Thursday, May 27, 2010
So we went in for our first ultrasound today. I was very nervous because they told me I needed to drink 32 ounces of water and not go to the bathroom for 45 minutes prior to my appointment. How do they expect a pregnant girl to do that? I mean I had a small bladder before I got pregnant and it's gotten like 50 times worse. Oh well I drank as much as I could and prayed I could make it through without wetting my pants. Ethan and I couldn't believe how much our little tyke was squirming and moving in my belly. It was so cute and fun to watch. At one point it looked like the baby was sucking his/her thumb. We got some good pictures and things definitely feel more "real" when you get to see the baby. We are so excited to meet this little one. Oh and the doctor predicted it was a BOY!! Even though she said it was too early to tell for sure, she thought she saw a little something in between those legs! Of course that was music to Ethan's ears! Ethan keeps saying "can this baby just be here already?" Ha ha, sorry babe, gotta wait until December! Anyway, here is a little profile pic of our little one. Have you ever seen anything so cute? I seriously doubt it!
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Warning: This post will be a short novel so proceed with caution.
Ethan and I are very excited to announce that we are expecting a baby around December 8th. Now to be totally honest, this baby is a bit of a surprise. We were planning on waiting until the fall to try and get pregnant so I would know if I still had a job and insurance (we are having a budget crisis in our school district). Obviously this baby was ready to come now :). I'm guessing it's a whole lot more fun to tell your husband you're pregnant when it's a surprise as opposed to when you are actually trying. So this is how it went down. I decided to take a pregnancy test on April 1st (that's right...April Fools Day!) I honestly don't know why I even took the test, I had no symptoms and it's totally normal for my period to be a day late. I guess I just thought it would be fun to take one since I never have taken one before. When I went to check on the test I saw just one line (negative) which is completely what I expected to see. I picked it up to throw it away and noticed a VERY faint second line. Hmmm. Well because of how faint it was I figured it still meant negative but to ease my mind I started googling what a very faint line on a pregnancy test meant. To my surprise everyone said that if there is a line, no matter how faint, you are pregnant! I still wasn't completely convinced so I called my sister at work and said "I think I might be pregnant!" Of course she was so excited and asked me what Ethan said. Oops! I haven't told him yet. For one, I didn't really want to tell him on April Fools day because I KNEW he would never believe me. I also wanted to take a digital read test so there would be no confusion on the results. The whole night I kept this huge secret from Ethan. Sorry babe! My sister's husband Davis knew Ethan was going to be a Dad before Ethan knew! Ha ha! So obviously the digital test said pregnant. I immediately ran out to do what I do best (shop!) for a baby boy and baby girl outfit. Idea stolen from my friend Jami. Here are the outfits I picked:
I told Ethan that I had bought him T-shirts at the mall and the girl at the store was bored and wanted to gift wrap his shirts. He totally bought it! When Ethan got home I led him to his present and told him to open it. He pulled out the baby boy outfit. As I anxiously waited for a response, this is what I hear "Aww baby clothes." Hmm not the response I expected. I just stared at him for a minute waiting to see if he would get it. He didn't. Apparently he thought I had bought my niece or friend's baby an outfit. Finally I got impatient and pulled out the two positive pregnancy tests. That got his attention! Now only if there were a word to describe his face. Oh wait there is...SHOCK! After a minute he started laughing and said "Wait this is a late April Fools joke right?" See I told you I couldn't tell him ON April Fools Day. I assured him it was not and that we were really going to be parents.
He was still very skeptical but realized it was in His best interest to take me out to dinner to celebrate. Right after dinner he went to Wal-Mart to buy another preggo test. I guess he wanted to make sure I wasn't getting the positive tests from a friend or something. Still pregnant babe! After the shock wore off he got really excited and says it would be cool to have twins (please no)! He really wants a boy but my mom is thinking it's a girl. I have no clue. I just want my baby to be healthy.
I haven't been sick at all thank goodness, just tired. I'm 11 1/2 weeks and today we got to hear it's little heartbeat. It was so fast and it made me so happy to hear. Thursday we have our first ultrasound and hopefully we will find out the sex in July. The dogs aren't quite sure what to think yet. We are sure they will have an opinion once the baby gets here. Zoey is actually really good with babies. She likes to sniff their baby heads! Dex we will have to watch closely!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
This semester has been a long and hard one for Ethan and it's taken it's toll on our family - well mostly Zoey. She really is only truly happy when both her parents are home, although she has gotten better ever since we added little Dexter to the family. But still I catch her laying by the front door just staring at it hoping her daddy will be walking through any moment. Her other daddy watching spot is on our big comfy chair by the window. She loves looking at that window. On those lucky days when she spots daddy pulling up in the parking lot she comes and lets me know (barks loudly!) so I can open the front door and let her run down the stairs to greet her daddy! I really think Ethan loves it when I let the dogs out to greet him. I mean really, who is ever as happy to see you as your dog? Anyways, Today is the last day Zoey will be waiting by the door until Fall - Ethan is taking his last final as I write. I couldn't be more excited for both of us to be done with school (me teaching, him studying) for the year and move to Vegas for the summer. Zoey and Dexy will be so happy to have a huge backyard to play in and a cousin (Becca's dog Lexy) to play with. Well here are some pics of Zoe Zoe in her favorite spots.