I am in DC this week at training. It has been fun so far, as much fun as training can be. The best part is getting to see my mom and Bill! They came down for the 4D ultrasound and we came up here together on Sunday. They were great to get me to my hotel and Momma and I were able to meet and have diner last night and do a little bit of shopping. We are meeting again tomorrow night and then Brad is flying in Friday for the weekend. Who knew training could be so fun!
I have 2 prayer requests. 2 of my dear friends are going through some trying times right now. First, I would ask that you pray for our friends, Billy and Rebecca. Billy's momma was diagnosed with lung cancer at the end of September. The Lord had a different plan for her and took her home to be with Jesus last Friday. I can not imagine what they are going through; I can not imagine losing my mom or mother-in-law 2 months from now.
Also, please pray for our friends Matt and Emily. Emily was pregnant and due December 5th. The Lord had other plans for her as well, Kate was born November 16th. Everything looks except that her lung have not fully developed and she is in the NICU. Please pray that her lungs continue to develop and pray for Matt and Emily. I can not imagine what it would be like to have our sweet baby but not be able to hold her and then have to leave the hospital and leave her there.
Well, our home computer is kind of ka-put right now so no pictures but I still wanted to write. Last Friday we had our 4D ultrasound and it was amazing!! She didn't cooperate fully but she did well enough. It seemed like there was always something in the way of getting a full face picture. First the cord was in the way; this is when she was sitting on her hands as if they were cold. Then she seemed to have one hand always in the way. She went from thinking (hand under chin), to snuggling, to giving us the 'loser' sign (this is where a picture would be great!). At one point in time Brad looked at my belly and told her to cooperate and next thing you know she was sticking her tongue out. Look out world - a little attitude coming our way!
We couldn't really tell who she looked like, but it was fun to just to see her. Right now she has chubby cheeks, she looks like a little squirrel saving some food in her cheeks for winter, and she has big feet.
One of the neat things our doctor's office does is record the heartbeat and gives you a homemade stuffed animal to put it in. We got a sweet little bunny. I took it home and let the dogs listen. Neither really knew what to think. They both wanted to play with the bunny but when they heard the heartbeat they just stopped what they were doing and stared at it.
It was such a neat and special experience. It makes me wish February was right here, right now!