The news is out! We are expecting a sweet little girl, Kate Marie! Oh, were we so thrilled when we were told. Obviously, we would love and and be excited for a boy too, but we were both sort of hoping for a girl! Kate looked as perfect as could be in the very extensive ultra sound pictures that were taken. I would share them with you, but they were given to us on a disk and in this modern world we don't have a disk drive on our computers!! But honestly, those ultra sound pictures are hard to understand... I just can't wait to see her in person!
Blake and I both seemed to prefer the more simple names. And bless her heart, if she spells anything like her mom, she will appreciate having a 4 letter name! I'd always hoped to give my first daughter my own middle name, Marie. My grandma Lehman was Inez Marie, and many of my cousins have Marie as their middle name as well. So it's special to get to pass on a little bit of my Lehman heritage. As far as the name Kate goes, we were just fond of it from the beginning. And several of my cousins have names that ring similar so it's really just fitting! So, Kate Marie Jesch it is!
In other pregnancy news, my endocrinologist is officially treating me as someone with gestational diabetes. I got to skip the nasty orange drink test and hopefully I won't have to take it all with this pregnancy. The good news is that I've been managing it well by diet and exercise. In fact I just came home from an appointment where I learned that my A1C has gone down and is now actually in normal range! Though, it's at the brink. My doctor told me that if I keep working hard it should go down more next time. My blood pressure is still is a very healthy place, so all is looking great for me and Kate!
Another big change for me right now is that I'm no longer working. Friendship School wrapped up last week for summer vacation and I won't be returning next year. I look forward to being a stay-at-home momma with my little girl! I feel so blessed that I'm able to stay home and that it's important enough to Blake that he wants to make the needed sacrifices to allow it to happen. I know that these next few months of pregnancy will fly by as we get everything ready for this new chapter of life!
And now for a little peek into life... I'm sharing a picture of my 20 week "bump"! It's not the best picture in the world, as I took it myself with my tripod, but it'll do! We are halfway into the pregnancy now and I know there is SO much more to come!
That's all for now friends!