Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A long awaited update

Wow. I don't even know where to begin with this again. I suppose I got caught up in the craziness of life and neglected to remember I have a blog (pregnancy brain?)

I literally haven't written anything on here in almost 3 entire months. YIKES!!

Well... here it goes.

Tonight I'm sitting here alone while the hubby is thousands of miles away on another work trip. I can't wait until he comes home- only 2 more days!

Yesterday I officially hit the 20 week mark in my pregnancy- Half way there!!! Wahoo!

We are literally thrilled about this baby and couldn't be any happier right now- although our last sonogram this past week did not print any good pictures at all- here is one from the mid 12 week point...

Soooo stinkin' cute, right?!?! I literally think I fell in love with the baby at this point. On the way to that appointment I drank Dr. Pepper and ate a whole chocolate bar, and the baby was W-I-L-D! The little arms and legs were flying everywhere and it was totally amazing!!

Although our pictures didn't come out good from the last one- we found out the baby is a GIRL!!!!!!

I am totally over the moon, head over heels, ecstatic! Oh, and Adam is pretty happy too, ha.

Anyway, baby girl decided to sleep on her belly for almost the entire ultrasound. In the beginning we saw her mouth opening and closing, where the doctor said she was drinking the fluid (ew...) and then she let out a huge, adorable yawn and went to sleep! Adam thought it was hilarious and said she is "lazy like her momma" haha

I have so much to write, but think I need to spread it out over the next few "catch up" blogs... so that's all for now, folks!

Friday, August 24, 2012

It's real!

First of all, I am a terrible person and have ignored this blog for far too long. I'm sorry! I promise to pay more attention and update it more with boring stories that nobody but me probably cares about (ha)

 Okay here it goes...

Yesterday I went to the doctor for my first appointment. I got there right on time and had to take a pregnancy test to confirm it. I was a little nervous because the nurse said that the positive line was faint, but there.

I assumed I was exactly 9 but she told me she didn't think so. She decided to send me for a sonogram (Thank you Jesus!) because she couldn't tell how far along I was in the office. I wasn't supposed to get a sonogram for another 4 - 6 weeks so I was super happy to be able to go!

I luckily got an appointment right away for a sonogram, and had just enough time to go home and grab the hubby and head back out together. 

Right away we saw the baby on the screen and could see the heart beating so fast! The heartbeat was 170 bpm which is very good and made me feel even more relieved! That was the moment when it became real for us. Really, real. It was amazing to see this little blob move around a bit!

It was so awesome!!

After the doctor took a bunch of measurements a ton of different ways, she told me I was 8 weeks and 1 day along. This is about a week less than I thought, but not too far off.

This makes my due date April 2nd instead of March 28th. I'm actually glad because I'd rather the baby have a birthday when it is nicer outside (I know I'm weird like that).

Actually, now we are hoping this baby decides to stay in extra long because hubby is an accountant and extremely busy with tax season until April 15th, so if we can sweet talk the baby into staying in until the 16th that would be great...  fingers crossed, but not holding my breath!

Here s/he is!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

The truth comes out!

Okay so, we delivered our news to our parents yesterday afternoon. Hubby's parents came out to my parents lake house for the day, where of course the day was cold & rainy- blah. This is the first day all summer it was so gross out, so we didn't get a chance to take the boat or jet ski out.

We held off for a while until right before dinner time, when hubby grabbed his camera and told them he wanted to take a picture of everyone since they were all together. We stood next to the canal and had all 4 of our parents stand together.

Hubby and I were literally shaking in our boots

The plan was to have me stand next to him while he said "say cheese" and then claim the camera didn't work. The second try I would say "say Stacey's pregnant!"

Well, he was apparently so nervous that he took the picture without the "say cheese" part. So he took a second one and said his part. Right after that he goes to take the real one and I say it. "Say Stacey's pregnant!"

They literally thought we were joking. They all just stood there and smiled until his dad goes "They're just kidding" and I say "well, not really..." That's when hubby got the best picture- my mom's mouth wide open and his mom in a state of shock. 

It. Is. Hilarious

I can't wait to show this child when s/he is older "this is what your grandparents thought about you!" HA. 

After that it was lots of hugs and everyone was SO excited! I was completely relieved and the butterflies I had all day finally went away. Our moms already were deciding on what they want to be called "grandma vs nana"- so it's safe to say they are super excited :-)

This morning when we woke up at the lake house my mom said she didn't even sleep at all because she was thinking about it so much and is still shocked & excited about it!

We may have even ran to Babies R Us today to take a quick peek at some cribs already, a little premature, YES.. but shhhh- it's our little secret for now!

Without further adieu.... the (soon to be famous) picture


Thursday, August 9, 2012

My "new toothbrush"

Today is such a yucky blah day. I don't feel nauseous or anything, just so tired, worn down & just all over out of it. All day I have had such an antsy feeling and couldn't wait for work to be over so I could be home.

Also, I've been SO cranky lately. Whenever the kids in my class act like a crab apple I ask them why they have their cranky pants on that day. I think I need to ask myself the same thing! I feel like I've been such a bey-otch to everyone who is around me and I can't help it! UGH I really want that to go away. 

