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The best moment of our life! Ultrasound and pregnancy update....

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Today was by far one of the most amazing moments of our life! This morning we had another ultrasound of our baby to determine not only the sex, but to assess the fetal anatomy. The good news is that the baby is SUPER healthy in every way! From the brain to the spine and heart. We were able to view details of the brain, bones, kidneys, hands, feet, face.....everything! It was amazing! A true miracle from God. We were first and foremost wanting to make sure the baby was healthy and are so thankful to God that all is going well. The baby was kicking like crazy, grasping on to the umbilical cord and so on. To see this was beyond words. We were crying, laughing and holding each other in amazement. The lady who was performing the ultrasound said like 3 or 4 times how active my baby was! Maybe I do have a little triathlete on my hands!

Now for the part were I make everyone wait....SO SORRY! I am going to tell my family the sex of the baby at Thanksgiving so in order to keep things a surprise I am holding off telling online friends for now. I know, I know, I make you wait and then make you wait some more! SOOOO sorry!! Hope everyone understands but I have family members who read my blogs and I want to be able to call everyone and tell them first instead of them reading it online.

For our parents we are telling them in person on the 24th. We are buying a gift for them and when they open it, they will obviously know if it is a boy or girl! We are both only children so this is a HUGE moment for the grandparents and I want them to be able to share in the good news first. Now, as soon as my family knows I will broadcast it from the rooftops and we will also post the ultrasound photos as well. I cannot tell you what your emails and comments have meant to me. Thanks SO much for supporting me during this time.

I finished my morning shopping for the baby and now I am waiting for my husband to finish a meeting then we are off to do some more and celebrate tonight with a special dinner.

I am heading out now for a walk, my baby needs me to continue with my fitness schedule!

Thanks again for all your amazing support! More photos to come soon....

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    God Bless your baby and your family. I am so happy for you and your husband. emoticon
    4071 days ago
    Hello Jen- YOUR amazing as always and should we all take bets what the sex is,,, I say its a GIRL,,

    I am so glad your baby is healthy and that in this blessed time you can enjoy it all with your family. My daughter was adopted on Thanksgiving from Kazakhstan that day is monumental to me after trying for 15 years, now each day is a blessing and when we get home from the gym she is 2 1/2 she hi fives me and says good job mommy- that is my heartbeat and for her I deserve to be healthy and fit,,,

    Much love to you, always think of you as inspiration !!!!
    4077 days ago
    Congrats to you. I have somehow come across your page and read your blogs. You are truly an inspiration and an amazing person! Keep it up!
    4077 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1299585
    So happy to hear that the ultrasound went well and that your little one is healthy! It is so amazing all the things they can look at. I'm also happy to hear that you are having a healthy pregnancy.

    We had a little girl in August and during her ultrasound she was kicking like crazy too. She has been very active ever since she arrived - still kicking like crazy.

    Hope you and your family have nice holidays!
    4077 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3926845
    Congrats again.
    It was one of my best moments in my life-I cried as soon as I heard the heartbeat-and they said healthy! Knowing how you felt than-imagine how you will feel first time you hold the baby, it is beyond words!

    And yes you should tell family first. We actually had it arranged that our ultrasound was done couple weeks early on the sex, to be done by students-so we could find out sex at night. So that my mom and my two step children could attend. So yes, family first!

    Stay healthy-I believe your baby's diet will be largely determined by what you eat now-and what you give the baby early on in their life. That was/is one of my main goals with my little one. And she eats the most unusual healthy things for a 2 1/2 year old-but I love it. She will choice bell peppers, celery, and cucumbers etc over almost any junk.

    Keep us posted.
    4078 days ago
  • NAENAE1213
    Oh my goodness...I'm so excited for you! I remember that u/s well with my son. It was SO amazing (I have the u/s pics framed and on our wall at home!). I'm SO looking forward to this one again. It's 2 weeks from today!! I can't wait to find out boy/girl! I was over here in a heartbeat to find out what you're having, but I guess I'll have to wait a bit longer...LOL. I COMPLETELY understand! You have fun telling your fam and enjoy this little secret!!!!

    4078 days ago
  • GLOW8211
    4078 days ago
  • SMWALKER1210
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon , DON'T EVER PUT ANY THING IN FRONT OF YOUR BABY,NO ONE.GOOD LUCK. SHIRLEY
    4078 days ago
    The good thing is that your baby is healthy...what ever the sex is!!!
    Im so happy for u!!!!
    God Bless u guys!!!!
    Massive Hugs!
    4078 days ago
    Blessings to the 3 of you again. So happy to hear all is going well and baby is healthy. I love how you are going to surprise your parents. Great idea!!! Do you knit? Are you already making booties and cute stuff?

    Wishing you all well!

    Sarah emoticon
    4079 days ago
    First I want to say Congratulations!! I am sooooo glad to here its healthy and growing wonderfully in there.

    2ndly, YOU ARE KILLING ME!!! But I sooooo understand, but I don't have to like it! I am dying to know. They moment my kids went down to sleep I finally got on the computer and went straight to your page. I'll be out of town during Thanksgiving so, I guess I'll have to wait until Sunday after the holiday. My birthday is Monday the 23rd...you could send me a secret email...just to me! LOL. Just kidding...I'll be patient. I can't wait!

