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.