So far Shireen is doing GREAT! God has blessed us tremendously. She has experienced no morning sickness! The nurse asked today if she had been more 'moody' lately. I, very strategically, responded, "No, but maybe slightly more emotional." I'm not the smartest man. But I've walked into many loaded questions before. I know a landmine when I see it.....okay, 'hear' it would be more accurate.
Shireen is handling this pregnancy very well. She's needed to enjoy a good cry once or twice. But I think its healthy for her. She's had some serious cravings lately. (Actually, I think the cravings have always been there. She just has an excuse to feed them now! But don't tell her I said that.) She's being careful about what she eats and drinks, insuring she gets enough exercise and being sure to get enough rest. I love her! She's amazing.
Below is our ultrasound. For some of you sitting through 3+ minutes of black & white video is beyond cruel. But to all the others, I'm sure you'll enjoy it. It is much easier to see when it's on a flat screen 40" monitor like the doctor had. Here's specific spots where you can witness cool stuff.
At 1:08, Junior waves at us.
At 1:56, the nurse/tech measures for an estimated duration of pregnancy.
At 2:26, you can hear the heartbeat.
And at 2:36, the nurse reads the heart rate.
If you want to see it in full screen you can go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjG5QuJdqWY
And, I must say CONGRATULATIONS to the Sticklers! Way to go Darby. May the Lord continue to shine all around you.