Sunday, December 28, 2008

73 days and counting....


Today we had our 3D ultrasound at a Storks View, in Jacksonville. I am 29 weeks pregnant and seeing our little Tucker, was just as exciting today as it was the last two times we've had an ultrasound. I was anxious on the way to the appointment, just wondering all the what ifs. The tech was so friendly and welcoming which always helps make for a great visit!

Right from the start we got a friendly little hello wave from our little guy. I was watching the screen the entire time, never took my eyes off it once. Still amazes me how awesome our God is, and how blessed I am that He chose me to be the mother to two very precious gifts. As I watched the screen, I thought back to the day I had my 3D for Carter. I became as smitten today with Tucker, as much as I was with Carter. He has the same little chubby cheeks that Carter did, and the same little button nose. Pretty awesome that I've not even held him yet but I'm so in love and giddy. I think he is going to look quite a bit like his big brother. We did see a few little hints of hair, not as much as we did with Carter, but the scan wasn't super clear. What little bit I saw, I'm hoping & praying is red. Maybe, just maybe Tucker will get some of his Daddy's genes.... maybe! :) Our tech said that Tucker was approximately 2lbs. 9oz. and 14.1" long. His heart beat was 146, and we learned that he likes to keep his hand near his mouth. Will I get a thumb sucker this time????? Have to wait and see, I suppose.

***Tucker smiling at us***


Today made this whole, "I'm going to be the mother of two!" a real feeling. As I've said in the past, I don't know if it is because I'm so busy chasing Carter, or just the normal everyday hustle and bustle of life but I feel so good that most days I don't even feel pregnant....until I get kicked, LOL! :)


***The little toes that have been kicking me, all five of them... aren't they precious?****


I showed Tuckers pictures to our cousin Heather tonight and she said, "makes you wonder how people could say, there's not a God." I just smiled, and agreed one hundred precent with her. To know that I'm carrying a life inside me, that is growing and moving, and smiling back at me.... there is a God. He is awesome, there is nothing He can't do. My anticipation, and my day dreams of what my life will be like in just a few more short weeks have really been sparked today. I can't wait. I'm ready, but I'm not ready. I pulled out my scrap book this evening and was looking back and comparing the photos of my two boys. ((Snicker))...my two boys, how cool is that? Double the blue, double the mischief, double the laughs, double the hugs, double the joy, double the boots, double the "cowboy pants", double the dirt.... oh man, the dirt! :) Our lives will once again be changed forever, and I just can't wait. I truly can not wait!


***Just our sweet baby, can't wait to hold him!***


Now that the busyness of the holidays is behind us, and I have time to actually think, I believe it might be time to start getting things in order. So different this go round then last. By this point with Carter, the nursery was ready if he decided to come early. Poor Tucker... he has two bear rugs snoozing in his room right now. What kind of mother am I?! :) We've got to find a new home for those fellas, and all those extra boxes of clothes that are stacked against the wall. Then there's the bedding, and a few new things for the little man. The life of a mother is never an laid back easy one, is it? That's okay, anyone that knows me knows I'm not one to take the slow route.

Hope you enjoy the pictures of our little Tucker. Isn't he just precious? Like Heather said, how can you look at that sweet face and not know that there is a God???

{{Thank you Lord, for this precious child inside me. I love him beyond measure and I am blown away that you love us more then I could love my child. My children are my world, and without them I would be so lost. I pray that You will allow me to be the best mother I can be to them. May they see Your love through me. Watch over my little one until it's time for him to arrive, and thank you for your many, many blessings on me!!}}

Counting my blessings...
Jen

3 comments:

In His Image Photos said...

He's a cutie! And, I can't believe that you only have 73 days left!!!!!! (I can't believe that I only have 114 days left but here's hoping that she decides to come early!)

You should set up a baby pool at expectnet.com. I did! Let us all guess when he will make his appearance. :)

Kari said...

Amazing! I'm so excited! I can't wait to meet him and I can't wait for you to enjoy the interaction between them, it is by far the sweetest thing!

Kati Alison said...

I just read this and it made me shed some tears..lol. You write so well and I guess with knowing you and watching how you are with Carter..everything you say is the gospel. Girl..if God ever blesses us with a little one..I hope I am half the mother you are. Love ya..Kati :)

P.S. God is so good!