Friday, February 6, 2009

Labor Day

Labor Day was always kind of a non-event in our family. I mean, it was a day off work and/or school, but I don't ever remember really celebrating it in picnic/barbecue fashion.

Once I was college age, Labor Day was just a day spent going through registration, purchasing books, and settling into a too-small dorm room with two or three strangers.

Last year, we had a really enjoyable Labor Day picnic with some of our dearest friends (hi Jay and Andrea!!!) at their lakeside campground, eating ribs and holy-cow-these-are-hot jalapeno poppers, and roasting s'mores. To date, it was the best Labor Day on record.

But something tells me that this year will cruise into the winners' circle with the in-the-flesh arrival of this little itty bitty, on or around September 5th.

It is with great pleasure and no small amount of relief that Jim and Ifinally introduce you to our 5th child, currently about 10 weeks gestation. S/he has a beautiful heartbeat of 185 beats per minute, and looks "perfect," according to the ultrasound technician.


His/her head is at the bottom right, and looking right to left, you see the left arm ("holding" the yolk sac), the belly, and the left leg
I will post more about this pregnancy -- how I found out, how I told Jim, how I'm been feeling. But for now, merely rejoice with us over our newest blessing.

21 comments:

Jeanette "Frogster" said...

Oh wow! I am so excited and thrilled for you and Jim! What an absolute blessing! Please know that I will add your pregnancy to my prayer list and will be praying for you and your baby to be healthy and strong.

Eeeeeek! That's just how excited I am! And I love seeing the ultrasound pics - they always amaze me.

Yay Monica!

Kendra said...

Rejoicing with you sweet friend...oh how I am rejoicing!!!
This is the Lord's doing...it is marvelous in our eyes...=)

Sarah said...

Rejoicing, rejoicing, rejoicing. So thankful for you, your family and this new little one already growing in your tummy!

Mike and I are so excited for you. Maybe our children can be BFF's!!!

phasejumper said...

That is WONDERFUL! I am so excited for you! I will pray for you too! What a blessing!

Jenn said...

What awesome news! Congratulations!

Mandie Lane said...

Wonderful, wonderful post. YAY! You and the itty bitty one will continue to be in my prayers. Those September babies are great, btw. ;)

Tricia said...

Congratulations! That's exciting news! I will be praying for you and the baby during your pregnancy. And I personally think the little one should be born 3 days early, but I guess I really have no say on that! :o)

Shannon said...

Congrats!!! That's awesome!

Erika said...

Congrats, Monica. That is wonderful!

Life in the South said...

Yay! Congrats again! Labor Day weekend is perfect time for babies to be born (especially girls!!) ;)

rosebud78 said...

Yay, yay, yay! So happy and rejoicing with you! Very cute and creative way of making the announcement. :) Big hugs, D.

Angela said...

Okay, I realize I don't even know you, but I just totally gasped, put my hand over my mouth, and my eyes filled with tears! Praise God!!! :)

Hillary @ The Dunham Diaries said...

So great to meet you tonight!
AND, my sister and I were BOTH born on Labor Day! My birthday is the 3rd and hers is the 5th. It's a wonderful birthday- always with the day off of school! I'm thrilled for you!
See you tomorrow!
Hillary

Sara (Hostage Negotiation) said...

*BIG HUGS* YAY! My only complaint is that it is going to be very hard to bring you dinner the week you come home this time. ;) Praying for a healthy, wonderful, blessed pregnancy! I'm so happy for you & Jim!

Crista said...

Mon, I'm so happy for you guys. I know that you are thrilled. You are, and will continue to be, in my prayers. I love you and am so excited to see what God is going to do in and through you. Love you, girl!

Valerie said...

Once again - congratulations! Sending prayers to you and your family.

Val

Michele said...

Congratulations again! I'm excited for you guys; your little "bean" looks perfect! Can't wait to hear more about your pregnancy!

Michelle Burdick said...

Yeah! Congrats! Hope it goes smoothly will be praying!

Brandi Bee said...

Yay! Congrats. Hope the best for you! Looks to be a beautiful baby.

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Rejoicing with you... for the little one being knit together within you. What a blessing!!!

melissa said...

Monica~congratulations! I hope everything goes well with your pregnancy. I appreciated all your insights on your Blissdom trip~congrats on owning your own domain!!