Monday, June 2, 2008

Ultrasond pictures

Thank you for all your prayers, we made it through the weekend.

I am pleased to report that the hours and minutes leading up to those difficult appointments were more stressful then actually doing them. The funeral home was very kind and the cemetery was beautiful. Kevin and I have some decisions to make about the memorial service, but these decisions don't have to be made for a while and we plan to spend some time thinking about them together. We were able to make some headway with the birth plan but it is not complete yet. I hope to have it done in the next couple of weeks.

We were able to get so much shopping done in the short 2 days without our children. I normally allot time for getting the kids in and out of the car, nap time, snack time, rest time, and meal time (not to mentions doddle time and fit time) whenever I go anywhere. It is odd how much you are able to get done when you don't have 3 small children to attend to. I missed them but was thankful for the opportunity to get so much accomplished. We were able to get just about everything we need for the upcoming events. We purchased outfits for the upcoming maternity photo shoot, 2 special outfits for Timothy including onesies and a hat (it was hard to find the "perfect" preemie outfit), a DVD video camcorder, new clothes for the kids to wear to the hospital, and numerous other odds and ends. We also enjoyed having lunch and dinner out on the town then went to the theatre to watch the new Narnia movie; Prince Caspia.

Our biggest reward for making it through the weekend, happened today. I went to Siemens to have another ultrasound. It was a wonderful way for me to be reminded of the reason I am going through all these hard days. I know that soon I will be able to hold Timothy in my arms.

He is so fun to watch. As you might notice, we didn't get any full body pictures of him this time. That is because he is getting too big! He how weighs about 2 lbs 9 ounces!! I am really hoping he makes it to 4 lbs when he is born. He is looking pretty good right now. The sonographers, Athena and Kyle are wonderful. They always talk to him and call him by name. He likes to give them a hard time and turn into a difficult position when they want him to be still. But they just laugh and try again. One of the best moments came near the end of the exam. He woke up and started opening his eyes. I have never seen anything like it. It looked almost like he wanted to see who was talking to him. I could clearly see him blink his eyes, open them, look around for a little while, then close them and go back to sleep. It was a beautiful experience and a very special moment for me.


The Earnhardt Family said...

HOW WONDERFUL!!! How awesome is it that you get to "peek inside" and get a look at your little one?!? And even see him blink and look around, that's amazing! Technology these goodness!

In our prayers,

The Wagner's said...

What amazing pictures!!!!! I'm so glad that you got that joyful moment that you'd been hoping for at the end of such an emotional weekend. And am so glad to hear that you were able to get so much done, but at the same time, for you both to get a little breather and do some relaxing as well. Love, love, love the pictures!!!!
Our prayers continue to be with you.

Michelle said...

The Lord sure knows what we need at exactly the right moment. What a treasure! The pictures are so great!

mom said...

The pictures are beautiful. I am so glad that you are able to see Timothy before he is born and that you are willing to share those pictures with you friends and family. We had a wonderful time with the kids and I am so glad you were able to get things done. You are in our prayers. love mom