Ray and I went to the doctor today for a checkup. I am glad to report baby and I are doing great! We got to hear the heartbeat again, and it was very strong. The doctor said everything was looking great, and we are going back in a month for another appointment, and will keep everyone posted. We will be 15 weeks along the journey on Thursday!
Ray's parents Sharon and Big Ray, who we both call Mom and Dad, came in for a much needed visit Saturday and left to go home today. Ray and I have been extremely busy with work, both getting over sinus infections, and dealing with our dog Reggie who has been recently diagnosed with a digestive disorder.
All who know me and for those who have been to our house know that I am an orderly, type-A personality neat freak, and I am proud of it. Well, due to all of the different demands on us we needed a little help getting things back in order around the house, so Mom and Dad came it to help out for the day. I can now say my nightmares of my laundry holding me hostage have now been banished due to the wonderful assistance of the two fairies that came to lend a helping hand.
Mom and Dad went to the store to get me some essentials for the house and were kind and cooked us two home cooked meals. With lack of energy, sickness, Reggie, etc... we have been eating take out or things out of a box. We had beef stroganoff for dinner Saturday, enough leftovers for dinner tonight, and tomorrow we are having some tasty meatloaf and homemade mashed potatoes. I am hoping to keep up the trend of having at least one meal done a day ahead so we will not have to resort to take out, fast food, or food out of cardboard boxes.
So this little segment is for us to say thanks to two loving parents for giving up some of their own precious time to help us out!
These were the first flowers sent to me the day after Ray found out about our little sweet pea. His note read "Thanks, Y'all have made me the HAPPIEST man on Earth! Love, Ray"
Ray told me that the three pink roses in this arrangement represented us as a family. One for him, one for me, and one for the baby.
I wanted to share this with everyone and thank all the friends and relatives who have taken time out of their day to express to Ray and myself how happy and excited they are for us during this wonderful experience.
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Today is Brandie's 28th birthday! We celebrated together by eating a wonderful dinner at The Republic 1836 in College Station. We both had a center cut strip steak and various side items. We came home for dessert with the cake shown above. Tomorrow we are going to Houston to see Celine Dion at Toyota Center. Saturday we are spending the day with my parents so they can celebrate her birthday, and Sunday we are doing the same with her mom. Plenty of celebrations all around!
It has been TREMENDOUSLY difficult to keep to ourselves, but now that the magic 12-week cone of silence has been lifted we are happy to announce to the world we are having a baby!
This is a picture taken 4 weeks ago, by now the baby has grown a lot and is beginning to develop useful things, like fingers and toes! We would appreciate all of your prayers for us and baby, and will keep you all up to date on this breaking development!