April 14, 2008

I miss Justin!!

This morning, Justin left for the airport around 4 am. He is going to Seattle for the week for training for his new job. He was so excited to be getting to go there, the birthplace of Starbucks!! (By the way, within hours of getting there, he has already been to the original store!! ) I miss him already--it's never the same without him here! Luckily, I'm getting to go out on Thursday night, and we are going to make the long weekend a mini-vacation! Everyone keeps telling us, now that we have a baby on the way, that we need to take a vacation before it arrives. We have so many family trips, weddings, etc., already planned for this year, that I think we'll have to make a bunch of these mini-vacations really count!! I'll be sure to post pictures of our trip next week.

Now for a baby update-- I had my first OB appointment today and my doctor is absolutely wonderful!! I think the sign of a great doctor is when they seem like they know you, remember what has gone on with you before, and know details like you were just in yesterday. My doctor is very much like this, and I love it!! (She must take very detailed notes in the chart!!) She said that everything is looking great, my uterus is growing, and that I'm okay to fly to Seattle this week. (I was a little worried about that one!) She even said that she would give me another ultrasound at 10 weeks, because of my history. Usually they only do an ultrasound at 18 weeks, and any others they have to have a reason for so the insurance will cover them. I'm so excited to be getting another one--she says we should be able to see hands, fingers, feet, toes, and by my official second OB appointment a few weeks later, we should hear the heartbeat!! This is truly a miracle going on inside of me. I have wished for it, dreamed about it, and earnestly prayed for it for so long, and now that it is really happening, I am in complete awe of what God is doing. I'm so thankful to get to experience it!!

Justin and I were at Target on Saturday for some things, and just had to browse the baby section. We weren't planning on buying any baby stuff yet, but saw this onesie, and couln't resist!!! For those of you that know Justin and his financial brain will know why we didn't pass it up! Isn't it cute--and so amazing that our baby will fit in it!! (See--I'm still amazed by this whole process!) More baby updates will come soon!

I just realized that I had some pictures on my camera that I hadn't posted, so here they are!

My brother and his fiancee Kristen sent us beautiful roses to congratulate us. They have been on my dining room table all week, and I have them drying out now. They are so sweet! Both can hardly wait to have the baby born--they will be a WONDERFUL uncle and aunt!! Thanks guys!
Two weekends ago, we drove up to Buhler, Kansas, for a wedding reception for some friends. Landon, a friend of Justin's growing up, as well as a groomsman in our wedding, was married to Lidiya last October in the Ukraine. Since the wedding was pretty much just family, they had a reception in Landon's hometown. We wouldn't have missed it for the world, and it was very much worth the long drive!! They told us all about the weddking, showed pictures, and described some of the Ukrainian wedding traditions--so interesting!!! We also go to meet Lidiya and are just so excited for them! They are a wonderful couple and we look forward to spending time with them through the years!!
Lidiya, Landon, and us

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