderful how in life we receive unexpected blessings that make our lives more colorful and fulfilling. I realized this when one of my co-workers looked at me the day I told her I'm pregnant and said, "Oh what a wonderful, unexpected blessing this is!" What she said to me is so very true and has rung in my ears ever since. Sometimes we don't even have to ask for the things that we find we want. Our goal through these posts is to share with family and friends the joy and life of our "unexpected blessing." However, I must admit this is not our own idea as Keith's brother and sister-in-law have been utilizing this medium to keep family and friends involved in all of the wonderful things that their children do for quite some time now and we found the idea so great we just had to try it too! So, I hope that this will maybe make even our out-of-town family and friends feel like they are able to be involved in the cute and enlightening moments of our "unexpected blessing."
For now all I will have are doctor appointment updates and maybe a big announcement or two. I will try to make it as interesting as possible, but it might be a little boring until September when I can start to post pictures.
My doctor appointment last week went very well. She says that all of the usual blood tests came back with very good results. The baby's heartbeat was also very good. She reassured me that my very long naps are nothing unusual so that was comforting and she let me know that all of the "1st Trimester Fun" should be subsiding soon, which I have found to be true. All I do now really is slip into a coma like nap from around 8pm to 12 or 1am which Keith just has to let me come out of myself because no amount of trying to wake me up seems to help. I must admit though, that it is much better than the 1st Trimester alternative. So, I am counting my blessings.
I do have an announcement to make from that doctor appointment. She said that in 5 weeks (about 4 weeks by now), I will be going back to have another ultrasound. This will be the 20 week ultrasound where they will be able to tell if it is a girl or boy. Keith and I are very excited. So, by the next post I should have a very big announcement. The appointment is April the 29th at 9am and I will try my very best to post something that day.
I think those are all the highlights. Hopefully, the posts that follow won't be nearly as long. Feel free to interact too! You can either leave comments or email me your thoughts.