Tuesday, June 17, 2008

First Daddy's Day

Happy Father's Day to Chris. We've seen this beautiful little baby with a heart beat and I know a little life has began so I believe Chris is a Daddy already. I just hope he realizes parenting will get a little harder. :) I even gave him a little present. A nice pack of diapers. It's his present, because they are not for Baby. This pack is for Chris to get practicing with. I'm going to make sure he's a pro before January.

We had a nice cookout with all of our family this past weekend. It was so nice to have everyone together. We have good paths to follow in the parenting department.

Our Little Gummy Bear - 2nd Sonogram

Chris and I went back to the doctor today for our second sonogram. Baby is growing every day and is finally big enough to be measured. (S)he is 15 mm long! We got to listen and watch the little heart beat, which was the most amazing sound ever. Chris kept asking for the nurse to play it again for us. I got a little picture frame to hold the sonogram pictures yesterday. We love to show them off!

Let's see... what else has been going on since my last update. Chris is getting good at being "on-call." He can get a bucket pretty fast and even pull over fast while driving for those little surprises that obviously a man called "morning" sickness. I've decided that pregnant women should just live in a bubble. I don't know why I ask if I can do anything anymore, because I know the safe answer that everyone usually gives me is going to be "no." Can I workout like I was? No. Can I eat this? No. How about... No. I found out today, that I can't even get a prenatal massage until 12 weeks. hmmm... I'm not complaining at all, I promise. It's just all those little things I never knew. I'm following all the doctor's orders though (and of course, all the grandma's orders too). Our next appointment is in 3 weeks. I'll keep everyone updated. That might be about the time I should let Chris post. He might not be feeling as sympathetic for me then... my mom says as soon as I start feeling better, I won't be very nice. We'll see... I'm working on proving her wrong. I'm sure Chris is hoping I do.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Love at First Sight - 1st Sonogram!

Well, yesterday Chris and I got to go see Baby for the first time. Let me tell you, (s)he's the most beautiful little blob I've ever seen. Yes, I'm going to be one of those moms! :) We saw a little bitty heart beat and that was so amazing. Can you believe what they can do with technology?! It's always reassuring to go see Dr. Joseph. It just makes me feel better. I'm learning that I'm not in control and trying not to worry too much (that's tough for me). God has a wonderful plan!

P.S. I wish I had a camera to catch a picture of a proud Daddy-to-be! Priceless!!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

We're Having a Baby!

I can't believe it! I knew something was up after I tried to go for a run with my Team in Training teammates and ended up walking behind, because I was so drained. Then the next day, I went on a long bike ride with my friend, Teresa. Chris had to come pick us up, because I thought I was dying and just the thought of pedaling anymore made me want to throw up. So, the next day I decided to check before I headed out for a Memorial Day 10k I was signed up for. It was positive, finally. That was the best feeling I've ever felt. I woke Chris up so fast he didn't know what was going on, but he knew I was crying and shaking (actually, he thought I was late for something since I've been known to get a little frantic for that reason too). I handed him the baby gift bag, I had been saving for this moment. I had forgotten to put the surprise in the bag, so I had to run to the guest room to get it. He, of course, followed (he still has no clue what's going on and never looked at the bag). I pulled out a onesie that said, "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" on it. He got it then! The look in his eyes gave me the 2nd best feeling I've ever felt. We got dressed as quick as we could and headed out to tell our family. This was the best day of my life!!!

Now, I've decided that I get to be one of those proud mommy-to-be's that blogs to share the great news. I hope you will visit often to share our joy with us.

Quick Update:
Of course, dates may change as we hear more from the doctor and they poke and prod at me a few more times (I've never had so many blood tests as I've had in the last few weeks and I'm sure there's plenty more to come), but I believe we are between 5 and 6 weeks along. By the time you get this blog it will probably be more than that. Tomorrow we go in for the first sonogram and I can't wait to hear a little heartbeat.

Thanks for reading. I plan on making the rest of my entries much shorter.... we'll see. :)