Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Babies all around!

One of the most fun things about being pregnant right now is being pregnant at the same time as Matt's sister, Leanne. We're also pregnant at the same time as some good friends of ours, Asheton and Tracey Amerson (who are also having a girl!). It's so funny because I remember being upset when I found out they were both pregnant because it felt like I was never going to get to be! At the time, we weren't even trying yet because we were having frustrations about our health insurance coverage (which took us 3 years to get solid coverage straight, otherwise we probably would have had kids sooner) and of course, my mom had passed away during the same time, so it was a pretty upsetting time anyway to say the least.

Leanne is exactly 12 weeks ahead of us- in fact, at first it was to the day... her due date is September 8th and mine was December 8th before we had our first ultrasound and we found out we are actually more like 11 weeks apart. She and Sandy decided not to find out if it is a boy or a girl this time, and we are all so wrapped up in the suspense! We can't wait to find out if it will be all girls on the Brogli side or if Ansley and Baby K will have a little boy cousin!

We took some pictures together since this will probably be the one and only time we are ever pregnant at the same time:
Me at 24 weeks and Leanne at 36 weeks.

She says she feels ready to pop! (although I still claim she is tiny for a pregnant lady). The baby has been down-turned for several weeks now, so we hope we will get to meet our new niece or nephew soon!
Ansley is convinced she is having a baby too. We keep telling her that at Christmas she will have two real life babies to play with!

My 24 week appointment went really well on Monday, other than sitting in the waiting room for over an hour and then only seeing the OB for about 5 minutes, literally. She measured me with a measuring tape for the first time, and everything is normal and healthy with Baby K! She had to really chase her down to be able to hear the heartbeat, which she said means she is swimming around happily in her little bubble.

We are so blessed and excited to have been so healthy all along with this pregnancy. It's easy to forget how many things can go wrong when you've always been really healthy in general your whole life, but I've really started to see life and death as a cycle now that I'm going through both in one year... it seems like a strange set of bookends to lose my mom at the beginning of the year and have a daughter, my first child, at the end of it. We are thanking God for the big blessings that help soothe the huge losses and that even though there are tears, the joy still comes in the morning. (Psalm 30:5).

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