Friday, January 22, 2010

So Relieved!

We are so relieved after our Level 2 Ultrasound. Yesterday we got to see all the ins and outs of our little boy...literally. Because of the threat of defects, we have two additional tests, the first of which was a Level 2 Ultrasound. For over an hour they looked at every organ, measured everything, and confirmed again that he is a boy. It was amazing. We could see each chamber of his beating heart and, through motion sensors, we could see his blood flowing in and out.

He didn't cooperate for many of the cute profile pics or a good 3D pic of his face, but I guess the important part is that all of his little organs and parts are measuring right on and seem to be functioning well. The doctor said that he was not concerned about defects much at all anymore, but they will still do an echo cardiogram of his heart in a few weeks (the 2nd additional test). We are so thankful and so happy to hear that there are no longer concerns of defects. Of course, I still worry about everything, but I don't have that overlying huge fear anymore.

He's waving:
This is my favorite...I loved seeing his cute little feet!
Thank you all for your prayers and support. We are so relieved and even more excited about our baby boy!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Friday, January 8, 2010

An Apology and an Announcement!

Ok, so it has been well over a month since we have updated our blog. There has been a lot of excitement (both good and bad) between then and now. The holidays were a great time with family and friends. I (Mindy) enjoyed two weeks off of work and slept in a lot! This has been a tough week getting back into the real world, but it's Friday now and I already plan on sleeping in tomorrow!

So, about two years ago when I started this blog I thought it would be a nice place to post information about our future children. To be very honest, that is the reason I started it in the first place....Well, over two years later I am happy to announce that we are expecting a baby boy in June! Our due date is June 24th.
The ironic part is, now that we actually have our future child(ren) in the works, we have had such a whirlwind pregnancy so far, that we have not had any time to even figure out what to post on the blog. So, we left it blank. Sorry!

As many of you know, we have had a rough start with our little guy. We were told early on that he has a 95% chance of some major defects. This has been very emotionally trying for Erik and I as we so dearly hope for a healthy baby. We are thanking God that so far the tests that have been done have come back clear of defects. We are hoping and praying that continues to be the case, as are many of you. We appreciate these prayers so much! Thank you! I already feel like we have seen God work miracles in our little boy. We still have some tests coming up in the next few months and hopefully a life time of smaller worries ahead of us (I'm already learning that the hopes and worries of a mother are strong and don't go away)...So, we definitely appreciate your continued prayers for our family!