February 1, 2007

Ups and downs

Today was Kyle's first day not subbing since the beginning of November! We celebrated it by going to Ann Arbor and finishing up our registries. We still have a few things we need to add, but for the most part, we're done. Yay! We're registered at Babies R Us, Target and Pottery Barn Kids.

The hard part of the day was that I didn't feel this kid move at all. Not once. Now if you remember the day I had like this a couple of weeks ago, you know that the nurse freaked out that I waited overnight before calling and told me to come in right away.

So, when we got home from Ann Arbor, I laid down for an hour with ice water to do a kick count. I didn't feel him once. Fearing the wrath of the nurse again, I decided to go ahead and call right away. This time, my call was greeted with indifference and encouragement to "wait it out." Because it was the end of the day? I suspect that. She told me to drink a glass of pop, a candy bar and do another kick count. So I did.

And I felt nothing during that next hour.

So, I kept drinking my Mt. Dew and eating my candy. At about 8:30, he started kicking like nothing I've ever felt. I thought my belly might explode. In fact, I actually saw my belly move when he kicked once. So, all is well. But it's 11 PM and he's still kicking.

John and Lissa's baby was born on Tuesday. Her name is Gillian Faith. It's so hard to believe that she's already here! It seems like not too long ago that she was telling us that she was pregnant. That'll be me in less than four months.

It was so exciting for us to get the news of Gillian's birth, but it came after a day of hard news. A girl that I knew from my church growing up that I hadn't seen in a few years died in a car accident on Monday night. Ironically enough, her name was Jilian. It was a profound reminder of the brevity of life.

This week has been full of ups and downs.

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