Catching Up

Friday, November 11, 2011

I thought that I would fill you all in on what all has been happening since we found out that we were expecting. So, here's the low down:

We found out that I was pregnant on Wednesday, August 24th. We had gone to church that night and went to Chipotle to eat with our small group afterwards. Once we got home, I snuck into the bathroom while Bryan was on the phone to take a test. I had this weird feeling that it would be positive, and wanted to see if I was right. Well, I was!

So many people have asked me if I told Bryan in a special way. It's funny because I always imagined myself doing something cute to tell him, but when the moment actually occurred, I was in such shock that I just walked into the living room, mouth wide open, and held the pee stick out to him. The poor man was completely caught off guard. He was on the phone with his brother and pretty much dropped the phone (and hung up) once he realized what was going on.

We were both VERY excited, but it still felt so unreal. I cannot descibe the feeling of finding out that your life is about drastically change, but in a very, very good way. I suppose that you know this feeling if you already have children, and that you will find out soon enough if don't. We actually drove to the grocery store and bought two other brands of pregnancy tests just to be sure. And eight (yes, eight--you already knew I was crazy) tests later, we were pretty positive.

The next two weeks were the longest of my life. I started feeling sick about a week after finding out but still couldn't believe what was actually happening until we went to our first ultrasound. Despite the fact that I was about to pee my pants in the waiting room (I mean seriously? Making a pregnant woman drink a massive amount of water and then hold it for an hour is just ridiculous), it was a very happy day for the both of us. Seeing that little heartbeat on the screen was worth the wait and worth the worry. We were both so happy and I was in tears. Bryan could see the ultrasound screen before I could (the mean ultrasound tech had it turned away from me), and I remember watching his face and seeing the realization of what he was looking at before she had even said anything. It was so sweet and I will never forget it.

Soon afterwards, we begin the (very daunting) task of telling our family and friends. I have never felt so blessed and so loved. We have a family that are all ecstatic to welcome and love another little one just like they have loved each of us, and friends who have been so supportive and are so excited to meet our baby. I have loved seeing and hearing the reactions from those we care about most.

I have pretty much blocked out the 8 weeks since then. I have never been so exhausted in my life and I honestly don't know how women do this more than once. I experienced some pretty bad nausea and some very annoying food aversions. Our eating out budget was hit hard in September and October because I could never tell what I wanted until it was time to eat. And once it was time to eat, I had to eat RIGHT THEN. Poor, poor Bryan....I have learned that he is a very patient, and very loyal husband these past couple of months. And as I'm sure that some of you know, gagging at the thought of cooking the food in your own house gets pretty old after a while. I am SO tired of eating out, but thankfully these past 2 weeks have been much better and I've managed to cook a decent meal every night this week!

I'm probably leaving out a lot, but I'm tired and I want to watch Harry Potter.

And what's the most exciting part of all of this for my blog readers? Why yes, you will get to see me try to put together a decent nursery! Pumped. I can't wait and already have many ideas!

I'm proud if you got to the end of this post. Well done! Talk to you all later!


  1. YAY!!! Congrats to you and your hubby! I'm pregnant with # 3 right now, only about 6 weeks along and I TOTALLY understand about the eating! My poor hubby and kids have had to fend for themselves this last dinner is too much for me at this point! I'm the same way too, once I finally figure out what I do want I have to eat it right then, waiting will make me sick. Have any tips about how to deal with morning/24 hour sickness?
    Congrats again! Children are a blessing from the Lord!!!
    -Katie Waddell

  2. I am SO excited for you and your family! Can't wait to see your nursery ideas :) It's going to be darling!

  3. Congrats, girl!

    I'm on my Ob/Gyn rotation right now and loving it! Hope you've found a great Obstetrician you like (if not feel free to email me and I'd be happy to recommend a few around here that are great).

    Hope your morning sickness goes away soon and you are feeling better!!

  4. Congratulations!! That is so exciting!!

  5. So cute - my best friend is pregnant with her 1st right now too and she is/was the exact same way about not knowing what she wanted to eat! I can't wait to experience all the crazy/sick/wonderful feelings myself :) Congrats again! Can't wait to see what you're planning for the nursery!!


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