Wednesday, July 8, 2009

There's A Good Reason For This!

Okay, I can’t take it anymore.

We’ve been trying to wait.

Okay, we haven’t been trying that hard.

There may still be 3 or 4 people on the planet who don’t know.

And you may be one of them.

We're havin' a baabbbyyyyy!

I was waiting to blog about it until I was 12 weeks (Or, out of the first trimester for those who aren't counting their life in weeks like obsessive pregnant women.)

However, at my first ultrasound today we found out I am actually 13 weeks along, which qualifies for legal blog publishing...I believe.


Jake and I have been hoping and waiting for a baby for a while now and are so excited to give Sunda a little brother or sister. Obviously, the details of being pregnant and having a baby are a bit more complicated when you live in a 3rd world country. So, we’ve been spending a lot of time reading, researching, praying, and considering our options.

We will be traveling home in September to do our annual furlough and support raising. It will be a shorter trip this time because we have to get back on that long flight before I get too big to take it!

We have decided to have the baby in South Africa. A beautiful clinic and midwife are already in the works.

We’re also SO excited about the fact that both of our families have decided to travel to Zambia to visit lil’ baby Schwertzy soon after he/she is born. My mom is coming very soon after the baby comes, and Jake’s family is coming in March. (I’m due at the end of January.) We knew there’d have to be something drastic to get them here, and it looks like we’re hit the jackpot on this one!

Like I said, I got my first ultrasound today and it was such a miracle to watch this little BABY moving and kicking and somersaulting around. The tech said, “Can you FEEL that?” I said, “No!” She said, “Don’t worry, you will…very soon.”

Sunda loves the idea that there is a baby in mommy's tummy and will occasionally ask: "Mama, that baby come out yet?" Not yet, Sunda...but are you in for a surprise when it does!"

I have felt pretty strong during this first part, and would humbly admit that it has definitely been an "easy" pregnancy so far. I'm grateful for that, although I'm wondering if I should start taking better advantage of the best excuse there is to have an afternoon nap.

Goodnight for now, friends. Thanks for being so patient about such a long wait.

(I mean really, WHAT was I going to talk about if I couldn't tell you I was preggers?)


sophanne said...

Yipee! What a lucky lucky baby! Thanks for posting, as I was one of the three or four on the planet that didn't know!

Brian and Brooke Barnett said...

YAY!!! We are soooo excited for you guys and hope that someday SOOON we will get to see that SWEET child!
(P.S.- We already knew, a friend slipped us the great news!)


Beth said...

:) :) :)

Obviously, :), you know how I feel. !!

:) :) :)

Ashley M said...

How wonderful! I'm (we) are so excited for you all! What an incredible miracle to be apart of. Truly, it's unlike any other! Praying for you and if you need to ask anyone baby/pregnancy/labor questions - I'm a happy, content and God praising open book :) Love to you all!!!

LillyB said...

Congrats!! I'm so excited for you guys! Like Becky, I was also one of the 3 or 4! I was wondering about it and thinking about you though! I can't wait to hear more!

david and heather said...

wow congrats!!!!!! how exciting, we pray all God's best for your whole family :)

No Heroes Here said...

Yay! Congrats! I was also among the 4 who did not know... so thanks!

Heather said...

Woo-hoo! I'm glad the cat's out of the bag. So your new baby will have dual citizenship, right? Very cool! I'm praying for you guys and hoping all continues to go well. Love you both!

Jaime B said...

I want to see some baby bump pictures!

Nene said...

Of all the "excited" folks, I think, just maybe, I am one of the MOST!! So happy for you all! What a blessed baby! Sunda, what an awesome big sister you will be!!! Can't wait to see you SOON!