First, Chris completed his programme at the end of June and had an amazing graduation ceremony at the Cathedral here in Durham. We had 6 of his family members visit us (spread out over a few weeks!) and we had an amzing time visiting different parts of England with them. Second, we found out that the baby is a GIRL! We were very shocked as we really thought the baby was a boy so when the nurse said girl we both gasped. We didn't have a preference at all but for some reason were convinced it was a boy. Now we are looking at all things pretty and pink and having a great time. Chris has gone a little overboard buying things for "his little girl" and I am thinking this is not a good sign of things to come! Third, I am flying home to Altanta for a few weeks courtesy of my fabulous dad (dads and daughters?!) and am so excited to be home in the sun and see everyone. Chris will be staying in England and this is the first time I have flown internationally by myself so hopefully everything will go smoothly. When I get back to Durham I will only have 2 1/2 months before my maternity leave starts!!
At our last midwife appointment we took a digital recorder and recorded the baby's heartbeat. Towards the end you can hear a couple of louder thumps and that is her kicking (you can also hear the midwife talking in the background). Enjoy!