We had a great Thanksgiving! The day before we went to the doctor and saw a healthy little pumpkin on the ultrasound screen. It was such a relief! We closed our eyes and the tech wrote on a sheet of paper what the baby was. We wanted to find out with my whole family. I don't know that it was worth the wait, but my nieces sure enjoyed it. :) Here they are carrying around the box with the balloons in it. They opened the box really, I just helped them with the tape. N just hung out in my lap, he hasn't caught on yet.
I was shocked it was pink! I cried, but probably would have cried if it was boy or girl because its just a fun exciting thing. Ben is super nervous, and I think N will be a wonderful big brother. He's learned to say 'baby' but only because he knows there is a 'baby' (himself) inside my phone because we show him video clips of himself sometimes and he LOVES it. We also have a nativity with a baby in it as well. So maybe in 4 or 5 months he'll be excited we'll have a real one too!
We survived the shock by breaking out the guns... Ben clearly got my best side here, just far enough back that you can't see the baby bump and I just look weirdly wide.... lol. It would have been cuter if he wasn't scared I'd accidentally shoot him I'm sure. I shot 3/4 of my shots on target! Ben did too... don't break into our house. And no, I'm not shooting at the swing set.
N took breaks loving on the stinkiest, sweetest dog in the house (there were only 5 to choose from after all).
And our favorite word of the week, "ball".
Our ultrasound went great too! Tech said she got to see a healthy heart, brain, kidneys and stomach, as well as 2 feet and 2 hands. Praise the Lord!
I am so thankful for the Lord and the peace he provides us. There've been a few things going on outside of our family that have been trials lately, but when you get to see healthy children it puts everything else into perspective. The Lord and the family he provides for me is all that matters. All other things will fall into place according to His will and I am so thankful for that.
We've been visiting a new church for about a month now and I think we're starting to feel at home again. We certainly miss our old church, but we couldn't continue to drive the 45 minutes there. We moved so we would have a community for our kids one day and I think that is something that we have to work on and seek out. So we're still in step one of finding that church. Hopefully new friends will come next because I think that is what Ben misses the most. He was close with our neighbors and loved going over to their houses to cook out or work on cars and he doesn't have that here. I pray God will set those relationships up for him soon.