Thursday, March 18


Rumor has it, that there will be a new member of the Martin family, coming soon!

Well, here it is...the word, straight from the horses mouth. So to speak!

It's true! We're EXPECTING!!
The official due date is August 21, 2010 which means I am almost at 18 weeks.

Just to fill you in on what has taken place so far...

We found out there was going to be a new baby, on Christmas Eve!! Yes, what an amazing Christmas Gift! I wanted to wrap the pregnancy test & give it to Dustin as a gift, but couldn't keep it a secret for more than an hour.

February 16th - I finally got in to see the doctor. We had to wait a bit longer due to some changes in our insurance. But, that's all good now.

February 19th - I had an ultrasound to confirm my due date. The heartbeat was strong and steady. Baby moved quite a bit. This is also the day we told the girls, and our parents. The girls are ecstatic, by the way!!

February 24th - Another appointment with the Doctor. Basically to review the ultrasound and listen to the heartbeat again. The heartbeat at this appointment was 154/160. According to the Doctor, at this appointment, I was 14 1/2 weeks which makes my due date August 21st. She also said the ultrasound looked good, however, it was too soon to see everything.

February 24th - BLOOD WORK!! Yuck...
Not a great picture...This one was taken @ 16 weeks!
March 24th - My next appointment with my regular OB. I will be having my 20 week ultrasound with my neonatologist in Harrisburg on Wednesday March 31st. At this point, I am not going to the specialist because of any concerns. We are just being cautious. Plus, with their ultrasound equipment, we will get a much more detailed result.
I am hoping to get some good pictures at that appointment, so hopefully I can introduce you to the new baby boy OR girl really soon!! Also, in another post, I hope to answer some of the many questions I have been asked lately & update you on how I've been feeling so far!


Eric and April said...

Hey, girl!! In my eyes, you are one of THE bravest people alive! :) I am thinking and praying for you!! I have March 31st written on my calendar as a day to keep you covered in prayer. Blessings as the excitement and anticipation mounts!!

Anonymous said...

We are so excited for you guys! Can't wait to hear how everything goes at the ultrasound. Your girls' excitement has been absolutely precious to see. ~Danae

Grandmoo9 said...

From time to time I open the bookmark that leads to your blog. Usually the same post is still there, but today...wonderful, exciting news!
My heart is filled with joy to know of God's blessing and promise of new life in your family. I will be praying for you during the weeks ahead. Alma