Friday, January 16, 2009

We're Halfway!

Yesterday marked 20 weeks in our we're halfway! As I mentioned in an earlier blog we had a sonogram while we were in the States with the doctor that is going to deliver our baby. We had decided to find out the sex of our baby as well. Luke had kind of wanted to be surprised but he knows how much I like to plan and agreed to finding out. The sonogram was amazing...our little one was moving all over. We saw the head, arms, legs, fingers, toes, heart, brain, umbilical cord...about the only thing we didn't see was something telling us if our baby is a boy or girl. Because of how the baby was positioned the only view we could get was of his/her butt cheeks and the little stinker had his/her legs crossed the entire time as well! I had been thinking that we were having a boy but now I think we may have a little stubborn girl...or a little girl that already knows she has her daddy wrapped around her finger and she figured keeping her sex a surprise was the least she could do for him! Since they do a sonogram at every appointment in Germany we could still find out the sex, but I've decided I can plan well enough without knowing and we think it'll be fun to be surprised the day our baby is born. Here are a few pictures we got from the sonogram.
CJ's armCJ's face

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Christmas at Home

Here are a few pictures from our time at home!
Adiella modeling her new hat and swimming suit...LOVE those chubby arms and legs!Getting some time with little Josiah.
Luke trying out my new Sleepy Wrap...I think Levi likes it too!
Uncle Luke with Josiah.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Christmas in Rome

I realized today it's been a month since I've posted on our blog. Sometimes my lack of posting is because I don't feel like there's been anything "post worthy"...but that has not been the case this past month! A brief synopsis...Luke and I went to Rome for Christmas and then flew home to spend two weeks in Kansas. While in Kansas we were able to see the house we bought in Hesston, celebrate Christmas with both our families and get some quality time with our niece and nephew, whom we adore!! We also had an appointment with the doctor that is going to deliver our baby and another sonogram to find out the sex of our baby. Many of you know the result...but I'll make another post soon to let everyone else know what we found out! I'll try and post some pictures from our time in Kansas too...but back to Rome. Luke and I were in Rome from December 22-26 and loved every minute of it! We saw all the sites...the Forum, the Coliseum, the Vatican, St. Peter's Basilica to name a few highlights. We did a lot of walking and really enjoyed just walking through all the little neighborhoods throughout the central part of Rome. Another one of our favorites was the delicious Italian food we got to eat. I don't think the Olive Garden will ever be quite the same! ;-) I'm working on a slideshow of the pictures we took to post. Hopefully I'll get those up this evening!