Wednesday, May 30, 2007

First Appointment

Today was my first prenatal appointment for our second precious gift from God. Isn't our baby so cute? Just so you know the orientation - the bottom left little circle is the yolk sack, then there is the head, body, and cute little feet!

The appointment went well. They did the routine work, and the ultrasound, and I will be back in one month. So, they confirmed that I am 9 weeks pregnant, and they have predicted my due date to be January 2, 2008 - the same day that I calculated. So, Brady and his new sibling will either share the same exact birthday, or just have birthdays that are very close to each other!

It was very exciting for Dawson and I to see our new little baby's heart beating, and body wiggling a little bit. We are so blessed to have another blessing being added to our family. This child is a gift from the Lord, just as Brady is, and we are so thankful that the Lord has entrusted us with His child. We look forward to meeting this precious little baby.

Thank you to my sis, TCC, for watching Brady while we were at the doctor's! She was very excited to see the photos of her future niece or nephew!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Time to Begin

My sister, TCC, has been asking me for many months when I would start a blog. My answer has been, "it is not God's timing yet." Well, I have felt a release to start my blog today. I am excited to begin a blog, so that I am able to document what is going on in my life and my thoughts.

I have decided to name the blog "Promises Fulfilled" because the Lord has fulfilled so many promises in my life already - He is faithful, and sometimes I need a little reminder of His faithfulness. So, the title of my blog will remind me that He is faithful - all of the time.

So, who am I? I have been married for almost 5 years! I have a sweet little son who is almost 17 months old, and I am about 8 weeks pregnant today! I enjoy scrapbooking, talking with friends (not really on the phone though), spending time with my DH and my family - immediate and extended. I am trying to get organized, and I have a desire to learn what my style is and to eventually start to decorate my house! I love the Lord and desire to serve Him with all of my heart - even when I am tired! As time goes on, I am sure that you will learn more about me, as I learn more about myself.

My husband will be referred to as Dawson. Many people have told him that he looks like Dawson (James VanderBeek), from the (old) show Dawson's Creek. There are many funny stories that we have had with people who thought that my DH looked like James VanderBeek. One that sticks out in my mind occurred in Michael's Arts and Crafts store. Dawson and I were walking around (about 3 years ago, give or take), and two pre-teens (?) kept looking at him and giggling. At first I was like - what in the world - and then we realized that they probably think that he looks like Dawson. When we went to check out at the register, the silly, giggly girls were two people in front of us. One of the girls finally said to Dawson, "did anyone ever tell you that you look like Dawson?" My husband is one that really does not like all of that attention, but he replied, "yes, they have." And then the girl said, "well, don't worry, he is really good looking - he's on FIRE!" (but they said it so it sounded like FIYA). Then, they walked out of the store. It was a very funny incident, and made us, and the other customers chuckle, and my DH turn a little red. So, Dawson is a fitting name for him.

My sweet little boy is almost 17 months old. I have been trying to come up with a name for him on my blog: Little Pumpkin or Sweet Pea, but those are names that I will most likely call my second little baby also. So, my DH came up with the name Brady. Although I grew up as a Giants fan - and I still do like them, my DH is a Patriots fan, and I have come to enjoy this team also. The first gift that DH gave to Brady was a Patriots jersey with Tom Brady's number and name on it. So, Brady it will be.

I am thankful to the Lord for giving me a wonderful husband, who loves the Lord and me so much - and who gives Brady his baths! I am also thankful for my little Brady, who has the joy of the Lord in his life - and it spills out on to others. My dad, mom and sister, have always been such an important part of my life, and I am very thankful for them - more on all of that in another post.

So, today is a day that I have sprouted new wings and I am ready to fly off on this new adventure that God has me on.