Monday, October 22, 2007

A long time coming...

Eighteen long months ago, it seemed like we would never get here. It seemed like lightyears before we would get to be with Lindsey again. But, today my parents went to Guatemala to pick up Hermana Stimpson! (I would give anything to be there for that reunion!) They are spending this week in Guatemala with her, visiting some families that she taught and touring the area, and then they fly back to the US next Tuesday! Lauren will get to spend some time with Lindsey and my parents, during their three-hour layover in Salt Lake City. So jealous!
Wow, our family has changed since then...Tessa was in Tonga the day Lindsey went to the MTC--that's why she's not in this picture; Dean was probably still in school in Montana. I remember Lindsey's last words to Lauren as they hugged goodbye, "Don't get married while I'm gone."...uh...oopsies! There are two more brothers-in-law that Lindsey will get to know (I'm pretty sure she met both Ben and Duffy before she left)...and then she will have a new niece in February!

Sunday, October 07, 2007

It's a Girl!

Michael and I found out this week that we are having a little, baby girl! I went in for another ultrasound--this time at the radiology center, where they have a much bigger machine--and the doctor gave me the good news! All is well with the baby...they checked, and took pictures and measurements of every body part to make sure the baby is healthy and growing like she should...both feet look good, both hands appear to have all the right fingers, her heart has all four chambers, her heartbeat is strong...but my favorite part was seeing her face. It looked like she was trying to suck on something and the doctor said, "Oh, she's swallowing." I would rather not think about what it is she is actually swallowing, but I can say that she has the cutest little lips ever!

It really is fun to be able to call her a "her" now, instead of an "it". And, now that we know who we are buying for, we can let the shopping begin!