Tuesday, February 20, 2007

...And Baby Makes Three!

For those of you who missed the last post, or are just a little slow on the uptake: I'm pregnant!

We had the joy of announcing to our parents at Christmas that they were going to be grandparents (this baby will be the first grandchild on both sides, so it goes without saying that he or she will probably be spoiled within an inch of his/her life :) If I've seen you in person since then, I probably told you--but for whatever reason, I decided to wait to announce our big news here until after we heard the heartbeat. I guess I needed some reassurance that it's actually real!

Steve and I went to the midwife on Friday afternoon and heard an incredible sound: a tiny, beating heart. Though even after hearing it, and after having lived with the news that I'm pregnant for over two months now, it all still feels very surreal.

Thanks so much to those of you who offered congratulations and asked how I am feeling. Details for the interested: I am actually feeling great. My energy level has been good, and though I did deal with nausea throughout the first trimester, it was not nearly as bad as it could have been. Now that I'm in the second trimester it has really tapered off. My belly is just starting to become noticeable with clothes on--though it's still at the point where it's debatable if I'm pregnant, or have just put on a few pounds :) I'm going to a certified nurse-midwife instead of an OB-GYN, but I'll deliver at the hospital, not at home. My ultrasound won't be until the end of March, and at this point, we're strongly leaning toward not finding out the gender.

I am 15 weeks along, so, Lord willing, we will be welcoming this little one into our family sometime around the middle of August. (Hence the sudden urgency to finish the upstairs!) We are praising God for this blessing and anticipating His grace for this new journey that has only begun...

10 comments:

Bethany said...

Oh congrats!!! Another preggy blogger in the group. FUN!!!

I am so happy for you!!

PS have you updated your blog to beta? It hasn't been updating in bloglines.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, again! It is good to finally start hearing about your baby on here. I can't even imagine what hearing your own baby's heartbeat for the first time would even be like! Magical, I'm sure. It would be interesting if you wrote an entry about your & Steve's decision to go with a midwife rather than an OBGYN and what that has been like. I also noticed Mel D. from IWU used a midwife and home birth, but I had never heard of someone that I knew that had done that before.

Anyway, just wanted to send my greetings along to the three of you! :)

Much love, Sandra

Jackie said...

I'm soooooo excited for you! And so is everyone else at the office! :-)

LOVE YOU!!!

Christin said...

Congratulations, Amy! This is wonderful news.

Faith said...

Oh Amy, CONGRATS!!! That's awesome. I'm due just about a month after you :-)Hope you continue to have a wonderful pregnancy.

jessica said...

I was wondering when you were gonna let everyone know!I am so excited for you! Congrats, again!

Burkhalter Ministry said...

Amy- I used a nurse midwife in a hospital with my second baby and it was great. I would definately do it again. So excited for you.
Beth

The Bontragers said...

Yeah Amy! I'm so happy for you! What awesome news :)

Kandy Schafer said...

Congratulations Amy! Glad you're feeling better. That period of pregnancy is a little rough! Kandy (Thompson) Schafer
kottonk@yahoo.com

Jules said...

Yay! I'm over-the-moon happy for you guys and I can't wait to see you!

PS. I think you should give toast with cheeze whiz a fair try...you just might like it. :)