We are three now! And we'll be able to see this little person face to face sometime in July (yes, we have a due date, but I'm not going to be stubborn about it as I'm sure Baby won't be as punctual as we would prefer). God is good, and we are excited about this new phase in our lives.
no morning sickness to speak of
good first Dr's appointment & ultrasound
strong heartbeat and active baby
an attentive and thoughtful husband
OB clinic is just down the street and hospital a few blocks further
financial stability and good health insurance
continued health and strength for me
continued health and safety for Baby
energy and cheerfulness (I am just tired so much, and it makes everything harder)
wisdom for medical-related decisions we'll have to be making
wisdom in planning maternity leave, and understanding what I can handle until then
A few weeks ago (9wks):
[I know my picture is poor quality... but there is something there that's not all Christmas turkey and chocolate!]
Twelve weeks email update! I really love having so much information at my fingertips. I love knowing what is going on in there, and what about this child is developing right now.
"The most dramatic development this week: Reflexes. Your baby's fingers will soon begin to open and close, his toes will curl, his eye muscles will clench, and his mouth will make sucking movements. In fact, if you prod your abdomen, your baby will squirm in response, although you won't be able to feel it. His intestines, which have grown so fast that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move into his abdominal cavity about now, and his kidneys will begin excreting urine into his bladder. From crown to rump, your baby-to-be is just over two inches long (about the size of a lime) and weighs half an ounce"