Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Newest Strand

Most everyone knows our exciting news. We're adding to the family! We're going to go from a two-person family to a three-person family. It's true!

My students used to always ask me: "Mrs. Hess, when are you going to have children?"
I would always jokingly say: "When my husband earns money!"

I would explain to them how he was in medical school, that I was supporting us, and since I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom, it didn't seem like the best idea for us to start a family during medical school years (although I raise my hat to those of you who do it!). They seemed to understand the logic (maybe they'll internalize some financial planning skills?), and were satisfied.

Well, here we are. Dan's in residency. You know what that means...

Here I am at 12 weeks. The bump isn't technically a baby bump, because the baby isn't that big yet. It's more of an increased-blood-volume-and-water-retention bump. Baby bump sounds better.


  1. Congratulations! I can't wait to see more baby bump pictures as you get further along, Amy!

  2. What a wonderful post (especially in keeping with this blog's theme!) with such GREAT news! I'm so excited for you, Dan, baby, and the rest of the family. =) We'll be praying for you all!

  3. Amy, I'll have to send you a picture of my 11 week bump! We're on our 5th child (4th pregnancy, our 4 year old is adopted) so basically as soon as two pink lines appeared I looked 6 months pregnant! You look fantastic!