Monday, December 29, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Before we all headed out into the snow, we played a game called "Origins." If you have ever played Balderdash, it is a lot like that only you make up the origin of a saying to trick the other team. The boys won :( They were all very good liars....
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
The Dr mentioned that the ultrasound showed some calcification in one of ventricles of his heart. This is a common sign of Down Syndrome, so he checked other things such as head circumference, neck size and heart function for other signs of DS, and assured me that we don't have anything to worry about. Everything else looks normal. He sees this "calcification" quite often, and 90% of the time it turns out to be nothing. To be honest, I am not very concerned. Nothing could change how I already feel about this little life form.
Matt and I started a registry! We figured we should do it before the holidays, and we had time today to head into "Babies R Us" and pick out all the fun little things we will need for a newborn. It was very exciting, but also very overwhelming. There is a lot to having a baby!
Right now we are calling him "Sam"(short for Samuel). We will not officially give him this title until we see his little face but its hard not to call him by a name now. Sam has been our top boy name since before I was pregnant, and it has just kind of stuck. We also really like Kai, which is a Hawaiian name (Matt is from Hawaii, and we were engaged there) meaning "the sea."
We have both felt him move now, and nothing makes it more real than to feel something moving around inside of you! Matt was really excited to feel him kick (on Thanksgiving) and then I felt him push my hand away the next night. I have been feeling him from the inside for about a week or so now, but it was cool to feel him from the outside. We also borrowed a Stethoscope and we can hear his little heart when ever he is in the right position. It is so weird to realize there is a person growing inside of me, but I love it at the same time.
Monday, December 01, 2008
We had 11 people total for dinner, so I was mostly in charge of place settings and making sure that we had room for everyone. It was my family, and Matts family all at one table.
Before dinner, we had a little time to watch some football and play games.
Then we all chipped in helping out in the kitchen preparing the food as Matt carved his very first turkey. Everything turned out great, and I think everyone had a great time as well. Chris and TiffanyCory and AlexMy Mom and DadMatt did such a good job preparing for the feast, and we were all very impressed how well his bird came out. Good job Matty!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
We are so thankful to be a part of this, and we cant wait to meet him come April. Thank you to everyone who offered prayers when we were having trouble achieving this little miracle. He's here because of all of the faith that was involved.