We've been quite busy these past few weeks with two Thanksgiving dinners, a soccer championship, a kickball championship, and getting ready to fly home in a couple weeks. But those posts can wait for another day or so, because I have even bigger news . . .
We're expecting a baby!!! I am due on June 28, and I'm almost 10 weeks along. Ryan and I could not be more excited. And we're especially thankful to the Lord for arranging the timing of this baby so perfectly. We will leave Grenada on May 16. And we will move to New Jersey around the middle of August. So we have a good six weeks on either side of the due date, which means, Lord-willing, that the birth won't interfere with either move!
I have been feeling terrific, with no nausea, morning sickness, or fatigue. Once in a while, the smell (or thought) of certain foods doesn't sound appealing, but I've been able to eat just about everything so far. I haven't had any cravings, although I've heard they can still come. We are so grateful for such an easy beginning to this pregnancy.
The University has a clinic on campus, less than a minute walk from our room. I was able to see the doctor this past Friday, asked for an ultrasound, and scheduled one for later the same day.
One benefit to being pregnant in Grenada is the cost of healthcare - the appointment and ultrasound were $32 total! It was truly amazing to see our tiny baby moving around and kicking its little arms and legs. My favorite part was hearing the strong heartbeat. The baby is measuring right where it should be, and everything looks great so far.
We would appreciate your prayers for a healthy pregnancy over the next seven months!