Monday, October 27, 2008

Baby Eichelberger

Our families and some of our friends know that we have been trying to have a baby for a few years. It's been a long, tough journey and we are so grateful for the little one growing inside me! Todd and I have grown closer to each other and to our Heavenly Father during this time and we have learned so much during this period of waiting. We are very thankful for the many prayers that have been offered in our behalf and also for all of your support!

We found out that I was pregnant about a month ago...it was a Friday and Todd was at school. I wasn't planning on doing a test but I was going through some things in our closet and found a pregnancy test. I decided to go ahead and try it. I prayed before I took the test, I did pray that I would be pregnant but I also prayed for strength if I was not. I am ashamed of my lack of faith, I was sure I wasn't pregnant. I was just trying to save myself from the heartache. When I saw two lines appear in the window I was so happy. I think I laughed, cried, and prayed! It was wonderful.
Of course I was so excited to let Todd in on the news so I ran off to the store and bought a baby book called, "Daddy Loves Me." I put it in a baby gift bag and left it on the table along with the pregnancy test. It was a good thing I had the pregnancy test on the table because when Todd first came home from school he thought the gift bag was just something for my sister's baby shower:) When he realized what was on the table and that the gift was for him, he was so happy! Todd has been so wonderful through this whole process and he was just as excited as I was.

We wanted to wait until our first ultrasound to tell our families and friends so we could make sure the baby was healthy and everything was going well but keeping this news a secret was just way too hard! We ending up spilling the news about 2 weeks after finding out ourselves. I had to tell some of my family members over the phone but for most of them we held up a baby boy outfit and a baby girl outfit and asked which one they thought we would be using. I thought it was cute and everyone caught on very quickly. Kim and Rexford bought us our first baby gift the next day: baby blocks!
We also told a few of our friends early and today we are telling everyone! We are having a baby! My first ultrasound was today and we found out that I am 8 wks 1 day along. The baby is 1.69 cm and has a healthy heartbeat! The heartbeat was absolutely amazing to see/hear and it just makes everything so real. It was just so reassuring. My due date is June 7. We are so excited that our baby will be coming to earth at the beginning of the summer. Todd won't be busy with school and we will have so much time to spend together as a family!

We are just very excited for this wonderful blessing. Baby Eichelberger is a miracle and we thank Heavenly Father everyday for the gift to be parents to this special spirit. Here are the pictures from the ultrasound today...the first one is when they measured the baby and the second is the heartbeat! Enjoy! We are so excited for this new journey!
I have a hard time seeing what's in these pictures but the baby's head is on the right. You can see little arms and legs forming too...very neat!
Here's the heartbeat that we were so excited to hear!

15 comments:

Carrie & Tyson said...

You guys, we are so excited for you! We have kept you in our prayers these past years. You will be such wonderful parents! Congrats!

Crystal and Rosario said...

I'm so super excited for you guys!

Matt and Jordyn said...

WE ARE SO EXCITED FOR YOU GUYS!!! This just makes me smile SO big!!! Congrats!

Dodie and Elmer said...

Congratulations again! We are so excited for you! What a fun story to be able to tell your baby when he or she gets older! We are so glad that everyone is healthy and happy!

The Tait Family said...

Congratulations! That is such exciting news. You both will be amazing parents.

Stacy said...

yay!

i'm so happy for you!

have a happy pregnancy!

kimberly said...

We're super excited :) We can't wait to meet the little one next summer! We love you

Heather said...

i thought you we just enjoying your honeymoon stage, i didn't realize this has been so difficult. i know all to well the sadness that comes from a negative test. i have had so many of those that i should have bought stock in the company that makes EPT. that being said i also know the joy that is beyond words when the test is positive. thankfully we have had three of those. we wish you the very best and can't wait for all of the exciting days to come. we are still planning to come to florida in august next year so i can see your little bundle then. yea! best wishes and congrats..love the most's

p.s i am partial to the boys rather the girls

Alyeic said...

Thank you all so much! I have the best friends and family! We will definitely keep updating everytime we have more baby news...it's so exciting!

Rebecca & Jeff said...

YAY!! i am so excited for you guys! This is such a great story, it almost made me cry! How patient you have been! What a blessings! congrats!

jennifer said...

I'm so excited for you. I'm also so excited that our babies are around the same age. I can wait to see you guys, if you'll still be feeling up to flying.

Dinga said...

Yeah! I can't believe it! This is the first time I've been back to your blog in a while. I am so happy I popped in to hear your news! I am so happy for you. It is so exciting to find out you are finally expecting and a little nerve-wracking to wait to hit that mark where you feel like you are pretty sure that you are in the "safe" zone. This pregnancy has been totally different than my first so it has been keeping me on my toes, that is for sure. BEST WISHES to you. You and Todd will most certainly be amazing parents!!!

The Nates said...

Hey Eichelbergers congratulations, thats awesome!!! I'm so glad your prayer was answered! You guys will make wonderful parents! We're so happy for you!

A&B said...

We are SO excited for you guys! CONGRATS!! Enjoy your pregnancy (you forget the bad stuff ;)

jennifer said...

Just thought I'd let you know that we are coming out to Florida in January. Hip hip hooray!