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Friday, December 19, 2008


Okay, so this might not look very exciting, but it is the picture we got after my first sonogram was taken at week 7. The baby is the thing between the two stars at the bottom. It was soooooooo exciting to hear the heartbeat then, and to hear it at my last appointment as well. And it was just reassuring to see that I was really pregnant. As if all the morning sickness wasn't enough proof or something. :)

Of course things are really different in there now, but I won't have another sonogram until the beginning of February. Probably the most common question I've been asked is, "Are you going to find out the gender?" YES, definitely. I couldn't stand not knowing when I could; I don't know how other people do it. For now, I can rest assured that everything is as normal as we can tell.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Yep, that's positive!

There it is people, the positive pregnancy test! Pretty crazy, huh? So after two years of trying to get pregnant, we finally gave up and decided to adopt. Lo and behold...I got pregnant! Yes, I've been told about that "relaxing and letting go" thing a million times, but I guess it really works! Now I am 13 weeks a long and due June 26!
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Fuzzy animals

We stayed at a lovely bed and breakfast in NF, and they had a silky chicken in the backyard that was quite tame and used to attention.
I hadn't seen a fuzzy caterpiller for years! Finally, a bug that isn't scary (yes people, even butterflies have their scary moments)!
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We went at a wonderful time of year - the foliage was gorgeous! I hope for a new autumn tradition - ditch the Texas heat for some pretty trees!

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Maid of the Mist

Why are we wearing these funny blue ponchos, you might ask. Well, the best thing we did in NF was to take a tour on the Maid of the Mist, a boat that takes you out along the base of the American Falls and then into the middle of the Horseshoe Falls (well, as far as you can get). No really, you get absolutely soaked (and it was cold...Canada in October)!

And, here is where we had to put the camera away because 1. it was getting wet, and 2. I was afraid I would drop it over the edge of the boat. No wonder Niagara Falls is one of the great natural wonders!
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Okay people, enough already!

Okay, so I've heard enough times and from enough people that I need to blog more! It hasn't been a great couple months, you'll see why soon. But first, here are some pictures from our trip to Cananda back in the middle of October. Doug has a conference in Toronto, and I took advantage of this to go with him. We had a really fun time, especially at Niagara Falls! Above is Doug with both the Horseshoe and American Falls behind him.
When I saw the American Falls, I thought that was it. They are truly beautiful, but they can't even compare to the Canadian (Horseshoe) Falls.
We weren't at a good spot to take pictures of the Horseshoe Falls, so you can't tell how big they are or even that they wrap around from this picture. But all that white stuff coming up from the middle? That's the mist from the churning at the bottom. It's incredible!
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