"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Telling Mom We're Expecting
Today we had mama's surprise 60th birthday party! She was in for a real treat becuase this was also the day that Sam and I told her that we were expecting. Weeks ago I ordered special books for each member of my family- for my mom and stepdad we chose "Grandma, Grandpa, and Me" by Mercer Mayer, for my sisters and their husbands we chose "What Aunts Do Best/What Uncles Do Best" by Laura Numeroff (this book is two in one!), for my two oldest nieces we chose "The Relatives Came" by Cynthia Rylant. We are going to tell Sam's family on Wednesday, August 13th using the same aunt/uncle books for his sister and brother, but for his mom we chose "Just Grandma and Me" by Mercer Mayer and for his dad we chose "Just Grandpa and Me" by Mercer Mayer.
Before mom's party began we handed her a gift bag with the book inside. She opened the gift and stared at the book wondering why in the world would Sam and I give her a children's book! With her puzzled expression we told her to keep thinking about why we would be giving her a "CHILDREN'S" book. Still puzzled I yelled, "We're having a baby!" She and my stepdad were very surprised but very excited about having a new grandbaby! This day was very special for all of us! Happy 60th Birthday, Mom!

Monday, August 04, 2008

"Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born I set you apart." Jeremiah 1:5.

Today, Monday August 4, 2008 I had my first OB appointment! I am already 6 weeks 5 days pregnant! I haven't been feeling great lately. Some tests were done this day and later I found out the reason why I felt so puney- I had antibiotic related illness known as C Diff. I had taken two rounds of antibiotics in early July (didn't know at the time I was pregnant because it was too early to test) and later I found out that I didn't need them after all. So instead of killing the bad bacteria in my belly the antibiotics attacked my good belly bacteria and I wound up with C Diff- a horrible stomach superbug. Anyways, I was very excited however to get to see our baby for the first time even if it looked like a bean sprout! The ultrasound tech told us that the baby looked great and that the heartbeat was 112 beats per minute- I looked at Sam at that moment and told him that we were having a boy. I know I know going by the heartrate in determining a baby's gender is an old wives tale, but it was fun to see our baby on the monitor and thinking we already knew what it was.