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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Baby's Heartbeat

Kyle and I just got back from our first appointment with our Doctor. Our visit at 8 weeks just consisted of some lab work and filling out a family medical history. Today's appointment was much more exciting. Dr. Gerig went over the blood tests, conducted a physical exam, and used a doppler machine to listen for the baby's heartbeat.
It was great, she put the jelly stuff on my stomach, set the microphone down and instantly we heard the baby's nice strong heartbeat. The doctor commented, "Wow, you have a really cooperative little baby!" I guess usually they have to search around awhile before they hear the heartbeat. Baby's heart was beating at about 160 bpm.
According to the doctor everything looks good and right on schedule. The estimated due date is September 11, and I will be 12 weeks along tomorrow! We are so thankful to the Lord for this good news!


Monday, February 11, 2008

Some Pictures!!

Here is the group photo we took before we left for Honeyrock the last weekend in January. The retreat was a lot of fun and provided us with many great opportunities for fellowship, worship and learning. As a group, we spent time playing broomball, tubing, playing games inside, snow shoeing, cross country skiing and having a pizza party! Kyle and Kenny lead sessions on the church and spiritual gifts. John Dregne and Jeff Isenor brought their guitars along which allowed us to spend some time singing hymns and other spiritual songs at each session. Thanks to Kyle, our college groups' new favorite song is "The Sands of Time are Sinking." Those who went on the retreat are going to be teaching this song to our congregation on Sunday in our worship service.

On Friday night Kyle and I the privilege of helping our friend Sarah Ruiter celebrate her birthday. It was a great time of fellowship with some of our close friends from church. We are incredibly thankful for the friends we have made in La Crosse. It's so nice to have couple friends! Before we were married it seemed that we were always referring to people as Kyle's friends or Rachel's friends. It's nice to have a group of couples that we both enjoy spending time with.
After dinner we played some pool and I think that the ladies completed one game in the time it took the guys to play four. Oh well, at least we had fun doing it :)Overall, we are doing very well. I am really enjoying not having classes anymore, and Kyle only has to make it through one more semester here at UWL. It's nice to have a some more spare time even though lately I've just spent it sleeping :) Well that's all for now! Wow I posted two days in a row this week! I will try to keep it up ;)

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Borg Updates

Once again I have failed at keeping this blog up to date, the morning sickness (aka all day sickness), has made it hard to get much done besides work and sleep. Over the last several weeks I have been more tired than I have ever been in my life. I thought I slept a lot before I got pregnant :) Kyle and I are so excited! It's so fun to talk to our friends who have children and read about how our baby is developing each week. We are overwhelmed with thankfulness to the Lord for this wonderful blessing!

Kyle will be preaching at our church this coming Sunday, so please keep him in your prayers as he will be preparing for that this coming week. It has been fun and encouraging for me to see Kyle grow as a "preacher" and to hear about/discuss his sermons with him in advance. We are very thankful that he has been given these opportunities to preach.

My next doctor's appointment is on February 27. At this appointment we should be able to hear the heartbeat so we are greatly looking forward to that time!

Kyle is continuing his job search; he should be hearing back from several employers this week.

Overall, things are going pretty well in our neck of the woods. I will try to be more faithful in my posts from now on :)