Tuesday, May 3, 2011

9 weeks 1 day

Dear Brody or Zoe,

9 weeks 1 day today.  You are beautiful, we saw you at the Doctors today and you moved.  You were wiggling all over the place.  Your Papa grasped my arm he was so overcome by the sheer magnitude of knowing that you are safe and healthy.  When he looks at you on the screen, or at the pictures we have, or even when he talks about you his face melts.  He loves you so intently.  Of the plethora of reasons why I love him this is my current favorite reason.

I am amazed by you.  I am amazed at how much love I feel for you and how much that love multiplies every day.   Seeing the changes that have occurred in you in the past two weeks is literally like seeing God.  You are an amazing miracle.  Today I am filled with a sense of relief, gratitude, and elation like I have never felt.  Just knowing that you are healthy. 

You have arms and legs and I cannot wait to touch your hands and kiss your toes.  I love you more than I can express to you. 

Thank you for allowing me to feel more joy, more love, and even more fear than I have ever felt.  Be safe, and surrounded by our love.



frontal view arms and legs!!!

Profile shot, wiggling like crazy!


  1. I sort of stumbled upon this website and I have to say, I love reading it so much! It brings me back to the days when I was seeing my daughter's life unfold on an ultrasound screen. Thanks for bringing us along on this wild ride.

  2. Thanks Melissa! And thanks for joining us on this AMAZING journey!

  3. Aw! I love you guys already!! I can feel the pure joy and raw emotion in this entry and it is just beautiful. Welcome to parenthood!

    PS- I love the "teddy bear" picture!

  4. Your blob is getting so big! I am so excited for you and I love hearing how much this little bundle is loved, adored and SO wanted!!!

  5. Thanks Laurie! Teddy bear... I like that!!

  6. Jana, I know right?!? He or she is huge compared to two weeks ago. Do you think he or she looks more like me? or Tony? LOL

  7. Yes, we are! My wife is currently 11 weeks, 2 days pregnant :)

  8. *tears*!!!! What a beautiful post.

    I found your blog through Jeff and Kevin DC's blog. And I have to say that I am so glad that I did and I can not wait to following along!

    Best wishes,

  9. I am so excited to follow the journey you are embarking on. Congrats to you both and also Megan.

    As a gestational surrogate I love following surrogacy journeys- even better when it's an IF's blog . . . I have a special place in my heart (and uterus) for gay dads! ;)