December brings happy things. First off, my appointment went perfectly today. Initially, the doctor used a Doppler to scan for the baby's heartbeat on my abdomen. After about 1 minute of trying, she looks at me and says with a smile, "let me just go get the ultrasound." She wasn't able to find it as quickly as she wanted, plus she knew I wanted to see the baby - not just hear him/her. I'm pretty sure every pregnant woman jumps at the chance to see their baby time and time again, so I was ecstatic.
Little baby bear was jumping all over the place. I couldn't believe it! What a stinker. And the heartbeat was great. Although I didn't hear it, the doc said it was perfect.
Look at that miracle!!!!!!!!!!!!! Getting so big!!!!!!
At Thanksgiving, my family was eating it up - they love mini Skinner. I'm not the type of person to talk about me, me, me... but every time someone brought up my little miracle, I blushed. I couldn't help it.
Another exciting thing that December brings is... GRADUATION! Holy cow, I literally never thought I'd get here. Now that my comprehensive exam is behind me (and I successfully passed-yay!!!!), I only have a few more assignments to submit. I just know that once all assignments are completed, I am gonna have another cry sesh. I will have accomplished at lot at 27, and that makes me proud: two degrees, a stable career, a loving husband, and a bebe on the way. Mighty God, you are GOOD. I am indebted and totally undeserving of so many blessings, but I don't take it for granted for even a split second.
Lastly, I am overly ecstatic about finding out the baby's sex soon. We'll know the gender on December 18 as long as the baby cooperates. I honestly will be pleased as punch with either gender - boy or girl - but I am excited to know so that I can start shopping and decorating. Day and night, all I'm thinking about it this little munchkin in my belly.
In other non-pregnancy related news, Black Friday treated me well. I didn't score some of the items that I had my eye on (sadly), but I did get some other great things. Hubby bought me a new Michael Kors watch for only $80! Whata deal. I also bought a few other odds and ends things, but nothing major. If I was smart, I would've taken a Christmas list with me and purchased everyone's gifts... but apparently I am not smart, because I didn't do that.
That about wraps it up for me today, but I wanted to mention something. I've said this before, but I wanted to reiterate it: I always read every comment that I receive on my blog, but lately, I haven't been responding to emails. It's just really exhausting after working 40+ hours per week, PLUS doing an internship. I mean, do you know how tired I am from the pregnancy hormones? Please know that I see your comment and that I think you rock for leaving me some lovin'.