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Monday, May 11, 2009

It's A....

20 Weeks &
4 Days

I had an ultrasound today of Baby Laufer #2. It's a standard ultrasound to check to see that the baby is developing normally. We are always excited at the opportunity to see our baby! The technician had a hard time seeing the spine of the baby so the she pushed onto my tummy to try and get the baby to move. The baby did not want to move at all (well, baby was moving but just not how the technician wanted).

Jeremiah, on the other hand, wanted to move all around. He was tired from missing his afternoon nap. He was waving to me, squealing so loud that it hurt our ears, and wanted to get down and crawl around. He finally calmed down in Daddy's arms and feel asleep. Then we were able to pay more attention to the new baby and all that we were seeing.

We got to see and hear the heart beating which was 146bpm (within the normal range). It's amazing what you can see with an ultrasound. The technician told us that everything looked really well and would be double checked by our doctor, who informed us that everything is looking very healthy.

Before we went into the doctor's office I asked Paul, "One last chance, do you think we are having a boy or a girl?" He said, "Boy." He asked me the same question and I said, "Girl." So he said, "The looser will buy the other lunch." We had been going back and forth about whether or not to find out the gender (more me than Paul, he always wanted to find out) but decided that we just could not wait to find out. So when she got a good view to show us she said it's a...Girl!!!!

The technician showed us that it was for sure a girl. We were both so excited. Paul sounded a little shocked, even though he had a dream that we were having a girl. So I guess he owes me lunch.

We are so happy and blessed by God to be given this girl. Thank you God for Your many and wonderful blessings!!

We ask that you would continue to pray for our family and our new baby girl Laufer, that God would grant us that strength and knowledge to raise her to know God at an early age and to always trust in Him to be the head of her life.

4 special thoughts:

Grammy Linda said...

Congratulations! I hope that your daughter will be just as wonderful as my daughter is to me! Paul will love having a little girl to cuddle and I know that you will both teach Jeremiah how to be a terrific 'Big Brother' which is a very important responsibility. I am blessed to know that Paul and you will get to experiance the joy of all the things little girls and little boys do. My prayers will continue for your family and especially for you Elizabeth as you carry your new little sugarplum and care for Paul and Jeremiah. Please don't forget to take care of yourself and eat some ice cream for me...chocolate of course! Love Mom

Uncle John said...

Hmm. . . It seemed that for a LONG time the trend in the Laufer line was for mostly boys. Maybe now the tide has turned and girls will start to predominate. Congratulations and lots of hugs!

Neabear said...

That is so exciting!! I was so excited to have Sara after all those boys. 37 years between Aunt Mary and Sara!! Well, 36 years and 8 months. Now it is amazing how many girls have come since she was born, including my own granddaughter Shaylee. Congrats to all of you.

Grandma Bea said...

This message is from Grandpa Martin since I don't have my own post I'm using Grandma Bea's. I am so blessed to be getting yet another grandchild, and to now be expecting little Rachel is wonderful! I only had sons, and now, thanks to my sons and their wives I will be able to experience the joys of not one, but two little grand daughters. Liz and Paul, you are such wonderful parents to Jeremiah, and he is such a delight. I look forward to seeing you raise Rachel as well and how Jeremiah and Rachel will interact. Congratulations!!!