Thursday, September 07, 2006

First Post and Baby News

Well, the first post on a blog should maybe be something profound or deep, but alas, it is only to inform anyone interested that I'm starting this blog as a way to keep in touch with family and friends. Most everyone who is reading this probably knows that we are expecting a baby soon (the due date is September 13th). So this seems to be a good way to share photos, etc, with out-of-towners who want to stay in the baby loop.

Little B, as we call the baby at the moment, is going to be born at home here in Altamonte Springs. We have two very good Christian midwives who will be there, and we're looking forward to an uncomplicated, peaceful birth. We are, needless to say, very excited about the coming baby and would be thrilled for it to come any day now!

We don't yet know if it is a boy or a girl - despite our families being quite eager for us to find out, we thought it would be fun to wait for the surprise. Any guesses? Most people seem to be thinking it's a boy, but I really don't have a feeling one way or the other, though for the first five months or so I would have guessed boy too.

We had a sonogram last Wednesday, and John the sonographer found something like a "bubble" in the baby's intestine. He was unsure what it was, but we have to get it checked out very soon after the baby arrives by a pediatrician and then get a sonogram on the baby. John said it could be nothing at all, or it could be something that needs to be dealt with - he couldn't tell because the baby is big now and it's hard to see much in an ultrasound. He said it was not life-threatening, though. So please pray for Little B, that this will turn out to be nothing, and that he/she will be born completely healthy and well. And pray for favor for us as we'll be setting up the appointments the day the baby is born and need to be able to get in to see these doctors soon. We're also still trying to figure out what to do with insurance (neither the baby nor I is insured at the moment). Thanks - we'll keep you updated!

20 comments:

Phyllis said...

Thank you for starting this! How fun, I think I'm leaving the first comment. :-)

Praying. . . .

Mrs said...

How wonderful! A blog! I'm so happy you started this. Thank you!

Will be praying for Little B. A bubble is a bubble. . . Lord, let it be. :-)

Anonymous said...

This was a great idea. Looking forward to hearing more news.

All the best.

- Adam

Love from NC said...

Wonderful idea and much appreciated! Little B will continue to be in our prayers, please tell him ( I think it is a boy ) that we love him very much!
Love, Aunt Jennifer, Uncle Matt, Jack and Aidan

lisa said...

so excited for you guys! you are in my prayers!

much love,
lisa

Shannon said...

Hi Allie (and Jeremy too!)
We are praying for you all as the D-day approaches. We'll add this little bubble to the list, believing God for complete and total healing!
Love, Shannon

Aunt Donis & Uncle Mark said...

We are so glad that you have posted this! We have been so excited for you both, knowing the due date is almost here! We can hardly wait to know if we have a new niece or a new nephew (I'm thinking a girl is likely...) Our prayers are with you during this very wonderful time in your lives! Love, Donis and Mark

Auntie Steph said...

Look! I'm blogging! Did you know that in Tennessee, the roads now "pond" when it rains hard? If the rain settles on the highways in big puddles, it is said to be "ponding". Apparently, Tennesseeans don't know exactly what a pond is. Anyway, the word "blogging", which was so recently invented, made me think of it. We look forward to hearing the fantastic news about Baby Bannana? Bouncie? Basketball? What's the "B" stand for? I think it's Baby Bailey - a girl! Yes, Bailey for a girl. And if I'm wrong, and it's not a girl...Bailey for a boy! Love to youn's!

becky said...

i'm so happy for you! you will be in my prayers!

becky

Kelly said...

I am so excited for you all! I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers...Can't wait to see pictures of your beautiful baby :)! It better call me Aunt Kelly- ha ha!

love ya,
Kelly

South Carolina B's said...

Looking forward to meeting Baby B!!!

Praying for you all...

Anonymous said...

Happy Birth-ing Day!

Love, Nan-Gran

Lindy said...

Does Grandmom really know how to blog? That's funny! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for including me. It's funny, because I was driving home from the grocery store and thinking to myself, "I wonder when Allie is going to have her baby, and I hope she remembers to contact me for prayer," and I came in, checked my email, and there was the news of the blog!
Blessings to you all, and I am praying!
Susie Davis

MrsR said...

Allie and Jeremy--As I was reading your post, I found myself wondering if Phyllis knew about the blog....and then when I went to the posting page, she had been first to comment. She may be in Russia, but she certainly keeps up with Altamonte news.

We are thrilled for this addition to your family and are praying for you.

Now I'm off to let Leetra know about your blog.

With much love....The Robertsons

Anonymous said...

This is my first blog, Allie and Jeremy....and Lindy dear, Grandmas are still young enough to learn new things! Thank you, dear Ones, for sharing your prayer needs with us....God bless you....Aunt Mary

Anonymous said...

thanks for including us in your happy news we'll be praying and waiting with you. Luv aunt gloria

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for Baby B and for you guys. I love yall and thank you for starting this blog for all of us long distance Brannon fans!
Jules

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on God's blessing! You have a beautiful baby son to start your new family! And Happy Birth Day to Ian Mark Brannon.

Love,
Gran-Nan

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