A month before the new year began, Ben and I discovered that 2009 would hold much more than vain aspirations and good-hearted strides toward being better friends, neighbors and family members: we are to be parents of a child that God is knitting together inside of me. Is there a word for this feeling? I can think of several things that have been swirling around in our hearts and heads, but I don't think there is one way to describe exactly what this miracle of life means to us. Surprised? Yes. Overjoyed? Yes. Nervous? A bit. And while we tread this ground will all of our posts be about the pregnancy and the baby? Will I have anything else to say? I certainly hope so! While I'm sure I'll be tempted to be consumed by this child, I want to stay in touch with the real world. Any readers out there who have found the key to this balance? Anyone else have the same concern? Stories and suggestions welcome.
We did see our babe this week via ultra sound. A cute little nose protrudes from his/her profile. Absolutely miraculous. How can it be that God would bless us so?