Thursday, June 4, 2009

A New Beginning

Hey everybody! Definitely new at this blogging thing. But I find it easier to keep up with my friends through their blogs, so I figured that I would do the same thing. It just makes sense vs. all the ads and quizzes that facebook is starting to do now. That's why I stopped using myspace in the first place. So I'll give this a try and see how it goes :-) I hope you all enjoy. Feel free to post questions if something is a little confusing. There's a lot that goes on inside my head and it tends to come out in weird ways when I write.
God has truely been amazing throughout our marriage and this new journey we're about to enter in. Although it's been frustrating to not know the path He has laid down before us, I am beginning to trust that He knows what's best and letting Him lead me through the unknown. I stand (or sit) here today knowing that He is a wonderful and gracious God. I have no doubt in my mind that Jordan and I would not be ready for this parenting thing if it weren't for the struggles and forgiveness that we went through with God's help! Most of you already know our story, but if you don't, please please PLEASE go and watch the movie Fireproof! I cannot explain it better than that movie (at least not online).

Let's give you all a current update about what's going on in my life. I've been married for over 2 1/2 years now to my best friend, Jordan. We are currently expecting our first child this September (16th) and that's part of the reason why I wanted to start a blog. I tried the whole journal thing, but that lastest a whole 2 weeks. I like telling other people my story rather than just writing it down for me to see.
I have been blesssed with a wonderful pregnancy (so far). Never got sick during my 1st trimester (sorry ladies) and so far everything has been progressing very well. I am 25 weeks pregnant and feeling the little baby move everyday! Found out April 1st that we're having a little girl!!! Very excited :-D Ultra sound was absolutely amazing! Technology has come so far these days. It was such a touching experience to see the little one inside me, healthy and growing. Definitely shed a few tears! Jordan was definitely hoping for a boy (don't they all) but he is very happy that she's doing well and growing strong. He'll still take her hunting and fishing. I have no doubt that his heart will MELT the first time he sees her though. Definitely looking forward to that day! We've decided that her name with be Autumn Rae. I got Autumn from a client of mine. She was looking through her daughter's year book and just pointed out that name. Instantly fell in love with it. We struggled with a girl's name for a long time (wishful thinking for a boy, perhaps). Ray is my grandpa VanBall's middle name (my mom's dad), whom I'm very close with. We were going to use that middle name for both boy or girl. So Rae is just how I would spell it for a girl.
I think I've run out of things to say, for now. But please enjoy some of the ultra sound picture I have for you :-)

My favorite ultra sound picture with her hand under her chin. Jordan says she's flexing. I say she's gonna be a smart one cuz she's thinking ;-)

She's sucking her thumb with the rest of her fingering sticking straight up. So cute!

In this picture, she just pulled her fist out of her mouth. Don't ask Jordan to do that for you!

Long legs and feet, just like mommy and daddy!!

Last, but not least, it's a girl! The ultra sound tech had to explain it to Jordan. Bottom right is her hand, above that is her little butt. Then you can see her left leg clearly, but her right leg is pulled up so you can see a break (black) between the butt and her foot. And there's nothing inbetween those little legs. Ha. I hope that helps those who are confused by ultra sounds :-)
God Bless

1 comment:

  1. BEAUTIFUL u/s pics! I am looking forward to keeping up with your blog!