Friday, August 21, 2009

188.79 - Doesn't it sound nice?


Before I get to the big news.. Here is a Layout I did for this weeks challenge over at Scrapping the Music. It is my first time participating with them but I have been a LURKER on their site for awhile now and here is what I can up with:
The journaling reads: This was part of our Christmas Shoot in 2008. I love this picture. I wish we could do this all the time. John and Erika 12/08 Photos by Kelly Noel

I had my BETA (pregnancy hormone) test this morning. They like to see the number above 100, mine is 188.79. YIPEE. I am OFFICIALLY pregnant. I go back Tuesday and then Friday to repeat the test to make sure my numbers are increasing the way they should. So let's hope and pray that everything looks good. Cause last year at this time, my numbers didn't double properly and we all know how that ended up (after 10 weeks) :(. So Now, we remain cautiously optimistic, extremely happy and feel so blessed. We told Sarah today. We asked her if she wanted to be a big sister, she said no (she is always BEGGING for a Bro or sis so we had no idea where that came from). I was like, Alrighty then, well there is a baby in my belly, she smiled and walked away. Later tonight she told me she WAS excited. She says "I want a sister cause I don't like brothers, well, I like brothers but I like sisters better :)". She kissed my belly a few times also.

Speaking of Sarah, I snapped these shots of her today and they really make me teary eyed. I mean, she will be 5 in October, she is growing up SO fast. I just want to squeeze her and not let her grow up.


15 comments:

JDS said...

Love that girl, love those pictures.

Denise said...

Congratulations Erika! i am sending you good thoughts that all goes well and smoothly. The photos of your daughter are stunning!

Chrissy said...

Yeah, Congrats! Keep on moving numbers. Great pics of Sarah. She'd love a brother or sister!

Zorina said...

Loving those numbers, my dear friend. Yeah, baby in the belly. Take care of yourself. Sarah's pic is so fabulous!

Anonymous said...

congrats on the doubling numbers!! great layouts and your daughter is beautiful. Hugs!
Beth Ann

Run DMT said...

Those are GORGEOUS pics of Sarah!!! Oh and the layout is nice, too. LOL
I'm glad Sarah came around to the good news. She's right, though. Sisters totally ROCK!

*reyanna klein* said...

Oh, these photos are amazing!!! She's not even my daughter, and i wan to scrap them! LOL.

And congratulations! I'll be keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers! :D

Julie said...

Thanks ever so much for playing along with us at STM. I love the colours on your layout and those snaps of your daughter. Congrats on the baby news.

FAITH said...

The pics are beautiful!!

Leslie said...

Oh my those are darling pictures.

mandysea said...

Oooh! Love that heart and wings agaist the red background. What a fab photo!! Thanks for playing along with us at STM!

Donna said...

Love your layout! Congrats on your other news as well!! ;-)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Congrats on the baby news!!! That is AWESOME!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE your LO!!!! LOVE the photo, all the red, the heart....and love love love that vintage camera tag!!! Thanks sooooooooooooooooo MUCH for playing along with us! :):):):):):):):):):):)

april said...

congraulations on your numbers! i am praying for doubling numbers! and those pics of sarah are so beautiful!!!! your so lucky!

Kelly Noel said...

omg, that last photo is stunning! so pretty! love that layout too...you are a scrapping fool these days! you know how happy i am for you...praying for more doubling tomorrow and friday! :)