Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Introducing Our First Glimpses of Maia Elisabeth!

Maia is giving us a great big how-do-ya-do smile!
This is only a pic of the profile of her face. Don't try to see the whole body here.

This one is a bit harder to tell, but she is sucking her thumb in this photo op.

Kenny could not attend the screening yesterday. He was called away on a business trip for the day in northern NJ. I didn't want to bring Gideon, because I knew that this was going to be a long one, since they have to check all the anatomy and make sure measurements and body parts are looking right. I dropped Gideon off with some friends of ours.

The technician asked very early on in the screening if I was ready to hear the sex of the baby. She said she usually didn't tell people so early on but it appeared to be very obvious to her. When she told me it was going to be a little girl, I responded with..."REALLY?!?". She said she was very sure that there were no little boy parts there and all she was seeing was girl. She came back to that area at different times throughout the process and each time she thought it was more confirmation.

Kenny called me before I got a chance to call him. I think he was in even more shock than I was. For me, I didn't want to get my hopes up with a little girl, because I know how awesome boys can be...especially since having Gideon and also seeing my friends' sons and my nephews. Boys Rock, but I have always wanted a little girl. In fact, we had to apologize to Gideon before he was born, because for weeks we had been calling him Zoe Adair. (hee, hee)

I called my mother next and she screamed like a banchee. She was excited to say the least. She got a hold of most of the family before I did. I think she forgot it wasn't necessarily "her" news. I told her later that she was very fortunate that I was in such a good mood that day! :)

My sister-in-law, Becky, has already bought some girl things (as of a couple of hours after being given the news by Kenny!) It is a good thing though. It hit me on the way to pick up Gideon, after the ultrasound, that I would have to start fresh with clothing and some toys. Yikes!

I never had biological sisters in my family and God has blessed me with some amazing spiritual sisters throughout my life! Now I get to add a little girl to our wonderful family that God has so richly blessed us with! It is a pretty perfect feeling!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

SUMMER is HERE and I can BLOG again!!!

Well, I know that it has been way too long since the last time I posted. I can tell this by the number of various pictures on my camera that I just uploaded onto my computer tonight and of course the date of my last blog posting. Yikes!

We have done a lot since that last posting. Gideon got some new clothes from Grandma Judy, got a big-boy haircut, my class went on two field trips (one to Trenton and one to the Philly Zoo), we went camping.

Today I attended a Outside Luncheon put on by one of my student's families and it was wonderful. What a lovely day! Three of their girls performed a musical ensemble for us. My student, Julia, played a solo on her flute. The girls were wonderful with Gideon as well. He had a wonderful time with them and it was hard to tear him away from their house after five hours of fellowship and play.

I did find out that I will have my ultrasound next Tuesday the 24th. I don't know if I will find out any information that day since I have to go to a perinatologist due to my "extreme age"! LOL
Fortunately, I have OBGYN appt. set up two days later. So sometime next week we will hopefully know the sex of the baby, if the little one cooperates and doesn't cross his or her legs throughout the ultrasound screening.

Gideon and I hope to be in Louisville in the week of July 7th and will be staying for about 1 month!!! Unfortunately, Kenny will not be able to join us. He will need to save all his vacation days for when the baby is due in November. We are excited to see as many of our family and friends as we can jam in to that month!!!! Yeah!