Thursday, November 29, 2007

bAbY hEaRtBeAt AnD bAbY kIcKs!

Hello Everyone! We hope this message finds you all well...
It has been awhile since our last blog entry and so much has happened!

Baby bean at 18 weeks!

We have been able to see our little one a few times now. The first time we were able to see our little bean was amazing...we felt that this was for real and not just a dream we were having! Our little bean literally looked like a kidney bean with a little flicker...the heartbeat!!

"A mother's joy begins when new life is stirring inside... when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time."-- Author Unknown

And then....
Our Kidney Bean has Arms and Legs!! Our second ultrasound was a huge surprise...this little bean transformed into a little person, with arms and legs! Chris and I just stared at the screen as this little person bounced all over, moving it's teeny tiny arms and legs and then...WAVED AT US! Well, we would like to believe that it was a wave. We had so much fun watching this amazing event that Chris asked if we could take the ultrasound machine home with us! hee hee...

“It was the tiniest thing I ever decided to put my whole life into.”~ Terri Guillemets

And now...
Baby is 19 weeks old and I can feel little flutters, or baby movements, inside. I just LOVE IT!!!! Every moment of this journey has been and continues to be amazing!! We are so blessed that baby is doing well with lots of healthy growth inside!!
We are thinking of you all and we will keep in touch!!
Love and Hugs...The Ekern family

Monday, October 15, 2007

A little bean...

“Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body." ~Elizabeth Stone

We are very excited to announce that we're having a baby!! A little Ekern has been sprouting... and will enter the world when spring arrives (around April 26th)!

This amazing journey continues to be the most beautiful part of our lives. We are thankful that everything so far is going well and our little bean is healthy!

These first months of pregnancy have brought feelings of complete bliss and fear, along with many questions. But more than ever, it has brought feelings of excitement to become parents and start our family!

"The moment a child is born, a mother is also born." ~Rajneesh

We wanted to begin our journal with some pictures of Chris and I as little ones with our amazing mothers...

Mother Patty and Angela

February, 1978

Mother Kathy and Christopher

August, 1975

"Pregnancy is an important rite of passage for a woman, and it deserves to be celebrated. You are joining your mother, her mother, her mother, and so creating life."
~The Pregnancy Book