Family of 4!

Family of 4!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Big News!!

Wow, so over a month and no blog....EPIC FAIL on my part.  We have had a lot going on with work, classes (for Tim), and planning for a new addition to the family!!! So after weeks of keeping it a big secret I can finally have something to blog about.  We are going to have our first child, and couldn't be more excited.  Today marks 14 weeks, so I guess I have some updating to do.....

We found out about 10 weeks ago and decided to keep it a secret from EVERYONE until after our first appointment.  We wouldn't have the appt until Feb 24th.   When the big day finally did get there, the appt went great.  We were able to hear the heart beat, which was an amazing experience.  The nurse found it very quickly, it was strong and right on target for that developmental stage...what a relief!

After that we told only our Parents, Silblings, Grandparents and a few close friends.  It was the hardest secret that we have ever had to keep hands down!  The day after the appt we headed home to tell the family, the 24th was my Dad's birthday so we played it off that we were comming home for that....which we were, we just had a really big suprise for his gift! So now not only did we have to keep it quiet, so did our family who was so excited and just busting to tell someone.  However, to their credit, they kept it very quiet.  We wanted to wait until after the first trimester to tell anyone just to be on the safe side. We gave my Dad a bib that said "I love my Grandpa," and a grandparents frame with a note in the photo opening that said "Photo to arrive on or around Oct 1st."  Needless to say, it didn't take them long to put it all together.  Dennis and the Grandma's found out by the shirt that I had made for Maggie (our Golden Retriever) to wear to announce the news.

Dad taking it all in...this was the Grandma bib I got to go with his gift so Mom wasn't left out!

The shirt that Maggie spread the news in, Hunter (our Corgie) had one as well, but his was HUGE, so he didn't wear it as easily!

So to fast forward to now, I am starting to feel better.   From about week 6-13 I felt nauseous alot in the early mornings and then again in the evenings, and realisticially most times in between as well.  I got to be great friends with water and crackers. Before I also never really understood when expecting women would say they have just been so tierd...WOW now I do!!  It was all it could do to make it to the couch in the evenings.  Tim would keep me awake to eat something for dinner and then I would usually crash out by 9:00 pm.  We found quickly that if I feel asleep on the couch and then got up the "evening sickness" would really kick in.  So Tim being the amazing guy he is, would go and lay down with me until I feel asleep (about 3 seconds) then would get up or watch tv or just not be a bum and go to bed so early! Like I said I am starting to feel better, but still get about 10-12 hours of sleep a night! How quickly that will be changing!!  

When I was at work for the most part, I felt really good.  I think it just gave me enough other things to think about that I could push it aside.  Now the evening sickness has pretty much gone away, and the mornings are getting better too.  I still can't leave much time between getting up and eating breakfast, but as long as I do that things seem to be much better. 

People seem to ask, what have you been craving, what gets ya through the day, etc.  Honestly, I haven't really had any real cravings, more aversions...unfortunatly, most of them are not realized until the food is in front of me..Poor Tim.  He will always say, "what would you like for dinner?" He will make whatever only for me to not be able to eat it once finished cooking.  My standby has deffinatly been peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  Pretty sure that was all I ate for a few weeks, and am actually still not sick of them!  Tim was awsome when I would have to leave early for work.  He would get up with me, and while I got/get ready he prepares my lunch; normally peanut butter and jelly, yogurt, carrots, string cheese.  Those seemed to be foods that kept my stomach from turning.  I am so thankful that I have such a supportive husband and I couldn't have done these past few weeks with out him!  He was gone for training to Salina last week, and I thought I was going to loose it!! ( He did have a great time at his class, and learned alot!  I will let him blog on that)  I think that pretty much catches you all up.  I will now be better at blogging since I have something to talk about now!  Even those infamous belly shots, that I am still not sure I want the world to see!

Here we go...4.5 weeks

9 weeks

11 weeks, the hip bones are starting to fade!

We have had our 2nd appointment.  I went last week and it was short and sweet.  Tim was at his class so was unable to be at that one.  I was literally in and out in 20 minutes!  I heard the heart beat again, which is still healthy and beating along.  She just used the little hand held maching with sound ( please excuse my great medical terminology!!), and again found it very quickly.  All my blood work from the 1st appt came back great so no worries for us! THANK GOD!!!!!  We are truely blessed to be adding to our family and can't wait to share this experience with you all! PS...Mommies out there feel free to pass on any words of wisdom that you may have....I am SURE I will need it! Also I will get the 12 and 14 week picts up soon!


  1. So excited for you and Tim!! Can't wait to see more updates on this little blog.

  2. Congratulations! So excited for you guys! I was just thinking yesterday how quickly I've forgotten how horrible the first trimester was. I had major aversions to everything but that got better around week 10 and I've felt great ever since. Never really got any cravings or much of an appetite back. My best piece of advice is Old Navy maternity clothes sales/clearance..I don't think I've spent over $10 on anything and have a better wardrobe now than ever. Can't wait to see more updates!

  3. I feel so bad for you. I was never sick just super tired with both you kids. Glad your feeling better. Makes it sooo much more fun. I know we can't wait to be grandparents!!!! I think the car will go on autopilot when we come to Chanute. It will know the way there!!!

    Love ya Mom