Monday, May 14, 2007

Happy (expectant) Mother's Day! We had a great day celebrating family... first a surprise mother's day gift from Mike and "Guido" (our nickname for the little one, in case you didn't know). Mike said Guido told him what to buy, and Dad was just doing the leg work. So now I have the new Fernando Ortega CD - quiet music to play during the birth - and two books on parenting. It was a wonderful family moment, and I was overwhelmed at the gifts God has poured into my life.

We spent the afternoon celebrating birthdays and moms. A cookout in Palatine; a drive to Mike's grandma in Bridgeview; and some time to visit with his mom. A marathon day for sure, but one in which we saw God at work in us and through us. Can't ask for more.

Friday, May 11, 2007

At the halfway point...

Have you heard.... we're having a baby!!!

Yesterday was our 20 week ultrasound. What a special gift to have a glimpse inside my body and see what this little one is up to. I drank a Pepsi about 30 minutes before my appointment, and this baby was wiggly! :-) But we did have a clear view of the anatomy... it's a BOY! I'm so excited to give Mike a son, give my dad a grandson, and produce the first boy cousin on my side of the family. Psalm 139 keeps coming to mind as I look at this beautiful boy's first photos.