So this is how it all started:One positive pregnancy test. At least this time it only took one to convince us, last time we took four and still weren't convinced! So you might ask were you planning to have another one so early? Well, the answer is no. We had one slip up, and well it only takes one time! We are proud that we made it that far, and are really excited that the Lord blesses us so easily. Children truly are a blessing, and we are delighted the plan the Lord has for us.
We went to the doctor today to have our first ultrasound, my favorite part! We saw the baby's heartbeat and him/her move around! Everything looked fabulous and the baby measured exactly as planned. The expected arrival date is December 22, 2009, my dad's birthday! It may not be our choice of timing, but it's awesome to have the baby due on my dad's birthday. Ellie and baby 2 will be 20 months apart. Here's a picture for proof:
So Ellie is officially a big sister! We told our family by making a shirt for her and letting them figure it out. It was fun, a few mixed reactions... but overall excitement all around. We know our family can definitely give out love and plenty of it! Here is Miss Ellie Baker in her new shirt:
You might be wondering how I have been feeling and if this pregnancy is as easy as the last... well, it definitely is much different! I started having nausea around 6 weeks, have trouble sleeping at night, and have been very moody (poor Zach). I started taking vitamin B6 to help with the nausea, and it has been better. I am very careful of what I eat to avoid getting sick, and I try to rest a lot. Zach has been a HUGE help by helping with Ellie whenever I need it. Sometimes we feel like how are we going to do it, but then we look at Ellie and know how much easier it is to trust God with our future. We are so blessed to have our friends and family to support and love on us. Zach, Ellie, and I hope that you will pray for us over the next 7 months as we prepare for our new addition!