Sunday, September 27, 2009

We have quite the dancer on our hands.....

Our 2nd prenatal appointment was this past week. We met another great doctor in our practice, Dr.Wilson, and we adored her! Katie, my sister-in-law, was also able to come with us. She is a trained doula and will be us through the whole process so we were really excited to include her! I made it through all my blood work and we were in for a great surprise! Dr. Wilson had enough time in her schedule to give us a surprise ultrasound!
We can definitely see our little peanut growing now....arms, legs and heart are all showing up now!
The best part of it all was that Peanut was moving all over the place-dancing up a storm!
Here's a close up of the baby......

Finally becoming a reality....

We took another test just so we could see it in print...sometimes it's unbelievable......


...and at 11 weeks, I'm finally starting to show...Hello baby!

Lots of activity around Baby

We got really ansy and had to finally buy some outfits for our little one...neutral of course for now but sooo cute!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009

So Incredibly Blessed......


I've been struggling the past few weeks....the hardest part of my first trimester has been they way I've been feeling. More than anything I'm just exhausted all the time...I'm so used to having loads of energy. Also, the morning sickness aka afternoon sickness aka evening sickness has been pretty rough. I haven't yet been sick to my stomach *knock on wood* but just nauseous all day everyday. I should now own stock in candied ginger from Trader Joe's, ginger ale, saltines, Tums, Maalox and the ever stylish Sea Bands to wear on my wrists. It's been super tough on me so I know it's been super tough on Adam. I am so grateful for my husband. He hasn't complained yet...he has just picked up where I am not able to. Somehow magically where I would normally do all of our laundry, it's folded and put away before I know it. I came home one day to find a little magic wonder from heaven vacuuming our floors...my new friend, Rumba! A huge help when I'm asleep on the couch after a long day at work and the last thing I want to think about is how much dog hair I need to clean up. Dinner cooked, dogs fed, "Honey, sit down, relax and let me handle things." All of this considered, he still hurts, he still has EDS everyday all day...but for now, the baby and I are number one is his book and he's willing to put his pain and frustrations aside to help me out when I am not able.
I really thought how can it get any better, how can I deserve so much when I'm able to do so little right now.
Well it got better....the other part of these past few weeks is suddenly out of nowhere, I find myself struggling to fit into my clothes....not near maternity clothes yet but certainly not able to button my normal size pants....that's hard on a girl when you're already feeling sick and yucky!
Leave it to Adam....I walk in after work last week, he's cooking dinner.."Honey, there may or may not be a little gift for you in that closet over there! I'm just sayin'..." I squealed in joy! What could he have done???
I opened up a bag full of goodies.....A gorgeous brand spankin' new pair of black flats for work, 3 really cute and colorful shirts to help me transition out of old clothes and into my new body, my first maternity tank top to help me layer into the fall season and the gift of all gifts, my Bella Band! It's been such a blessing to still be able to wear my old pants to work that I love without having to worry about the pressure on my growing belly because the stretchy band is holding them in place for me! Best product ever! I'll get plenty of use from it as I continue to grow this little munchkin' as well as post-baby body while I'm trying to transition back to my old clothes....
You've outdone yourself baby....I am in awe of you every single day...your energy, your strength, your supportive nature, your kind words that make me feel gorgeous in the midst of all these crazy changes happening...You're gonna be one hell of a father. You make me proud to call you my partner in crime.
I appreciate it and I know our little peanut does too... 

PS.....I have not gotten near as big as the belly in the picture....do not be fooled readers, I'm not quite there yet!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

My mom is gonna be the best Grandma ever!!!

Here is a video of our other "babies" enjoying their treats this morning from back home....Mama sent them to CLT with Uncle Pat and they are happy happy! Thanks Mama! Love you!


 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrdQxPbRyos

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Here's our little peanut....

We had our first ultrasound and it was amazing.....We were able to stand in the same room watching our little gift and it's heartbeat. 135 beats per minute....Strong according to Dr. Stephens....Peanut doesn't look like much yet but I can already imagine daddy's nose, my eyes, a combo of our smiles and stick straight, bleach blonde hair like we both had when we were little.....I can't wait to watch you grow little one...I love you so much already!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

We're so happy to finally be able to share our good news!

 
Adam and I found out we are expecting our first child! We couldn't be more excited! This little blog will serve as a home for our stories, adventures, trials, ups, downs and everything in between as we go on this journey called pregnancy!!!!!