• Overjoyed

    Today you are 12 weeks old and just the size of a plum but already you have stolen our hearts.  Your mom and dad have been through a lot this year and we have been wishing and hoping for a long time for you to be strong and healthy.  You also have lots of other family and friends wanting and praying for the same things and you’ll have quite the loving fan base once you arrive.  You’ve caused your mom to be quite tired these past 3 months but she’s just starting to get some energy (and her appetite!) back.

    Today your dad, The Calmer, had to really live up to his job.  We took you to the Dr. today for your first checkup. You had your mom tied in knots of nervousness all day long. She thought about your sister alot and how this Dr. was the first to tell us how sick your sister Bella really was and that she was not going to make it into this world.  In the waiting room your dad held your mom’s hand and told her that everything was going to be ok today.

    And he was right.

    At 12 weeks you have a strong heartbeat of 155 bpm, you’re measuring on target, and according to the doctor you look completely healthy in your first trimester.  Your mom almost broke down in tears on the exam table and your dad was simply beaming.  We aren’t out of the woods yet, but hearing the words strong and healthy made us both breathe a huge sigh of relief. We are so overjoyed to have you enter our world at such an exciting time. You’ll get to come home to our brand new home. And your mom can’t wait to post newborn pictures of you on her photography business website. Keeping growing strong and healthy. We can’t wait to meet you in September.

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    jenniferMarch 16, 2010 - 12:00 am

    Rejoicing with you both!!

    MaeganMarch 16, 2010 - 12:03 am

    That is so wonderful! Congrats & best wishes to all three of you!
    {aka: Madeline Bea}

    ErinMarch 16, 2010 - 12:31 am

    I’m so happy and excited for all three of you! I couldn’t be more thrilled! 🙂 Love to everybody!

    MOMMarch 16, 2010 - 12:58 am

    We are joyous too! I love how you have documented your feelings for your “Little Plum”. And how lucky we will be to add another member to our very special family! This baby will be so fortunate to have you and Brendan as parents. (I love the pic…you look fabulous!)

    LisaMarch 16, 2010 - 1:31 am

    WAHOOO!! I am so excited for you, Beryl! Congratulations and your picture with the sonogram is precious!

    CarmenMarch 16, 2010 - 2:23 am

    Beautiful Beryl. I’m so happy for all of you. This little guy or girl doesn’t know how lucky he/she is to be born to such a wonderful family.

    Lisa K.March 16, 2010 - 2:36 am

    This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!

    AriMarch 16, 2010 - 3:24 am

    That’s wonderful Beryl, I’m so happy for both of you! :o)

    MelissaMarch 16, 2010 - 3:50 am

    Oh my goodness, B! I’m speechless! I’ll be sending lots of luck and happy thoughts your way!

    LucyMarch 16, 2010 - 11:47 am

    wow the size of a plum already that’s amazing! I like the newer layout you have for your site too.

    Marla-DeeMarch 16, 2010 - 2:07 pm

    Wow, Beryl, congrats! So glad to hear all is going well. Love your pic too, just precious! ♥

    BethMarch 16, 2010 - 10:11 pm

    Sharing happy tears with you!

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