I found out we were having a baby on July 28. I felt completely different and knew something was up. I took a test and could NOT believe it when it came up positive! I really tried to wait until Rob came home to tell him because I really wanted to see the look on his face but I just could not wait. I found out at like 8:30 in the morning and only made it until like 9:30 before I called him! He immediately ran to a vacant floor in his building so he could celebrate over the phone out loud (he works with mostly ladies and he knew that they'd figure it out way too quick!). From that point on, all of the emotions started coming - excitement, fear, nervousness, anxiety, happiness, gratefulness....you name it, we felt it. I couldn't concentrate while I was tutoring that entire day! And that is when the anxious waiting game started...
We couldn't wait for the first doctor appointment because it still felt so unreal. We couldn't wait for the second doctor appointment because we that was the first ultrasound. We couldn't wait to tell our family and friends the news.
When the day of our first ultrasound came, we sat in silence as we watched our little one wiggle around in my belly. Baby Healy wiggled his/her arms and kicked his/her legs high up! Rob said, "Oh my gosh, it looks like a human!" Yup...that's what we were going for! I just laid there and cried. It was such a relief to see that everything looked so good. Our baby's heart rate was at a solid 160 which is right on track for 12 weeks. Our next ultrasound will be the big 20 week appointment and we can NOT wait! That should be right around November 20.
Now, I apologize, but we are not going to be posting ultrasound pictures or anything like that...that is too personal to us, but those closest to us, I am sure you will see them as soon as we get them! I will post an occasional "belly" photo and give updates on how everything is going though.
I've been very lucky so far and have felt pretty well the first 14 weeks. I never got sick (thank goodness!) but of course felt nauseous most of the day....every day. My energy has definitely come back - which is a good thing because the first few weeks of the school year were SO difficult! I was so tired I could barely speak by the end of the day!
I just told my students yesterday that I was going to have a baby. They were so excited - it was absolutely adorable! They can't stop talking about it! One little girl keeps saying, "There's a girl in your stomach." Let's see if she's right! One of my boys has been talking to my belly all day long. For instance, coming back into the room, "Hello, my baby, we're back from gym now." How cute. Another boy asked if he could be an uncle. :) And the decided on names! These are great. For a girl: Princess Kai-lan (the Japanese cartoon on Nick Jr.) and if it's a boy: Harry S. Truman. Oh, I just love my students!
We are absolutely blessed by God to be starting a family of our own and to have amazing family and friends like all of you to share it with. We could not be happier with our lives!
Thank you to everyone who has sent us congratulations and well wishes. We love you all so much and we are so thankful to have you in our lives to be able to share our joy with you!