Thursday, September 22, 2011

the most beautiful sound in the world.

Yesterday Colin and I were privileged enough to hear it. The steady, quick, and strong heartbeat of our baby, that is.

I can't explain the beauty of that moment. Colin and I both listened in awe, holding hands, crying and smiling like fools. The reality of a life being nurtured inside of my body is almost too much to handle. While our midwife was searching for the little one's heartbeat with her doppler (that little fish was swimming away from it like the dickens!) we even got to hear a few thumps... which she happily explained were the little kicks of our baby!

The past two months that we've known of the little life growing inside me have been so filled with joy. Joy in throwing up everything that I put in my stomach, joy in feeling utterly stomped flat by fatigue, joy in seeing Colin whisper, "Hi" and, "I love you" to his baby every night after he gets home from work.

Thank you for loving our little family! We are about 13 weeks along, and our little one is due to enter the world March 31st!


  1. So much JOY!!! :)
    Congrats to you both.
    With love.

  2. I am happy for you guys :)
    Praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy and for you two as you prepare for your little one. Yay!!

  3. OHMYWORD I didn't know you were pregnant! yayayayyayay you must write updates about it on here constantly please please. I am so excited for you. He/she is going to be beautiful, obviously. It's so awesome when a child gets to be welcomed into a godly family!

    Much love,

  4. I've been waiting for this wonderful post! So many congratulations to you! Your health (both of yours) will be in my prayers.

  5. Congratulations, and praise God. Wow -- happy for you, Colin and Rachel.

  6. Just stumbled across your blog & I already know how my night is going...:) You n ur hubs are so cute together & you have an adorable baby bump! Sending prayers of blessing on your little growing family:)