Sunday, November 25, 2007

The Big News!

It's official! Kristen and I are going to be parents! It was such a shock to us when we found out, but once that wore off I am so excited! There are so many emotions that are being thrown around that it is hard to explain them.

We had our first appointment last week. This was quite the experience for me. We waited and waited while the doctor went deliver two babies. Not just one baby, two! So the appointment took a nice long 4 hours. But I still got to see our baby for the first time! We had a sonogram that showed us the little peanut in there. The heart beat was up at 184 bpm and the whole thing was about 1 inch long. The lady told us that we were 9 weeks 2 days along that day. So right now we are 10 weeks and 1 day. We did the math and that would make this a honeymoon miracle. We were both amazed at how fast it was. Definitely unplanned.

It is amazing how quickly plans can change. We had a goal down to finish our Masters programs and then start a family. That would be about 4 years down the road. However, with this news that whole thing went up in smoke. But what a wonderful way to do it! I am so excited that I am going to have a little baby soon. This is so exciting!

First the emotion was amazement, then fear that we aren't ready. Now the amazement is still there but now I am excited. The fear still sits over on the edge of my mind but I know that the Lord gave us this blessing for a reason. The last year of our lives have been filled with so many blessings that I know that this is his plan. Not ours. I can always rely on that fact. There is someone that is watching over us and is giving us what we need as well as all the blessings that we truly don't deserve.

"Thank you Lord for the blessings you have given us. You are such an amazing God. We know we don't deserve your Love but you have forgiven us and blessed us anyway. Please protect us in this time of change and give us a healthy baby. "