Wow it has been so long! There are just not enough hours in the day. Things at school have slowed down some, so maybe I will have more time to update. I just updated the baby's website so I am going to also put that on here:
August 11th, 2008 I had another doctor's visit and I got to hear the baby's heartbeat! I have to admit that the process was a little scary. I was by myself (me and the doctor) and it seemed to take forever for him to find the heartbeat. It really wasn't that long, but at the time it seemed like an eternity. When he finally found the heartbeat it was such a relief. The heartbeat has changed from in the 170's to the 150's, which the doctor said is completely normal. When the baby grows the heartbeat is suppose to slow done some. On 8/25/08 I have another appointment for genetic disorder testing. This is something my doctor does for everyone. The idea is scary, but knowing in advance would make myself and the doctor more prepared. So pray for good results! Then 4 weeks from the 25th we have the BIG ultrasound!! I cannot wait!!!! I have stopped myself from buying anything until I know. I honestly don't even know how I have done this so far. Well more news later...
So other than hearing my baby's heartbeat, which was AMAZING, I have been teaching up a storm. I am reminded daily why I love teaching and why I want a child so bad. I was talking to parents the other night at our Curriculum night. They were asking me about 5th grade "graduation" and several began to tear up of the thought of their baby growing up. I can only imagine what the feeling will be like.
I have also just finished reading this: This was the BEST book that I have read in a while. There are 4 more books in the series and today I am going to buy all four! There is a movie coming out in October that is based on the first book. I haven't been this excited about reading in so long. I read the book every free second I had. I have even convinced Nick to read the book now. Yes the book is about vampires, but it really is so much more. I have never been into fantasy books, but this is just so good. Okay I will stop talking about the book :)!
Nick and I have been working every weekend to prepare for the baby. I feel like we haven't made that much progress, but we will get there. We are trying to finish all the little projects around the house before we begin on the baby's room. I am so anxious to get started!
Also as many of you already know I have a very close friend that has lived with a brain tumor for about half of his life. He had another surgery a couple of weeks ago and he is still in the hospital and will be there for a while. He is going through one struggle and set back after another and I just want to ask for your prayers!