Thursday, November 26, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Sweet Lil' One Inside

We saw the baby today. I'm not really sure how to put into words how I feel. I woke up this morning thinking, "Today I get to see my baby!" Then I got nervous. Then I got excited. Then, when the living, live, actual baby was on the screen, I got emotional.

We saw the face.
We saw the head.
We saw the forehead.
We saw the arms.
We saw the hands.
We saw the fingers.
We saw the legs.
We saw the feet.
We saw the toes.
We saw the spine.
We saw the heart beat.

We saw the baby put his/her finger in his/her mouth and then pull it out.
We saw the baby have the hiccups.
All of this was going on inside of me - LIVE.
It is a miracle.

2 Things:
1) I'm especially fond of the baby's nose. It was precious.
2) No, we did not find out the gender of the wee one. For those of you who are about to go crazy not knowing - enjoy the ride with us...we don't know either...and what a fun, intense, crazy, exciting, thrilling, emotional moment we will have when the baby is born, and the doctor says,
"It's a ______!"
I'm teary just thinking about it.

I just wish I could go back and have another peek tomorrow and the next day and the next day and the next day and the next day and...well, you get the idea.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


This post is dedicated to my wonderful sister-in-law, Becca. She has a deep and intense love, I mean hatred of birds. As a young girl, she was chased by a huge pterodactyl, I mean a big black bird, as she was riding her bike in Walsh. Ever since then, she despises all birds.

Anyway, one day when Aaron and I were staying out at my parents' farm waiting to move into our rental house, I looked outside and noticed a million, maybe even a trillion, birds. I fought the urge to feel like we needed to bar the windows and doors like we were in the Alfred Hitchcock movie, The Birds. Thankfully, Aaron and Mom convinced me that we were safe.

Palm Trees

When we moved to Arizona almost 7 years ago, I was amazed at the palm trees and cactus! I told myself that I should never get used to it, and I don't think I ever did. One of the most fun discoveries was when Aaron and I noticed the "palm tree" cell phone towers. The first time I saw one I was driving alone. When I got home, I told Aaron about the strangest looking palm tree, "It has boxes on it, like speakers. I wonder if they are tornado sirens, but we don't need warning sirens here." I couldn't wait to show him, and it became a game to us to find them everywhere we went.

By the way, yep, we're moved into our rental house, and we are trying desperately to adjust to this new life. Moving half way across the country, me quitting my job of 8 years, moving into a rental house (way different than owning a home!), having a baby on the way, Aaron's new job...we're feeling quite overwhelmed at times.