Friday, July 27, 2007

Week 11

Today is week 11 of the pregnancy! We had a doctor's appointment for 10:15 am but we did not see the doctor until around 12! We had a good visit with the doctor and we were able to hear the heartbeat for the first time with the Doppler. The baby averaged 152 beats per minute! SO, it is official, we are pregnant!!!

We called everyone, starting with my family. Everyone was very excited! We had trouble getting in touch with Holly's parents but finally were able to tell them right before Wednesday night bible class. Getting in touch with the Ironaton folks (especially Scott and Lorinda) was difficult as many of them were at Indian Creek Bible Camp. We were also able to tell our "Florida" friends right before bible study so we were very happy going into the church building.

After three days, it seems that we have told everyone on our list. I am sure that we will remember someone later that we forgot. I hope they can forgive us!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

In the beginning...

And our lives are changed forever...

It was the morning of June 12, 2007. Holly went to work and was coerced by a co-worker to take a pregnancy test after being just 4 days late. To her surprise, she was pregnant!!! SO, she rushed home (around 7:30 am) and awoke me with this wonderful news. It took me a while to realize that it was not a dream!

We decided to keep it a secret from everyone until we heard the heartbeat around week 12. In the meantime, we traveled to Florida for a vacation (to see Will and Jenn Thomas, Dan and Trudy Ingram, and Kirk and Christie Hunt). Then we traveled to Alabama to visit our family and friends (Scott, Lorinda, and the Ironaton folks) over the 4th holiday. Hiding it was definately hard, but we succeeded.

Holly has been very sick, especially in the evenings. Her doctor has put her on some medications that have helped with her nausea. She is having the typical issues: nausea, tiredness, and not being able to sleep. We are both looking forward to the 2nd trimester.