Kevin and I are so happy to announce that we are expecting a new member of our family on February 10, 2011! We could not be more thrilled about this! I am currently only a little more than 6 weeks pregnant, and while I realize that it's still early, we saw the fetal pole and even a flicker our baby's heartbeat today! This was one day after my birthday, and the most amazing gift I have ever received. Tomorrow is our 3 year anniversary, so we have even more to celebrate! What a great week :)
We will be going back to the doctor in two weeks to see and hear a stronger, more steady heartbeat. The doctor is also going to monitor me because he saw a little bit of bleeding on my physical exam. He says this is typically nothing to worry about this early in pregnancy, but Kevin and I would GREATLY appreciate your prayers for the safety and health of our tiny one.
You can't see much of anything here, other than the 5mm fetal pole (the beginning of the baby's body from head to bottom). However, it's the first picture of our baby and it's special to me!
We decided a while back that it was getting close to time to start our family, so we went for it. We didn't realize that it would happen so incredibly quickly, but it's another one of God's MANY blessings on us. We got all moved into our new house and finished unpacking on Tuesday, May 25th and I found out on Wednesday. We then confirmed it with 7 more tests over the next two days (the picture only shows day 1 tests, LOL).
We are still fairly early in this adventure, and we would appreciate any prayers that you could send for us. It is a frustrating feeling to know that there is only so much that I can do for our baby. However, at the same time I have full faith that our baby is safe in God's hands. Please join us in prayer for our little one!
We look so forward to the journey that lies ahead of us, and we are so grateful to have you all in our lives to share our excitement!
Four Weeks - I won't be showing for a while but I still plan on pics every 4 weeks :)