It's official, I have gained 15 pounds, and feel a little 7 inch, 10.5 ounce body kicking and moving around inside of me. We are going to have a little Justin and Melissa combination boy March 25, 2012! I am now 19 weeks and 6 days along. Saturday, October 29th, three days after experiencing the Ultra-sound, Justin and I were at our usual spot, studying at the dining table, when I felt a definite kick in the lower abdomen. "I think I just felt him kick" I told Justin. But later, I questioned myself. Sunday night we laid down to go to bed and I felt him again and this time put Justin's hand over the spot where he felt him kick too.My gut feeling was confirmed! This last week has been fun as I have come to better recognize his movements. He has moved up in my uterus at times which feels quite a bit different. The ultra-sound technician commented on the active boy he was and now I'm feeling him more and more. I told Justin recently "We're just kids! It's a good thing this little guy starts out as a baby and we have time to take in the transition". It will definitely be a big change when he comes, but I could not imagine all of a sudden having a 7 year old or something. This experience has been a testimony builder for me of our omniscient God and His plan. We are truly blessed and are excited to welcome this little boy into our home. We hope and pray we can be the parents God intends us to be.
Lenora stumbled upon her stroller from the Easter Bunny which sent Sam went on the hunt for his. Sam is ready to ride his bike and take accidents! He's set for swimming, bike riding, jump roping and hula hooping. We celebrated with an Easter Hunt and brunch Saturday with friends at a park. It was beautiful and fun. We also watched the Bible vidoes of the events in Christ's life that lead up to Easter. We are so grateful for our Savior Jesus Christ!
Sam got to go on his first field trip to a pumpkin patch! His school put on a Veteran's and Thanksgiving assembly which he performed at and we enjoyed attending. He made a great Corn on the Cob, "Pop, pop, pop"
Sam loves kindergarten and is doing well. Every time we go visit Nora wants to stay. We did have lunch with Sam several times. It's fun to see him in the school setting. Mrs. Harris has been a wonderful teacher and Sam has thoroughly enjoyed kindergarten.
We started saying bye to our friends. Sam and Owen Tracy were best friends. We will miss the Tracy's
Getting dentist and doctor appointments done in preparation for Sam to start school and cause we know when we move it takes a while to get going on these.
Last playdates with our good friends the Malan's