Tuesday, January 24, 2006

8 weeks along.....

Today, we are 8 weeks, one day into the pregnancy! 

Lennart Nilsson was a photographer who once went to the editors of Life Magazine and told them he was going to photograph babies in the womb.  They laughed at him, but 12 years later, he returned with some fantastic photos.  His book, A Child is Born, is absolutely amazing.  He has photos of every stage of a childs live in the womb. 

At this point in the pregnancy, our baby is just over 1/2 inch long.  It's tiny heart is beating at 140-150 beats a minute!  The eyes, nose, and mouth started forming last week.  The arms and legs are still short, but the hands and feet are starting to take shape.

Last Wednesday, we had our first appointment with the Doctor.  After a lot of research, we decided that a home birth would be best for us.  Most of the midwives in the Chicago area work on the north side, and since we live in a southern suburb, we were nervous they wouldn’t make it here in time.  Luckily, we found a doctor who makes house calls, and has an office just 2 miles away.  Dr. Zumhagen has been delivering babies in homes for the past 20 years.  He also has a lot of personal experience with 9 children of his own with 7 of them being born at home.

This will be a long journey.  Please keep us in your prayers.

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