Hello, Internet. I’d like to introduce you to our newest son or daughter.

Admittedly, it’s not a great picture. 😛

The newest member of our family is that little vertical line next to the big-ish circle. (Bracketed in white.) Sure, there’s not much to see this early on. Just the peanut. :) You don’t get the benefit of having been there, but ahhh we saw the heartbeat. We saw its little heart beat. It looked like a tiny bit of quicksilver swirling in the center of that little bean.

Graham was a whole week older at his first ultrasound, so we saw eyes and stuff like that, but I never recall seeing the heartbeat. The sonographer told us it was there, so of course I took her word for it, but I never got to see it. This guy/girl had one wonderfully working ticker.

Our due date is set at July 25, 2012. It seems so far away right now, but I know it’ll be here before I’m fully ready. That’s just how it works, isn’t it?

This time we’ve chosen to just tell immediate family. Moms, dads, sisters and brothers. Everyone knows except Andy’s parents and little brother. Craig and Susan are coming down this weekend, so – after a phonecall to Michael – the cat will be as out of the bag as we’re planning to let it until mid-January. I hate not telling anyone else, but it is nice to just have this news to ourselves. Starting after Graham’s ultrasound, we were one slow leak that sprung more leaks, which begat more leaks and, by the time we revealed, I’m not sure who was actually surprised. :)

Anyhow, that’s the plan. So, I’m just quietly sitting here tonight (Andy’s at rehearsal at church) excited about this little one. Wondering about them. Thinking pink and blue and the implications of both. It’s so awesome to let yourself get excited. And such a high stakes game we play here.

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