I am sure most of you have seen our news on Facebook. We are so thrilled to be expecting another baby girl September 9th! Thank you SO MUCH to all of you who have prayed for us. God has been so good to us through all of our ups and downs. I am 22.5 weeks and feeling good now. My kind doctor really helped us through some anxious times, doing extra sonograms and appointments close together. We have had 5 sonograms and everything looks just great so far. I am feeling sweet baby move every day now and that is a great comfort and blessing to me. Now just to tackle the almost impossible task of choosing another girl's name! We have had a boy name picked out for 4 years but girls names are so much harder for us as a couple to agree upon. Annalise called the baby "JoJo" for a while and then switched to "Ulna." What? Where in the world did she get that. She just smacks random syllables together sometimes. We went to a Build-a-Bear birthday party this weekend and she tried to name her bear Ulna. I convinced her that Rainbow was a better name. :)
We are doing great, staying busy, leaning on God, loving life and all of the special people in it. Hope you are all doing well!
Most of you have seen this post on Facebook. Thank you all for your sincere expressions of love and sympathy. We are strengthened by you. God is being glorified through you.
I am so saddened to have to share this news. We went to our 16 week prenatal visit and were unable to to hear the baby's heartbeat. The doctor performed a sonogram and we have lost our precious little one. Most likely, I will have surgery next week. Will you pray for us? We are heartbroken and we are anxious about what's to come. Thank you all for your care and concern. We are thankful for you.
You might notice I have a new ticker posted! We are so happy to be expecting our 2nd baby February 22nd! As routine pleonasters know, we had an ectopic pregnancy in the Spring of 2009. We also had an early miscarriage in March 2010. Understandably, we've kind of been on "pins and needles" the first trimester. But, things have progressed beautifully thus far. We are so grateful to our friends and family for your prayers before this pregnancy and during this pregnancy. We are thankful to have a very kind and compassionate doctor. He performed two ultrasounds - one at 6 weeks and one at 8 weeks to confirm that things were going well. We heard the heartbeat at week 12 which was just music to our ears! Lord willing, we will have our big ultrasound in 3 weeks. We can't wait to see our little pumpkin!
All day I ran errands in this Alabama heat with my two year old. As I was leaving Publix, I was struggling with getting the groceries in the trunk, the cake in a safe place in the car, and Annalise out of the cart. In the middle of it all, my cell phone rang. Annalise's feet got stuck in the cart and I was having a hard time getting her free without dropping the cell phone. A thoughtful young man in army fatigues quietly walked over, freed Annalise's feet, and returned my cart for me. That was a small thing for him but it made my day. Thank you to all our soldiers who do big and small things to serve our country. Let's remember them in our prayers - especially on Memorial Day.
We're enjoying our first family pet. He's a goldfish named Tweedle. I bought him and another goldfish for a centerpiece I used at my sister's birthday party last Saturday. It was a Mad Hatter's Tea Party so I named the fish Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum in keeping with the Alice in Wonderland theme. Sadly, Tweedle Dee passed from this life on Sunday (barely lasted 48 hours!). Tweedle Dum's name got shortened to Tweedle. He actually seems to be a much happier fish now. We're hoping he'll last a little while. Annalise asked where the other fish was. We tried to be vague at first but she kept asking. I finally said, "He got sick and died and Daddy flushed him down the toilet." She didn't seem the least bit phased by it. She likes to inform us a few times a day that the fishy is "way hungry." I guess eating is the only interesting thing he does. :)