Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Moja means "one" in swahili

okay so this is a little random. i was wanting to post some pics of malachi with his cousins who just came to visit from new york. i saved these two to the desktop as mo&ja (for their initials) and then saw the work 'moja' and felt certain that was a word in swahili (the language in kenya where i lived when i was younger). so i looked it up online and sure enough 'moja' means 'one'

'umoja' means unity and 'pamoja' means togetherness...and i just thought that was so ironic (...or i am just a dork who has always loved acronyms). :)

fyi - i was going to post pictures of malachi with all three of his cousins when i realized that i failed to take pictures with all of them in it. i hope my big sis will come through on this one. i don't know why it's so difficult for me to remember to take pictures of important events...i hate that about myself.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Finally...our first appointment!

today all three of us went to see the midwife for my first prenatal appointment. i had wanted to get in to see her when i was around 8 or 9 weeks but since she went on vacation i couldn't get in until today. it was a long wait. i was extremely anxious to hear that all was well and indeed it was! thank you Lord! and thank you to everyone who has prayed for us and is praying for us.

we got to see our little peanut jumping around quite a bit on the ultrasound. the midwife said everything looks as it should at this point. we saw the heart beating but we're unable to hear it with all the moving around. like i said malachi was able to be there to see his little sibling, though he is still not certain quite what i mean when i point to my belly and say baby.

i've been feeling nauseous (is that how you spell that?) most every day and all day, but no throwing up. hopefully this will soon be over considering i am 11 weeks 4 days along (according to the baby's measurements.)

speaking of...i was given the due date of march 20 but of course me i have to check that with the pregnancy calendar on the internet and the 11w4d does not match up with the march 20 due date. it may seem trivial to most but i surely do not want there to be any confusion on my due date, especially any earlier, since last time this was one of the reasons they were so insistent i needed to be induced, 'cause i was 'way' past my due date' (which someone had wrongly recorded somewhere along the road). so i will go back in 2 weeks to get the results from all my lab work today and then i plan on clarifying this with the midwife.