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We met over 8 years ago at church as Shaun was walking in and I was walking out. The few words exchanged sparked an interst that kept Shaun coming back. When we FINALLY began dating 4 years later we soon knew there was something special here. Our first year quickly flew by and we both decided we never wanted to spend another year with anyone else or without each other. We married in the place where it all began on January 1, 2011 (1/1/11) and gave birth to our beautiful daughter Ava Marie on September 22, 2011 our next little one, Clara Rose came 16 months later on February 11, 2013. This blog began with our preparation with our wedding and has entered into recording the days and events of our newlywed life and new motherhood.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Today's the day! 18 Weeks! *UPDATE*

Wow!  How did 18 weeks come about so fast???

TODAY'S the day we go to check out our little bambino!  First Mass to pray for our family and thank God for our blessings, then naps for the little ones (and maybe Mommy) then off to see the baby!  Yay!  So excited!

(This is NOT our baby, but IS another one at 18 weeks!)



Well... looks like this Fullen baby is going to be exactly like it's mother... How so?  In it's pure stubbornness.  After much work, the ultrasound tech was unable to get all of the measurements she needed and this baby simply would NOT uncross its legs.  SO... no idea what we're having.  Any guesses?????????

Ava had fun, though.  She's getting mighty comfortable at our midwife's.  She always runs up to Louise with a big hug and says "Auntie Louise!!!"  Now, Shaun HAS an Auntie Louise, so that's probably where that comes from, but our midwife sure does feel like part of our family and we absolutely LOVE her.

She (Ava) loved seeing the baby moving around in there on the screen and when she was in the waiting room she played little miss social butterfly with the other kids, but mostly the "BIG" sister to Clara.  She pulled a wooden chair right across the room to Clara and gathered an armful of books exclaiming "I read to my baby.  Sit down Clara!"  Clara was content to stand and walk around her big sister, but as she adores Ava, she hung out close by her.

Bambino #3 slept through the entire session (JUST like Ava used to!) no matter how much poking, prodding, turning or whatever we tried.  Ava was the exact same way.  I said, "If this baby's a sleeper like Ava, boy am I ready for another one of those because Miss Clara is definitely NOT!"  New baby also kept its legs firmly crossed the entire time (Just like Ava used to).  Ava was always JUST as uncooperative in her ultrasounds as she is now in regular photographs (thus the header pic), so at least she's consistent and if I get another baby who's laid back and sleeps a lot... that's an easy toss up for some tough ultrasound sessions. One can hope right?

So, till next week. We try again next Wednesday!

12 comments:

  1. Yay!
    What an awesome day for you all...
    Take that nap, mama... And then go see your blessing!
    Have a wonderful day, my friend. : )

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    1. I got about a 10 min nap... definitely needed more, but it was such a good day with the family, who cares!

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  2. Ahhhhhh! I expect the first call!! And you know I won't answer :)

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    1. But you did text me back ;) I have a gift for you tomorrow. When can I drop it off?

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  3. So exciting!! I always loved that day - one of my favorites of any pregnancy. :)

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    1. ME too! Looks like I'll get to enjoy it twice! Hoping everything is beautiful, merry and bright in your world.

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  4. Yay, I'll be praying everytime I think of you, Can't wait!!!

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    1. YOU are the best. Best gift I could receive.

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  5. Will you be finding out whether the baby is a boy or girl or waiting? I'm so excited for you!! My doctor does the ultrasound at 20 weeks so you get to see your baby two weeks earlier than I will. I can't wait to hear how the little one is doing!

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    1. Oh my Shaun is NOT a wait-er when it comes to these things. I found that out with Ava. Most patient man in the world, but he totally wants to find out. Looks like I'll have to wait till next week to find out anyway! I had it in my head "20 weeks" and then 2 weeks ago she was like, "Well, you can come at 18 weeks or 20, which do you want?" and I thought of Shaun and was like, "uH, 18!" Everything's good so far though. Healthy... whatever he/she is! :) Hoping you're feeling great and the yucks have passed for you.

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  6. What a blessing. Watching that video gives me chills when I think of how many babies that size lost their lives. I wish I would think good thoughts but the horror of abortion just makes me cry.

    thinking of you and your family!

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    1. Honestly, Christine, I'm the exact same way. When looking at pics I saw so many aborted pics of babies at this stage... made me sick. I was going to write about it, but didn't want to steal the joy from this baby (and I didn't have time to do the post justice). I totally think about it ALL the time with sadness and yet with gratitude for my own. I thought of what you wrote recently about your little one being lost in the library and TOTALLY identified with what you wrote. As a mother there is so much joy and yet as a mother there are so many fears I never had before when all I had to worry about was myself. Thinking of you too. xo

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