Today Rich and I were on a HIGH!!! We went to the Specialist in Temple again and they did all kinds of testing to be sure there were no chromosome diseases or other problems with the baby. They took about 50 pictures and found out that it was VERY HEALTHY!!! And there was no doubt as it was very CLEAR of this little boy's gender. It was a BOY! Rich was so excited...and so was I. I was more excited about all of the doctors and nurses coming in looking at the screen saying how healthy and beautiful this baby looked. My belly is not showing that much and so I was worried that the baby would be small, but the doctor said that he was bigger than average! :) I was VERY happy to hear that! Looking at the ultrasound truly makes you realize this is a TRUE GIFT FROM GOD. The profile of this baby was precious. You could see his nose (we both looked at each other because this nose was bigger than normal as well) and you could see his eyes and even his lips. He would scratch his face and wave and even held up his finger like he was saying, "#1!" I truly am thankful that this boy is very healthy and the doctors could not be more pleased. Jr. was even sitting Indian-Style at one point and it looked so funny!
My friend Meg has so many baby supplies for me and I am SO THANKFUL! There are so many reasons that I know I had to wait for so long to have a child. In my 20's I would want NEW everything...I would be concentrating mostly on the materialistic aspects of the baby items. At this age, I am okay with all of the hand-me-downs my friends are so gracious to give me. I want to concentrate on being a better person for my child and family. My friend Kelly has given me tons of clothes already so I can't wait to go through those. Now I just need to get my husband to help declutter the house. He likes to keep everything!! "Just in case," he says. :) I need everything in place and organized! Well, okay, I'm kind of "messy" but I just don't like CLUTTER! ;)
This weekend is Memorial Day...we go camping every year at this time...Oh dear, a pregnant lady's dream! Especially in this Texas heat! I think about things like, will I take the baby next year, etc... I also think about what I am going to do when I go back to work... daycare? A friend? Gayle? Hmmm, lots of things to think about. I will not stress about these things, these are fun things to think about! And I AM BLESSED!
"What the mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin."
-- Henry Ward Beecher