One year ago we found out we were pregnant with sweet Annabeth. On May 31 we were on a little family vacation in San Antonio. I took an early detection test before we left for Sea World that morning. At first the test only showed one line, which indicated it was negative, but a few minutes later a very, very faint second line appeared. So faint, in fact, that Curtis wouldn't believe it. So I celebrated in my own heart that whole day. A new baby was coming.
When we got back to Houston the next day, I bought another test and the line was totally legit. There was no debating it. We were having another baby!
That night, June 1, I began a new blog about the pregnancy. It only has 20 entries, but they are so sweet to me. I kept it private because I wasn't ready to divulge my happy secret to the world yet. I think I only sent the address and password to my mom and Curtis in case anything should happen to me. Annabeth might like to read everything I wrote to her before I even knew her.
Here's an entry I wrote on June 19, 2008.
This morning your mommy and daddy got to see you on an ultrasound screen. You are still so tiny - not even half of a centimeter! But you have a working, beating heart. The ultrasound technician said your heart had probably only been beating for two days. I wonder what I was doing when your precious heart began to beat? A sacred moment was happening in there and I didn't even know it! The Lord knows exactly when it began and He even knows exactly how many beats you've had up until this very moment. How many beats will there be until we meet face to face in nine months? We are so excited about your life, darling baby. Now that we know for sure you're in there, we get to start telling our friends and family. They will be so excited. Your big brother Jackson is too young to understand right now, so we will wait to tell him for a few more months. We love you, littlest one!
Today that little bean is almost 4 months old. I can hardly believe it. Even Jackson has commented on how big Annabeth is getting. Oh, fun days are ahead! This morning I had her in the Bumbo seat in the living room. I had to go in the kitchen and make a snack for Jackson, and while I was doing that he entertained her with her cute little fishbowl toy. She was loving it.
My life is so full. As my mom says, "All this and Jesus, too?"