Thursday, September 21, 2006

Well, I wanted all of you to be among the first to know...

guessing a due date in mid May 2007, and maybe 4 weeks along right now.

The girls were sooo excited they were jumping up and down screaming, "We are going to have a baby! We are going to have a baby!" Little One was saying, "I'm going to be a big sister! I'm going to be a big sister!" And she has made it clear that she wants a girl baby. Dancer Girl says she wants both. Little One just said that she wants 2 babies just in case the first one is a boy.

A couple of minutes later, Little One (I guess I will have to change that) said we needed to go to the hospital to get the baby. So cute, she is 2.5. Dancer Girl said she was "100% three times excited" about the baby. We are, too.

Right now, he or she is about 4-5 weeks, as shown below.

"The embryo?s tiny heart begins to beat by day twenty-one. The brain has developed into 5 areas and some cranial nerves are visible. Arm and leg buds are visible and the formation of the eyes, lips, and nose has begun. The spinal cord grows faster than the rest of the body giving a tail like appearance which disappears as the embryo continues to grow. The placenta begins to provide nourishment for the embryo." So the baby already has a heartbeat, probably, though it would be too early to be heard on a Doppler.

We would appreciate your prayers as baby grows. We are so excited, thank you for sharing this with us!

To Motherkitty and Tomas, congratulations! We know we will probably be getting a late night call from you. Long Hair Daddy took above picture & suggested I blog about it to surprise you guys. I took the test later Thursday evening right after we ate. We will see you tomorrow. The girls and I are so excited about our trip across the state to celebrate Abandoned in Pasadena's birthday. She is my Dad Tomas' sister.


Anonymous said...

Wow! I feel a little guilty commenting before your mom, but...Congratulations! That's so very exciting!

Motherkitty said...

For once in my life, I'm speechless! No, I take that back. For the third time in my life I'm speechless.

I am so happy -- can I put in my order for a little boy this time?

It is 2:13 a.m. and I just got up to go to the BR and check e-mail. And look at the surprise I received.

I WILL talk to you today when you get here. said...

Congratulations. I am not as surprised as Motherkitty. I did here you say that you wanted more children. Again congratulations we love you. xoxo

MrsGreenThumb said...

Mazel tov. I hope you have a big healthy baby. How wonderful for you. It's going to be a lot of fun for the girls to help you with the new baby. I'm happy for your parents too, I know how much they love being grandparents. Enjoy your weekend at your aunt's b-day.
Big hugs and lots of love.

Alipurr said...

thank you everybody! We were so excited that we wanted to post it right away! It was my husband's idea to post it here, because we knew you would probably check in the middle of the night and be sooo surprised! Husband finally had to tell me to go to bed because I kept checking for comments here.... :)

Sandy Hatcher-Wallace said...

I'm just weeping with joy and I hope that you have a little boy this time...but another little girl will be just fine too. How exciting!!!!
Can't wait to see you this weekend so we can celebrate the new life.

The Four Bears in the Woods said...

Congradulations! That is great news! We are so happy for you all and we will keep you in our prayers!

I can imagine how thrilled Motherkitty and Tomas are! I bet they are so excited about this!

See ya this weekend.

Love ya,

The 4 Bears

Anonymous said...

Congrats!!!, I'm really happy for you guys, and wish the best luck on this journey!
Love ya, and please let us know if you need anything.

Justin, Pilar & Baby Jackson!

Trish Milburn said...

Hey, what a surprise with the first thing I read this morning. Congrats! And I hope the pregnancy goes smoothly.

Lisa-Anne said...

Ali we are SO thrilled for you guys!!! Many many hugs and prayers for you and the bebe!!! (and the rest of the fam. too!)
Lisa-Anne and Andrew

Amy Hall said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!!! That's awesome!!! Here's praying for a fantastic pregnancy. Love you all!!

Franny said...


Leish said...

That's exciting news! Whenever I check on your blog, I will be reminded to keep you and new baby in prayer.

somershade said...

I miss you and the girls already. kiss kiss.And a kiss to the new baby.
praying for hubby:)