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July 28, 2008 Prayer for my child 10 weeks 4 days

God, I pray for my child this morning. There are many times I wish I just had a doppler here at home so that I could hear the heartbeat myself. I love hearing that sound of life inside of me. It makes me smile inside.

God, I know You already have decided whether we're to have a girl or a boy. It excites me to think You decided a long time ago what would be best for our family. You know how deep down inside I've always wanted a boy, but I know my heart is content with whatever You've chosen for us. Whatever it is, may prayer is that it is strong and healthy. May I be making the right decisions as a mommy to nurture and grow my baby well. Remind me Lord that each and every day counts towards the life of my child.

July 22, 2008 A new Midwife... 9 weeks 5 days

Going on 10 weeks now and the past couple of days haven't been too bad as far as the nausea is concerned. I had my first appointment with my new midwife Christine Weinmeister here in Silverton. There's a couple midwives in the office that I'll see depending on who's on call to deliver at the hospital. The office is right across the street from the hospital which is convenient.

We went through my family history and then she did a physical exam. She could feel my uterus and decided to try finding the baby's heartbeat with the doppler (I was so used to finding patient's pulses with a doppler at work...I never expected it to be used to find my baby's heartbeat!). She told me not to be alarmed if she couldn't find it as it was usually hard until about week 12. Too late, I already had my hopes up (o: It took her awhile, but we both heard my baby's strong heartbeat! Of course, dad wasn't there again and if I would've known I was going to get…

July 7, 2008 Excited Auntie Lori 7 weeks 4 days

Lori left a message on my phone saying she had just received our card in the mail. She was so excited she said she was jumping up and down! Of course, the boys were pretty excited too to find out what mom was jumping up and down for (o: They've been praying for this baby for quite some time. Zane started call it his name because the baby's due date is around his birthday. It will be so fun to share our little one with them.

July 5, 2008 Telling Grandpa & Grandma 7 weeks 2 days

Today we told Grandma Marsha and Grandpa Bruce. They weren't aware that we were going to just show up at their house, but we did. I had done up a card with a copy of the first ultrasound picture. It was funny because when Marsha first opened the card, she didn't have her glasses on. When she put them on her whole face lit up as she handed the card to Bruce for him to read. It was a lot of fun to see their reactions. They were headed to the St. Paul Rodeo so it was a short visit.

Cory & Lori and Terry & Loretta should be receiving their cards in the mail soon (o:

July 3, 2008 My First Appointment... ?? weeks

Baby, today made all the nausea worth it. I got to see your tiny body and hear your little heartbeat on an ultrasound. I cried. There aren't words to express how I felt when I could actually see that it was real...you were growing inside of me. And the fact that I could actually hear your heart beating?! What a miracle. I called and told your dad all about it since he was at work. I wish he could have been there. I know he did too when I told him I actually got to hear your heart beating. Your measurements put you due around February 18th. My original due date was February 10th, Zane's birthday!

I already can't wait to see you. I pray that both of our body's remain strong and healthy. You've proved to me already that you know when you want food (o: I love being the one God is using to sustain you; the temple He's using to house you for 9 months. What an incredible opportunity.

I went over to Pete & Beth's house to tell them the good news sin…

July 1, 2008 The nausea saga

The nausea saga continues. It's really bad in the morning and then slowly (very slowly!) tapers off by the evening. I'm just so thankful I'm not peuking (even though I feel like I could all the time)! It's been nice to not have to worry about that, especially while taking care of patients at work. There have been a couple times I've taken care of the real sick ones, peuking all over the place. It's only by the strength of God that I haven't joined in with them (because I've surely felt like it) (o:

Keep me strong and healthy Lord. I'm hoping that after the first trimester, I'll have a bit more energy to be more active. Right now all I feel like doing is taking a nap all the time. May I listen to my body's signals and provide it adequate rest as it grows this little one inside of me; a thought that is so amazing to me. God, You truly are an amazing God.