Monday, October 31, 2011

A New Season

Because it was in the time of silence on my blog I never mentioned that Asa and I have been married two years!  I can hardly believe that two years have come and gone.  They have been great years, so far... One of the things I am most grateful for is the way that Asa supports and is enthusiastic at every new meal, dessert and project I start! 

However, there's a new project that we both have stepped into. It's something that takes two and complete commitment on each person's part.  It's scary and exciting at the same time, and DEFINITELY a first for both of us.  Can you guess what this new journey is?

Parenthood!

Yes, Can you believe it?  We are actually going to be parents! On September 14th we took one test (later I find out most people take multiple), and got the results that it was true, We're FINALLY going to have one of our own.  Over the 4 years of our courtship if there was something I learned it was that everything happens in God's perfect timing.  During the past year while I was waiting to have a child, I was once again at peace with the fact that I knew there was something God had in store and He would work all things out in His timing.     SO for the past year I have enjoyed endless sewing with my Grandma, I count this as a very special time that would have been a little more difficult with a toddler crawling around.  

Every time I tell people we're pregnant there are always a few questions that are first out of their mouths, so I'll try to answer them now :D  Baby Kiser is due to arrive sometime in the first half of May.  Everyone tells me May is the perfect time to have a baby, so we'll see. I'm hoping I have some extra warmth over the winter that seemingly has already started.  We are NOT finding out what we're having... as of now we want the surprise and the joy of telling everyone what we had!  AND the other most important question: "Have you been sick?!"  I have been tired, but thankfully haven't been sick!!!  (I thank my Mom for her good genes)  

It has been fun the past months finding out how big the baby is and comparing it to a food that we can relate with.   It has gone from the size of a lentil (the week we found out) to the size of a LIME (this week).  It has definitely become more real since we got to see the baby on an ultrasound on Friday!  I couldn't believe there was actually something in there!  The picture was great, I could see it's little nose, mouth, hands, ear, and hear the heartbeat! During the course of the ultrasound the tech. mentioned that we have an active one.  Sure enough there it was swimming, kicking and arching it's back!  I sat there think, "I should be able to feel that!"  but all I felt was the pressure of her ultrasound thing and my full bladder!  Asa of course was asking all sorts of questions!  It was such a joy to see our active little baby for the first time, even if it was just on a computer screen!

I look forward to keeping you all updated and I am THRILLED to be able to share this news with you!  
~Erin 

8 comments:

Julie @ Willow Bird Baking said...

I know I said it on FB, but I'll say it here too: CONGRATULATIONS! You're going to be a wonderful mommy.

Keep Your Lid On said...

I am so very happy for you and Asa! Thank you for sharing this special time with me, well, all of us. you know what I mean :) Lots of love dear friend...

Anonymous said...

WOWOWOW!! I cant say how exited I am for you, although I have tried!! I'm totally thrilled for you!! [ and for me :p] hahah, I love you guys!! You're the best! And I know you're gonna be great parents!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 ~Naomi

Dreamin' said...

Congratulations to you both! It is exciting. :)

Barb Yanik said...

Congratulations. Can't wait to see the little on. It is so exciting. You guys will make great parents.
Barb

Kudos Kitchen said...

What a wonderful post and such an awesome way to document this exciting time in your lives. It's such an amazing thing and the awe of what's happening and growing inside of you never ceases to amaze me. The miracle of life. I'm glad you've decided to wait and be surprised about the sex. We did that with our first too and it just added to the wonder of the birth day.
I'm so excited for you Erin. I wish you and Asa all the best! Thanks for sharing this special time in your life. I can't wait until your next post :)

Indiana Grandma said...

Wow! I am so excited for you two!! Since you sent me your Blog Site, I have read every line you wrote since the beginning. I feel like I know more about you and your life now. I am so glad you are part of our family and that you are such a joy to my sweet grandson. Blessings to you both! Grandma K

Jen said...

I'm so excited for you guys!!!! And dear lime sized baby...;) I can see where the child might inherit that energy from ;)...i love you guys! <3