Wednesday, December 26, 2007

HcG Numbers & Sonograms

On December 3rd, I went into the doctor's office to have the results confirmed. They took blood work that morning and again on December 5th. On December 6th, they called to say the numbers were increasing adequately and it seemed to be a viable pregnancy. I felt great joy!

On December 10th, I had my first sonogram. I measured at 5 weeks.

On Christmas day, I had a little spotting. So on the 26th, I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Shows office. She was out for the day, so I saw Dr. Wratten. She did an ultrasound and everything appeared to be fine.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

2007 Holiday Letter

December 2007

Howdy, y’all!

Our holiday letter is running a little late, but we wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and tell you a little about what’s been going on here in San Antonio. Mom’s been real busy helping with me, so I decided I’d write the letter for her.

My big sister, Jessica, is getting really tall! She’s almost 13 years old now. She’s very pretty and super sweet. She’s been taking dance lessons this year and is getting really good. She’s very smart and loves to read. She’s also been learning to speak in Spanish and Japanese. Sometimes mom doesn’t even know what she’s saying. Jessica thinks that might be a good thing.

My big brother, Jacob is really awesome! He’s already 10. I’m looking forward to the day when he teaches me to play Chess. He’s great at the game! He’s even beat Daddy a few times, 12 to be exact. Jacob took acting classes this summer. He really enjoyed doing all the stage fights. He’s been working hard at being a Cub Scout and now they call him a Webelo. He’s counting down the days till camp. He’s pretty cool.

My other big brother, David, is 9. He has the loudest burp you’ve ever heard! I’m pretty sure all of heaven can even hear him. I’m gonna have him teach me how to do it, too. Mommy says it’s not a gentleman or lady-like thing to do, but it sure makes people laugh. David is also a Cub Scout. They call him a Bear now, but he’s really a fun kid!

My other, other big brother, Johnathon, is starting to read and he’s only 5 years old. He’s doing a great job! Some day he’s gonna read books to me. He and all my big siblings attend a coop with a bunch of other really nice people. They learn really cool stuff there. Johnathon loves it! He also graduated from Speech Class this year. The teacher said he’s already smarter than most of the kids at her school.

As you probably know, Daddy spent most of his time in Pennsylvania this year. Everybody missed him a bunch! We’re glad Daddy’s been able to be at home with us for the holidays. He hasn’t heard where his next assignment is, but his last two were on islands. Mom’s jealous and wants to trade jobs.

As for Mommy, well, she keeps herself busy all the time. She says it’s cause she has so many kids, but I think she just likes doing a whole lot of stuff. She always makes time for knitting and has made my big sister some pretty sweaters.

Speaking of my big sister, I almost forgot to tell you what Deborah’s been up to. She’s 15 months old and she’s walking FAST now. Mommy can barely keep up. She loves to climb on things to get what she wants, but she’s still learning how to talk. She has a few words mastered … like Daddy. Mommy says it’s really good cause she always calls for Daddy in the mornings. She’s gonna be a fun playmate!

Even though Daddy was gone so much of the year, he still managed to find time to slip one past the goalie. I’m really looking forward to meeting y’all some time late in the summer. I’ve heard lots of good things about you. The doctor told Mommy that I’ll be here by 8-8-2008, just 3 days before she turns 40. Till then please keep us in your prayers and my family will remember you in their prayers.


The Mann’s -- Dwight, Tina, Jessica, Jacob, David, Johnathon, Deborah, and me

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