Here is the first picture of baby dos! Heart beat was 178 and going strong! Dr. says baby dos should arrive sometime around Sept. 1st (based on size of baby). My estimate was Sept. 4th, so not too far off! While at the Dr's office, he turned on an info-red type of thing and we got to see baby's heartbeat in red and blue. It was amazing to see not only the heartbeat but the blood pumping into the heart from the umbilical cord. We didn't see this with Caleb, so that was a really cool "first" to have with baby dos! I wish we could have gotten a color picture of it, but the screen shot is engrained in my memory! We are completely excited, overjoyed, elated and in awe that the Lord would choose us, again, to parent a sweet child of his. What a precious gift this life is and will be to our family.
I have to say, it's a little weird to think that by the end of the year we will be a family of four. It kind of feels like I'm finally a grown-up. I can't pass for a young girl who just happened to have a baby, I'm an adult. I guess I should start preparing myself for that, I mean I am turning 30 in a couple weeks. That clasifies me as more of an adult than having 2 kids! Anyway, here's baby dos' first picture, there will be many more to follow!!!
Please pray for the health and safety as this baby continues to grow and develop inside of me. I am thankful for the exhaustion and nausea that I experience everyday becuase to me, it is a sign that baby dos is growing big and strong! Please also pray for strength and energy for me, to be intentional with Caleb, to continue to care for him, even when I feel like I can't keep my eyes open! I never remember being this exhausted when I was pregnant with him, although at that time I had a desk job and wasn't chasing after a one year old! And finally, please continue to pray for Aaron and I as we move into the process of becoming a family of four. That the adjustment would go exactly as God has planned for us. We are so blessed!!
Be Blessed and Encouraged!