Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Ultrasound....ultra cool!

There's our squirt. We got to see the tiny heartbeat on Monday at the doctor. It looked like a flashing tic-tac. According to them, I'm eight weeks along and the bambino's heart rate is good. So, we're a little more than halfway thru the first trimester. (Yay! Gettin' tired of being tired.)

It would appear from the picture that Baby's head has issues. (Admit it. You think my baby is ugly. Hey, I thought so too.) Well, rest assured, because Baby is fine. He/she is sorta bent over, a lot like a cashew, and that's normal.

We won't know until week 20 (end of December) whether we will be having a Panthers fan (girl) or a Steelers fan (boy). Looks like our baby's Christmas present from Heaven will be his/her gender...aww. We do plan on finding out what is given. That will be my next ultrasound.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Oh Baby!

It's true. I'm so very pregnant. And we're both so very excited! Adam is the most I think. He's singing all the time and talking to my tummy telling Baby to be good to Baby's mother. And for the most part he or she is being good. I haven't sick all the time, just some, and so tired. And hungry! I'm 7ish weeks along, we think, so the baby is not very large. Neither am I, see:

And if you're wondering about whether Baby looks like Daddy or Mommy yet.... according to the pregnancy stages website:

5 weeks: "Your baby looks a lot like a tadpole this week, with a rudimentary head and a tail...the size of an orange seed."

7 weeks:"This week, your baby's length is approximately a quarter of an inch — the size of a blueberry. The biggest growth this week is your baby's head, with new brain cells being generated at the rate of 100 cells per minute. This week his or her arm and leg buds begin to sprout and grow longer, dividing into hand, arm, and shoulder segments — and leg, knee, and foot segments (though the limb buds look more like paddles than hands or feet at this early stage).

So, it sounds like Baby is, at this time, taking after his/her daddy with that big noggin. Adam is already calling the child "Tank" or "Tankette." He thinks we will have a chunker. I'm praying for a nice 7 pounder. Ya'll pray too now, ya hear?

Here's a nice shot of the squirt:

One Year... Finally Here!

As of Sept. 3, 2007, Adam and I have been married a whole YEAR!
Praise God. It's been fun. I don't think I have ever been more aware of my sin before or more aware of God's grace for change as much as I have in the past 12 months. Adam is the greatest gift, apart from salvation, that God has ever given me. His wisdom, thoughtfulness, and extreme patience amaze me regularly. How kind of God to show me a picture of His heart for me in the love of my husband. Adam Campbell, you freakin' rock. I'm so blessed to be your wife. I love you.

We anniversaried away at Sunset Beach, SC.

And this is me petty a giant beached shark. Tryin' to poke his evil eye.

And Ripley's Aquarium. Very kewl. Big sharks there too.

My tiny one year of marriage gift.