At least tonight the hubby & I are going to a preseason football game for free (thanks to my mom). I can't wait to watch the game & have a nice cold beer. Oh, wait...

I think today should make me 7 weeks pregnant, but I hear so many stories of people going to the doctor for their first appointment and not being as far along as they thought. My due date should be around March 28th, and at first I wished for a later due date because I wanted the baby to have a birthday when the weather is nicer (weird, I know). Now I am hoping I am right and that I am at least as far along as I think so that we can tell people sooner!

I go to the doctor 2 weeks from today for my first appointment and it feels forever away...

If time continues to drag on as slow as today did, I am in real trouble. 

Oh and just for laughs- today two of the girls in my class wanted to look at the pictures on my phone of my dogs. One of them hit the next button on accident and a picture of a positive pregnancy test came up and she says "Miss Stacey, you got a nice new toothbrush!"

All I could say was- Yep, I thought so too ;-)

Monday, August 6, 2012

Oh so sleepy

Unfortunately, I can think of no funny stories or witty comments to write in this post. Okay maybe I could, but I am way too tired to think. Literally all day today I've struggled to keep my eyes open!

Early this morning the hubby tried to wake me up before he left for work- I couldn't even put together real words and had to peel my eye lids open. Then I got an energy burst, was super productive & scrubbed down the kitchen top to bottom YAY ME! 

Of course after that I had to test out the couch to make sure it was still comfy... and don't worry it was.  

I may have accidentally taken two more cat naps throughout the day but those don't count, right?

Oh and I took my first prenatal vitamins this morning too- they weren't bad at all. I've heard people complain about them, and yeah, those suckers were big, but totally manageable. PHEW! 

Now the hubby and I are watching a show about the "World's Worst Drivers"... it's hilarious and I never knew it existed. Another new show to follow and laugh at stupid people :-)

And just to add more randomness to this post- we went out for ice cream since I complained I wasn't full enough from dinner (whiner) and when hubby ordered he says "A medium, one cream & one sugar" but what he meant to say was "A medium vanilla in a dish" HAHAHAHA yep, he accidentally ordered coffee. Okay maybe it isn't that funny for you- but I almost peed my pants.

Oh the rough life of a day off from work!

Back at it tomorrow though... wahhhhh is it Friday yet?!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

And the verdict is...

Okay, I have a confession. There was a purpose for me creating this blog, but I wasn't ready to share that reason just yet. Now, I decided why not.

Here it goes...

I'm pregnant. 

Yep, I said it. BAM. 

I sort of had a strange feeling all last week that something was up, so on Sunday (a week ago) I made the hubby stop at a Rite Aid on the way home from our lake house to get me a pregnancy test. 
Two things.  
One- I refused to go to one anywhere within a 50 mile radius of our house just incase someone I knew saw me buying it (paranoid, ridiculous... I know).
Two- We walked out with 4 pregnancy tests... because I suppose I really wanted reassurance.

Anyway- the second we got home I took one and ta da: PREGNANT written all over it. 
Now I have to admit something... I cried. And it wasn't because I was overjoyed with happiness. 

How horrible is that?

I am pregnant with our first child and I was pretty upset. Pathetic, I know.  Adam left for his work trip the night we found out too, so that only added to me being upset. I woke up the next morning feeling better about it, but not before I took 2 more pregnancy tests just in case. Same result. A big, fat PREGNANT. Oh, and when I got to work? Beautiful pink flowers delivered to me from my wonderful hubby who was halfway across the country- he's the best!

I've since gotten over the shock and am getting used to the idea that life as we know it is over changing. POSITIVE THINKING!

We even went to our first get together today since finding out, and I was offered multiple beers. I just told everyone I had a stomachache all day and didn't feel like anything to drink. It's going to be hard to hold up this non-drinking charade for a little while, but I'll do my best to make up different excuses until we can reveal the big news.

Here's the thing. I'm not a cold heartless person who doesn't want kids. I DO want kids, we just weren't planning on them for another year. So I guess we just got started a little earlier than anticipated. I think I'm more sad for this baby because it will have no cousins or friends around its age. None of our siblings have children, and none of our friends are even married yet. I grew up with cousins only 5 weeks older and younger than me and loved it, and I guess I just wanted the same for this baby too. But, life doesn't always go as expected!

We're planning on telling our parents when we all go to my parents lake house next weekend, so I think I'll feel way better about it then. According to my (non)expert calculations I am about 6 weeks along and my first doctors appointment is on Thursday the 23rd, so after that it will definitely be more real to me!

Just incase you didn't believe me...


Tuesday, July 31, 2012

My first post...

I'm feeling a whole lotta pressure in writing my very first blog... I mean, since I have about a million followers reading this already (HA).

So where to start... I suppose I began this blog because lately all I've been doing is browsing blogs. My hubby calls it "living other peoples lives" and tells me to "get my own life" whenever he catches me reading. 
So why did I start this now? Because when the hubbys away, the wifey will play (or something like that)! Yep, the hubby flew halfway across the country for some voluntary training for work... THUMBS DOWN, because one of my biggest fears is being alone. Well, I suppose I'm not alone as our ferret, Sugar, is walking by my feet as we speak as I type. Uh huh, you read that correct... we have an albino pet ferret.

And thats probably enough ridiculousness for the first post!