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After a little bit of a scare on Sunday, Mike and I were scheduled for an ultrasound to check on Baby G today. I went more than 24 hours with no spotting or cramping, and we had a legion of people praying for us (THANK YOU!), so we felt fairly confident going into the appointment this morning. There was still some worry, though. I think that’s understandable. We’ve only known this little guy (gal) for about ten weeks, but we sure do love her (him).
We received absolutely WONDERFUL news this morning. Baby G is measuring right on target, and he (she) looks great with the right facial features and two little arms and two little legs! Her (his) heart is beating strong and steady at a rate of 173 beats per minute, which is right in the healthy range (120 bpm - 190 bpm) at this point! All of the important parts are where they are supposed to be, and there is no apparent cause of the spotting. The doctor is not worried at all, and she said it looks great! ( :
We wanted to share some of the pictures with you all.
The first picture is a straight-on shot of Baby G. You see how it looks like a butterfly? Well, Baby G is on the left “wing” of the butterfly, and his (her) body is nestled down at the bottom of the “wing.” She (He) is right side up, meaning his (her) head is on top of her (his) body. You can see his (her) eyes and mouth, and there are two little spots on each side of her (his) face. Those are Baby G’s arms! ( :
This second picture is a profile shot of Baby G. In this picture, he (she) is upside down. Her (his) head is under his (her) body. Okay, so there is a black circle (sort of) with a white blob in the middle of it. That blob is Baby G! The big circle part of the white blob is Baby G’s head, and her (his) body curls around on top of that. You see that little half circle thing that sticks out of his (her) tummy? That’s the umbilical cord! And towards the top of the picture (bottom of the body) you can see a little white blob that looks somewhat detached: that’s Baby G’s foot!!!! ( :
I’m going to edit this pictures and highlight and label the parts, so you all know what you’re looking at. ( : I’ve been studying sonogram pictures since we became pregnant, so that I would understand what I was seeing. Today, at the appointment, Mike was like, “Um…where?” Then, the u/s tech would explain it to him again. She was great. I’m very impressed with my doctor’s office so far. ( :
Thanks again for all of your prayers! We all (Baby G included) appreciate it! ( :
Today is Marc and Stephanie’s one year anniversary as husband and wife. Congratulations on your first year of marriage. We hope that your trip to Chicago was fun. We’ll see you soon.
Today we traveled down to Indianapolis for Mike’s sister’s open house. Megan’s friends and family were out if full force to show their appreciation of her accomplishments. We just wanted to share a few pictures from the day. Congratulations Megan! We love you and we know you’ll do great at Ball State
Happy Mother’s Day mom! I love you very much, and I’m sorry that I can not be there to show you how thankful I am today. Marc, Megan and I could not have been blessed with a more loving or godly mother. You have been an inspiration to me as I am nearing the time when I may become a parent. Thank you for all that you have poured into my life: time, energy, emotion, frustration, love, money, concern, care, etc.
We will see you soon…for Megan’s graduation and open house. I am sorry that I have not spent much time with you all lately. Hopefully we will have sufficient time to catch up and have fun over the next few weekends!
I love you very much!
Yesterday, we went to see Megan perform with Central Sound (her show choir). They did wonderful at the preliminaries (which we got to witness), and they made it to the Finals. We came home this afternoon to an e-mail informing us that her choir won Grand Champion at the competition!
Way to go, Megs!
We’re very proud of you!
It’s a lovely Saturday morning, and we’re already up and going. ( :
Mike has a cume exam at 10:00, and we wanted to get a good workout in before the test. We really won’t have time after, because we’ve got to head straight to Indianapolis. In fact, this weekend, we’re making two round trips to Indy. Yesterday, on Free Cycle, Mike saw that someone had posted free box-seat tickets to the Women’s Big Ten Tournament. Now, Mike’s not really into women’s sports, but my brother, Kyle, really likes Purdue’s women’s team. So…Mike called Kyle, and Kyle went and picked up the tickets. Then, after I got off work, the three of us and one of Kyle’s friends, Steve, drove down to Indy to watch the game.
We were a little disappointed because the suite didn’t provide any snacks, but it turned out alright! You see, after the game, we were all starving, so I told Kyle that we needed to get off at the first exit with food. The boys all wanted Taco Bell, but I really wanted Fazoli’s. (I was too hungry for Taco Bell!) Well, it turns out that the people in front of us in line were really nice, and I started talking with them. So we ended up sitting with them and talking for a while. Cathy had just gotten back from a Carribean Cruise (a Kenny Chesney cruise to be exact), and Steve was in Indy to pick her up from the airport. Kyle mentioned that he was going to the beach soon, and Steve (the one from the couple) said that he’d like to go. I said, “Well, you’ll have to hear about Jesus a lot.” He said, “That’s fine with me. My son went on Beach Project a few spring breaks ago. We’re Christians!” We ended up having a completely God-ordained time of fellowship and encouragement.
Their church seems to be struggling a little bit right now, and we got the chance to pray over them and speak life into them! It was SO amazing. I just praise God for the fact that He’s not just working in our church, but He’s working everywhere.
It’s been a busy couple of weeks, and the next five are going to be more of the same, but God has been working in amazing ways. He just keeps filling us up and giving us more gas to go. Looking forward to church tomorrow. Abbi’s coming! Praise God! If you’re not plugged into a church body somewhere, or you haven’t started a personal relationship with God, then I urge you to drive around your town tomorrow morning, pick a church, and jump in with both feet. If that’s not where you’re supposed to be, God will let you know, and He’ll lead you to the right place. Just take the first step and go!
Love, hugs, and prayers comin’ at ya!
Here are the highlights of 2005 for the Goodwin household:
-We were married on New Year’s Day in Terre Haute
-Our honeymoon to Nashville and the Passion 05 conference
-We lived in our first apartment together
-We bought our first dog (Peyton) in January
-Mike graduated from Purdue in May
-We bought our first house in May
-Marc and Stephanie were married in June
-Mike turned 22 in June
-Mike got Peyton Manning’s autograph
-Mike started graduate school in August
-Lindsay worked at Christopher&Banks, then Regions Bank
-Lindsay got a promotion to FSR and was a BCL
-Lindsay turned 23 in September
-Mike got mono!
-Mike was published for the first time
-We bought our second dog (Molly)
-Lindsay graduated from Purdue!
-Patriots won the Super Bowl, stomping the Colts along the way
-IU didn’t make the tournament AGAIN!
-The Spurs won the NBA title
-The White Sox finally won the world series
-Purdue football SUCKED royally!
-The Colts nearly went undefeated
-Tony Dungy’s son passed away a few weeks ago
-Hurricane Katrina ripped through the southeastern US
-Chronicles of Narnia
-Kingdom of Heaven
-David Crowder Band: Sunsets and Sushi
-David Crowder Band: Illuminate
-Chris Tomlin: Arriving
-Shane & Shane
That’s about it. What will 2006 hold in store? Could it be a bigger year for us than 2005? Only time will tell….stay tuned!