Thursday, November 6, 2008

Growing Family

Ok, so most of you may already know...but Justin and I are expecting a sweet baby to be added to our family. I am due May 23rd and we heard the heart beat today. It really was cool to actually hear the sweet little beating heart (or what I said sounded like the dog's panting) in my tummy. It really is amazing how God does knit us together and especially how He created our body to change and be able to handle the development of this gift of life! It really is awesome.

We told our parents last weekend and have shared the news with many friends and family this week. This is the picture that we framed and how we told our parents.
I've been feeling good but have had some pains in areas that I didn't know I could get pains. I'm sure that there is more of this to come. Since the beginning of this year, I've been praying that when the time did come for me to be pregnant that I would feel good and that I would enjoy this time in my life. God has greatly answered my prayer so far...I haven't been sick at all. I was nauseous for about 2 weeks with the urge and desire to be sick but never did. Although at times I wished that I could in hopes of relieving the aching. That has now passed and I am really tired more than anything else. The doctor told me I should start getting energy back soon. Meal times seam to be the biggest ordeal because I am starving but NOTHING sounds or looks good...I understand that this to will be over soon. Really, I've been greatly blessed and am feeling good and we are very excited about having a new member added to our little family. I'm sure that I'll have plenty more to share as I progress so stay tuned!

7 comments:

Anna said...

yay!! so exciting. Congratulations!!

Crazy Lady said...

Congrats! My daughter is born May 24th so that is a lucky time!

andi said...

I am so excited for you all! This will bring such a fun, busy, and humbling dimension to your marriage! Praying for you and so glad that you visited my blog!

Gail said...

Hi Dear, You Mom e-mailed me last week about this great new event coming into all of your lives! I am thrilled for all of you. This baby is so lucky to be arriving into a loving, kind, family. It sure is a gift! Be sure and ask your Mom to tell you what Father Mels thoughts were concering new motherhood. Congratulations to all of you!!! I know that Larry is dancing in the streets! Love, Gail

becky said...

hey shannon!!! it's becky (king). i found you through kellie! congrats on your baby! i know you are just tickled. glad to hear you are doing so well!!

Brandi Bartee said...

Hey Shannon,
I found your blog through Tara Roney's and so glad I did. Congratulations to you and Justin. You will make amazing parents. Brandi Granger Bartee

Tara said...

Congratulations Shannon! How exciting! I think there is something in the water right now because I know about 15 people due between March and May next year! Unbelievable! I hope you continue to feel okay.