    Congrats again!
    Brenda emoticon
    4079 days ago
    CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm SO happy for you. Children are wonderful. It's amazing that you never think you can LOVE something SO much but you do. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving with your family.

    Feel GOOD!!

    4079 days ago
    That's incredible. I'm just relishing in the fact that the baby is healthy! Thanks to God's grace and mercy! You are so blessed. Congratulations again!
    4079 days ago
    This is so wonderful!
    4079 days ago
    fantastic news.....wise to make this tremendous moment extra special for your family!! ((hugs!))
    4079 days ago
    Congrats! I'm glad your having a healthy baby. emoticon
    4079 days ago
  • RHALES199
    How exciting!
    Glad to hear the lil bean is healthy!
    4079 days ago
    Jen, isn't it great to see that precious little miracle of God moving around and living it's life inside of you? I am so excited for both of you, but especially the grandparents! Having a child is wonderful, but being a grandparent is even more wonderful! There is nothing more special than the bond between grandparent and granddarling! I know...I have 5 and each one is so special in their own individual way! Tell both sets of grandparents I said "Congratulations to them!"
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    4079 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/16/2009 6:05:08 PM
    Congrats to the both of you!! As mentioned in a previous comment..family first:) What a joyous Thanksgiving for your family..and the way you are sharing the news with both of your parents is so sweet. I love how you are so family focused, it is such a necessity, especially in this day and age. It must be amazing to be able to see the baby literally developing in front of you..healthy eating and exercise does start in the womb! LOL..how many fitness points do you think Baby has accumulated? emoticon emoticon
    4079 days ago
    It is a miracle. And every single day of the first two year either. Lots of amazing moments to come. Good for you.
    The problem is I've got addicted to having babies and you simply can't have a baby every other year for the rest of your life...
    So these are very precious times, enjoy. I'm happy to see that you do.
    4079 days ago
  • BERGIE8771
    Woo Hoo, how fun it is to know!

    FYI: Gender
    4079 days ago
    Congratulations! That is so wonderful!!
    4079 days ago
  • .TARA.
    That is fabulous news!!! This post made me feel warm and fuzzy all over; happiness is just radiating from you!
    4079 days ago
    How exciting! That's wonderful and a true miracle that you have a healthy, beautiful baby bouncing around in you. Telling your family on Thanksgiving will be exciting! I can't wait to know what you are having!
    4079 days ago
    Congrats on a good u/s and a wiggly baby!
    4079 days ago
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    CONGRATS!!! Family should always come first...but I will be waiting with baited breath!!!
    4079 days ago
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    emoticon Jen!!
    4079 days ago
  • BAKER1009
    Congrats! I'm glad everything went well for the ultrasound and I can't wait to hear what you are having. Nice to hear though that you are telling your family first...sometimes the internet gets the best of us.
    Take care!
    4079 days ago
  • AWOLF24
    Congratulations for you!!!!!!
    4079 days ago
    That is glorious news! I'm so happy for you two and your little blessing. I will be looking forward to next week's post to find out!!!
    4079 days ago
    Your joy just spills out all over the internet :) Thanks for keeping us posted!
    4079 days ago
    how WONDERFUL!
    so happy for you Jen & looking forward to reading about many more "best moments" of your life :)
    4079 days ago
    So exciting! I'm happy that your little one is so active and healthy! At least you have a few months after he/she is born before the walking starts...because after that you're going to be running around like crazy! I totally understand about wanting to tell the family first. Enjoy dinner with your husband!
    4079 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1808545
    I am so glad all is well! My grandson was just born on the 8th, and it was truly a miracle!

    Congratulations! I totally love the fact that you are telling family first! But, please let us know ASAP.
    4079 days ago
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    How wonderful - I'm so happy for you and your family.
    Many emoticon
    4079 days ago
    4079 days ago
    That is wonderful! I am glad everything is going well for you and the baby. Did they let you video the ultrasound? We got to on the visit when we found out what we were having. Well, I will be waiting to hear the news after you have told your family. I am so happy for you! Have fun celebrating tonight! emoticon emoticon
    4079 days ago
    I knew it-LOL- holding out on us, huh? I do understand and love the idea of giving your parents a gift that'll tell! Is is maybe a picture of the ultrasound? Hmmm, pretty exciting!
    I'm so happy that all is going well- Triathlete or not, you'll have your hands full! Could be a soccer star, practicing his/her kick already...
    Congrats on this exciting news!

    P.S. If you do change your mind and want to tell me, I'll be checking my e-mail emoticon
    4079 days ago
    Jen - I am do happy for you, you sound absolutely ecstatic...boy/girl - doesn't really matter as you will be an excellent mother. Glad you had a good appt.
    4079 days ago
    Great news that your baby is healthy!!! I am sooo happy for you guys :)
    Yes! You are certainly teaching your baby about being active, yay!
    Hope you have a great Thanksgiving and yes please do share! Happy Monday Jen!!!
    4079 days ago
    Oh so awesome! I can't wait to hear what y'all are having! Did you get a lot of stuff today? How's the baby's room coming?? So exciting!
    4079 days ago
    ARGH!!! JEN!!! You are SUCH A TEASE!! LOL, I completely understand! Your parents are going to be SOOOOOO happy, either way, but I'm sure it will be SUCH a rush to share the news with them! How EXCITING! I'm so happy for you!

    4079 days ago
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