Sunday, July 27, 2008

24 weeks and counting...

24 weeks! It is so hard to believe that we only have 16 weeks to go. Sometimes it feels like this pregnancy is taking forever and other times I can't believe how quickly it is flying by. A lot has happened since I last wrote on here.

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!


3 comments:

Robert said...

oh my goodness she looks like uncle Cecil...then again it is only an ultra-sound...hard to tell in those photos what she actually looks like...LOL...love you...hope to see you soon.

Sissy said...

VERY exciting!!! I can't believe it has gone by so quickly and she will be here so soon!! I'm so sad we are leaving and won't be around for her arrival!! Have a great time at home. We will be soon to follow so leave some sun for us!! Let us know if you guys have time to get together one last time. We would love to see you both.

M and L said...

Since we live under the same roof and I get to see you and talk about Maddie all the time I don't feel bad saying that I couldn't read past the first sentence of the second paragraph when you spelled program as "programme"!!! I am both appalled and amused because I just posted on our blog and every time I wrote 'while' in my mind I thought 'whilst'. How sad are we?! :o)