Craig and I were VERY surprised last week when we got some exciting news! We found out that we are pregnant!
We had not planned to go home to Clover for the Mother's Day weekend, but upon learning this news, we decided that it would be an amazing gift to give our moms for Mother's day. Plus, I doubt I would have been able to keep it quiet for very long. So we traveled to Clover and kept the news a secret from everyone.
Saturday afternoon we took the family out for lunch--a belated birthday lunch for my sister Erin, an early Mother's Day lunch for the moms, and an early Father's Day lunch for my dad. At the end of the meal the waitress brought a cake to the table. Seeing as it was just a couple days after my sister's birthday nobody really thought twice about it. However, to everyone's surprise the cake was not a "Happy Birthday Erin" cake... it was a "Special Delivery... Baby on Board" cake! It was so cool to watch everyone's faces as they read the cake and finally figured it out! The mom's (naturally) began crying... my sister started shouting... and my dad was grinning from ear to ear! How perfect!
We decided to wait until after our first ultrasound to tell the rest of our family and friends. Craig and I went to the doctor this afternoon. Let me tell you... what a cool experience! We were told that we were 8 weeks and 6 days along and that the baby is due on December 17th! It's amazing how they are able to figure that out! The baby measured 2.24 centimeters from crown (top of head) to rump (bum). The baby's heartrate was about 180 beats per minute which we were told is very good. We got to watch the baby wiggle around and see and hear its little heart race. It truly was one of the coolest things I have ever seen!