Yes Yes- we will be adding another little "hippo" to our herd, due to appear December 5th, 2008! I just barely made Larry's deadline to get another one in for next year's taxes! ;)
We actually found out I was pregnant the day before Georgia's first birthday party- talk about timing! It definitely put a new light on the whole affair, thinking how different it will be next year, and from now on! Georgia and her little brother or sis-to-come will be about 20 months apart. Everyone says "oh, a good distance apart", but I think they're really thinking, "those Hipps must be a little crazy!" And, so, maybe we are! I can accept that! We are just excited that God has chosen to give us another sweet blessing and ask for your prayers for a healthy little one!
When mom was up here last week we got to tell her the news with an old trick- Georgia wore the t-shirt below that says "Not the Baby Anymore!" We put a similar shirt on Bernie, the dog, when we were telling them about being pregnant with Georgia!
We had our first visit to the doc today and all's well- Hippo is 8 weeks 4 days old, and a bit short of an inch. About the size of a kidney bean! We saw a strong heart just beating away, and little arm & leg stubs waving around. The ultrasound tech called this the gummy-bear stage, since at this point the baby has a big head and barely some little arms and legs! :) We'll go back in a month to see how things are going!
Thank you for your prayers as this little one grows and develops, and as we start to prepare to become a family of four! We are thrilled to share this time with such sweet family & friends!