h.e.h. & baby brother
watch us grow

It’s been a week of ups and downs. We did make one trip to the ER this week for some pretty serious back pain I was having but that is starting to subside! The real reason for this note is that this week I started to feel the little one kick. I wasn’t sure at first, but it’s continued all week and really can’t be anything else :) She’s been really active which I love! I’m already excited for when she’s big enough for Justin to feel kicks too!

I have 2 girlfriends in our Young Married’s Bible Study who are due in the same week that we are so it’s been really fun to talk to each other and compare. We usually experience things within a day or two of each other, but sometimes in different ways. It’s amazing how God works in each of us!

We’re working on names but nothing has hit us yet! We are still deciding if we are even going to tell people if/when we decide, maybe it will be a surprise! It’s a tough choice! She’ll have to live with it forever!

Today we had the 20 Week ultrasound and everything looks great! Our doctor referred us to a 4D ultrasound place so we were able to get a DVD with a video of the checkup along with a CD full of pictures. We also decided to find out the gender and the poll was correct! We are having a baby girl! We are really excited because as Beth says “there are SO many cute girl clothes.”

If you are interested in the video here are 2. The first is big and has audio narration, the second is smaller and shorter.

Yesterday (Saturday) we headed to the SD Zoo to try and see the new baby tigers. They happened to be inside when we got to them but we enjoyed the weather and all the other animals! We snapped a few 4 month pictures while we were there too. Probably not my best picture but I definitely started to show a bit these last few weeks. I feel pretty big but I know from others that this is just the start :) We also made our appointment for later this month to have the 20 week ultrasound. It will be about half way through and we should be able to find out the sex as long as the baby cooperates! We’ll let you know….