It's been an good year and in a couple short months, the Ballard family will be growing. Baby Fisher is doing great and on Monday he checked in at 2 pounds, 10 ounces. Here's a look at Fisher on the ultrasound:
We also got to do the 4-D ultrasound and the pictures came out great. Both Ashley and I were amazed at how much Fisher looks like Trace ... not so much when Trace was born, but Trace now. Check 'em out:
We even got to schedule Ashley's section. It was an exciting moment, and felt like a big milestone to get to pick your child's birthday. This is the day that he'll celebrate for the rest of his life. After Ashley and I threw around some dates early in March just to get a feel for how they sounded, we met with the nurse to put it down on the schedule. Turned out, it wasn't as tough a choice as we thought. We were given March 12 (Friday), March 15, 16 or 17 (Monday through Wednesday). Of course we went with the earliest date. So mark your calendar's, Baby Fisher is schedule to arrive March 12, 2010.
Since we're looking forward to what 2010 will bring, let's take a look back as this will be Trace's third Christmas. Here's Trace's Santa pictures through the years and a look at Trace and daddy topping the tree (artificial of course, my first "fake" tree):
Daddy and Trace topping the tree: