28 Weeks

We are now at the 28 week mark and time is flying by. It really seems like yesterday was March 10th when we found out about our little blessing and what a blessing it has been. Since the first trimester yuckies, I have felt great. I must admit, I was fearful of a rough 9 months. However, my energy is sucked out of me daily by chasing Carter around the house!

Other than a little fatigue, everything is great. I have gained 18 pounds so far and my doctor says that I am right on target, "big and healthy". I have been having some braxton-hicks contractions since our trip to Vegas, but he doesn't seem that concerned and contributes them to the extra activity I do with caring for the first child. 

Overall, we are soo excited for the baby (name yet to come) to get here and for Carter to meet his new baby brother. 

20 weeks!

We had our 20 week sonogram today and are pleased to share a happy report. Everything was there and in the right place and the baby is healthy. Praise God! and…it's another BOY!!!! We are soo happy that Carter will have another little boy to enjoy his dump trucks, bicycles, and buses with! We also had another check up right after the sono and I am doing well also.

We are truly so blessed and thank God everyday for this little miracle in our life!

(we will post the sonogram pic later) 

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father's day to the best daddy in the whole world. I want to thank my wonderful husband for being so supportive, caring, and helpful with Carter. You truly are exactly what I envisioned a daddy to be. I love the fact that you are all about Carter and that Carter is all about his Daddy!  Thank you for being the most important thing in mine and Carter's life. We love you so much.

smiles all around

Well, if you haven't found out by now, the scan below tells the story. We can't remember who we've told and who we've neglected. If you're the latter, please accept our apologies.

This time, we got pregnant all on our own. Cilla and I have become the cliché about people who had ART and then got pregnant on their own. We've very excited. We had planned on trying to get pregnant on our own from January to July, then going back to Lubbock when we didn't get pregnant by July. It looks like we got pregnant on our first cycle.

On the flip side, Cilla has felt poorly almost the entire pregnancy. Cilla's pregnancy with Carter was such a breeze we're both reeling a little from this one. She has felt a little better the last week or so (only a few hours of neaseau a day vs. constant) so we're hopeful she's turning the corner.

The doctor says everything looks fine. Baby 2.0 should be be here around the last week in October, one week before Carter's birthday.

Good/Bad

Good

Pope Benedict XVI prayed with tearful victims of clergy sex abuse in a chapel Thursday, an extraordinary gesture from a pontiff who has made atoning for the great shame of the U.S. church the cornerstone of his first papal trip to America….

Bad

More than 800 employees at Texas’ 13 large facilities for the mentally and developmentally disabled have been suspended or fired for abusing patients since fiscal year 2004, state officials said Tuesday….

new design

One of the joys of owning your own website is the ability to tinker. I’ve been tinkering. Hope you like the new design. As far as I can remember, this is the fourth design this website has had.