Friday, July 20, 2012

It's a BOY!!!!!!!

So, we had our anatomy scan ultrasound yesterday.  It was incredible!  We got to look at our cute little baby for half an hour!  And here's what we learned:

- We've got a thumb sucker!!  It took FOREVER to get a clear shot of his face because his hands were in the way!  But we jiggled him around enough and actually got to watch him take his thumb in and out of his mouth!

- He is measuring perfectly average in height and weight for our due date.  (I was secretly hoping he would be measuring bigger so our due date could get bumped up early hahaha but at least he's healthy!)

- His heartbeat is 162.  It took forever to get that reading too because I kept laughing when he moved- and it kept messing up the sound!  They consider it healthy if it is between 120 and 180 so ours is dead middle!  Very healthy :)

- 2 hands, 2 feet, 4 chambers of the heart... Healthy brain, healthy spine, 3 parts to the umbilical cord, 2 kidneys, a stomach and a bladder, 2 lips, 1 nose, 2 eyes, and........

A cute little boy part!!!!!

He was being shy for a while there- legs crossed and curled up in a ball.  But finally we got a good shot and the ultra sound guy labeled it "Little Boy."  Then, right as we were finishing up, Baby Boy totally opened up and we all laughed!  Ultra Sound specialist labeled that picture "Big Boy" hahaha there was definitely no question!!!

We are so excited and grateful to have such a healthy baby boy and we cannot wait to meet him!  Everything for both him and me was in tip-top shape!!  December 4th, here we come!!!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Happy Sunday!

Sometimes I just need reminders.  What to focus on, what really matters in the long run, what I am aiming toward in life... It is so easy to get off track in the jumble of life that is this world.  Here's some words of wisdom to keep my perspective in check.  Enjoy :)

- "Believe in yourselves.  Believe in your capacity to do some good in this world.  God sent us here for a purpose, and that was to improve the world in which we live.  The wonderful thing is that we can do it."                                                              
                                                                 -Gordon B. Hinckley

- "Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.  Look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.  Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best.  Forget the mistakes of the past and move on to the greater achievements of the future.  Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.  Live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you."
                                                                 -Christian D. Larson

- "What you are is God's gift to you; what you make of yourself is your gift to God."
                                                                 -Jewish Proverb

- "I can say without hesitation that you can have a perfect brightness of hope for your future and endless joy if you press forward as righteous children of God."
                                                                 -James E. Faust

- "When you look in the dictionary for the most important could be "remember," because all of you have made covenants...our greatest need is to remember."
                                                                 -Spencer W. Kimball

- "When we put God first, all other things fall into their proper place or drop out of our lives.  Our love of the Lord will govern the claims for our affection, the demands on our time, the interests we pursue, and the order of our priorities."
                                                                 -Ezra Taft Benson

- "Happiness is a grateful heart."

- "The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.  Let us move forward with strong and active faith."
                                                                 -Franklin D. Roosevelt

- "But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."
                                                                 -Galatians 5:22-23

- "Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have."

- "Men and women who turn their lives over to God will discover that he can make a lot more out of their lives than they can.  He will deepen their joys, expand their vision, quicken their minds, strengthen their muscles, lift their spirits, multiply their blessings, increase their opportunities, comfort their souls, raise up friends, and pour out peace."
                                                                -Ezra Taft Benson

On this Sabbath day, let's take a moment to "remember," be "grateful," be "content," "press forward," have "faith," "believe in ourselves," and "turn our lives over to God."  There's a recipe for a happy life :)  Happy Sunday everybody!