Tuesday, February 7, 2012

baby dinkel #2

i have been dying to share with you all what has been on our hearts for the past few months:

Yep!! we found out in the beginning of December that God has blessed us with Baby Dinkel #2. we are so excited and terrified at the same time. 

these have been my friends.... i cannot get enough salty things...

i have drank alot of these!

our 8 week ultrasound.

Sophia's big sister shirt...

me at 12 weeks... no baby bump yet...

this week we had our 12 week ultrasound. which was a huge sigh of relief. 

i have been very anxious so far- worried that something would go wrong or that i should have a baby bump all ready and that the baby was small again. i mean i know that anything can go wrong at any time, but seeing that heart beat helped me take a deep breath. they also went and looked at the baby and stated that it's chest and arms/legs look normal sized. (Sophia's were both very small and if we had done a 12 week ultrasound would have all ready seen that they didn't look right) i started crying from the relief that this baby looks normal so far and that it is growing just fine. it actually was a little on the bigger size- which is fine by us. i also got to talk with dr A who gave me a pep talk too. she said that last time i was so big and should have been much more uncomfortable with all the extra amniotic fluid than i was- so I must just have a lot of room for a baby. it is so great having a dr who understands why i get a little anxious about this stuff and is willing to encourage me whenever i need it.

anyway- we are due around 08.18.12. i still find it a little hard to visualize or imagine bringing home a baby, but am so excited to be a mommy again. i can't wait to register for baby stuff, buy baby stuff, have baby showers, set up a real nursery... all of that fun pregnancy stuff that i didn't really get to do last time. most of all- we can't wait to hold this sweet baby... and tell it all about it's big sister.

we appreciate continued prayers for a healthy pregnancy and baby. and for my anxiety- that i continue to find peace and rest in God's plan. in 4 weeks we will measure the arms and legs and rule out for sure what Sophia had and hopefully find out if it is a boy or girl.

all our love- mommy, daddy, big sister sophia