Thursday, May 22, 2008

I have a VERY EXCITING announcement to make!!!

We are VERY excited and extremely blessed to announce that we are expecting a precious baby December 1st! That's right...I am 12 weeks pregnant! After the miscarriage in January we started praying for our next pregnancy to be so healthy and for us to find a doctor that would give us the special attention we needed to calm us from any worrying that anything would go wrong. We met with Dr. Pinto, a fertility specialist ( a special thanks to Jon's sister Ashley for recommending us to him) in January and told him our concerns for our next pregnancy. Jon and I both went through an emotional healing time from losing the baby and truly felt a peace about starting to try again in March!

Easter weekend I told Jon that I "felt" pregnant and wanted to take a test. I came home from work the Monday after Easter and took 3 digital pregnancy tests and all said PREGNANT! I just sat there crying for the longest time because I couldn't believe it! I couldn't even wait for Jon to get home to take the tests and much less tell him. I immediately called him and told him the good news! He said that was the best phone call he has ever got and rushed home to be with me! We called Dr. Pinto and he met with us the next day to confirm the pregnancy!

At this point I was only 14 days pregnant! We started meeting with Dr. P every 3 days to get blood work done to monitor my HCG levels, Estrogen, and Progesterone. We found out a few days later that my Estrogen and Progesterone levels were low and that I needed to wear patches and take a pill each day to replace those hormones my body was not producing. Praise the Lord for smart doctors like Dr. Pinto! After the first 3 weeks of meeting every 3rd day we started meeting weekly for sonograms! This is the fun part! We've been able to watch our baby grow so much each week! I cannot tell you how AMAZING it is to watch this miracle! Everything has gone great and our baby is extremely healthy! Yesterday was actually our last day to meet with Dr. Pinto and he did a DVD sonogram that I am trying to post on the blog! I am sad to not get that "special treatment" anymore, but I know that this is a good thing! We are so thankful for all Dr. P did for us and would recommend him to any of our friends! We already met with my new OB, Dr. Lopez, at Baylor Grapevine and were really impressed with her! We should find out the sex at the end of June!

We told our families at about 5 weeks and we just started telling friends and extended family this week! Thank you to everybody for all the excitement for us and most importantly your prayers for us during this time! We are truly so blessed and give ALL the glory to God!

(I can hardly wait to start posting all the pictures I've been taking and especially the dvd sono, I will post these soon! )

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mother's Day

For Mother's Day gifts this year we took pictures on both sides of the family for our moms! They absolutely LOVED the pictures, so I thought I would share them with all of you! A special thanks to Jennifer Helm and Kristy (Brooke's Stepmom) for taking these pictures for us!

We celebrated Mother's Day with my family at my parents church and then the whole family came over to my parents house for lunch! We thought we would give our moms a break on Mother's Day from cooking, so us girls, Heather, Sarah, Brooke, Kristin, and I did all the cooking! It turned out great too! We had a great lunch and a fun time visiting! We also celebrated all the April and May birthdays, which means we had about 5 different desserts to eat!

Sunday night Jon's family came over to our house to celebrate! Jon grilled us a delicious dinner and we enjoyed a fun game of Joker and hanging out with them! I can't believe little Court is already 6 weeks old! Happy first Mother's Day to Ashley!
We are so thankful for all the moms in our family and all they do for us!!

Happy Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Vaca to Vegas!

Jon and I took a little 4 day getaway to Las Vegas last weekend and had SO much fun! We did a bit of everything and enjoyed some much needed time away together! Here are a few of our pictures from the weekend!