Tuesday, November 28, 2006

First Pictures

Here are the first pictures of our little one!

The Face! So cute... ok, I guess it looks more like a scary skull right now, but it is still a beautiful sight

Look at those long legs! Do we have a future basketball player on our hands?

Sunday, November 26, 2006

It's begining to look a lot like Christmas...

It is hard to believe what I am seeing outside my window right now! "Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow". When the weather chanel said that it was going to snow, I immediatley thought of the small sprinking of wet snow that we get a few times in the winter. It is nice for about 1 hour and then it turns into a slushy, muddy, mess, and is gone by the next morning. I could not have been more wrong! It started snowing last night and has not stopped since. I am begining to wonder if Ron will make it to work tommorow, or if I will brave the roads to get to school! Only time and the rising snow will tell!

Ron braved the weather and went out to get some groceries for us... Thank goodness he went when he did... from the looks of things we may be stuck in the house for a while. At least we will not starve!
We are all warm here in our house enjoying the rare oppertunity to stay home, drink tea, do homework, and of course watch football! I must say that I much prefer the view inside to the one outside right now (wink, wink).

Friday, November 17, 2006

Our Ultrasound

I don't know what I expected when I went in for our first ultrasound on Tuesday. I was excited and anxious to see the baby and to know that everything was going to be ok. Our appointment was for 1pm so I began to drink a lot of water! Can you believe that they ask you to drink 8 cups of water in 1 hour before your appointment. This works out to 2 liters! Needless to say I had to pee, badley. We got to the clinic and waited for our appointment. When my name was finally called Ron and I both got up to go in, however the technician asked Ron to stay in the waiting room untill she had taken some measurements of the baby.
The technician began the ultrasound and told me that the head was on the left side of my stomach and the feet were on the right side. As the ultrasound continued I began to get nervous. It seemed to be taking a really long time! The technician was silent and did not say anything to me. She kept sighing and repeating the same actions over and over again. By this time I had bee in the room for about 1 hour! I soon realized that either there was something very wrong with this baby or the tech did not know what she was doing. Finally she told me that she was having trouble getting a good shot of the heart. I began to worry that it was too small or malformed! She left to find another tech to help her.
Meanwhile, poor Ron is left in the waiting room wondering what is going on! He even asked what was taking so long. They told him that sometime it takes a while longer because the baby is in a bad position. All Ron could think about is that they were counting how many babies were in there! 1,2,3,....
Finally another tech came in an completed the tests. It only took her a few minutes. She corrected the false meausurements that the other tech had made. She reminded the other tech that false readings on the ultra sound could result in the doctor ordering an amnio, which has major risks of misscarriage. I was glad that this second tech came in. She assured me that everything was fine and that I dont have to worry. This made me feel a lot better.
When Ron finally got to come in it was so wonderful to see our little one! The baby had its arms crossed on its chest and then moved one arm back and forth in what seemed like a wave hello. What a beautiful sight to see our small child move! We are so excited to become parents, we can hardly wait! What a blessing to have this kind of technology.
I know that every mother would say this, but I feel that our baby is the most beautiful one in the world. Praise God!
"For you created my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, I know that full well." (Psalm 139:13-14)

Sunday, November 12, 2006

The Last days of School

I can hardly believe that in only a few weeks I will offically graduate from my post secondary education! Yeah! It has only taken me 5 1/2 years to complete my four year degree in psychology. It is strange to think that it will all be over soon. It will really be a transition for us since I have been a full time student for as long as we have been together. I am ready for a nice long break from writing papers and assigned reading. I am already compiling a list of books to read for fun starting in January. If you have any suggestions please let me know!
There are many people who are asking me about my Masters Degree plans now that we are expecting a baby. The answer to the question is "I am not sure"!, how is that for clarity! I would love to complete my degree however I know that I first want to focus on starting a family, and spending time with Ron, without the pressures of school looming over me.
I will recive my degree and walk across the stage in April. This will hopefully give me some time to recover from labour and get into the swing of things. It will also be a great chance to show off our baby!
Anyway, there are papers and reading to be done, so I must go! God Bless!

The Baby Preperations

We had a lot of fun setting up our baby crib. It only took us one and a half hours! Wow, we began to wonder if setting up the crib was a test of our IQ or if it was measure of our readyness to be parents. I have never read such complicate directions in my life! Oh well! As you can see we were able to figure it out! I sure hope the rest of the baby preperations will be less complicated.
"To laugh often and much, to win
the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false
friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, or a garden patch... to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This
is to have succeeded!" - Emerson