Friday, July 17, 2009

Dear Baby, All is well...

15 weeks

Make that two uneventful weeks! So uneventful in fact that I’m beginning to wonder if you’re still in there. I’m looking forward to feeling you move around.

We got to see your Cole cousins this weekend. Your cousins are quite the prayer warriors. Some were quite comical. Kam-Kam prayed that you would be a girl, but that if you were a boy that I would not name you Boaz (she got confused because I told her I liked Bo if you were a boy b/c it’s short for my last name), and that you would be nice to other people. Bri prayed that you would be a girl, but that if you were a boy you would not choose to go to war. I don’t know where they come up with these things, but it sure made me smile! They both laid their sweet heads on my tummy to listen to you. They insisted they heard you; I didn’t tell them it was just my tummy growling! They drew you the sweetest pictures.
We got to see your Brown and Boardman cousins, too. Alyssa said rather seriously that she “sure hoped you were cute.” Little Cade asked why my tummy wasn’t bigger if there was a baby in there. It told him it was because you weren’t very old yet. He thought for a bit and said, “It’s zero. Maybe when it’s one it will be bigger.” Too funny! Your Aunt Szalan and Aunt Collyn got you some love gifts (they must have both been thinking along the same lines!).
Aunt Collyn and Aunt Lori duded us up with little boy stuff this weekend. If you’re cooperative, we could know next Thursday if you’re a boy or girl! Modesty is not a bad character trait, but it’s okay to be a little immodest on Thursday!

Let’s keep up these uneventful weeks!

Here’s what you were up to this week:

Your skin is very thin, and your blood vessels can actually be seen through the skin. Your ears are continuing to develop externally and continue to look more like normal ears. Your eyes are continuing to move towards the nose from the sides of your head. Your bones are beginning to ossify, which means that if an x-ray was taken the skeleton would be visible. Babies at this age have also been caught sucking their thumbs on ultrasound pictures.

You are now over 4 inches long and weigh just a little less than 2 ounces.

These were my prayers for you this week:

That you have “thick skin” in this life— particularly when people say things that are hurtful to you (especially when me or Daddy do that). That all your senses will be exactly as God intended them and that you will not take them for granted. That your bones are strong.




  1. Next Thurs is the day--I am going with girl---just caus everyone else thinks your a boy--I am playing the odds!!!

  2. It sounds like if all the cousins' prayers are answered, you are having a girl. However, I am convinced it's a boy. I am so excited to find out!