Tuesday, May 26, 2009

One of Those Moments

Well, today was checkup day, and it turned into one of those moments.

Cheri and I went to Dr. Goggin's office today for a routine 12-week visit...you know, check the vital signs and listen to the baby's heartbeat. Well, that's when the moment came, the nurse practioner could not find the baby's heartbeat.

Let me tell you, no matter how many times she said "This is normal" or "A lot of times at 12 weeks it's tough to find the heartbeat", after everything that has happened, the worst fears entered our hearts and minds.

So, we head to the ultrasound room for an unscheduled ultrasound, where we get ANOTHER one of those moments.

Luke was a very passive baby inside of Cheri, usually lying still, maybe sleeping, occasionally the slightest movement of a hand, or a leg....nothing major. Today, the baby (we really need to come up with a code name for this one), was dancing, or exercising, or something; but whatever, enjoying every second of it.

And the heart was beating strong, and all is well!


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Just Another Update?

I was thinking to myself today that we had not blogged this month, but that we really did not have anything to say....things are just going normal.

But then I realized, that while we have told people personally, and had a few facebook posts referencing it, we had not yet posted on here that we are once again pregnant!

The official due date is December 7th, but based on a few variables, Dr. Goggin (our new obstetrician) is expecting us to have a less than normal Thanksgiving.

It is both exciting and scary based upon what happened with Luke. But our Faith in God, and our belief that Dr. Goggin has identified the areas that need extra attention, instill us with the utmost confidence that this time will bring a happier ending. Still, bad thoughts have a way of lingering, and every time a blood pressure reading is a little high, or the morning sickness gets a little worse bring about some level of trepidation.

We are still so appreciative of everyone who helped us out in our time of sorrow....we can not wait until they are all able to share in our moment of joy!