Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A medium Shrimp

I have probably started this post a hundred times in the past 2 days.

This verse says it better than I EVER could:

I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him.
1 Samuel 1:27

Artie and I are proud to announce that we will become parents later this year!! We will be adopting a baby around the 1st of August and we are thrilled!

This could have only been designed by God. Artie and I can not understand how UNBELIEVABLY blessed we are. The past two days we have just been looking at each other in disbelief. I have been walking around in a big pink fluffy cloud. A fluffy cloud filled with kittens and puppies. And cotton candy and snickers bars. The best two days of my life. YOU HAVE NO IDEA!

I can not wait to share the journey with you. August seems so far away.

I have some others news that I am equally excited about but I can not say what it is yet...as it is not my good news to share!!!

Right now the baby is almost 13 weeks along and the heart beat is at 160 bpm. The doc says everything looks great! So I looked up all the info for a 13 week old baby and learned that our sweet pea is the size of a medium shrimp. Ha! It also has fingerprints now. Amazing.

Photo borrowed from www.babycenter.com


I am sure it is the cutest medium sized shrimp there is!

Artie and I decided to take a stroll through Babies R Us tonight. Oh my. Overwhelming is probably an understatement. I am so glad we have lots of support and lots of advice givers.
We will be announcing it at church this Sunday and I can not wait. I know we have had lots of prayer since the beginning of this journey. Our church family will be pleased as punch...we will be getting a new Sunday School student soon! Hehe.

Have a great week everyone!!

18 comments:

Amber Marie said...

Oh Heather! I am so so excited for you! I can't wait! You are going to be such a good Mommy! :) You have to have a baby shower which means I get to see you soon!!! Oh I'm so excited!!!!

Lisa said...

congrats!

Leigh said...

So excited for you and your journey! Take it from someone who has been walking to road to adoption for over a year, August will be here before you know it! Some days will crawl by so slowly you think you might never get there but sometimes the week go by so quickly you can hardly believe it! What a blessing this sweet baby is going to be!

OurWonderfulLife said...

Congrats! I can't wait until i can make an announcement like this. I read your post to my husband.....ok, I bawled my eyes out as I was attempting to read it to my husband...... and when it got to the point where you went to BRU, I sobbed "see, I'm not crazy!"(I've got my BRU wish list going)
CONGRATS!!(I honestly can not say it enough.)
~Katie (a new follower)

Laura said...

Congratulations, that is such exciting news!! The time will fly by and he/she will be in your arms in no time!

Melissa said...

Congratulations!!

Membership Required said...

Wonderful!!!!!! Cant wait to learn more about your journey!

Julie said...

Wow..I am so excited for you! Adoption is a beautiful thing. It is one of the BEST things we ever did!

kimberly anderson said...

Heather Congrats! Your story is very similiar to ours. It is a wonderful feeling and yes August does get here way too fast.

King J's Queen said...

Wonderful News! Congratulations!

Jessica K. said...

Thats awesome news!! I just came over from MckMama!! Praying for you guys and for the birthmom!! Hope her pregnancy goes well and that she will always know, that this child will be so very loved!

Lysana said...

Congratulations. That is wonderful news! :)

TAMMY said...

Congratulations!!

Rudy Rukus said...

Congrats! That is so wonderful and exciting.

Geerts said...

Awesome News! Congratulations!

Tracy said...

Congratulations!

nikki said...

congrats again! I needed to read the shrimp post before I read the lemon one ;)

Troy Schmidt said...

omg I have GOT to stop being absent from the blog world!!!!!!!!!!! I am absolutely balling!!!!!!!!! I knew you were going to say it... I knew it but it still just overwhelms me with joy and thankfulness!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! You are going to be the best mama ever!