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Friday, April 17, 2009

I promised to give everyone an update on what's been keeping me so busy the last few months, and here it is. We're having a baby!

Due to a previous miscarriage, I wanted to wait before making any announcements, but I'm now about halfway through the pregnancy so it seemed like about time to let everyone in on the good news. We had the big ultrasound this week, and everything checked out and seems to be fine.

Like weddings, pregnancies are one of those huge, life-changing moments in life, and I just wanted to let everyone share in this with us. I even edited down the ultrasound to about 3 minutes of my favorite parts. For those who have trouble making heads or tails out of ultrasounds, I will tell you that this clip starts with the tail and answers the big question. It also shows the profile (including a glimpse of the umbilical cord floating above the baby) as well as punching hands and kicking feet which I've been feeling for the past week. Marcus is responsible for the clip's title, and the momentary pauses were for the tech to print photos or double check the gender assessment.

update for anyone unlucky enough to be blocked from viewing the amazing ultrasound clip: It's a boy.

4/18/2009 9:15:05 AM
Yay! He/She (for the ones that haven't seen the clip yet) looks so active and healthy! Best wishes for the second half of the journey...
4/18/2009 7:25:39 PM
Wow! We're so glad we are becoming aunt and uncle! We wish you the best! Talk to you soon!
Sara Hellsten & Dan Axelsson
4/18/2009 8:51:04 PM
I think the part where they show the heart pumping away is amazing. I loved that on Nathans too! Congrats!
4/19/2009 9:11:15 AM
tears of joy for you! i'm so thankful for the health of your sweet baby. isn't feeling those first kicks and those that follow just simply amazing? the pictures of your trip just below the baby video are nothing short of breathtaking. much love....
4/20/2009 8:46:02 AM
I am soo happy for you! Awesome clip-- love the title, haha! Yay! What wonderful, wonderful news :)
4/21/2009 9:30:05 PM
We are so excited for you guys! What incredible news! Can't wait to see all your fantastic photographs of your little addition! =)
Emily and Clay Kennedy
4/22/2009 8:56:27 PM
Dear Nancy and Marcus,
Wonderful, a lovely baby, a gift of God, is created day by day - it's a miracle. We share Your happiness and hope that everything will work out fine. We long to meet our first grandchild. With love IngaMaj and Stefan
IngaMaj and Stefan Hellsten
4/27/2009 5:26:56 PM
NANCY!!!!!! Oh my prayers go out for you to have a happy and healthy pregnancy, what a blessing!!!! CONGRATS to you!!!
4/28/2009 4:17:35 AM
Congratulations! Our prayers are with you for a great second half of the pregnancy and for even greater years to come! You will be great parents!
Lindsey and Aaron Hedlund
5/6/2009 4:02:49 PM
Nancy, this is wonderful news!

You photographed mine and my husband's wedding on September 25th, 2005. I was bored at work so I thought that I'd check out your website to kill some time.

Congratulations to you! I know how hard having a miscarriage is as I've had one myself, but I'm overjoyed for you and your new little blessing. Nothing but best wishes to you!!

Natalie Green
5/8/2009 1:36:25 PM
I told you it was going to be a boy!!! Congrats! Little boys love their mamas!!

He can call me Aunt Tiffany if he wants...LOL

5/11/2009 12:20:11 AM
Great News!! Glad to see you are back, Hope you have a happy healthy baby boy. Any names picked out yet?
5/11/2009 9:45:57 PM
Congrats! I have been checking your blog every month since we emailed back and forth during my pregnancy. I was hoping to come across this blog entry soon. Couldn't be happier for you! BTW... little boys are so much fun.

5/29/2009 4:27:04 PM
Congratulations, Nancy! When are you due? John and I are having a baby boy in July. I'm so excited for you!

Leah Swaggerty
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