Monday, October 24, 2005



Two months ago, the night before school started, Ryan and I stared at the image above in disbelief.

Shaking....with excitement, terror, indescribable happiness.

Yes, this is an announcement.

And here is a picture of our baby at only six and a half weeks...



As we watched the ultrasound monitor in amazement, we also listened to our baby's heartbeat. I have never heard music as beautiful as that sound.

That was more than a month ago. Now, our baby, an impressive two and a half inches long, has all of his or her organs, fingers, and toes. Even the eye color has been determined. Though, I can't feel it yet, he or she now moves around, swimming in the amniotic fluid.

In about six months, (sometime around May 9th) we will get to meet our baby.

Tomorrow, I'll be twelve weeks pregnant, and I will tell my students my secret. It has been the hardest secret I've ever kept in my life. I can't wait to let it out. (If you read this before Tuesday morning the 25th, try not to spoil my news at school.)


We cherish our alone time together. It's going to be an adjustment that we could never be fully prepared for. But I can't wait to do this together. To be parents.

11 comments:

aimee marie said...

Ang---I am SOOOOOO excited for you guys!!! You are going to be amazing parents. I'm sure you've done a phenomenal job already of taking care of your little one. Congrats, a million times!!!!

Andrea Rudd said...

Yea!!! I am so glad the secret is finally out. I was so afraid I was going to spoil your big surprise. I am so happy for you guys and cant wait for May!

Lindsey said...

Hooray! I am so excited for both of you. . . .i just keep smiling about it ever since you told me. . . or did Rob tell me??? Hmmmm. . .

M said...

Congrats!

Elaina said...

What a great start to my day it was when you told us the news in choir! I am so happy for you! You will be a such a fantastic mother! Love you!

Kim said...

So, did Liam keep your secret for more than one day??? I'll bet you are so glad to be past your first trimester. I know you and Ryan are going to be super great parents!! Happy for you guys again and again...

Cadie Rae said...

Hey Ange so excited for you!!! It is so much fun!!! You will love every minute of being parents. Love you guys.

chris said...

congratulations, when i read ryans post i didn't know if he was just messing around so i had to check out your site to make sure. i'm really happy for you.

Anne said...

Congratulations Angela!! I am so extremely happy for you and Ryan, this is so amazing! I know you will make incredible parents. =)

Lady Jane said...

Congratulations! God bless you and your family!

Shaundra said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!
I have been waiting for you guys to join what seems to be the "baby-boomers" of this age!! :) This is so exciting!

I am truly so happy for you, and I know God has equipped you both to be parents who will bring Godly children into the world. I am overwhelmed for joy for you guys!!