Friday, August 22, 2008
We got to hear the heartbeat. It took the nurse a while to find the heartbeat which completely freaked me out but when she found it, it was a wonderful sound. She said the baby is very active. I guess it may be time for me to cut back on the sweet tea. The heartbeat was 152 beats per minute. At our 1st ultrasound it was 164. She said all of my initial blood work had come back normal and my blood preasure is below normal (which is typical for me).
We go back to the doctor in four weeks (Sept 19th) for another ultrasound and to hopefully find out if we are having a boy or a girl. We've been discussing baby names and have a boy name picked out but we can't reach a decision on a girl name.
We've registered and had Abbie help us out by picking baby toys. She was so excited to use the scanner at Babies R Us and we let her pick out the baby's first toys.
That's it for now...check back on September 19th for the big announcement!
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
On July 16, 2008 we got the confirmation we had been waiting for. I was 12 weeks pregnant!!!
For those of you who know our story, God blessed us with a beautiful baby girl (Abbie) on December 3, 2003 through the miracle of adoption.
Our plan had always been to add another baby to our family when Abbie got older and we decided that 2008 was the year for the addition. Abbie is starting school in the fall and we felt that she would now be old enough to help out with a baby.
On May 30, 2008 we submitted our application to our adoption advocate to start our 2nd adoption and scheduled our first meeting with them for June 27, 2008.
During all the excitment I never stopped to think that I could be pregnant. I knew I was "late" but after 9 years of "trying" we had given up on the idea. I finally gave in and made a trip to the drug store for the dreaded pregnancy test. Seriously after spending the money I have on these things, taking another one and waiting for the negative result had just gotten to be unbearable over the years.
Over the week of June 4, 2008 I took 4 tests because I couldn't believe it when I saw the "+". We decided to share our news with our families on June 11, 2008.
God has blessed us and taken our family into uncharted territory and we can't wait to share every minute with our friends and family.