As folks who know my parents know, they're planners. If something can be planned, they will. And ever since they got married three years ago, they've had a five year plan. It has remained at five years (aka never become 4 or even 3 years) because one year after getting married they bought a house (not in the original 5 year plans until the end of the 5 years) and during their second year they bought me. The joke was briefly that the third year must, therefore, mean a baby. But mommy and daddy assured folks that obviously the Lord was blessing their five year plan because they hadn't gotten pregnant. All that changed just as their third year was coming to a close. That's right, mommy's pregnant!!
To answer most of your questions:
- This is a surprise baby.
- Mommy's been quite sick for the past few weeks and continue to be sick.
Mommy's 9 weeks today. Her due date is May 27th based on dates and June 1st based on the size of the baby. His/her heartbeat was 173 BPM at mommy's first doctor's appointment on Monday, and the doctor said he/she is healthy. Praise the Lord!
Here are the ultrasound photos from Monday. We labeled a closeup for your convenience (and then put a non-labeled version of the same closeup - which is also repeated in the center photo of the three photo sheet). Don't quote us on the facial details because we might be making up the fact that you can see the nose and mouth (though the eyes and hands are for sure). Mommy was quite in awe of the whole ultrasound and managed to not ask a single question while it was in progress. Luckily, daddy was there and asked a lot of questions. In all of the pictures, the baby's head is the top round section and his/her body is the bottom round section. If you click the pictures, you can zoom in a bit for a better look.
And for those of you who know my beautiful Auntie Kirsten, click here. She and mommy have basically the same due date (one day off based on dates but the same day based on the baby's size). Crazy, huh?