Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Check out this website to see the development for week #17!

Are we having a boy or a girl?

Last week we went to the doctor for our 16 week apointment. We had another ultra sound and were able to see the development of out little one. The doctor said the baby is about 4-5 inches long and it's head is about the size of a golf ball. Joe really understand well when he talks in glof terms.

Then we were able to hear the heart beat for the first time! It was amazing the hear his or her little heart beating so fast. The heart rate was in the 150's. Of course I had to ask whether that meant a girl or a boy and the doctor said, "that is a girl heart beat." We all know that the heart rate doesn't indicate the gender of the baby, but it's fun to guess.

We'll see if he was right in late December or early January!

Monday, July 10, 2006

sharing the news!

Joe and I decided that we were not going to share our news with anyone until we were safely through the first tri-mester. This was one of the most difficult things I've ever done...until labor! In the first part of June we went on vacation with Joe's family and told them at that time, then told my family when we got back. At that time our due date was 1/1/07, so we thought it would be fun to make invitations to a new year's eve party.

We had the family together and I said, "you know how I have always wanted to get married on New Year's Eve, well Joe and I decided that this year we are going to have a huge New Year's party. I know it's a long way off, but we wanted to get you invitations so you can be sure to save the day." Then we gave them the invitations and they said:

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Joe and Kelli invte you to the party of the year!
Please join us on
December 31, 2006
Location: St. John's Hospital...Labor and Delivery
for the birth of our first child:
Robert Tobias "Toby"
Addison Grace "Addy"
and the screaming began. what a fun time it was and has been to share the exciting news with everyone we love. After our second visit to the Dr. our due date has been moved to Dec. 26th!

sharing the news!

Friday, July 07, 2006

We are having a Baby!

AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH! we are going to have a baby! We fond out on Sunday April 23rd around 1:30 p.m. I really didn't feel pregnant, but never having been pregnant before...what did I know?! We had been hoping to get pregnant at any time, and I really wanted it to be true. On the way home from church I picked up a pregnancy test. I was so nervous to take it. After lunch Joe and I prayed, we want the Lord's will and we want to be ok with whatever that is. In church we sang, "It is well with my soul." That is what I want...peace no matter the circumstance! So I took the test and it was +! We are having a baby! OH MY GOSH! It is amazing to me that the Lord is growing and developing this little one inside me as I write! I am overwhelmed with emotion. What will he/she look like, what will their personality be like. what joy will this child bring and what heart ache? What will be his/her struggles, and will we get to see the childs victories? I already can't wait to meet you, my child. I can't wait to hold you, kiss your little face, smell you, and care for you! Lord, Jesus, I praise you becasue you are the Creator! you knit together life! Please grow, in me, a healthy child! One that knows you, loves you and calls you Lord! Without You none of this would be possible!