Thank you everyone for all your congratulations, excitement, and prayers! We are more than thrilled about this little blessing and looking forward to February.
Here is our little one almost two weeks ago. I was just over 7 weeks.And a view from the outside!I will be doing an update every week or so. I wanted a way to document the whole process and for Neil to be able to read on his down time. Here is a quick update on how things have been going.
When are you due?
How did you tell Neil?
I took a test the day after Father’s Day and it was positive. Neil was not supposed to be home until lunch, so I thought I would make him a onesie that said something cute on it. He showed up a few minutes later and I knew I was not going to be able to hold it in until lunch. He just got back from the eye doctor. I handed him the test and asked him if his eyes were good enough to read it:)
Are you finding out the gender?
Yes. As of right now:) Who knows that might change!
Have you been sick?
Thankfully, not at all. I had several symptoms of fatigue, shortness of breath, and the such in the beginning, but now I am feeling great.
Are you staying in Colorado?
Yes. I will travel home a few times during the pregnancy, but plan on giving birth here.
Will Neil be at the birth?
I sure hope so! He is scheduled to come home for R&R just before I am due. That is definitely a prayer request. I do have a great back-up and if that is the case we will be just fine. Women do it all the time without their husbands.
Do you have names picked out?
Yes. We have had a girl and boy name picked out since we were dating. For some reason, we thought it was fun throwing out names to see what the other person thought and we both wanted kids. We are not sharing the names though until he or she is born. The only clue we will give is that we picked out a biblical and family name:)
Have you had any cravings?
Not really. Just food and lots of it! So far, I have gained 10 pounds and counting. I keep a box of Cheerios beside the bed for those random night cravings. I am pretty excited to be headed to Indiana next week to get my real Mexican food fix. Uh Yum!
That is about it for now! I am currently knee deep in researching all that baby gear that they must have or they die instantly. We do have the nursery painted thanks to my amazing husband who did it all before he left.
We so appreciate all your love and support. This baby is going to be loved for sure!